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Take These Broken Wings

(Summer Lake Seasons #1)

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4.67  ·  Rating details ·  120 ratings  ·  42 reviews
When you fall in love, can you ever have it all?

That’s a question Angel and Luke can’t answer—yet.

It’s taken these two a long time to get together. And it’s taken Luke even longer to get the chance at his dream job. Taking it will mean he has to move two thousand miles away from Angel.

What’s a guy supposed to do when he has to choose between his dream job and his dream gir
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Published November 7th 2018 by Xenion, Inc
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Hsu Lee
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily offered to review this book with no obligations and my opinions are honest!
I loved the book!
Angel loves Luke, but she won't make him choose.
She wants him to be happy.
Luke loves Angel, but he doesn't know what to do.
How can he choose between his dream or love.
I loved the storytelling + the characters.
It has all the ingredients that you need for a great book!
I can't wait for the next book in this series.
Michelle Pierce
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Angel has been growing on me as a character but I have to say, I loved this book with her and Luke. I’m glad they finally got a chance to spend time and be together, but how they got that chance was a sad situation. He stepped up and was there for her when she needed him and they learned about each other’s pasts which was very interesting and I really felt for Angel with her past and her relationship with her parents. As usual, I enjoyed seeing some of our friends we’ve gotten to know and love a ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first novel in a new series of Summer Lake, and what a fantastic introduction it is! Angel and Luke finally get together when he steps up to the plate when she needs him most. It is great to catch up with some of my favorite characters. Will Luke and Angel be able to overcome their pasts in order to be together? Will career choices be the end of them? No spoilers; this is a definite must read, you will not be disappointed! This is a beautifully written story, which has me totally cap ...more
Regan Pierce
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There’s nothing like a visit to Summer Lake, and it was a great way to kick off SJ’s new series, Summer Lake Seasons.
I loved this book and I think you will too, because Angel is shown in a new light than she was in Ben and Charlie’s story. Luke is living his dream of being a pilot but his ambition to fly a corporate jet might just derail his budding relationship with Angel.
While following their struggle to be together, you can get to know a few new characters and get reacquainted with some old f
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Becky Claxon
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is such a sweet book. I fell in love with Luke! He is such a good guy that made me feel good and knew he would be upbeat and there when you need him. I was so glad to see Angel finally give him a chance even though the circumstances bringing together were not too good. I liked that Angel looked the naysayers that thought she was using Luke in the eye and told them exactly how she felt about Luke. There are so many good people living in their small town especially their good friends. I alway ...more
Linda
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Smiling, I just came home from a little getaway at the Lake. Summerlake is my favorite place to hide from the real world and helps me forget my troubles for a while. Read the dedication and you'll understand why...

Luke is just a regular guy, no rockstar or miljonair, just a good, normal, decent man.
No that's not boring in the end that's what we all want, isn't it?

If you've red Ben's story you might not like Angel. Just give her a chance, you'll love her, she's wonderful!
Karen Lambert-sykes
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the start of the summer lake season.

This book is the story of Angel and Luke who have appeared in previous Summer Lake stories. Angel works at the new resort and Luke is a pilot working at the local airport both have big dreams which make it hard for them to be in a relationship but that doesn’t stop them from wanting it.

Following an accident where Angel is left with a broken arm and nobody to look after her Luke steps in and volunteers to stay with her to make sure she recovers from her
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Anne Peverett
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book really touched me, I could empathise well how this person felt. I just loved the way these two wrap themselves around their lives and make a way. The moral of the story for me is times change and it will work if you want it too, but you have to forgive and take everyone into account. I loved this book it is quickly read if your an avid fan and reader but I like to take my time. I have another to read and this author has another coming out soon too. Many are waiting on that one.There is ...more
C
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love me some SJ McCoy; she never disappoints me! I really wasn't looking forward to this book about Angel. I didn't like her from the moment she entered the plot. With that said, I know that an author/producer (book/movie) has done their job,when I don't like a character. And McCoy does her job very well...

I love that I can jump into a McCoy book, and be lost for hours and feel like I'm picking up with a few of my best friends. I have a connection to McCoy because I've lived in the area where al
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Carolyne Wood
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an arc copy of this book for an honest review.
Luke and Angels story has been a long time coming.
Set In Summer Lake, we have seen snippets of both characters in the last few books.
Luke is a pilot and Angel is a resort manager.
After chasing Angel for a year and continuously getting rejected Luke gave up.
But after Angel had an accident which left her needing help Luke stepped in and as they say the rest is history.
Beautifully written story of two wonderful people who deserve a happy ev
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Orla
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hello Summer Lake - my old friend!! If this is your first visit you will not be disappointed. SJ McCoy has delivered another heartwarming and romantic taste of love conquering all. This is the first in the series based on the pilots and we are soaring high watching the love develop through Luke and Angel. We have had glimpses in both these characters in previous Summer Lakes books but it was time their story was told. I will not add any spoilers in this review but cannot wait to see how this ser ...more
Ashley
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
SJ takes us back to the lake with Angel & Luke. Luke is a pilot and Angel is the manager of the lodge. Luke has asked Angel out in the past and she’s refused, she’s now realized she may have lost her chance when she’s in an accident. Luke helps her get back on her feet and through that they start to see that maybe they can build something beautiful. Luke gets a job that takes him away from the lake; will long distance work, will Luke’s employer Clay bring him back to the lake and back to Ang ...more
Jamie Rhodes
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Welcome back to the lake. It's always good to visit Summer Lake because you know you can just relax and enjoy the story without all of the needless drama that some books have. You can just enjoy getting involved in the characters and their storylines. You can cheer them to happily ever after. I have to admit that Angel wasn't my favorite person while reading Ben's story earlier in the series, but she has been redeemed. And what can you say about Luke? All good things. He's a sweetheart. Dual poi ...more
Kelly Higgins
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
A visit to Summer Lake is like a lovely warm hug! I’ve read all of SJ’s books and loved them all, but as much as I enjoy the Montana cowboys and the Davenports, there’s just something about Sumner Lake that is a pure escapism. This book has it all - a handsome pilot and a beautiful workaholic who are like a modern day version of star crossed lovers. There are also plenty of mentions of old favourites and new characters introduced who are just begging to have their story told. Logan in particular ...more
J M ANSLOW
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another blockbuster by S J !!!

