Gwynneth Ever After
Cinderella had it easy.
Gwynneth Jacobs? Not so much.
Raising three kids on her own while working full time isn't exactly the life Gwynneth dreamed she'd have. But when her husband walked out, leaving her to pick up the pieces, Gwyn learned the hard way that there is no such thing as "happy ever after." And that's one lesson she's not about to forget...until a chance encount...more
"I'm too old to believe in fairy tales, Gareth," she said quietly. "And my kids are too young to have to stop believing in them."
Setting aside the dialogue that tips the cheesy scale a few times too often, the severely dated character details on the hero (because, seriously, what man can pull off a ponytail at 42 in 2013 and not get any grief?) and the pathologically stereotypical plot progression…
This was a pretty decent read.
This was, for all intents and purposes, a fairytale story ...more
Gwynn is a mother of three who is trying her hardest to work and provide for her kids. She stays clear of men to protect her heart. That is until Gareth enters her life.
I thought this was a well written sweet story. I’m looking forward to reading more in this series.
This is a cute, feel good, love story that made me smile.
Gwynneth ( with two n's), is a single mother of three and Gareth is a famous Hollywood actor who meet by chance and strike up a friendship.
But, the last thing Gareth expected to happen while he was hiding out at at his cousin's home in Canada, was to fin ...more
This was a wonderful read for me. It was a great break from angst, danger, mystery or anything else other than slow sweet love. Don’t misunderstand there were issues to deal with, but they were handled without over the top drama. It slowly builds from beginning to end.
Gwyn is raising three children on her own and is a very strong woman that has been badly hurt and betrayed. I really liked the fact that she didn’t fall for Gareth right away. I mean she knew who he was, who didn’t? She p ...more
Review originally posted at PaperbackWonderland
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I think the stars are a pretty good indication...but i have to say it in capital letters and screaming at the top of my lungs (i'm a little introverted so bear in mind, that I'm doing it inside my head, cough...):
I LOVED THIS BOOK!!
And lately i'm not the kind of person who enjoys contemporary stories. But this one won me over!!
The writing, the fluidity of the story, the characters, their feelings, reactions, for me ...more
Gwynneth the single parent of three children finds herself in close quarters with a movie star.
A bit star-struck, she plans to treat him normally.
Gareth is a bit intrigued by this woman. Older and more mature than other women he has dated (although younger than him by seven years), he takes her out to coffee.
It was a lovely romance novel. A persistent hero and a heroine who has been burned too badly before.
What I loved about these characters was that they were mature. It was ...more
Though I found much of it to be wonderful, it was flawed. I didn't understand why the heroine all of a sudden become mute halfway through ...more
Gwyn has 3 kids and does not want to let a man come close. Totally understandable cos her ex was an ass. She is hardworking and loves her kids. They are a perfect family (which means normal, messy and real.) Then she meets a guy, a famous actor. Yes not really the man of her dreams. But Gareth has his own soul searching going on. I did like the way they fell for each other. It felt real. She was not like the ...more
The story begins with Gwynneth, a divorced mother of 3 children, who goes to the theater to sketch different scenes as a birthday gift for a friend. She is supposed to have a private box but ends up sharing it with Gareth, a gorgeous Welsh actor. There is an instant attraction for this persistent hero and hesitant heroine. As Gareth pushes his way into Gwynn's life, she keeps him at arm's l ...more
Favorite Quote: “He should definitely walk away. He’d be a fool if he didn’t. And perhaps a greater fool if he did.“
Gwyn Jacobs doesn’t believe in fairy tales. Ever since her ex-husband walked out, leaving her alone with three small children, Gwyn has been mother, father, and bread-winner all rolled into one. Her own scarred heart aside, she refuses to open up her children’s lives to the possibility of another heartbreak, and so she ha ...more
Gwynneth (with two “N”) Jacobs was a single mother of three. She was working hard as an architect and doing her best to balance work life with home life.
One day on a projec ...more
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A real feel good simple romance here :) I love those, I'd just been reading some dark fantasy and needed something light and loving to counteract the deep emotions I was feeling. Gwyn and Gareth did just that. Gwynneth had been badly let down when her ex left days after she'd had their twins, leaving her with three young children. She'd rarely dated in the four years since then not wanting to give her kids a procession of men through th ...more
Now throw one Hollywood superstar, namely ...more
I believe this story is a self-published novel (although I could be wrong) and it is very well written. Unlike alot of self-pub's it is not full of spelling and grammatical errors and the story flows beautifully. The main characters are well developed and after the first couple of chapters you are utterly enchanted and absorbed into the life of Gwyn.
This is what I'd call a "grown up" romance.
Gwyn - our leading lady - is a 35 y ...more
*eARC received from the Author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Let me start out by saying that I don't read contemporary romances, but knowing I enjoyed Linda's writing style, I decided to give Gwynneth Ever After a shot and not hand it off to one of my guest reviewers like I would normally do. I am so happy that I did. The book was fantastic! I couldn't put it down, the characters became instant favorites, and the s ...more
The leads are very appealing: a single mother of three young kids who is an architect and a handsome Welsh actor who is in supposed to be staying off the radar in her Canada home town while he waits to conduct some personal business. They meet at the theatre and he's charmed by her and the fact that she doesn't swoo ...more
I love that Gwynn doesn't immediately fall head over heels - her family comes first, and Gwynn struggles to balance her happiness with what she believes is the righ ...more
An ordinary single mother, Gwynneth has built her life around her three young children, working as an architect from her home, so that she can meet their needs. While attending a play that was written by a friend, she accidentally meets Gareth Connor, a famous actor who is visiting the area and finds herself drawn to him, despite herself.
This story is notable for the quiet normal life of its heroine. She works, tak ...more
This book kind of reminds me of the movie Notting Hill, but in reverse and with kids.
Gwyn is a 35 year old single mother of 3 who doesn't have time to worry about a man in her life. By happenstance she meets Gareth Connor, British Actor, who's visiting his family in Canada for a few weeks. She's completely swept off her feet by him, of course who wouldn't be, um hello...and can't understand why he woul ...more
Children characters in romance books tend to be either absent or seriously stereotyped. The children in this book are very much fully developed and realistic, and add a touch of homey amusement to the story. It made the romance that much sweeter because it felt possible.
Gwyn’s situation was realist ...more
Sweet contemporary romance novel- a little predictable, but definitely hit the spot! I laughed, cried a little and wanted more by the end.
This and all my other reviews are originally posted on my blog (un)Conventional Bookviews
Also, how did I not know that this particular book fits exactly the trope I was scouring the world of books high and low last year?! Again, better late than never.
Gwynneth Ever After starts fun and devolves into major feels-y drama - but with the knowledge that as a romance it will surely end well, that's okay - with plenty of sweetn ...more
The two meet randomly at the theater while Gwyn, works on a birthday present for her best friend Sandy. This meeting leads to coffee which leads to more...
This book is one that you read curled up under a blanket as the rain pounding t ...more
Gwyn Jacobs is a single mom with three kids She works from home as an architect and never sleeps. By chance, she meets Gareth Connor (the hottest, single, celebrity ever) at a theater in Ottawa, Canada. Gwyn was there to sketch the play for a client in what she thought was a secluded box. She finds Gareth there and she makes an impression on him. He asks her out and the two get to know ...more
Gwyn is raising her three kids on her own when she meets Gareth. She is a architect and works from home. They met while she was sketching the theatre her friend pay was at, he is visiting his cousin, in a private booth. They hit it off. He's a big name actor. But what is a lot about chance.