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Ryan's Love

(Sawyer Brothers #1)

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One of the hardest things I have ever had to do was bury my wife.

The second hardest thing would be watching my twelve-year-old daughter fall to her knees as they lowered her mother into the ground to rest.

A heart-wrenching vision that will forever be etched in my mind.

Claire was my best friend—she had been since we were barely old enough to talk. I always knew, one d
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Kindle Edition, 214 pages
Published August 11th 2015 by Limitless Publishing LLC (first published August 3rd 2015)
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C.A. Harms
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
AND the infamous L attacks again...
Giving Ryan's Love.....

DRUM ROLL PLEASE


A 1 STAR RATING...

There you have it everyone, a one star on a book that is...

1) Not even out on Amazon yet ONLY on pre-order
2) Just finished going through editing and is still in the process of completion (Formatting Proofing etc.)
3) Only in the hands of my PUBLISHER and MYSELF

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6...

So I am thinking that either 'L' holds a higher power than the rest of us aren't blessed with...or she is in
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Preeti ♥︎ Her Bookshelves
Sexiest and sweetest band of brothers.

The writing seemed flaky in the beginning, which was distracting, and the story seemed a routine second-chance-at-love sorts and I was getting unsure as to carry on or not but then as I settled in, I was quite pleasantly surprised.

The mcs were both so sweet and giving that they just suck you right in into their story. Unlike as it always happens with this trope - grieving widower guy with a kid and with a certain survivor guilt, unsure whether he deserves a
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Ash Luna
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge CA Harms fan and when I was given the opportunity to read this early I was over the moon. Just by the synopsis I knew it was going to gut me and break me into a million pieces. What I wasn't expecting was to be gutted right at the prologue!!

I cried like a big baby not even 3 pages into the actual story!! Seriously why did this beautiful man have to go threw such a awful thing. Life seriously handed him a bag of poo poo. I knew I loved Ryan right from the prologue

ugly cry photo: Ugly cry tumblr_lu7varSTUw1qj1ywv.gif

Right off the b
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✿kawehi.reviews
Aug 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
☆ I received an ARC via Enticing Journey Book PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆

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I’m a HUGE fangirl of author C.A. Harm’s writing, so when I found out that she was coming out with a new book that involved a single father and his 12-year daughter, I just knew that it was a book worth hopping into!!

After tragically losing his wife, Ryan Sawyer feels as if he can no longer love again, nor replace, the void of his wife’s presence in their young daughter’s life.

That is, until Amber
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Three Chicks
Aug 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review by Lisa Kane

Ryan Sawyer lost his wife; his soul mate unexpectedly 3 years ago from surgical complications. He and his daughter Olivia have struggled to put their lives back together. Olivia is now 15 and starting to show signs of typical rebellious teen age behavior. Ryan's whole world revolves around her, his family and his job as a sergeant for the sheriff's department.

I had spent a full year mourning my wife. Followed by another two years of walking around with my head hung and my wor
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I love this author's writing and this book has to be one of my favorites.
Ryan is a single father to a teenage girl. His wife passed away several years ago and his only reason for living is Olivia and his job as a police officer. His daughter is his entire world and he knows that he will forever love his wife Claire. He is withdrawn and very sad all the time. Until a new arrival in town changes everything.
Amber is looking to start anew. She is determined to reopen her grandmother's bakery and mak
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Heather andrews
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
You could tell right off that Ryan's daughter Olivia is his world, he'd do anything for her, and you could tell Amber was caring, kind and patient, “baby, don’t leave. It means a lot that you cared enough to show up here for my little girl.” Ryan, he's sweet, kind, sexy, charming, charismatic. He's also not shy and proudly shows his affection, “I’m gonna kiss you now,” he assured me. “But just so you know, we have an audience. My entire family is watching.” Ryan really was swoon-worthy, “well, t ...more
Anna
Nov 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Cute short read
Small town
Insta love, too sweet for me
Trigger: dead wife, kid with late wife
No cheating, no OP scenes.
Lu Bielefeld
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Liked it!
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One of the hardest things I have ever had to do was bury my wife.

The second-hardest thing would be watching my twelve-year-old daughter fall to her knees as the preacher uttered his final words of comfort before her mother’s casket was slowly lowered into the grave.

She was the perfect girl and had every man in Livingston, Montana, mesmerized by her looks and her personality.

