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She's Far from Hollywood

(Lowery Women #1)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  12 reviews
"You and me are a bad idea, Hollywood."

She's a former beauty queen, former reality TV star and the former wife of a former Sexiest Man Alive. And now Bree Mathews has been forced into hiding on this godforsaken farm in the middle of Nowhere, North Carolina...all because some deranged stalker wants her dead. That grumpy farmer next door isn't enough to chase her back to Ma
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Published February 1st 2017 by Harlequin Superromance
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Books and Spoons
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my, all the emotions that this story brings forward just nearly burst my heart and it was impossible not to make a commitment in my mind to do anything I can, to work to better the world that awaits veterans when they arrive back home after their service.
But have no fear, this story is not filled with angst and turmoil, even though both of those emotions are involved. But the author has managed to intertwine joy and humor in a subtle way even to the direst scenes where your heart is aching t
Paula Legate
Bree Mathews is a former reality TV star, and a former beauty queen. She now has a stalker after her. Bree heads to a farm in the middle of nowhere in North Carolina to hide. She worked hard to prove herself. Bree is the type that will face any challenge head on. The friends she made there were real friends. She loved the way everyone took care of each other in the small town. She couldn't get over how everyone welcomed her with open arms. All but one sexy cowboy. Sparks flew between she, and co ...more
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
She’s Far From Hollywood: Lowery Women Book #1

I absolutely loved this book. I cracked up, and cried. It was a truly beautifully written book.

My first book by Ms. McNally and it won’t be my last.
Bree Mathews was a beauty queen. She was married to one of the hottest and sexiest man alive. Now she’s hiding out in Russell, North Carolina away from a stalker. When she arrives her first stop is at a little bar called The Hide-Away. All was going pretty well until Cole Caldwell who later she dubs “Pl
Dianne Powell
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It wasn't easy to put down...that's for sure! Loved Nell and definitely would choose her for a BFF. good friend. Loved the tie-in with the military/veteran. Will share this book with friends as it's truly a good read. Enjoy!
Alice Peterson
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Solid read. Really enjoyed this sweet farm town romance. The hero's very real struggle saves the story from being too fluffy.
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it

This story would have been a five star read if there had been more about her stalker. If he had gotten close, or sent her threatening messages to her hide-out. Instead, as far as the stalker aspect goes, he was there in the background, and then he was caught. It was very anti-climatic in that respect.

However the "slow burn" romance between Cole and Bree definitely made up for it! I loved they way they would fight at every turn, not only fighting with each other, but fighting the chemistry betwe
Kate Vale
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Bree Mathews just wants her life to become normal, but what does that mean? She's been a beauty queen, a reality show star and the recently-divorced wife of another actor. But then a stalker shows up and she flees to a friend's farm in rural North Carolina. Not exactly like her mansion overlooking the Pacific swells.

The farmer next door is a war veteran with PTSD and an attitude about her, and he wants her gone. But she can't leave, not until the stalker is caught and jailed. To pass the time,
Sherri Lupton Lupton
I laughed and cried

I laughed and cried and fell in love! I can't believe this is Jo McNally's debut novel, it was so good!
Bree started out as a real Hollywood snob but when her true colors came out they were as blue as a Carolina sky.
I love the delicate balance of respect and honesty Ms. McNally gave to the veterans and PTSD. She made Cole real, showing how a man could be strong and fragile at the same time.
"She's Far From Hollywood isn't just a great first book, it's a fabulous story. I can
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
“Hollywood” Bree and “Plowboy” Cole meet when she comes to his small town to hide out from a stalker and sparks fly. They can’t seem to get along, even though they’re neighbors, and I loved their repartee. She works hard, helping her landlady on her farm, surprising both herself and Cole. He has PTSD from 3 tours of duty and keeps trying to push her away, thinking he’s not good for her and she’s going back to Hollywood, anyway. She thinks she can help him, but he needs more than she can offer. I ...more
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great romance novel, the story pulled me in and kept me reading until the end.
Carey Taylor
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a great romance novel. Couldn’t put it down.
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