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(Pearson Sisters Series #1)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  254 ratings  ·  82 reviews
Pretending had always been so easy for Shane...until Janelle moved in next door.

Janelle was excited to be starting a brand new chapter in her life. But her eagerness quickly plummeted when her new neighbor stormed over with his arrogance and attitude. And now, just the sight of him made her blood boil.

Just as she thought she knew exactly what kind of man Shane Anderson
Kindle Edition, 227 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by Limitless Publishing, LLC
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DJ Sakata
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She gets a little more aggressive when she has a few drinks in her. The mention of castration, disembowelment, and roasting his nuts over an open flame made us laugh during dinner, yes, but now I am honestly a little afraid for the guy.

“Do you think he’s gay?” My smile falters. “Who knows?” It is hard to distinguish between the two voices. “What I do know is no matter if he prefers the bratwurst or the bun, he needs to get laid.”

“I have an entire list of things that would inflict
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Jennifer D.
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shane has the weight of the world on his shoulders and I honestly don't know how he is able to put one foot in front of the other each day. You truly never know what someone has going on in their lives that you don't know about. Janelle has the biggest, most caring heart. Their first meeting doesn't go well, nor does the second or third... But slowly things shift and they no longer fight the attraction. Janelle's two sisters are a total hoot! I love them! They had me laughing out loud while the ...more
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
This was the first book from this author that I have read and I really liked it. Shane and Janelle were so good together. Shane had a lot on his mind with his mom being sick and his dad leaving when the times got bad. When he first meets his neighbor they get off on the wrong foot. It takes some time but they start to see each other in a different light and a relationship starts to blossom. One big issue will try to tear them apart but they are able to work through that and get the HEA that they ...more
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
CA Harms does what she does best and that is to draw you into a story in such a way that it is like you are right there with the characters. You feel the hurt, the pain, the suffering and the struggles as if they were your own. Shane is teetering on the edge and ready to fall and shatter into pieces as life is nearly bringing this young man to his knees. Janelle a blonde haired, blue eyed beauty that is the light to his darkness may be just what the doctor ordered. As these two try to walk the ...more
Dec 03, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2-read
[1.25 star] dont like this book, hero is kind of an asshole & heroine is kind of doormat. at about 50% of the book, i was getting bored of it. the author just keeps repeating the same thing over and over again. probably not continuing the series.
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Deborah Harrell-jones
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Janelle and Shane do not have a great first impression when she moves in next door. Shane works three jobs so when he gets woken in the middle of his slumber by his new neighbor, they both get taken by surprise. Their encounters turn into four play for them because when Shane finally asks Janelle on a date their relationship moves full speed ahead. Shane is all about trying to have fun, but the relationship part is difficult for him to be open. His life has revolved around taking care of his mom ...more
Gwen Shafer
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love C.A Harms. Her books are amazing and this one proves that. I am absolutely loving the Pearson sisters. Feisty, loud mouths, tell it like it is. Don't take nothing from no one. Will stand up for themselves when needed and are there for one another. This one is about Janelle. She is the middle of the three sisters. She recently moved into a new house and her neighbor Shane is quite the neighbor. These two don't hit it off. He is quite the jerk right from the beginning. I have to ...more
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Janelle is loving life. Moving into her new house, spending time with her sisters and parents, starting her new job at her aunt's salon. What more could she ask for? Now if she could just shake the cranky but oh so sexy neighbor. Shane has a lot on his plate. Working two jobs to take care of his responsibilities, he just wants to sleep. Too bad the crazy new neighbor is so loud. Can these two get past their annoyance for each other?

What a fun book! Full of passion, love, humor, kindness,
Christina  Fender
Oct 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shane works three jobs, is the handyman to the housing addition he lives in, takes care of his mother’s care, and likes his quiet, peaceful existence. He sleeps when he can, so be sure you don’t interrupt the grumpy bears rest.

Janelle moves in next door to a man who who seems to be nothing but a grouch. Rather than just asking her to quieten it down he calls her rude.

These two but heads at every turn in the beginning. When Janelle’s sister’s soon to be ex shows up Shane sets in and rescues
Carey S.
3.5 Stars

Shane is totally stressed in life. His lively and beautiful mother was hit by a drunk driver, and is now almost catatonic. Shane works two jobs to keep her in a facility that is both caring and wonderful. He also visits her daily and gives up a lot of sleep and a good chunk of his life to care for her. He’s angry because his dad left when things got tough, and left Shane with the total burden for her care. Janelle Pearson moves into the house next door to Shane. It’s been empty for a
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I loved that this book showed the venerability of Shane the main character. It showcases that men don't have to be tough all the time; they do cry; they do feel deeply.

Shane is working 3 jobs to ensure that his mom who 5 years ago was left in a coma after a road accident has the best possible care available; his dad walked out straight after the accident not being able to cope; when Shane is not working he sits by his mums bedside talking to her in the hopes that she can hear him but his not so
I just finished this book and ya'll I got thoughts. This book was different, I thought it from the beginning. Usually we see the female having all the issues and hiding and exploding and usually the guy is the background character. This book was almost refreshing as it focused on Shane and how he was was shouldering the entire world and trying to use Janelle as a way to escape is everyday life.

And instead of being mad about it (which sometimes he was a bit of a jerk), I found myself being
Kari Hansen
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shane would do anything for those he loves but the responsibility that he is having to bear is taking its toll on him and his life. The last thing he needs are the noisy neighbors next door and he isn’t shy about ensuring they know exactly how he feels.