Gripped from the first page as usual, drawn in by characters that seem like old friends and family. This new series follows on seamlessly from the other series either set in Summer Lake, Montana or Napa Valley as the same characters weave in and out of all the story lines, once read can't stop reading them! Waiting now,impatiently, for the next book!!!!!
Laura
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Was great to get back to a familiar setting, as this book starts a new series based where SJ McCoy's first series was located. We also get sneak peak at some old characters too. That said you could read this book as a stand alone. Sweet and smile this story falls into place for the main characters, Luke and Angel have had a slow start but when they finally get together they are all in!

Yet another winner from SJ!
Cecly Ann
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a wonderful, easy and enchanting read, where the Luke finally got his Angel to hold on to for the rest of his life. Summer Lake gives me all the feels.. and this novel did not disappoint. The would they or wouldn't they be together just ramped up the conflict factor for me, but in an enjoyable way and the plot, although over arching was predictable, the manner in which it unfolded wasn't. I cannot wait to read Zack's takedown. :)
Beverly
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant

Oh what a lucky lady Angel is Lake is thoughtful caring loving sensitive and gorgeous. Just what every women wants. Angel and Luke are meant to be. I feel for Angel that her parents were not as caring as their daughter. I'm sure this love story will just grow and hopefully spread to all those other lovely people at the lakes.....Logan's story would be interesting. Hugs SJ XX
Tonya Pierce
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Welcome back to The Lake. Angel has settled in and doing well. Luke is doing well at the flight school and looking toward his next level to his career. They’ve been circling each other for a while but just couldn’t seem to make it happen. Angel has a situation to happen where she needs someone to help her with her daily needs and Luke is the one who steps up to help. All the Summer Lake people are there to watch their love bloom, come join them.
Deborah Sisk
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review of Take These Broken Wings

If you love steamy romances with sexy heroes and heroines with drama before they get their HEA you will love this book. It is a stand alone book but features some of the characters from the Summer Lake series and the Summer Lake Silver series. Will Luke take his dream job and move from California to Tennessee? Will Angel give up her dream to follow him? Will the long distance romance work out? Read the book and find out.
Robin Geary
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another trip to the lake this one is about Luke (Pilot) and Angel (mrg. of the lodge) Sweet story of two of our Summer Lake friends. Angel has a rough start at the lake but she found her footing and her man. Always a great cast of characters and always enjoy the lake setting. Another great one SJ.

Privelaged to have recieved and ARC for this story.
Traci Atkinson
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Having read all of SJ McCoy's books, I was not sure if I would be able to root for Angel in this book. That said, SJ McCoy made it happen again. I wanted Angel to have her happily ever after and Luke deserved happiness too. They both were following their dreams with their careers, but would it come at a cost of love?

If you are considering reading this book, you will not be disappointed!
Staphysagria
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
the story builds around Luke, pilot,and Angel, who works in an office in the city, formerly engaged to Ben who is now back together with his highschool sweetheart Charlotte....okay, it keeps going on like that. It reminds me of one of those endless soaps that keep centered on the romantic involvement of a group of friends in variable constellations.
Nati
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
CAn Angel and Luke hace it all? After a year pinning for each other, a car accident push them together and they are happy but when the job of his dreams come acros, will Luke take it and leave Summer Lake? Will they have a chance as a couple in a long distance relationship? They will find their happily ever after.
Cheryl
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am so happy to be able to read the first book in this new series. I have read all your books and this one is another hit. Luke and Angel’s story was so sweet. I love all the characters in these books. Good to see everyone getting their HEAs. Looking forward to Clay’s story.❤❤❤ ...more
Jen Semanco
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read each and every book that SH McCoy has written. Every single time I fall in love with the characters and their story. Angel and Nick did not disappoint!! I enjoyed catching up with the Summer Lake folks!! I look forward to seeing where the rest of this new series takes us!!
Nikki Stark
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg I loved this book.... Angel and Luke were meant to be and they won’t change to not let the other move forward..... I love how they both made it a promise to work but not put the other as a second choice ;) once again SJ did an amazing job and I can’t wait for more :)
Michelle Strommen
As usual, I loved it. I went to visit my friends at the Lake, my visits aren’t long enough. I loved Luke and Angel’s story. I loved how all my friends show up in each story. Cant wait to read the next one.
Sheri
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Welcome Back to Summer Lake. I enjoyed this sweet long distance romance. Luke and Angel are both workaholics who finally start talking and spending time together after an accident. Summer Lake has that affect on couples. Love this series
Alecia
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just loved the story between Angel and Luke.. gives love a chance when it doesn't look like it wont. SJ McCoy manages to always make you fall in love with a couple. Waiting on more from her.
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I grew up loving romance novels, my first boyfriends were book boyfriends, but life intervened, as it tends to do,
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