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Love Entwined

(Entwined #1)

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Are second chances possible in a world plagued with devastating loss, difficult obstacles and everyday commitments?

Having a very genuine understanding of death and grief, Ireland O’Brien has been able to put aside her anger and move forward with a career of helping orphaned children – making their lives better, even though she’s kept her own pain deeply buried within her
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205 pages
Published June 22nd 2016
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aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-arc
4.0 "SHAMROCK AND HOPELESS ROMANTIC" STARS!!!

"Shamrock, here's to reconnecting, second chances, and never having to say goodbye."

Love Entwined is one of those stories that will be etched forever in my heart and mind. In fact up until now I could not forget how Bentley and Ireland met, how they were separated by fate, reconnected and then to that blossoming love that was just soooo damn sweet I feel like I was over the moon just thinking about it. The story was fast p[aced, light hearted and an
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Stephanie Rose
Jun 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My first M.C. Decker book, but for sure not my last. I loved Bentley and Ireland's story. Their intense connection and heartbreaking past that leaked into the present kept me glued to the pages. I love second chance stories and this book didn't disappoint!
A
Jun 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC received in exchange for an honest review ;)

a second chance romance novel with a surprising twist, with a great writing style and one of the most fun secondary characters I've read about :) I would love to have a friend like Katie :) since it's a bit shorter novel, more details in my full review on the day of the release :)

edited to add my full review :)

I received the ARC of this lovely second chance romance in exchange for an honest review and I'm very glad I requested it :) my review won't
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Lustful Literature
Jun 22, 2016 rated it liked it

Beth's Review 3.5 STARS

I am a lover of second chance romances, especially the ones where it’s a second chance later in life for what once was a young love. Ireland and Bentley first met when they were the flower girl and ring bearer in a family wedding at the age of 10 and 12. They soon became best friends that as they got older and became teenagers, it grew into much more. But one fateful tragic event changed both their paths and that love ended. Now 20 years later as their best friends, Katie
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Shannon

Love Entwined is a true second chance romance, you might even say Bentley and Ireland get a third chance at love.

Life hasn't been easy for Ireland, but when Bentley shows back up in her life unexpectedly it seems things might just be changing for the better. The love these 2 shared as children hasn't diminished, even with all the years that separated them. If anything the time apart has just cemented their feelings for each other. But sadly, for these 2 it seems things will never be easy. Their
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Melissa
Dec 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Life is just happening for Ireland . She isn't living she's existing . Her childhood was overcome with tragedy. Then fate intervenes. Bentley is sexy and hot and recently divorced . Now the fun happens ! But sometimes fate isn't always enough. I was flipping pages waiting to see what would happen next . Well done I love a second chance romance and this was a great love story.
Tammy Tracy
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another Second Chance romance from MC Decker. So good.
Ireland's best friend is getting married. She doesn't really believe in love because she has lost everyone in her life at a young age. But her best friend Katie brought her into her family. At Katie's wedding Ireland sees her first love, the man she never forgot Bentley. He never forgot her but after she left he tried to move on. Now as a single dad he is doing all he can to win Ireland's heart and get her to open up to him. Very touching ful
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Janet
Dec 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love Entwined is a story of a second chance for Ireland O’Brien and James Bentley Roberts. Ireland and Bentley meet at a wedding when they are children. Bentley is the ring bearer and Ireland is the flower girl. At an age where boys had cooties and girls were stupid Ireland decides to befriend Bentley. He was so wrapped up in his Gameboy that their first encounter was less than stellar but they grew to be best friends. As time went by that friendship turned into more. Then tragedy hits Ireland a ...more
Liz
Apr 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Love Entwined by M.C. Decker was my first book by this author. This is a story about second chances after so much pain and loss and overcoming hurdles thrown in their path.

But first, that prologue! That prologue grabbed me immediately. Talk about diving right in!