Sergeant Sawyer. I’d like to think Claire would be proud. I was promoted the year af
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Romance Between The Sheets
Please note this review may contain spoilers.

RYAN’S LOVE is a beautiful and heartwarming story and it starts not from the prologue, but from the dedication, which serves as a reminder to live in the now, for tomorrow might not be.

Ryan has spent the past three years grieving his wife Claire’s sudden death, with their daughter and his job being the only things that have kept him going. He’s going through the motions, but he’s not really living at all and he has no desire to be with another woman,
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Lydia H
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I had the privilege of reading RYAN'S LOVE during its VERY EARLY stages and ohmygosh! This is an emotional and beautiful romance novel you MUST pick up once it releases.

Ryan is beyond swoon-worthy and I absolutely loved reading his story. His interactions with his teen daughter had me giggling more often than not, especially when Olivia called him out on silly things that he did - like losing his keys... constantly. CA Harms developed their banter very naturally. It was all realistically writte
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Aղցela W.
This was a pretty good read. Ryan Sawyer, Sheriff of the quiet Montana town of Livingston, lost his wife three years ago and is raising is daughter Olivia on his own. He is no longer the man he was prior to the death of his wife all that changes when Amber Dirksen comes to town. Amber left
Chicago after catching her fiance in the arms of another woman she grew up in Chicago with a mother who rarely paid attention to her and a father who lived in New York and bought her love She has moved to Livin
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Big Joe  Rossi
Aug 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Satisfying and entertaining read but didn't hold my attention enough to be a great read. The story centers on Ryan Sawyer, a cop, in small town Montana. When he runs into newly moved to town and bakery owner, Amber Dirksen sparks ignite. It has been years since Ryan's wife died. Years since he felt something.

But there is a major road block, Ryan's teen daughter, Olivia. She was distraught when her more died, worse watching her casket be lowered to ground. Now she is a teen fearful of losing who
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Coco.V
Nov 05, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
💝 FREE on iBooks today (11/5/2018)! 💝

Blurb:
One of the hardest things I have ever had to do was bury my wife.

The second hardest thing would be watching my twelve-year-old daughter fall to her knees as they lowered her mother into the ground to rest.

A heart-wrenching vision that will forever be etched in my mind.

Claire was my best friend—she had been since we were barely old enough to talk. I always knew, one day, I would marry her. I think I may have even told her that a few times while we wer
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Lustful Literature
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
**JOSIE'S 4.5 STAR REVIEW**

If you have read any of C.A. Harms books then you know this author is going to gut you and make you fall in love. She has managed to do it again! The prologue to Ryan’s love is so heart wrenching that it tore me up. This book exceeded my expectations and I was completely captivated. The author tells the story in alternating POV’s which helps in understanding the characters on such a deeper level. This book is one that is filled with so much promise, hope, turmoil, desi
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JoAnna G
Jul 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Title: Ryan’s Love
Author:C.A. Harms
Series:Sawyer Brother’s Series
Publisher:C.A. Harms
Reviewer:JoAnna
Release Date:August 11, 2015
Genre(s):Wester, Romance, Drama
Page Count:214
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Blurb:

One of the hardest things I have ever had to do was bury my wife.

The second hardest thing would be watching my twelve-year-old daughter fall to her knees as they lowered her mother into the ground to rest.

A heart-wrenching vision that will forever be etched in my
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Amy
Jul 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Three years ago, Ryan and his then twelve-year-old daughter Olivia buried Claire, Ryan's wife and Olivia's mother, after she died suddenly and unexpectedly. To say that Ryan effectively shut down and quit living after Claire's death would be an accurate assessment. It isn't that he doesn't think he can love again or even doesn't necessarily want to not love again; it's more that he hasn't thought about it ... period.

Until Amber shows up.

Looking for a change, Amber has come to Ryan's sleepy Monta
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Monica **can't read fast enough**
RYAN'S LOVE is a sweetly sexy romance with a bit of humor thrown in. The story starts of with a heart wrenching loss for Ryan and his daughter but quickly skips to the present where Ryan and Amber cross paths. Ryan is trying to get to the point where he doesn't feel guilty for needing to move forward while still valuing the love that he had for his wife and mother of his daughter. Having Ryan's struggle laid out so realistically was wonderful. It wasn't over dramatized or swept over made the sto ...more
Sue
Jul 23, 2015 rated it really liked it


I have to start off by thanking the author and the tour host for allowing my request to go through and for me to read this. I don't often read blog tour hosts books, I just tend to promote them as I am not sure I can schedule them into my reading matter, but this one I just had to squeeze in as I was attracted to the opening words. I am a sucker for a sad story.


