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Beautiful Mine

(Beautiful Rivers #1)

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When fellow Californians Whitney Spencer and Connor Rivers meet in the most unlikely of places—on the Camino pilgrimage in Spain—they fall head first into a brief, impassioned love affair. But Whitney’s on her way back to her career in San Francisco, and Connor is a world traveler whose restless spirit has yet to be captured by anyone.

Tragedy strikes and Connor is called
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Published August 30th 2016
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XxTainaxX
Aug 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read! Whitney and Connor meet on a journey of self discovery in a traditional walk in Spain called El Camino de Santiago. The research and detail in the story is seriously commendable. The author did a great job of painting a picture of the experience for us. Enough so, that I was enticed to learn more about it. There's a ceremony at the end of the walk called the Botafumeiro that sounded amazing. I had to look it up in YouTube to put a picture to what I read. It was really cool ...more
Marielle
Aug 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Loved this book!
It’s hot, it’s sweet, it had an ugly cry moment, a believable HEA and it left me inspired to go after what I want in life. What more does anyone want in a romance?

What first pulled me in was the setting for the first part of the book: the Camino de Santiago. I have never walked the Camino, but I have been to the north of Spain, I have been wanting to walk the Camino myself (but never have) but I have been to Santiago and the cathedral (and watched Elton John perform his beautifu
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I'm going to come right out and say it. I wasn't expecting to love this book. The blurb didn't capture my interest, and if it hadn't been J.L. White, I would have passed over it. J.L. White is a new discovery for me, and I've been slowly working my way through her Firework Girls books. I've enjoyed those books so much, and have been savoring them. They are a treat I get to read when I've read a couple of bad books and need some relief. Or when I'm ahead on my deadlines. But I know going in that ...more
BCD Book Review - Rachel & Jen
Amount of sex - 4.5 / 5
How explicit - 4.5 / 5
Romance - 5 / 5
Overall: - 5 / 5
Wow! Brilliant!
Beautiful Mine by J.L. White just sucked me in from the beginning and I was hooked! It is such a passionate, hot, and sexy book about Connor Rivers and Whitney Spencer who walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain. They meet towards the end of her pilgrimage and continue to bump into each other on the trail. Acknowledging that fate is telling them something, they accept and indulge in their desire for one anoth
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Anna
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
***ARC received from author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.

How is it these two MCs are only in their mid-twenties? They’re mature, they communicate, and they’re not a-holes. What a concept? I loved this book. I loved Connor. I loved Whitney. I loved them together. I loved their story. I loved it all. Can you tell I loved it?

The author sets the stage in beautiful Spain. Two American strangers meet and after the fourth unplanned meeting, Connor’s convinced its fate. Right? I agree. The
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I had to say that Whitney was strong woman that knew her potential and made strides to grow with each new experience. Whitney seemed to mature and develop as the read progressed. She also seemed to be more aware of who she was and the direction she wanted to head in.

Connor had his moments. I wanted to take him to the side and just have a serious talk with him. While he was with Whitney he was s different man. He was more.

The two together had chemistry. Their passion ignited was like blazing he
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Sherry Westendorf
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really liked it once I got into it. It was a hot sexy read that keeps your attention once it gets you hooked. I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
SBee Reviews
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So well written, beautiful and almost poetic, March 20, 2017

I received an Advance Reader Copy for Beautiful Mine by JL White and voluntarily reviewed this book. Whitney was hiking on a soul-searching historical pilgrimage across Spain, the Camino del Santeria trail, when she spies Connor. They keep catching up to each other along the way, but each time they do so, they feel an even greater magnetic pull between them. When they meet for the fourth time during their last leg of the journey, they f
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Book-Lovin-Momma
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Whitney and Connor met when they were on the Camino del Santiago in Spain. While Whitney knew that she would be returning home to California at the end of her pilgrimage, Connor had a desire to travel and never knew where life would take him. Their attraction sparked during their short time in Spain, and though they knew what they had would be fleeting, they gave in to their mutual desire. Fast forward almost a year later, and they meet again. I loved how even though they were both in their mid- ...more
Heather
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Beautiful Mine, by J.L. White, is the first book of the Beautiful Rivers series. This is a brilliantly written story full of passion, romance and intrigue. It has solidly complex characters that are well defined and portrayed. The author melds the words in the story in such a way to share the emotional connections that are made with the characters. Truly a beautifully written book to start what is bound to be a great series!
Sharon Jones
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My first book by JL White and I was absolutely blown away. This is such a beautiful story that had me feeling every emotion. Looking forward to reading the other books in the series
Lucia
Heartfelt new adult romance about two travellers finding themselves and go through a range of emotions to find their happiness

