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Unleashed Love (Sheltered Love #1)

4.75  ·  Rating details ·  12 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Glenda Weber is tired of roaming around her big empty house alone. Her volunteer work at the local animal shelter in Cedar Grove, Iowa is satisfying, but she’d give anything to have a companion and a few pets. Too bad her loyalty to her deceased husband prohibits bringing pets into the house and her insecurities about finding new love complicates matters.

When Glenda meets
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Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Published July 15th 2015 by Books to Go Now
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Stacey
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
this is part of the ARC and Blitz tour from the Magic of books promotion . and given in exchange for an honest review ,
so what do you do when you're a volunteer and at a shelter with animals and something triggers a memory for you do you bolt or face it .
and what do you do when you are attracted to someone who works there as a painter and that their children but one seems to want you to get back with your ex do you follow your heart or what others want . find out by buying this as well as books
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Patricia Kiyono
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Charming story about a mature couple who bond over their mutual love of animals. It was fun to watch Glenda sort through all the complications of a couple dealing with the approval of adult children, learning to date again, and leaving the past behind. Reading this was a pleasant way to spend an evening.
Giulietta Spudich
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a sweet read about two attractive, middle-aged adults (Loman and Glenda) who find love when they least expect it. I enjoyed Glenda's attachment to animals, and the way she keeps them as a distance; she has a warm heart, but she was hurt in the past and needs to keep her distance from love ... but maybe that time of loneliness is over.
J.R. Wirth
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing

When Glenda Weber has a crisis—of the memory of her late husband, she never imagined meeting another man. But that’s exactly what happened. While she recovered from her intense reaction, a stranger, Loman, who was painting at the animal shelter where she volunteered, happened into the lunch room. He offered a bit of solace and then some assistance with her planning of the shelter’s annual 4th of July celebration. A small flicker of sparks, by Loman, turns into much more. Loman found ways to spen
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Rebecca Austin
Nov 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Glenda Weber is a volunteer at the Emily Van De Walle Animal Shelter in Cedar Grove, Iowa. She is has always loved pets but her deceased husband never did so she feels guilty with owning any animals so instead she volunteers her time.

Loman Cejka has volunteered his time painting the outside of the shelter and as soon as he sees Glenda he wants to get to know her better. When Glenda is put in charge of organizing the food booth from the 4th of July Celebration Loman immediately volunteers and the
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Kathy Heare Watts
WE COME AS A SET, ME AND ALL THESE MARVELOUS ANIMALS
I really enjoyed this sweet romance of second chances and all the wonderful animals involved at the shelter. Loman Cejka is a painter and has volunteered his time painting the no-kill shelter for free. He is divorced with two grown children who live out of state. Glenda Weber, a former RN, is a widow, having watched her surgeon husband have a seizure that took his life. She has two grown children out of state and to combat loneliness she is a v
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Kathy Heare Watts
WE COME AS A SET, ME AND ALL THESE MARVELOUS ANIMALS
I really enjoyed this sweet romance of second chances and all the wonderful animals involved at the shelter. Loman Cejka is a painter and has volunteered his time painting the no-kill shelter for free. He is divorced with two grown children who live out of state. Glenda Weber, a former RN, is a widow, having watched her surgeon husband have a seizure that took his life. She has two grown children out of state and to combat loneliness she is a v
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Joanne Jaytanie
Love can blossom more than once in a lifetime…

Glenda Weber volunteers for an animal shelter to spend time away from her house, after the sudden death of her husband. Loman Ceijka’s second career is painting houses. The two meet at the shelter, both victims of empty-nesters, and ended marriages.

Glenda and Loman spend time together and discover they have feelings for one another. Their relationship grows little by little each day. Unfortunately everything changes when Loman’s youngest daughter com
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Stacey
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this is part of the ARC and Blitz tour from the Magic of books promotion . and given in exchange for an honest review ,
so what do you do when you're a volunteer and at a shelter with animals and something triggers a memory for you do you bolt or face it .
and what do you do when you are attracted to someone who works there as a painter and that their children but one seems to want you to get back with your ex do you follow your heart or what others want . find out by buying this as well as books
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Colby McCartney
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jackie Marilla’s Unleashed Love Book 1 of the Sheltered Love series was such a great short read. When Glenda Weber starts working at the animal shelter after the death of her husband, she meets Loman Cejka in the break room. Loman is painting the exterior of the animal shelter and he very quickly becomes smitten with Glenda. Will they become friends or something more? I was smiling and cheering Glenda on through the whole book. I couldn’t put it down.
Carol Ann
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Unleashed Love is the story of Glenda, a sensitive widow, and her journey back into love and pet ownership. While volunteering at an animal shelter, she meets a man she thinks she could love. All goes well... until the adult children enter the picture, one dragging his ex-wife. A great summer read.
Grace Augustine
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great short read

Fun, feel good story for animal lovers. This entire collection is great. Fun stories, fabulous authors, romance, and animals. What more could you want?
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Jackie Marilla writes contemporary romance from the Hawaiian Islands and beyond. She and her husband live on a macadamia nut farm on the island of Hawai'i where they feed a clowder of cats and a flock of hodgepodge chickens. In a past life, she was an elementary school teacher.
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