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Impact

(Iron Orchids #3)

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They always say that two wrongs don’t make a right...

Well, she was wrong for breaking into a house that didn’t belong to her; even if she and her daughter had nowhere else to go.

And, I was wrong for watching her on the surveillance camera as she moved through the house and climbed into bed.

So I offered her a job and a home.

Her smile…
Her curves…
Wrong has never felt so righ
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Paperback, 275 pages
Published March 15th 2018 by F Squared (first published March 13th 2018)
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
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So I LOVED book one in this series but wasn't a huge fan of book two. That made this book the make it or break it book of the series. And I liked it. Not quite as much as book one but WAY more than I did book two. The writing was fantastic. The pace was very good. It was humorous <-- I think this author excels at writing funny scenes. The plot was engaging and kept me turning the pages. I had a tiny bit of an issue with the mystery aspect feeling underdeveloped. The clima
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Kate

This is a fun, sweet and sexy read with low angst with no cheating, no manwhores and it has a feel-good vibe to it. It is well written like all the other books by this author but once again for me I felt that something was missing. Do I know what it was? No.

I’ll tell you exactly why I can’t give it more than three stars.

The plot of the book is solid. The Hero lets the heroine live in one of his show homes, well that’s not entirely the right word. She is a squatter, but she has her reasons why.
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Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Katy Nichols would do anything for her daughter Bee. When she became pregnant in high school, her parents kicked her out when she refused to have an abortion. She’s been on her own ever since. As a single mother, she struggles to make ends meet. In an effort to save enough for permanent housing, Katy and her daughter have been sneaking in to and staying in the model homes in a new housing development. She’s not proud of this, but does what she can to make amends by cleaning the homes they stay i ...more
Siobhan
Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Impact is the third book in Danielle Norman’s Iron Orchids series, but it works perfectly fine as a standalone. I read it as a standalone and the only issue I had was a small one – there were points where I found it difficult to keep all the characters straight in my head. This one has a big cast, a cast fans will have been introduced to in Enough and Almost, and I feel as though things would have been straighter in my mind had I read the prior books. It was not enough to diminish my interest in ...more
Isha Coleman
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Impact (Iron Orchids) by Danielle Norman  


I enjoy stories with meaning. Maybe that's why I've become a fan of Ms. Norman as quickly as I have. Ever the optimist, even in moments of darkness, she brings out the light. Impact proves that a sense of humor can be a balm to the soul. Katy has been a victim of life's ironies. She built her life on fairy tale hopes and instead found them to be pipe dreams. A single mom without much to her name and options scarcely few, she needs a helping hand to give
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Lisa Guertin
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series keeps getting better and better. Katy and Bee will break your heart and Damon proves that true heroes don’t have to wear badges. The bachelorette party had me laughing out loud and loving Ringo even more. Mess with the Iron Orchids at your own risk!
Sofia Lazaridou
Mar 15, 2018 rated it liked it
I am starting to hate the books whose blurbs make me want to read them, only to find out that I had too high expectations. I was expecting something a little more twisted than the story we got. I liked Damon, his family, and Bee, but Katy's character had some room for improvement. I couldn't understand her reasoning and she didn't make sense to me sometimes. Even though I liked that she did everything she could for her daughter, I couldn't like her much. Maybe she was used to be on her own for s ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Impact by Danielle Norman is book Three in the "Iron Orchids" series. This is the story of Katy and Damon. I haven't yet read the previous books but feel this is easily a standalone book. With that said I must say I enjoyed this book so much that I plan on going back and reading the others.
Katy had well off parents who placed allot of there beliefs on looks and what people thought. So when Katy feel pregnant at 17 years old they wanted her to not have the baby or they would cut her off. Katy cho
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Kristen Theobald
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ok so let me just say this. book one Enough was ...amazing and I thought ok how in the hell can she top this. so then I read book 2, Almost. and that book. wow! it was raw , emotional , and you really see a different side of the author that you didn't see in the first. while learning more about our ladies in the #notagang Iron Orchids. ok now to this book. I read Impact not knowing what to expect . I mean the first two were great and yet different from each other so I wasn't sure. Well let me te ...more
Hanan
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved this book so much!
Katy is one amazing lady!
She’s sassy and feisty and gives as good as she gets!
She’s also got a wicked sense of humor.
Damon well what can I say but I want a Damon lol
He’s not only a gorgeous successful man. But he’s also into family big time.
The one that stole my heart was Bee. What an amazing girl she is!
I didn’t read the previous two books but I had absolutely no problems understanding this one and getting to know who the other characters were.
Great story about loyalt
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Danielle Norman
Mar 02, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I was recently asked, ”why did I have the underlying Presley aspect.”

I thought long and hard on this one and as with everything, I make sure that the psychological arc of the character matches their trouble. The parents needed a huge GRAND redemption. Bringing gifts, saying sorry, none if that would have sufficed. It needed to get you in the heart. But more than that it needed to get Katy in the one place she resented them most for--Bee.

I didn't want it to take away from the story, I simply wa
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Darcy
Sep 29, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, romance, 2019
My heart broke for Katy as this one opened and we learned how she has been living. I can't imagine having to do that and yes it was wrong, but she "paid" for the usage in her own way. I thought it telling that despite doing the wrong thing, Katy talked to her daughter about it and down to earth and sweet Bee was.