Janelle and her two sisters are very close, and they are excited to be moving into their first home. The last thing she needs is grumpy guy taking the fun out of the experience despite how sexy he is.

Janelle wants to know more about Shane as at
Renee Entress
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 star

I was pulled right into this truly emotional story. The story has laughs, secrets, anger, pain, and heartbreak.

This is Janelle and Shane’s story. He is struggling and she is making her life better. What starts out as a huge argument and mess turns into something loving by the end. He has his own demons that plague him, and he is taking it out on her. She is trying to stay away as his attitude brings her down. But the more they learn about each other the more the pull is for them. Can he
Wendy Livingstone
This is the 1st book in a new series from this gifted author, and what an amazing introduction this is!! Janelle is excited to move into her new house but does not get off to the best of starts with her new neighbor. Shane is working 3 jobs in order to support his mom, and does not appreciate when his sleep gets interrupted by his noisy neighbor. No spoilers; this is a definite must read, you will not be disappointed! This is a beautifully written story which is heartbreaking, raw, gritty, ...more
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a review copy before release for an honest review.
This is book 1 in a brand new series by the author and it was pretty great. The Pearson sisters are so much fun.

The first book is about middle sister Janelle and her new neighbor, Shane who is kinda a jerk (and that's me being kind).

Shane is a meanie and a grumpy gus because of the life he is forced to lead. He works two jobs to be able to take care of someone he loves, his mother. He is a self admitted mommas boy and his mom really
Books Laid Bare
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When it comes to writing a tortured soul I doubt there is anyone better than CA Harms, she just manages to get in all the feels when it comes to laying a guy out for all to see, warts and all I loved the fact that Shane was a guy that brought more than his own fair share of issues to the table, he was weighed down with more problems than anyone guy should have to bear but that didn’t mean that he wasn’t everything you could have wanted…nope if truth be told in my book it just made him all the ...more
Paradox is book one in the ‘’Pearson sisters’’ series. I read this book in one sitting and was satisfied throughout. I found the writing style easy to follow, the characters likeable and the storyline enjoyable. After an accident changes his mother’s life forever, Shane has no time for love. He works three jobs to afford the facility and care his mother deserves. When a noisy neighbour moves in next door, Shane is instantly irritated and he makes it known. What starts off as irritation soon ...more
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
I had high expectations going into this book since I have read (and own) almost all of the authors previous books. From very beginning, I didn't like Janelle. I didn't like her sisters. Not sure if the sisters were supposed to be sassy? spirited? They came across to me as childish, selfish and entitled. Shane on the other hand was likeable and his actions were explainable by the stress and crappy things going on in his life. It also bothered me that Shane was forced to continually apologize to ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 1st book in a new series from this gifted author, and what an amazing introduction this is!! Janelle is excited to move into her new house but does not get off to the best of starts with her new neighbor. Shane is working 3 jobs in order to support his mom, and does not appreciate when his sleep gets interrupted by his noisy neighbor. No spoilers; this is a definite must read, you will not be disappointed! This is a beautifully written story which is heartbreaking, raw, gritty, ...more
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is my first read by C. A Harms and what an enjoyable story. Paradox is the first book in the new Pearson Sisters Series and is Janelle and Shane's story. These two got off to a very rocky start when they first met, but their undeniable sizzling chemistry was hard to ignore. Humor, drama, angst, romance, and wonderful characters made this a great read. Shane's unwavering loyalty and love to his Mom as he worked so hard to take care of her just makes him swoon worthy and makes you want him to ...more
Well, it's really not her best in my opinion and I am a fan of this author.

Hated the h at first, she was better later but still hate her youngest sister. She's smart mouthed and annoying. It's supposed to be endearing and it isn't.

The H is no alpha. I was liking him but his whole keeping secrets was silly especially after they became involved and he screwed up several times where major groveling was needed. Abrupt ending didn't help.
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Tears and Laughs

This story had some depth to it and some crazy character relationships. Shane has been carrying the world on his shoulders for five years. Janelle moves into her first rented home that is all hers next to a man who comes off as a beast. However with some crazy twists and turns turns into her gentle and big hearted prince to her kind hearted and selfless princess.
Kirstie Ibrahim
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
My first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. It started a bit slow but it hooked me. Loved the characters of Janelle and Shane and their connection. It was interesting watching Shane let go and learn to live life. A couple of twists and turns kept it entertaining. I'm really looking forward to the next stories with the sisters.
Sharon Jones
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a truly wonderful start to a new series from CA Harms. So many parts of Shane snd Janelle’s story broke my heart. It was mainly regarding the storyline with Shane’s mother, but also the way sometimes Shane treated Janelle when he was feeling lost.
There are some great supporting characters in their story especially Janie. Lord I cannot wait until I get my hands on her book.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced readers copy of this book.
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*An ARC was provided in exchange of an honest review*

New series by this awesome author and she does not disappoint! Shane & Janelle’s story hooked me from the go...what a read! The emotions in this read shot straight into my heart and I was completely captivated. Definitely looking forward to the next book in this series!!
Susan C
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Nice read

An angsty hero with a gruff exterior and soft interior meets sweet, caring and lovable girl next door, literally. Paradox is a great story about a man who learns that you can’t carry the burdens of the world alone. Great story and character development makes this a nice read. Can’t wait for the other two Pearson sisters’ stories.
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shane and Janelle 5 plus stars!!

There are no words to describe how I felt reading this book. Just simply amazing. So much love, laughter, sadness and angst. C.A.Harms has a way to pull you in with all her characters that you feel is so real. I'm looking forward to reading more. you wont be disappointed.
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