Years ago Ireland and Bentley (Jamie) had grown up together the best of friends that eventually transitioned to young love. Then a terrible accident changed the course of their lives and each went down very different paths.

But sometime
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Wit & Wonder Books
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
***ARC PROVIDED BY AUTHOR FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Whenever you come across a new author you always start the book with a little trepidation but that was unwarranted as I thoroughly enjoyed this book. ‘Love Entwined’ by M.C. Decker is a great second chance romance that I give 4 stars to and I have to admit that I really love a good second chance novel.

Ireland and Bentley are childhood friends that are torn apart by tragedy and have no way to connect. Twenty years pass and they are brought back tog
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Ashley Jasper
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have to say I really enjoyed reading something a little different from M.C. Decker. While Love Entwined didn't have the heart stopping angst that her earlier books did but this one captivated me just the same. It was the sweetness and the underlying sense of calm and rightness that I felt whenever Bentley and Ireland were together.

That isn't to say that these two didn't have their struggles or ups and downs because they sure did. I mean it took them decades to stumble back into each others liv
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Elizabeth
May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, eram
Ms. Decker doesn't pull any punches with Love Entwined. She lets us know in the prologue that things are not going to go well for Jamie and Ireland.
The story that follows shows us how they reconnected after 20 years apart and gives us hope that the heart always knows what it wants, even when the head gets in the way. It was interesting to read their reconnection and budding romance knowing that this thing from the prologue was hanging over their heads.
For me, the reconnection was interesting,
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Terri Turner
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on behalf of A Book Lovers Emporium.
A second chance romance at its best, this is what I would call a typical lovely, romantic love story. Very well written, I found it slightly overly gushy in places but overall I enjoyed the story. The characters were well developed and easily likeable which added to the essence of the story.
Through a terrible tragedy when younger, Ireland O'Brien has experienced devastating heartache and loss and by some kind of fate she meets up with the boy, now a
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A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
A second chance romance at its best, this is what I would call a typical lovely, romantic love story. Very well written, I found it slightly overly gushy in places but overall I enjoyed the story. The characters were well developed and easily likeable which added to the essence of the story.
Through a terrible tragedy when younger, Ireland O'Brien has experienced devastating heartache and loss and by some kind of fate she meets up with the boy, now a man - James Bentley Roberts, who once took ca
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United Indie Book Blog
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Sometimes second chances at love come easy and sometimes they come with a lot of complications but nothing gets more complicated than the man you love losing his memory of you. I really enjoyed reading this book it was a very sweet romance with a twist. This book was good from beginning till the end. The beginning of this story is told in mostly memories but it doesn’t distract from the story at all it just gives you more insight to the characters. Ireland (who name I love) is a very st
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Katie (Leave Me Alone I Am Reading)
** NEW REVIEW **

I found M.C. Decker a while back when she had her first book on Kindle Unlimited.. I had never heard of her until that point (this is when I was first getting into reading indie authors). I picked up Unwritten and I devoured it and that is how the story starts! I have since followed her work and have loved each and every piece she has written.

Love Entwined is her newest release and it is the story of Ireland and Bentley, friends that have found each other once again. Ireland seem
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Tpagirl
Love Entwined was the first book I’ve read by M.C. Decker. It was a mixture of sweet and sadness rolled into one experience.

Bentley and Ireland were childhood friends and sweethearts until a tragedy made Ireland an orphan and took her away from the town and family she loved. Two decades later their paths crossed again.