Beautiful Mine is the first book I have read by J.L. White so I had no idea what to expect but was drawn to it by the blurb. In the end I ended up loving this book more than I expected. Beautiful Mine is a romance about two strangers travelling who have an instant attraction and brief relationship before finding themselves in the same place again later on who have to go t
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Abby
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*ARC received from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest opinion*
My Rating: 5 "You're my anchor" STARS!

Beautiful Mine is a beautiful love story between Connor and Whitney and I love it! It is poignantly sweet, hot and super engaging.

Connor is an interesting character as he is portrayed as a wanderer who loves to travel around the earth and he seems to be always on the move. He also comes from a very wealthy family that involves in a hotel business. What I like about him is that he has a v
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Denise Wengert
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another great book by JL White! Two strangers from California meet while walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain. The first time they see each other, it's just a glance. The second time is that night when they're at the hostel. The third time they finally talk while resting with a group. The fourth time, they meet in an elevator and decide that fate intended for them to finish the pilgrimage together. They talk about their lives, fears, goals...everything. They accept and indulge in their instan ...more
T Van
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Journey of a Thousand Miles

Connor, full of wanderlust. Whitney, looking for something...more. Meeting up in Spain was magical, and both managed the parting with aplomb. But meeting up again, this time when things are different, causes them both to surrender to their connection, and work out the logistics along the way.

This is the type of New(er) Adult romance that I enjoy most; believable tension, real-life crisis, and relationship angst that tugs, rather than yanks, at the emotions. And hot, h
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Janae
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As always JL White tells a fabulously romantic, erotic, heartwarming, hilarious story. Whitney and Connor's story makes you fall in love with them and become a believer in fate and signs. I loved the detailed descriptions of travelling the Camino ( I'm adding to my bucket list)
If you're new to the world of JL White you won't be disappointed and will wnt more. If you're already a fan all I can say is " JL has done it again with Beautiful Mine " If I didn't need to sleep and go to work I would ha
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Mary M
Sep 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
J.L. White never ceases to amaze me! I absolutely loved Whitney and Connor. Their instant pull for each other. Their desire for each other and willingness to sacrifice for one another. Their love goes deep to the bone and J.L. White portrays that flawlessly. I loved his Firework Girls series but I think I'm loving Beautiful Rivers more! I can't wait for Beautiful Fall!
I received an arc in exchange for my honest review.
Mary M
Sep 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
J.L. White never ceases to amaze me! I absolutely loved Whitney and Connor. Their instant pull for each other. Their desire for each other and willingness to sacrifice for one another. Their love goes deep to the bone and J.L. White portrays that flawlessly. I loved his Firework Girls series but I think I'm loving Beautiful Rivers more! I can't wait for Beautiful Fall!
I received an arc in exchange for my honest review.
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Sep 07, 2016 marked it as cover-reveal-or-released-or-blitz
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Brandy
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book from start to finish. I simply can't wait to see what happens in the next book. The walk in this story was so interesting, and had me so engulfed. The good by was like oh my gosh what wait go back. However the author has a twist that puts them back together and wow!! Book 2 I can't wait!!
Sue Poitras
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!!!

One of the best love stories I've read in a while! I loved the 2 m/c's Connor and Whitney and how their story unfolded! Worth every cent and I look forward to the next book
Stacy Aube
Sep 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this ARC for a honest review.

I have read many books by JL White and can say I'm truly a fan. I love the main characters and the way they approach everything. Great story telling kept intrigued throughput.
Maude Piche
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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J.L. White writes steamy romances featuring smart, sexy women and the swoon-worthy men who adore them.
Her sexy love stories are full of passion but don’t skimp on the tenderness.

She’s addicted to trendy coffee houses, poolside lounging, and HEAs.

When not tapping blissfully away on her laptop, she takes time to enjoy life with her husband and their children.

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