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Love Antique

(Rules of Love #3)

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My first impression of him: Rude, hostile and a huge jerk ... with a sexy booty!

He was the one who called ME to sell his huge array of antique stuff. But when we get into an argument with him calling me cheap, it was clear he regretted even finding our little shop.

And after this first encounter with the guy, I thought I would never again lay eyes on that delicious ass.
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Kindle Edition, 218 pages
Published February 21st 2019 by Passion House Publishing

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Inga Lady Of Bookland
*Note. I received an ARC of LOVE ANTIQUE (Rules of Love Book 3) by Lindsey Hart in exchange for a honest review, so all thoughts and opinions in this review are my own.

I liked this book more than the second book in this series - LOVE AUCTION.
I liked the female MC, Laney, however, the male MC, Hector, was a bit harder to like, but I also didn't dislike him.

This was a very emotional and heartbreaking story with a sweet HEA ending. There was grief and a lot of deep feelings, witch included lust as
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Mary
Feb 21, 2019 rated it liked it
You never know what small decisions lead to larger, more difficult ones. By searching for antiques, a greater treasure was found. A treasure beyond the imagination of either of Laney or Hector. Both have serious issues to work their way through before any relationship can become a reality. But it may be too much to overcome.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Emily Pennington
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Laney McLean listened to the special plans her two partners had for the evening with their family and decided to volunteer to visit the customer who had some antiques to sell to them for their very successful antique business. He had said it was somewhat urgent or they would miss out on some unique items. Her partners teased her that maybe this time, she would find a man worth dating – she had really horrible luck with men. But she figured with her luck, the customer would be in his 80’s. So the ...more
Shirley Wilson
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ARC REVIEW
Hector Erwin lost his parents and was raised by his grandparents. He was homeschooled and wasn't used to socializing because his grandparents kept mostly to themselves. After losing his grandfather and then his grandmother he knew that he wouldn't be able to keep the old homestead that had been in the family for so many years and decided to sell off the antiques and tear down the old barn they were stored in.
He came across an advertisement in the classifieds looking for antiques and
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Tara Peters
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I haven't read any of the other books in this series, but I still enjoyed this book and didn't feel like I was missing out on any back story. Laney works at an antique store and agrees to go to a "pick" so her friends/co-workers can keep their date nights. When she gets to Hectors, he is very gruff and doesn't act like he wants her there, mainly because he doesn't. He is forced to sell the farm his grandparents raised him on, but it hurts. When he has a melt down, she supports him and things pr ...more
Julianne Macneil
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
i read this book as part of an arc program. This is the third and final book in the Rules of Love series. In this book, Laney owns an antique store with her best friends and when they get a call about someone wanting to sell some things, she goes to the farm. Hector is selling everything from his grandparent's farm after they died and he is going to sell the farm. When he called to have someone buy the antiques from the barn, he didn't expect Laney to show up. Hector thought she was beautiful, b ...more
anita_thebookaddict
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book!

I gave this book 4 1/2 stars. It was a good book, not my favorite of the series but it was still a good story.
This is book 3 in the Rules of Love series.
The story was about Laney one of the friends that works at the antique store.
She's had poor luck in the love/relationship aspect of her life. The business is a successful one, it's booming actually, and she has her own condo and money to take care of herself, what's missing is a nice man in her life - she's given up on
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LMR
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Readers Over 18 Only Please
Recommended to LMR by: Lindsey Hart & Booksprout
LOVE ANTIQUE (Rules of Love Book 3) by Lindsey Hart LOVE ANTIQUE (Rules of Love Book 3) By: Lindsey Hart
This Is A Great Series That Surely Doesn't Disappoint!!
She has a LOVE for ANTIQUE,
You Might call it a PASSION...
In fact, her Friends & HER have Built a Business around ANTIQUE LOVE that's became quite Successful!
Which leads HER to her current Call to Assess some possible ANTIQUE Pieces!
Only the Owner isn't quite as keen as HE let on to part with is ANTIQUES...
Let's just say these TWO had a Rocky Start, but a HIDDEN Box inside an ANTIQUE le
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Taya
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ms. Hart is a new to me author, and I really enjoyed her writing style...Though the characters especially Hector I just wanted to smack upside the head.
Hector has recently lost his last living relative and he has to sell the family farm, but before he does that he decides he is going to sell the antiques and that's how he meets Laney.
He is use to country life, been homeschooled with only a high school diploma, raised on old school values. She is city bred, she has a degree, she's not close to he
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Miriam
Feb 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, arc, contemporary
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

