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Friday, June 28, 2013

Review: One Day in Apple Grove by C.H. Admirand

One Day in Apple Grove (Small Town USA, #2)Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 1402269021
Pages: 312 pages
 Genre: Romance/Contemporary/Small Town
 Series:   Small Town USA-1
Challenges- 2013 150+ Challenge , 2013 Read-A-Latte Challenge ,Romance Reading Challenge 2013, Sports Romance Reading Challenge 2013,The 2013 Literary Exploration Reading Challenge, 2013 Outdo Yourself Challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon, Indiebound, Powell's


Welcome to Apple Grove, Ohio (pop. 597), a small town with a big heart.
Caitlin Mulcahy loves her family. She really does. But sometimes they can drive her to her last shred of sanity—from her dad ("I'm not meddling, I just want what's best for you") to her eight-months-pregnant older sister to her younger sister, who will do just about anything to avoid real work. Cait just needs to get away, even if for only an hour.
When she sees someone in need of help on the side of the road, of course she's going to pull over. She might even be able to fix his engine—after all, the Mulcahy family is a handy bunch. She's not expecting that former Navy medic Jack Gannon and a little black puppy named Jameson will be the ones who end up rescuing in her.


My Review:

I will have to apologize for any errors in this review. I had a migraine today so everything is off but especially my typing and eye sight.

Intro Babble: I have loved C.H. Admirand's books from the first one I picked up and they just keep getting better. I loved this one just as much.

Heroine: Caitlin-Loved her. She was strong, smart and brave. She was easy to like. I think Grace is still my favorite of the sisters but Caitlin comes close.

Hero: Jack-Ever since Newsies, I have had a weak spot for heroes named Jack. And I definitely loved the Jack in this one. This Jack is a little bit broken from his time in Iraq and he definitely needs some healing.

Chemistry: They had very good chemistry. Very hot. But, for me, perhaps there was not enough tension. For some reason, I need a bit of conflict in my romance and I didn't get much of that here. I did, however, love both of their connections with Jaime, the adorable dog they adopt.

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Ending Babble: I love the small town feel of this one...just like I do with all of C.H. Admirand's books. I want to live in Apple Grove. The secondary characters just help build up the small town warmth of the book. They are just as lively and interesting as the main characters. I also loved how well PTSD was treated in this one. It wasn't glossed over and it wasn't used as a throwaway plot device. Perhaps my favorite part of the book was Jaime. I love dogs and I fell in love with this one. I want a puppy now! Seriously. I do.

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