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In With the Tide

(Cape Cod Shore #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  657 ratings  ·  76 reviews
Lindsey Hunter never imagined she’d be returning to her Cape Cod home pregnant and divorced, but she’s determined to build a new life for her and her unborn baby. When car trouble leaves her stranded on the side of the road, ex-Marine Damien Trent rides to the rescue on his motorbike. Once upon a time, they’d been friends and briefly, they’d been something more…until he en ...more
Published February 20th 2018 by Tule Publishing
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Mar 04, 2018 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

In With the Tide isn’t my first outing with Charlee James, and after loving her fairytale retelling of Beauty and The Beast with another publisher, I had no qualms on grabbing this.

description ...she had the power to irreversibly untwine him—body, mind, and soul.”

This book suffered for its shorter length. The second chance creates that lovely familiarity between the characters which lessens the getting to know one another aspect, but overall I found it had a rushed feel with too many sub plots
Mar 04, 2018 rated it liked it
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3 - "The day you stole my lunch box, you stole my heart…" Stars.

A quick review for what is essentially a very quick read. And if I am honest I think that’s what detracted from my enjoyment of the overall product. When you are cracking out a novella length story I think you need to focus on the main characters and what is going on with them, which sadly wasn’t fully the case in In with the Tide.

He still wanted her… He had always wanted her.

Great premise with the whole second chance aspect bet
Suze Lavender
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lindsey is back in her hometown. She's pregnant and divorced and hopes being in Cape Cod will heal her. The last person she expects to see there is Damien, her childhood best friend. They lost touch after sparks started to fly between them. Damien enlisted and couldn't leave quickly enough. Now that they've found each other again Lindsey and Damien can use each other's strengths and soon agreements are being made. Their feelings for each other never completely disappeared and they can't stay awa ...more
Simply Love Book Reviews
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing

New to me author Charlee James stole my heart with In With The Tide. She wrote two amazing and broken characters and found a beautiful way to bring them together. Love lost and then found again written in the beautiful New England setting of Cape Code had me smiling and hoping that Lindsey and Damien would find their way through their personal turmoil and find love with each other once and for all.

Damien had demons. Lots of them. Lindsey was one of them. One of his best friends growing up, he pu
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
It’s easy for family and friends to sympathize with someone they know who has been physically abused. But it is another story if a person is emotionally or verbally abused. Unless you yourself is suffering or has survived this kind of abuse, just like any psychological experience, it is difficult for those who have not lived with it to empathize.

Damien and Lindsey’s story is more than the “baby-in-the-picture” plot. It is a story of two people trying to live life while surviving and recovering f
Char (1RadReader59)
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
When you lose your heart to the boy who stole your heart in grade school the world becomes perfect. Especially, when you continue to bring him a peanut butter sandwich every day. You become the best of friends. She never would know just how much that meant to Damien. At least Lindsey Hunter thought they were friends.

Until they hit middle school and were paired up to play spin the bottle. Damien Trent saw no harm in it. What could go wrong? Lindsey was not only his best friend but his secret cr
Bette Hansen
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Awesome read! It was heartwarming and touched a place deep in my soul. Strong characters and excellent writing made this one very enjoyable.

Newly divorced and pregnant, Lindsey Hunter finds herself moving back to Cape Cod for a fresh start for herself and her baby. The last person she expects to run into is Damien Trent. Sure they were friends when they were very young but after middle school Damien basically ignored Lindsey. Then he enlisted and left his unhappy childhood and Lindsey in the rea
I voluntarily read a advanced reader's copy of this book.

In With the Tide by Charlee Jones. A heart-warming story with great characters and storyline. I loved the setting. A great start to a new series the Cape Cod Shores series. I look forward to seeing what is up next in this series and to read more by this author.
Rating 4.5/5*
This is a relatively short but sweet second-chance romance set in Cape Cod. Both Lindsey Hunter and her childhood friend Damien Trent had never thought they would return to their childhood home but fate has them doing so for very different reasons at the same time. She’s divorced and pregnant whilst he’s returning to sort out his late father’s estate. As teens these two had a brief more than friends relationship but then he’d left to join the marines, pushing her away as he never th
The Word Nerd Reviews Blog
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
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In With the Tide by Charlee James is a lovely story about learning that to embrace the future, you must first let go of the past.