The story began at the present with a POV from Bentley then shifted to a POV from Ireland for the core of the story with flashbacks between a childhood past and a recent past until
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Kaitlyn
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Second chance romance and best friends to lovers. Need I say more? That's 2 of my favorite genres!!! This book started off with a bang! In fact I messaged MC and I'm pretty sure my comment was a lot like this, "Damn girl, you know how to start a book off with a bang!" There was no way I was putting this book down! As the story continues we learn about Bentley and Ireland as children along with the journey they are taking as adults. The story continues so beautifully until something happens that ...more
2OCC Reviews
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Love Entwined was a cute read that was about second chance love. The story tells the story of two people that fell in love as teenagers and was separated, only to reunite as adults. The story focuses on the characters Ireland and Bentley seeing each other for the first time in 20 years. The story does have flashbacks of when the two characters were young. The writer was able to write these flashbacks into the story in a way that worked well.I enjoyed both of the main characters in the book. Irel ...more
Annamaria
Jun 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Five Beautiful Second Chance Stars! Ireland has a past filled with heartbreak and loss when she meets James again, her soulmate, after twenty years. James realizes the attraction is still there after all that time and starts to pursue Ireland again. Can they over come their demons and start fresh to have a relationship? This is a beautiful second chance novel filled with love, hope, angst, pain, and of course sex. Ms. Decker writes a well written story that is filled with page turning twists tha ...more
Witchy Richey's Booktastic Reviews
3.5 STARS
Sometimes the third time is a charm!
Fate works is strange ways. Sometimes it leads us right where we need to be and sometimes it drops us on our butt.
Ireland and Bentley have not had an easy go of things. Life pulled them apart and then life brought them back together just when the time was right. Then tore them apart again.
A second chance kind of love. Rebuilding, starting over and figuring out who we need to be. Mild angst, sweet love, and an overall good story. Great writing and ve
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Amber - TBR Book Blog
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Who doesn't love a good second chance romance? That's exactly what Love Entwined is.

Ireland (I LOVE her name!) and Bentley (I LOVE his name too!) are former childhood friends who run into each other because their mutual friends are getting married.

I loved reading their relationship as they were younger and how it seems to have picked up to the present even though there's 20 years in between.

The heartbreak they each go through is just so sad but then other events make it such an amazing story!
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Nikki
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ohh, this book!! It was such a sweet, sensual, scary, must read story!! Gah. I didn't want it to end. MC Decker has a writing style that pulls you under before you can even acknowledge it. Her words flow to a beautiful rhythm that I could sit and read for hours and hours. Ireland and Bentley have a story that is such heartwarming and heart breaking, the conquer what needs to be, and they soar with love. You do NOT want to miss this one!

ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
Sjf
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Ireland and Bentley are childhood best friends turned first love. They believe they are each other's forever until tragedy strikes. Twenty years later fate intervenes and they meet again. Their love runs bone deep, but once again life's unexpected accidents get in the way. Can true love conquer all?

A must read second chance romance!
Logan Hr
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*ARC provided in exchange of an honest review* this book blew me away with the way the author played the story out.. all the twist and turns kept me at the edge of my seat as usual, but with this author you can expect that and so much more! definitely worth the read!
Melissa Meyer
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ever wonder what you would do if given a second chance with your first love. This book is a second chance love connection with a twist. The characters chemistry is insanely intense. Ireland and Bentley are easy to fall in love with. Amazing job MC! Looking forward to more books!
Jasminn
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Gosh.
This. Book.
I'm having trouble coming up with the words to describe how absolutely amazing it was!
It will pull at your heart strings, make you smile, & make you wanna throw your kindle.
This book exceeded my expectations!
So so so fantastic!
Kylie Frankel
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read this!!

No clue why I didn’t read this book sooner because it was great! I loved everything about it! My heart is so happy right now!
BethyMac
May 05, 2016 rated it liked it
An enjoyable second chance romance that included some angst... see full review at
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Louise
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: b-bbb
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Whenever you come across a new author you always start the book with a little trepidation but that was unwarranted as I thoroughly enjoyed this book. ‘Love Entwined’ by M.C. Decker is a great second chance romance that I give 4 stars to and I have to admit that I really love a good second chance novel.

Ireland and Bentley are childhood friends that are torn apart by tragedy and have no way to connect. Twenty years pass and they are brought back together as the
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