Ryan is left with his twelve year old daughter to bring up. His wife, the love of his life, his forever love and soul mate had died t
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EscapeNBooks
Aug 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
Guest Review by Tammy Cole

This story will pull at your heartstrings.

From the prologue of this story, you know you are in for a ride of emotions. Ryan is devastated after losing his wife Claire so suddenly and left with raising their young daughter, Olivia alone.

"'I miss her already' Olivia said, her soft voice cracking. Tears filled my eyes, and I could barely see her through them. God, her words weren't enough for what I was feeling. I felt like I was trying to survive without air to b
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Donna Porter
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ryan Sawyer was a lonely single father. He has been raising his teenage daughter alone since the death of his wife, three years before. Amber just recently found her fiance with another woman and she broke it off. She had the chance to take over her deceased grandmothers bakery in Montana so she picked up and moved to Montana. Her and her friend, Bailey were painting and getting the bakery ready for the opening. Amber made a run to the store for supplies and on the way back got a flat tire. To h ...more
Jamie  Zishka
Aug 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ryan's Love was the first book in the Sawyer Brothers Series. If you love a story about a sexy broody cowboy that has a heart of gold then this book is for you! I fell in love with Ryan and Amber both in this book. There love story was one to hold dear to your hearts and the tragedy that Ryan had to endure will forever leave a mark on my heart.

Through tragedy and broken hearts can these 2 find love again? Or is life to complicated for both of them to make things work, or better yet the baggage
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Angelle
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Well, I couldn't sleep so I picked up this book thinking a few chapters might relax me and then I could sleep.. well, three hours later after I devoured the entire book I was able to fall asleep.. Wow.. this was a great book! I loved it and would highly recommend it!
Ryan's life is changed forever when his wife, Claire passes away suddenly, leaving him the single father of a pre-teen. He and Olivia have been doing fine and are happy just the two of them...
Until a feisty little thing rolls into
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Louise Rogers-Thomas
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
A beautiful, sweet story filled with love and emotion. I loved all the characters especially Ryans very brave and loving daughter, I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. As usual Harms writing is brilliant and very easy to read with a great flowing story line.

If you enjoy the Southern Boys series, you will definitely enjoy this one.
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Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile"
Fast easy read. A little emotional drama with the H's child in dealing with grief and letting go of her mother so she and her Dad (H) can move on to find happiness in life. The drama is centered around H meets h a few years after his wife dies and his daughter has problems with it (+ she's 15 and seeing a 17 year old boy - H has a hard time with his little girl dating.) 3 stars. ...more
Heather Lyn
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So excited to read this book! I have read EVERY book by C.A. Harms and I know this one will be just as amazing as all the others!!
Kim  Brewing
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was nervous jumping into this story....for me it's hit or miss when on of the main characters has lost "the love of their life".

Ryan lost his wife unexpectedly 3 years ago, leaving him a single dad to his daughter Olivia. Luckily he has a wonderful support system with his family. Amber needs a change after being cheated on and reopening her grandmother's bakery in a town she has never been to seems like a place to start. She brings along her best friend....

I liked both of these characters, but
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Jac K
Short, second chance romance for a windowed single dad. This is the first book in the Sawyer Brothers series they're all free on KU. Ryan Sawyer lost his childhood sweetheart wife suddenly three years earlier, and hasn’t thought about moving on until he catches of glimpse of the new girl in town. Amber leaves Chicago after catching her cheating fiancé to reopen her grandma’s bakery.

The two are instantly pulled towards each other; the romance is sweet, and slow burning. Although hero hasn't moved
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Helen Oakes
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
This series has been in my TBR for years and I’m so glad I’ve got round to reading it. I love stories set in a small town especially if it’s then a family and that’s definitely what Harms delivers here. My absolute highlight was the drama between Ryan and Olivia as her dad starts to date Amber. Usually the children are sickly sweet and immediately love the new partner when that isn’t usually typical or believable. Olivia’s rebellion was great to read and a unique plot line to case the hero and h ...more
Amy Davies
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Emotional much!!!

Completely loved it. This book made me cry a few times, as it got very close to my heart.
Loved the feels, the connection between them. It was sweet, sexy and heartfelt
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