In With the Tide is a light, feel-good read. As with other novels by this author, characterisations are well done, and you can’t help but empathise with the main characters, Lindsey and Damien.
Lindsey, who despite having a happy childhood, ends up in a manipulate marriage where her self-esteem and sense of worth is stripped from her. Now divorced, heavily pregnant, and
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
This is a new to me author. I picked it up based on the synopsis. Single parent tropes get me every time. This one is also a second chance romance. Lindsey and Damien knew each other in high school but parted ways for a few years.

Sweet story with a bit of angst and self doubt layered in. Both Damien and Lindsey are good people with good hearts, they just kept bumbling over each other with big blowouts when they made bad assumptions.

The writing was a little choppy-- Jumped around quickly from s
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
*ARC received in exchange for review*

I really liked this book! Of course I was pulled in because it is one of my favorite troupes. The H did grate on my nerves a bit, but not too bad. I would recommend this book if you're looking for a cute book that's not too angsty!
Talking Books
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A friends to lovers romance with sincerity and heart aplenty. Lindsey and Damien were two likeable characters and Jay and Alex just as interesting. The story has emotional moments and dramatic elements that kept this reader’s attention fixed to the pages. Some twists that snuck up on this reader and some contentious moments too, but overall In With The Tide by Charlee James is a read that leaves a smile.
Review copy received from Tule Publishing via Netgalley
Donna Alward
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love this second chances story with a bad boy from the past and a woman determined to rebuild her life! The setting is gorgeous... Charlee James is a wonderful new voice in Romance.
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very sweet contemporary romance, with second chances. Full review to follow.
Paula Pugh
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In with the Tide is a charming story filled with conflicting emotions and warring feelings. When two old friends intersect on a Cape Cod highway, life changes for both of them.

Lindsay Hunter saved Damien Trent many times when they were young and poles apart. He never forgot her sincerity and she never forgot him. When circumstances bring them together, a love erupts with its own volatility of insecurity and trust weariness. A lot has to happen to change insecurity to trust if the relationship is
Becky Burciaga
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There are within this story such emotional moments that you'll find yourself drawing a quick breath at just how deeply you are touched. This is author is new to me, I have found her writing superb in creating attachments to her characters. Through the heartbreak she created for her characters, there is the brightness of a HEA that shined through providing a very satisfying ending to Damien and Lindsey's story.

This ARC book was complimentary, provided by the Publisher and NetGalley. I am volunta
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
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In With The Tide is an emotional romance of two wounded souls who were abused in different ways by those who should have loved, protected and cherished them at different times in their lives. I don’t feel there are true triggers in this story, yet certainly what they’ve both gone through is not hidden.

Lindsey and Damien both end up back in their home town years after they last saw each other. Damien to settle his father’s affairs. Lindsey to begin building her life o
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
First, I want to start off by saying I LOVE the cover. It's different and precious! Now for the book...
This is the second book I've read by this author and I have really enjoyed both. This story of Lindsey and Damien is a second chance trope. They have known each other since they were fairly young and the attraction was always there, but Damien got spooked and shut down on her. Now they have both just arrived back in town and Damien "rescues" a pregnant Lindsey from a broken down car. What?
Ms. J
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
In With the Tide by Charlee James
Lindsey Hunter never imagined she’d be returning to her Cape Cod home pregnant and divorced, but she’s determined to build a new life for her and her unborn baby. When car trouble leaves her stranded on the side of the road, ex-Marine Damien Trent rides to the rescue on his motorbike. Once upon a time, they’d been friends and briefly, they’d been something more…until he enlisted and left her behind. As Lindsey and Damien reconnect, the attraction is still as stro
Angel Hatfield
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Damian’s father was dead and he was truly alone. The last blood tie , the final rope tying Damian to his past gone. Damian had gone into the Marines and he had served three tours in Iran and had been a Marine sniper and he learned a trick to cool his nerves when shells exploded around him that was to let his mind go blank. As he was doing now as he started to remember the beatings and the belt when his father was drunk which was a lot. Then as Damian rode his bike he saw a car broken down and th ...more
Jenny Wood
Feb 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Damien is back in town to bury his abusive father, whom he hasn't seen since he enlisted in the Marines. On his way through town, he sots Lindsay on the side of the road with a very pregnant belly and a little doggy and a broken down car.