It was easy to see how Damon fell for Katy while spying on her. I did like how he used what he learned for good, even as I knew it would come back to bit him and Katy would pitch a fit w
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elizrdbthspeaks
Mar 15, 2018 rated it liked it
I probably say this every book ...but no seriously this has been the best book so far ...no joke!! These characters you will fall in love with immediately ...they will wrapped your heart all up ... so precious ... love it ... Love the cover. Love it all.... I have found that Danielle's writing style does change a bit in a great way ... and it has been noticed by myself ... not sure what you will think? But I am loving these books / series ... such a great read ... I love series .. love falling i ...more
Victoria
Feb 17, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 RATING - Cute story. Down on your luck woman and kid with a hero that falls instantly. Think Hallmark movie with a small dose of heat towards the end. Overall I liked it more than I was expecting and plan on reading more in the series.
Tracy
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Danielle Norman did it again with Impact!! How would it be to find a man just like Damon, who loves so strong and wants to protect those he loves. Enters Katy and Bee into his life in a very strange way but the love he has for both of them will move mountains.
When your past enters your life again do you run or lean on your family?

Coco.V
May 30, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Samantha Grubey (ABookHaven)
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, arc
"The kidnap plot really wasn’t that well executed it kind of got lost in amongst the Damon and Katy love drama, it would have been better if it was more expended on. Other than that I loved the plot of Damon and Katy and I was on the side of my seat wondering when they were going to confess this secret to each other.

I love the big Greek family. I think this is one of my favourite things about these stories is that we see that big Greek family aspect!"

Full review at ABookHaven
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Suey_Library
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
***I received an Advanced Readers Copy for an honest review. Thank you Give Me Books Promotions for providing the ARC***

For my first Danielle Norman, Impact was damn good! I cannot get enough of this writing style, it was something about the entire book that really had me from start to finish. I loved the characters, the plot, the overall pacing. Truth be told, I already bought Enough and Almost from the Iron Orchids Series in Paperback because I NEED MORE! More damnit. But before I get ahead of
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Natshane
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
** 4 Bee-Bug Stars **

Impact was a fun and lighthearted read filled with Greek-family style laughter & humor that is sure to put a smile on your face, yet also has an underlying sadness and angst that when combined, makes up the recipe of a good contemporary romance.

My first Danielle Norman read was Almost (Sophie & Carter's story) which is also the second book in this series. As excited as I was with the premise of the story, I wasn't too impressed with how it turned out as I felt that the st
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Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

I gotta say...I'm digging this Danielle Norman. Her stories are intriguing and her characters have become quite addicting. But this book right here might just be a very top favorite of mine. The plot... the execution... it was all perfection.

Impact is the third standalone in the Iron Orchids series and y'all just have no idea how amazing this book was. Sexy. Sweet. Endearing. Funny. All of the best feels possible. Norman delivered a killer romance that captivated me wholly start to finis
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Renee Entress
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story flowed well and kept you interested. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Enough (Iron Orchids #1)
Almost (Iron Orchids #2)

This is Katy and Damon’s story. Katy needed a place to stay so she broke into a house so her and her daughter could have a place to go. She needed to sleep and did just that. What she didn’t know was she was on camera and the owner
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Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Impact - have a strong effect on someone or something. For Katy, she vowed to raise her daughter, Bee, differently than the way she was raised. For Damon, he wanted to help the single mother and her daughter. Little did either one of them know what ""impact"" they were going to have on each other. When the woman in Damon's family (the Iron Orchids) enter into the mix, hilarity ensues and you will find yourself laughing out loud at thier antics. Can Katy learn to let people in? Is Damon ready fo ...more
♥️Fantasy Land  Book Reviewer♥️
So I have been waiting for another of the Christakos boys to fall and it just happens to be Damon this time. BTW I love their family!
When Damon finds a child's sock and other things in his construction site he decides to install surveillance equipment throughout. So while watching them, he finds that a woman and her child are sneaking in and staying the night on his property. He decides to help her instead of calling the cops.

Katy is then taken in as part of this wonderful family. And when the
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MillsyLovesBooks
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Impact is my favourite book in this series so far. It is the story of Damon, Katy and the very adorable Bee, Katy's daughter Bee stole my heart.

I enjoyed the first two books but loved this story from start to finish. Katy and Bee have a great mother/daughter relationship and she would do anything to provide for and protect her daughter. Damon had a heart of gold and his protection and love for not only Katy but Bee as well had me swooning. They had great chemistry and the dynamic's of the famil
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Skylar
Mar 27, 2018 rated it liked it
I love the Christakos. I think they are a fantastic book family. Hence why I continue onward with this series. Impact is Damon's book. He was stellar in all ways. The h in this one, Katy, was a little too jaded and her inward dialogue made me want to bitch slap her an occasion. Although few, there were some scenes that were unnecessary or confusing in this book. I think Danielle Norman is a good writer. With experience and honing, she'll become fabulous. I'd recommend reading this series in orde ...more
Pelusa Rivera
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..I really enjoyed this book and it is a part of series but considered as standalone. I am embarrassed to say that I have the first 2 books and I haven't read them yet, yup not good. So that said you will love this family. Damon is a modern day prince charming and I really enjoyed Katy and Bee..That's all folks you need to grab a copy and read. Enjoy!
Pat
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The great plot is well planned and all the characters were so wonderfully detailed that I had a very hard time putting this book down until I was finished reading it!
Mandy Grepares
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Susan
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great installment

Each book in this series is as good and even better than the last. I loved Katy, Bee, and Damon along with the whole Christakos clan!
Gale Albright
This book moves along slower than the last two. Still a good but just not my favorite. I hope Leo’s book is a little faster moving.
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