2.5 stars

This was not my favorite story in the series. I found Laney to be annoying. She jumps to conclusions about Hectors motives when he wants to slow down the physical side of their relationship (after she snuck into his room). Then when she went to apologize for her reaction, she starts to do it again (honestly she reminded me of a heroine from a YA/NA novel, not a grown woman). Hector I could like a litt
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Celeste
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars. This third book in the series was my least favorite. Laney is Co-owner of an antique store and Hector is in desperate need to sell his late grandparents farm and antique furniture. At the first meeting Hector acts like a real jerk and is very hateful toward Laney, although he is the one who asked her shop to make an offer on the furniture. He resents having to sell everything just to survive. Apparently he has no skills other than working the farm, and his education ends after 12th gr ...more
AYA Alminiana
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have come across Lindsey Hart before, but this is the first time that I really buckled down to read her work. And, what a nice surprise!

Just like the box that brought Laney and Hector together, I found myself another author I could definitely put on my reading list of new-to-me authors that I would love to keep.

Why? Lindsey Hart's story about two lonely people meeting by fate--one struggling to through the fact that everyone he loved--his parents, his grandma and grandpa, has left him all alon
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Maria
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As I said about Love Auction, I say again about Love Antique, I love this story, not only because it was base in Houston, my home, but also because this is so opposite of what we read – the damsel in distress is no longer instead is the “macho” in distress. I love that this wasn’t a story about a woman needed to be swept up and taken care of instead it was a man that was lost in soul and needed to be guided out. As always, a woman’s touch saves the day. This story is about Hector and Laney, whic ...more
Robin Blanksguster
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review
This is the perfect ending to the trilogy. Laney is one of the owners of an antique shop and is the only one not married. She has dated a lot of guys most of whom have treated her badly and taken advantage of her kind nature. Due to a scheduling conflict to do an antique pick, checking out a client's antique furniture, by one of the other owners, Laney goes to check out a farm's, owned by Hector Erwin, offerings. Laney and Hector are both expecting the other one to be old. Hector and Laney both ...more
Jaclyn  Amethyst  Mae
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
They were destined to meet
When Laney showed up to cart away Hector’s belonging’s she had no idea that both their lives would be changed forever. He’d never known his parents and with his grandparents gone, it had become increasingly difficult to maintain his family home. Hector was having a rough time letting go and that lonesome feeling had him slightly off his rocker.
Laney couldn’t stand to see Hector so dejected. She had started to care for him and even though her actions seemed self-serving,
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Debbie Caswell
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Three friends own a business together and as the last one without a partner Laney volunteers to go see their latest client seeing her partners have evening plans with their better half's. They need to take a look at the antiques that he wants to sell her friends tease her that maybe it is her time to find true love like they have but with her luck with men she just knows that Hector will be at least 80. Hector has lived with his grandparents most of his life ever since his parents were killed in ...more
Jen
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the Rules of Love series. I loved this book, it is a unique story where the man in the story has personal challenges and is lead to believe basically his life is a lie as it unravels after his grandparents/parents pass away. Hector is left with cleaning up the family homestead to move forward with this life but as he attempts to make his way forward, he is sucked into the past. Laney is pulled into the mix by posting an ad to purchase antique items. Even these two are o ...more
Sugan
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Let me start by saying that I really enjoyed this story. I love when I discover a book that does not follow the typical romance formula. Lindsey Hart did a great job of showing that men can be sensitive and women can be strong without being overbearing. Hector was broken from so much loss in his life AND he showed his emotions! Laney had her own baggage from relationships but she was also independent and willing to go after what she wanted. I loved that Hector was the one that showed restraint a ...more
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is such an emotionally entwined story that will have you in Hector and Laney's corner. Hector just lost his grandmother and finds out that he has to sell the place he has spent his life. Laney has been assigned to go and evaluate the antiques which leads to a heated discussion between the two. When she finds items in a box that are personal she calls Hector over to her place to retrieve them and this is where their journey begins. He doesn't feel he is good enough for her and tries to keep ...more
Lena
Feb 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Laney is the last of her friends to be married, and she's feeling lonely. Enters lonely Hector with baggage that he;s struggling with. Can they find happiness together?