Lindsay was the only one who paid him any attention when they were growing up,... she knew he had a bad homelife and she gave him some solace in his dark times.
Now back in town, Damien needs a place to stay while he gets his fathers house sold, so he can forget
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The most special treasures are washed in with the tide.

Years ago, Lindsey Hunter and Damian Trent shared a first kiss. Afterwards Damian pulled away and Lindsey was left wondering why.

Lindsey was eight months pregnant and returning to her hometown of Chatham after her marriage ended. She was looking forward to starting her new life in the cute little beach cottage she had bought. She was headed there when her car broke down on the side of the road in a secluded area.

Damian was headed back home
Feb 02, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked the premise of the book. Childhood friends reconnect after years of not seeing each other, he's a vet and she's pregnant. It's a cute idea with a lot of directions that the story can be taken. Damien is returning home for the first time in years after the death of his father to settle his affairs. Lindsey is coming home pregnant after finding out that her loser husband is cheating on her with his assistant.

The issue I had with the book wasn't with the story, but rather with the way it wa
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
After reading In With the Tide, I looked through all my books to see if I had read anything else by Charlee James. I didn’t remember this author or any of her books, sure enough this is the first book. Often the covers do not cause me to request or read a book but this one caught my eye. It is different in a refreshing way from the usual hot man cover. I liked the cover and I liked the book.

I liked it a lot and loved the characters for the most part. There is nothing but sweetness concerning Mar
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-book
I really enjoyed this sweet love story. The characters I thought were very well done. The hero, Damien is our bad boy turned ex-Marine. The heroine is played by Lindsey, town sweetheart, returning home as a pregnant divorcee. The chemistry is still there between these two, which makes for a delightful story. The birth of baby Maris was one of my favorite parts of the story. It seemed a little short and rushed to me. Maybe because I found it so touching and the turning point to their relationshi ...more
Yvonne Cruz
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the second book I have read by this author, and it definitely won’t be the last. This talented author gives us a story about two individuals, that is heartbreaking as well as heartwarming.
Lindsay , now divorced and pregnant, has decided to return to the town that was home. Damien Trent, an ex-Marine, has returned as well. He is back not due to happy memories, but for the funeral of his abusive father and to sell the home that held painful memories.
He comes across Lindsay on the road when
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I found In With the Tide by Charlee James, book one in her Cape Cod Shores series a delightful second chance story. There’s more than one way people have second chances. In this story Lindsey is returning to Cape Cod very pregnant, divorced, and looking for a fresh start to her life. Damien is not back in Cape Cod by choice but to deal with his abusive father’s estate. Lindsey is stranded on the side of the road by car trouble and Damien comes to the rescue, reuniting these two old friends. Lind ...more
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have never read anything by Charlee and I was not disappointed with this book at all. In this book Lindsay comes home broken from a marriage that did not work, but she's also very pregnant and will stop at nothing to protect and give this child the life she deserves. When she run into Damien it seems like things aren't going as planned for either. Damien is home to close up his dads estate and to bury the old man and so regrets that seem to still haunt Damien. This book was super fun read and ...more
Feb 09, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a short novel that covers some common themes: the pregnant heroine leaving a very bad marriage who encounters a hunky guy who has just left the military and who has some issues, but they fall in love and the guy finds salvation in love of the heroine and her baby. I always love the bad boy who falls for a tiny newborn infant storyline. But this novel is so short that there is just not enough depth to the characters. We never learn why Lindsey married her domineering, obnoxious husband a ...more
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