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IN THIS LIFE by Cora Brent

KATHLEEN
Loner. Volatile. Wickedly hot and unforgiving.
Probably not the kind of man anyone should trust with an infant.
Definitely not the kind of man any woman should trust with her heart.
When Nash Ryan returned to town for the sake of his baby brother I thought I already understood who he was.
I also thought I was done giving my heart away until
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Published May 15th 2018
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Alex ♈
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: safe, strong-heroine
3.5 stars

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Emma
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this reasonably low angst story with nice couple. 3.5* rounded up

This is not quite a four star read but there was a lot to appreciate. A few minor niggles and one possibly larger one that I can not make up my mind about.

Nash is 25 and living a fairly solitary life in Oregon. He has not been back to his hometown in Arizona to see his dad in several years. Then he gets a phone call to let him know his Dad and step-mum have passed leaving behind his infant brother. Nash goes back for the
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Jane super booklover📚
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was really good! I liked it a lot!!! Chase was amazing and I loved kat as well and the kids!!!
Andrea Fleury
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was unbelievably wonderful. It starts out with a bitter young man with a lot of sadness in his life. Pretty much a loner. Then his phone rang. It's the middle of the night. Who could be calling? Now his life is about to change.with a lot of unsettling feelings and a baby. Oh and a girl who was a mystery. ...more
Jamie
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Yiota Misiou
May 25, 2018 rated it liked it
3,5*
"Families are beautiful. They are always intricate and unique. They are created in different ways by different events for different reasons. Yet all are cemented together with one precious and irreplaceable thing.

Love."
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Stephanie
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 - 4.5 stars

I liked this one. It was actually a bit less angsty and the people were a bit less troubled than I was expecting. I don't always enjoy books with babies involved, but the storyline really worked here, with the infant brother bringing the older brother back to town to care for him. I liked the couple together a lot and it was overall a pretty nice, easy read. I have to say that I didn't love the heroine's storyline as much. Keeping it general and not giving away the plot, but going t
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CC
Excellent message. Narration was great.

Romance lacking - too much pushing away and denial. Can’t say I really liked either of the MCs for most of the book.

Lots of opportunities for cute kid scenes, but they were lacking

Safety gang (view spoiler)
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
4 Stars

Filled with many "highs and lows", this book was captivating and had my heart spring one minute and plummeting the next. Kat and Nash were such a wonderful couple. Nash was broody and Kat was full of bossiness and smiles.
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Anna
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I liked this one a lot!
Big family messy drama
MCs were so good together, they cared about each other and their children a lot!
No OP scenes, no cheating
Ariadne
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
"Families are beautiful. They are always intricate and unique. They are created in different ways by different events for different reasons. Yet all are cemented together with one precious and irreplaceable thing. Love. And there’s nothing more valuable."

Nash Ryan is called back to his home town because a tragedy happened. His father and his wife had died in a fire, leaving a four-month-old baby behind. Nash didn't have the best relationship with his dad. He was a loner, troubled young man,
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Lisa Mcintire
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this one and read it in one night. It was an easy flow read and not too much unnecessary drama. I teared up a couple times when Nash thought back to his past with his dad. Its sad that it took such a tragedy to have him come back and see things could of been different. I did really enjoy Nash and Kat together though.
Michelle Krystel
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advanced readers copy of this book and have decided to leave a voluntary honest review. I just love Cora's books and writing style. In this life was very different from her other books, but I truly enjoyed getting to know Nash Ryan. I loved how he protected women he didn't even know, also how he would rise to any challenge. And he sure did. He's a great man. Kat is great mom her heart is so big she suites Nash to a T. ...more
Fiona Fog
A new beginning!

A second chance to make amends. I loved that Nash was given this opportunity. I loved the bond he formed with his little brother Colin.
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, alpha-male
4.85 Stars

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Nash is a man who has a bit of a dark side. He has seen tragedy and that has made him the man he is. So when tragedy struck again, he knew he shouldn't have been surprised. But this time its not just himself he is now responsible for another person. A four month old little brother. And what does he know about looking after a baby. But the minute he sees little Colin he feels this sense of protection and responsibility for him. But is he up for
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RCK *don’t be all, like, uncool*
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Zilpha Owens
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
Great read!