While I like the story, I felt that it could have been developed more. It was over just a it began. There's no depth to there relationship. One chapter their relationship starts, then it's 6 years later, they're married with a baby. The end! I love happy ever afters, but it's the journey of getting there that I long for. The begi
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Caroline Doig
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is book 3 to the Rules of Love and I loved it. Laney went to price some antiques for a man he ended up calling her cheap what’s the hell wrong with this guy he called me and they ended having an argument. Hector is upset that he has to sell his deceased grandmothers furniture but he badly needed the money he also knows that he will have to sell the farm eventually, his home was with his grandparents but now they have passed away he has no one. Laney was going through some drawers that she b ...more
Emma
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hector is use to a solitary life. He grew up with old fashioned grandparents and worked on their farm all his life. He has to come to grips with his sorrow and pain to sell the farm to survive. Laney is assigned to assess his antique furniture that he has to get rid of. Their meeting was not ideal and Hector was projecting his anger and pain onto Laney. But then she figured out that he was suffering from the loss of his family and his home. Through it all there was an emotional connection betwee ...more
Donna
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved it. Hector recently lost his grandmother, now he was being forced to sell the farm where he had lived all his life. He was hurting, desolate, lonely, sad, and so in need of someone important in his life. He met Laney and was scared of how she made him feel. He just knew he wasn't good enough for her so he did everything to drive her away. The more she tried to help, the more he distanced himself. Their relationship was angst-driven. If ever two people needed anyone, they did. I urge you ...more
Bonnie
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-again
Laney and Hector's story. They met at an emotional time for him. Drawn to one another, but uncertain about pursuing it. They come together in a conflagration, but baggage and past hurts interrupt, until they get that out of the way. When he reacts predictably to something she does, it had me shaking my head, saying, "I knew it. I knew he was going to do that." All in all, this was a great book. Romantic and steamy, Ms. Hart has captured the art of the romance novel. I look forward to reading mor ...more
Marilyn Smith
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it

Hector has to sell his farm and antiques and isn’t happy about it. Lainy who has an antique shop gets a call from Hector that he has a lot of antiques to sell. They together and she gets the antiques that he wants sold. But he gets angry about the price ad calls her cheap. She thinks he’s rude but likes how he looks. After she looks at some of the antiques in her store finds a small old box that contains items that she thinks that he’ll want so she calls him to come get them. That night she give
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Brenda
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this book because in this one, the man showed his feelings in different ways than we usually read. He captivated me with his background and simplicity. The antique dealer is another great character. She had been hurt before and became untrusting to a degree and quick to defend herself, right or wrong. Watching the story develop held my attention and I could barely keep from reading the ending before time to. The twist was great. I gave my honest opinion voluntarily for this adv ...more
Karen L Ledee
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. Sweet, with some spice, romance. Laney and her friends own an antique store where they buy, refinish, and sell pieces. Hector is in the process of selling his farm after his grandmother dies. The realtor told him that he needed to remove the barn in order to sell the house. He callls her shop to sell some furniture. When she arrives to see him, he is lots less than charming. Problem is, she feels an electric connection with him. He is just in a bad place right now and doesn’t want to ...more
Jennifer
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rules of Love is a series that is so easy to lose yourself in. Each book in this impressive series has an amazing storyline as well as the characters to match and Love Antique is just another example of Ms. Hart's incredible talent. Follow along as Hector and Laney take their journey together. This book packs one heck of an emotional punch.

I was beyond fortunate to have requested an advanced reader's copy of Love Antique in exchange for my honest opinion and I highly recommend reading this book
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Terry Babb
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
A most unusual, untypical love story but that's probably closer to reality than all the lovey dovey stuff that probably doesn't often happen in real life. The heroine was a life force, the hero not so much but they had great sexual chemistry in spite of them being poles apart emotionally. There was a great undercurrent of something way beyond attraction but it was deep & healing. I agree with previous reviewers that the conclusion skipped too many years to be entirely satisfactory, too rushed pe ...more
Michelle
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love Antique is the third book in Lindsey Hart's Rules of Love series, and they just keep getting better. Hector is a quiet, reserved, grief-stricken man trying to rebuild his life, and Laney has come to terms with the likelihood of being alone for the rest of hers. Two lonely people trying to move forward and find a connection to the rest of the world; is Fate lending a hand? Drama & misunderstandings, unforeseen circumstances, tender hearts, and lots of steam all lead to love and a happy endin ...more
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