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Hennessey on the Rocks

4.62  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Renowned Chef Charlie Hennessey needs a break. Tired of the noise of Manhattan and afraid the big city and its cynical outlook has jaded her thoroughly, she packs up her babies and returns home to Camden, Maine. The quiet coastal town holds memories of loved ones, offers space for her children to roam, and is the only place she longs to be. Here she hopes to recharge and ...more
Kindle Edition, 173 pages
Published October 7th 2019 by Monica DeSimone
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Bobbi Wagner
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a well written story that has characters that pop off the pages and into your heart. A story of never dying love, a strong love and second chances. Charlie packs her children up and returns home, hoping to find herself again. Jonathan has been trying to out run his past but when he finds himself back in his hometown, he may just hit his past face on. These two have history, is there a second chance in their future or will lies destroy what's left? I highly recommend this book.
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Hennessey On the Rocks is an engrossing and emotive read by the talented Monica DeSimone. This second chance romance had all the right ingredients needed to keep me hooked. From the interesting and endearing characters, to the wonderful story- full of drama, angst, secrets, discovery, emotion, romance, and humour- I was smitten right from the start.
Charlie and Jonathan were really great characters- enticing me into their story as everything unfolded, and even though they frustrated me at
Michelle King
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a heart wrenchingly beautiful love story. When you find your true, one and only love at age 5, how can it possibly last a lifetime? That is what Charlie and Johnnie are trying to figure out. They were, are, and always will be the other half of each other. Yin and Yang. Light and darkness. But then again, don’t we all have a bit of darkness in us? This story explores that darker side. Anger, depression, alcoholism, fear. When we find someone who helps us combat those emotions, someone ...more
Tamm Frederick
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I could give this book 6 stars, I would!

Let me preface this by saying, if you've got a bad head cold, don't read this book. It'll make you laugh, cry, sob, giggle, sob some more and unable to breathe because you're all stuffed up from the nose. Oh and you'll need at least one box of tissues!

So - onto the story:

Determined, divorced momma of two moves her little family from the busy city, back home to Maine. After a while, her ex follows the little family home and worms his way into the
Laura Furuta
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hennessey on the Rocks
By Monica DeSimone
5 out of 5 stars

The story Hennessey on the Rocks by Monica DeSimone is a contemporary romance book. It is a story that pulled me in from the beginning and didn’t let me go until I had read the final page. It is a story that had my emotions going up and down with the characters. I enjoyed reading about the characters of Charlie and Jonathan. Charlie is a successful chief. She is independent, intelligent, and strong. She has found herself back in Camden,
Gail Guerrero
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hennessey on the Rocks by Monica DeSimone - Review by Gail Guerrero

4 stars

My mouth has been on the floor most of this book. I’ve never read so many ups and downs in one book. The plot twist still has me shocked. Only because I didn’t figure it out sooner. Johnnie is pure drama but so worth it. Charlotte is a great character with understandable flaws. When you’re hurt you will do anything to save yourself. I do feel like the author repeated a lot of the same information. Overall I really enjoyed
Meredith Kennedy
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a sweet book

Loved this book!! Such a sweet story. Charlotte is amazing, such a strong woman character. Even with her success, she still stayed true to herself. It makes sense why she did what she did. She's a mother just protecting her children like she should. Jonathan is a great guy who has to continue to fight to overcome his past and how he dealt with it. Don't blame him for being angry with Charlotte but glad he understood why she did what she did. So even with all their troubles, glad
Madison Degraffenreid
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Hennessey on the Rocks by Monica DeSimone was a wonderful read. I literally could not out it down. It had me laughing out loud at times. I loved Charlie, Johnnie, Jace, and Abie. The were excellent characters. They were easy to visualize, realistic, and I loved how they changed as the story progressed. The storyline itself was organized, original, and easy to follow. It seemed to be professionally edited. I really enjoyed how this story carried me
Christina Finizio

I have no words. This story gutted me. I laughed and cried. No matter what they've been through the love shared between Charlie and Johnnie never died. I loved the chemistry between them. Can someone tell me where I can get my own Abie?? She was a pip!
Ramona williams
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great story

A beautifully written story in a 2nd chance at love!! I didn't wanna put the book down hopefully we see more of these characters in the future!!
Heather Lovelace
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
An excellent book about love and second chances. This is a new author to me and I really enjoyed the characters and how they leapt off the pages. The story flowed really well and kept me thoroughly engrossed until I found myself at the last page. Truly enjoyed my time with these characters and look forward to reading more from this author.
Tamm Frederick
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Rosanna Ingram
Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Charlie is a divorced mother of two that is returning to the town she grew up in to get her life back on track. Leaving Manhattan, and her ex-boyfriend, and moving back to Maine is about spending time with her kids and finding herself again. Remodeling her family home to include a skate park for the kids and a workspace for herself is just the fresh start they all need. However, it takes two months for her ex-husband, Johnnie, to show his face and let her know that their son, Jace, is unhappy ...more
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Monica lives in northern New Jersey with her three dogs; Sam, Reilly and Steeler. Raised by a football coach in the heart of Texas, football is a passion that is deeply rooted. Introduced to Nora Roberts by her mother at the age of thirteen, she spawned a lifetime love affair with books, all things romance and happily ever afters. Outside of writing, you will find Monica on her back porch enjoying ...more