For a new to me author, this was a great read. Mature characters with a sweet mix of emotions, low angst, solid pace and a little mystery. I really enjoyed it.
Petra Gleason
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Sheri
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary, arc
Wow, this book was totally not what I was expecting. From the summary, it sounds like a book about two people who just want no-strings attached fun, but this book is so much more.

Without going into too much detail and giving away spoilers, this book is much deeper than what you think it is. Nash has to come home to care for his baby brother (Nash is 25 and his baby brother is 4 months old – his dad was 45 so completely plausible). Colin, his baby brother, has been in the care of Kathleen Doyle,
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Jillian
My favorite thing about In This Life is the cover! This is the first book that I've read from this author. I stumbled upon it in the Kindle store and one-clicked just based on the cover. This book was slightly above mediocre for me. I wanted to like the book so much but it just didn't bring its A game.

In This Life is about 25 year old Nash and 23 year old Kathleen. Nash meets Kat when he returns to his hometown to care for his just orphaned 4 month old brother, Colin. Kat is no longer the goofy
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April Symes
Go on an emotional journey with Nash and Katherine. These characters have to deal with sad things, but they are able to become friends and how they went from friends to more than…was phenomenal. Nash is a 25 year old man that has just become the guardian to his infant brother while Kat is a 23 year single mother who gave up on her true love and has embraced being a mother as her true love in life now. Emma knew Nash in high school and had a huge crush on him. They end up crossing paths when she ...more
Crystal
May 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Title: In This Life
Author: Cora Brent
Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance/New Romance
Publication Date: 5/14/18
**RECEIVED ARC FOR HONEST REVIEW**
Cora Brent is a talented author who writes stories with characters who are flawed and human; This makes her characters relatable. Her storylines are usually realistic enough that the reader is able to get sucked in.

With all of that being said it saddens me that I have to say I am not a fan of this book. It is well written and has a few plot "cliffhangers
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2OCC Reviews
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jessica
The over of this book is one of those that makes my ovaries explode. Who doesn’t love a got guy holding a baby. Inside these pages is a beautiful story that proves that time isn’t always granted. These characters have to deal with sad things, but they are able to become friends and seeing the more form was great. I loved the banter between Kat and Nash. They had this attraction, but it was so much more then that. They had this understanding from the start. The kids were too adorable and played a ...more
Michele McMullen
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Get ready for a powerful and emotional journey with Nash and Katherine . This is a tale filled with lust, love , loss , feelings of being unwanted , undeserving and strength . They come together in a time of such sorrow that nothing good seems possible . Nash is a 25 year old man that has just become the legal guardian of his infant brother . Kat is a 23 year single mom that has given up her one true passion and found true joy in being a mom and moving forward. When these two old acquaintances f ...more
Janell Wheeler
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I devoured this book like it was nothing. There is something about this author that just grabs me instantaneously every time I open the front cover. I was so addicted to this book I could not put it down. Watching the relationship develop between Nash and Kat had me so enthralled. Normally when you get a book with single parents the child takes over the story line but I can't really say that for little Emma. Although she was very entertaining she didn't monopolize the story. As deep as the conte ...more
Dawne
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Life can change in an instant, so you can choose to live with anger or choose to forgive and move on. I enjoyed this story of how a person’s life can make an unexpected turn that turned a tragedy into a new lesson on life. Nash’s story shows that no matter how much angst life throws at you, sometimes it is what is needed to mold a new life pattern. Sweet, angsty story.
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Cora Brent wrote a heartbreaking, yet also, life affirming book. Everyone in this book has had to deal with loss, in some form or another, multiple times. They take some time but eventually learn how to deal with these losses. At their first meeting Nash and Kathleen’s personalities clash. Yet as they spend time together things change...they change as people. I really enjoyed this book. I loved the characters’ transformations and how they overcame such hardship. Get ready for some tears and diff ...more
Maggie
May 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
Love Cora Brent, but HATED the character Kathleen. I had to dnf at 24%. Nash was an interesting guy but couldn't balance out the awfulness of Kat. ...more
Sarah Armstrong
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed

Really good story, enjoyed it. Great flow. Nash & Kat were wonderful. Loved all the characters. Great writing as always.
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