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Reaching For Normal (Bloo Moose, #1)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  105 ratings  ·  17 reviews
After a childhood spent in hospitals and foster homes, Myla’s freelance adventure writing suits her perfectly. A couple of weeks trying out new things then move on. Now, if she can only get her guide to all things winter interested in helping her lose her V-card.

Sawyer’s lost his parents, his SEAL team, and his legendary Spidey senses. Now he’s faced with a sexy, secretive
Kindle Edition, 194 pages
Published July 21st 2020 by Jemi Fraser @ Just Jemi Books
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Lynda Young
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Myla is always looking for her next adventure to write about, but she has a weak leg. She over-compensates by making sure she’s super independent. She won’t even stay in one place for long, and that suits her just fine.

Sawyer is an ex-navy SEAL. He’s seen a lot of dark stuff in his past and prefers the blissful solitude of the mountains.

When they meet, sparks fly, and I loved it! And when trouble comes to the mountains, I loved that too!

The character of Myla is great. I enjoyed her determined,
Carol Kilgore
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great start to a new series set it snowy Vermont. I loved the characters--very well defined. Will definitely read more from this author.
Yolanda Renee
Jun 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reaching for Normal: A Bloo Moose Romance by Jemi Fraser was the first book in the series that I read. I was immediately hooked on blogging sensation Myla Esperanza, who believes that the bigger the adventure, the better. She's not afraid of anything, but when a moody Sawyer Banks rescues her from a snow-filled ditch, she's determined to prove she is more than capable. However, for some reason in his presence, Myla is entirely discombobulated. Despite that, she makes her desires known and insist ...more
C. McKenzie
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great read for summer, well anytime you want to enjoy a good laugh, some exciting woodsy adventure, and a lot of sexy romance. Myla is an interesting character with her so called disability, which doesn't hold back her adventurous and eager- to-try spirt in the least. Sawyer is the ultimate hunk who comes with some serious past issues. Together they make a perfect couple if only they can overcome their resistance to love and attachment. ...more
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent adventure!

I really enjoyed this book a lot. Sawyer, former SEAL and Myla a blog writer met when he pulls her and her car out of a ditch. She also writes articles about her gentle adventures. She is in Vermont to experience winter and hires Sawyer to teach her to snowshoe and ski. They have an instant attraction that he tries to ignore, but not successfully. While out in the wilderness someone takes a shot them and the real adventure begins. There is quite a lot of humor in this and
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
There was so much to love about this book from the action-packed suspense, the sweet little town of Bloo Moose, the focus on winter outdoors activities, to the sizzling romance between Myla and Sawyer! I loved how both characters bring different baggage to the relationship and, how through their growing attraction to each other, they both realize that they're capable and worthy of love. This is a fantastic start to a new romance series and I can't wait to read the next book! ...more
Heather Gardner
Sep 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story.
This was a good story. Sawyer and Myla were meant to help each other through their problems and come out on the other side stronger together.
Jean Oram
I love Bloo Moose! A small town in snowy Vermont. Enter a clumsy adventure blogger who has come from Florida to figure out winter and write about it. What she doesn’t expect to do is get chased by a crazy man in the woods or to fall in love with a SEAL. A great story about accepting yourself as well as believing in yourself. And of course, the healing power of love.
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Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an enduring story in many ways but especially in the fact the main female character isn’t perfect. The story is filled with determination, courage, and hope, along with laughs, romance, mystery, and a dash of suspense.

The author draws the reader into the characters’ world with a vivid description of the town and the surrounding area. You feel the elements of winter as the author takes you along on Myla and Sawyer’s trek into the wilderness. The characters come alive with their quirky way
Ruth P
Nov 20, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like this book, but, oof. It's riddled with errors. The most egregious is a misspelling of the hero's name - as if this book was never even run through a spell checker! The most frequent is missing commas that make it hard to read. There's also other problems with punctuation, and weird dialogue tags. I had to re-read a lot of pages because of these things throwing me off constantly. It's seriously bad. I couldn't believe the thanks at the end that indicated it had ever been read by anyone, ev ...more
Feb 16, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Stupid heroine dumb premise

I stopped reading at 30%. The heroine stole the hero’s snowmobile when she has never driven one only rode one once and only been outside in a north country winter 3 times and only been to where he was going once. The stupidness of that act makes her the dumbest character ever or the most unbelievable. And I’m supposed to believe the hero will fall for her? Nope. Just nope. She was offended for being called a ”liability” when he refused to take her to the backcountry c
Dec 01, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full of strength.

Myla was literally thrown away when she was born with a withered leg. She’s had to fight hard her entire life. Trying not to let her weakness define her, her stubborn refusal to be held back by physical restrictions has instead become her strength. Now she’s taking a chance on emotional vulnerability with a psychologically damaged Navy SEAL she hired to teach her all about winter sports. To make matters a little more interesting, someone is taking shots at them whenever they hea
Jan 17, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute! If you're looking for clean - this isn't it. I typically only read clean reads but by the time I realized it wasn't (my fault for missing what the author plainly had written on the book page), I couldn't stop.

It was a sweet story. Parts were a little far fetched but it was cute. And sadly, if a book gets me laughing, I'll usually stick it out. And this was pretty funny in parts.
Sep 29, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Sherri L.
Mar 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful story

What a great story, so heartfelt and sweet. I loved this book and can’t wait to read the next one.
Janet Fishman
Feb 25, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable

Read from a new to me author. Sawyer and Myla were great characters. I felt the Jen story could have been fleshed out a bit more.
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Jemi Fraser lives in beautiful Northern Ontario where she works hard and plays harder with both her family and her students.
Holding an ever-present mug of Chai tea, she spends her free time baking cookies and writing Happy Ever Afters.
The world can always use more of both.

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