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A volte la soluzione migliore è quella che cercavi da sempre.
Beth Chandler ha passato tutta la vita tentando di compiacere gli altri. Ha studiato legge per far contenti i nonni. Ha acconsentito a sposare Lucas, il fidanzato maniaco del lavoro, per farlo felice. E, nonostante la fobia per le barche, è salita su un traghetto per conoscere i futuri suoceri e fare contenti an...more
I almost cannot believe that this is a debut novel. I know it's the first debut I've read that has gone to my favorites shelf, and another much needed reminder of what makes romance so special.
Beth is living the life of perfection...well, someone else's idea of perfection. Raised by grandparents who continually use her mother's example of what she doesn't want to be, Beth has grown up pleasing everyone but herself, doing what is expected of ...more
Not a clenching womb or a pair of dripping undies in sight....thankfully!
Beth Chandler is engaged to the most wonderful man. Lucas is smart, confident, kind, generous and well-dressed. And she's on her way to Anchor Island in the Outer Banks to meet his parents and brother who live and work on the island.
There's only one way to the island and that's by ferry, and Beth has a phobia of being on water after a houseboat incident in childhood. When she meets up with Joe and his dog, Dozer ...more
"Hell if I know, but I figure if I see a hard-edged, high-maintenance blonde bimbo driving a fancy car, that’ll be her."
Lifelong people-pleaser Beth Chandler will do anything to make a good impression on her future in-laws, including defy her fear of boats to make the ferry crossing required to meet them. Lucky for her, a lovable mutt and his tall, sexy, blue-eyed owner provide enough distraction to subdue her paralyzing panic attack. But Beth’s human tranquilizer turns out to be her...more
4,5 Romantically Cosy Stars
"Engaged women were not supposed to have lustful thoughts about men who were not their fiancé. Being engaged for a mere two weeks was no excuse."
And if the man you find yourself lusting over happens to be your fiancé's stepbrother then things usually have an annoying tendency of getting even more tangled and messy. It's what Beth Chandler learns at her piece of mind's expenses as soon as she sets foot on placid Anchor Island, a quaint piece of colourful paradise en ...more
The story begins as Beth Chandler travels to a small island off the NC coast to begin a two week visit with her future in-laws. She’s spent her entire life making others happy and even with her long time fear of boats, she’s agreed to this trip to appease Lucas, her workaholic, ambitious, future husband.
There are laugh out loud moments throughout and ...more
Then on the first day of their holiday, Lucas is called back to work leaving her in the care of his parents and brother, Joe. From the very first, there is a spark between Joe and Beth and as Beth settles into life on the island their attraction only ...more
Ahhhh, why oh why did it take me so long to read this series?? I'm mentally face-palming because this book and this series in general is my kind of book and yet, it took me a long time to read it! Suffice it say, this series hits all right spot for me. It's set in a small-town with colorful characters, flawed but likable MCs, humor, and fantastic writing!
For those of you who are wondering if there's cheating based on the blurb, let me assure right now that there is no cheating. Not rea ...more
LOVED IT!!This was amazing. Beth she had been raised in a stifling manner and to please others and she almost married a man because of that but then Joe came along and he was so wrong for her on so many levels especially since he was the half brother of her fiancee. I loved the conflict, loved the feelings that gradually developed between them. I am looking forward to Sid's book, she is gonna kick-ass!
I LOVED THIS!
I ADORED THIS!
I WAS SMITTEN BY THIS!
ALL THE POSSIBLE, COMPREHENSIBLE, DESCRIBABLE WAYS TO LOVE A BOOK WAS HOW I LOVED THIS!
I knew it was right up my alley when I read the synopsis, I knew I loved a good taboo story line, I even knew that it would be a very satisfying ending. What I didn't know was HOW MUCH I WOULD LOVE IT.
It was beautiful, captivating, atmospheric and sweet. I wanted to get up, drop everything and uproot my family t ...more
It was fantastic, with all of those yummy things I look for in a great book.
The story starts with a chance meeting of Joe and Beth on the ferry to Anchor island. Beth is going to the island to meet her future in-laws, and Joe is there to look for his future "blonde bimbo" sister in-law. Beth is terrified of boats and is mid panic attack when Joe comes across her. He ends up sitting in her car helping her to calm down. As "meet-cut ...more
Once I got past the timing, I then had to confront the feeling that the two of them aren't really that great a fit. They'll do, I suppose, but I can't escape the feeling that the two of them are together mostly becaus ...more
No sé si 4🌟 o 5 🌟
Que bonita historia, me ha gustado más de lo que pensé en un principio. Las descripciones hacen que estés en Anchor Island (Ocracoke en la vida real), todos los personajes me han encantado y la pareja protagonista mucho más 😍
Joe Dempsey is the kind of guy who loves his island and only needs his boat and his dog, Dozer. He is cranky, gruff a ...more
Overall Rating = 3 Stars
Book Cover / Book Blurb = 3 / 3 = 3 Stars
Writer’s Voice = 3 Stars
Character Development = 3.5 Stars
Story Appreciation = 3 Stars
Worth the Chili = 3 Stars [$3.99 Amazon,but it available free with Prime]
This was just an okay read for me. I almost didn't finish it I was so bored in the middle. I put it down, but then picked it up to finish it.
I'm really not sure what it was about the book that bored me. I did like the characters, but they didn't pull me. The story ...more
One brother’s engagement is in danger of unraveling when a romantic triangle forms between his fiance’ and his older step-brother. Arriving by ferry ...more
This is just the kind of contemporary I enjoy. Funny, light-hearted but well-written. I am really looking forward to returning to Anchor Island as soon as I can!
Meant to Be is Terri Osburn's first published novel. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the book. She doesn’t have the family or their friends being rich and glamorous . They’re real, middle-class people just trying to make a living and live good lives. The characters are all likeable or at least likeable once you get to know them. It's a book you're going to be glad is a part of a series because you’re going ...more
At the ferry going to Anchor Island, and in the throws of a panic attack, for she does not like the ...more
It's very predictable, right from the first chapter it's clear what's in store but with these kind of romances that doesn't phase me, it's the journey rather than the destination that's important.
I loved the two main characters and their chemistry was believabl ...more
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“Child, what have you done to your foot?”
Beth glanced down to see blood dripping from the side of her sandal. “Crap.”
“Honey, that’s blood. That calls for a shit or a damn or something stronger than crap.”