[Pdf] The Hometown Hero Returns Home to Harbor Town #1 BY Beth Kery
He hero s drunk father dead and the one responsible then came the law suits which made the hero s mother bitterMari and Marc meet again after fifteen years and give in to their desires but Mari wises up to the bad blood between their families and backs off and a few weeks later returns to Harbor Town to tie up loose nds and start a family center with the money they got for the accidentMarc wants their relationship to work and tells Mari to take a chance but she is divided between her brother and his mother there is too much of a bad blood Baccarat : La lgende du cristal even when Marc makes her happy and then she finds out she isxpectingI did feel the heroine dithered a lot but I really O Colégio de Todos os Segredos enjoyed the book 2 stars I love you but your mother doesn t like me so we can t be together I d prefer a different plotSTORY BRIEFMari and Marc fell in love as teenagers in Harbor Town When Mari was 18 Marc s father Derry was drunk and caused an auto accident killing himself Mari s parents and Eric s mother Most of Derry s assets were used to pay claims to the victims Marc s mother resented this She had to sell the family home and no longer had any money to pay for her children s collegeducation Eric and his sister used the money to pay for their own college March Violets (Bernie Gunther, education Mari did not spend her money Instead she saved it for fifteen years and now will use it to fund The Family Center in Harbor Town a facility for victims of substance abuse Mari s purpose is to heal wounds from the pastAfter her parents deaths Mari moved to San Francisco and became a professional cello player She never married Marc became States Attorney in Chicago He married and divorced Mari visits Harbor Town to make arrangements for the Center Marc is visiting his mother in Harbor Town He still loves Mari From the moment he sees Mari he pursues her He still loves her Mari loves Marc but resistsREVIEWER S OPINIONThis is a short Harleuin novel a new genre for this author I m used to her hot steamy sex scenes but the sex in this book is mild as milk which is fine just different As a story there isn t much plot I was disappointed Most of the conflict between the couple is Mari loves him but feels they should not be together So she avoids Marc at different times during the story When they seeach other for the first time after fifteen years they spend a wonderful night together and then she won t return his calls Later they start seeing Zoete tranen each other again But soon Marc s mother gets sick which reminds Mari that they should not have a relationship and again she refuses to see Marc The repeating conflict of I love you but your mother doesn t like me so we can t be together doesn t make a good story for meWhen Marc and Mari are together they are freuently interrupted by other people I think this happened about five times That s ok but it wasn t asntertaining as it could have beenThe best part of the book is probably the reader identifying with Mari and Water Music enjoying the feeling of this wonderful gorgeous guy loving you and pursuing you no matter how often you say noDATAStory length 211 pages Swearing language mild including religious swear words Sexual language mild Number of sex scenes 3 Estimated number of sex scene pages 12 Setting current day Chicago Illinois and Harbor Town Michigan Copyright 2011 Genre contemporary romance 2 stars i guess the characters of marc and mari were niceven though they were a little boring the real issue here is his mother brigit like you re telling me her husband was drunk driving and caused an accident that killed mari and Revived eric s parents yet it s somehow gives HER a license to be a complete bitch to mari because she s upset the other 2 families received settlement money also her children are fully aware that their mother is a horrible person but they refuse to say anything to her like i literally cannot digest being rude to the children whose parents died because of your husband breaking the law hessentially murdered th Well written straight forward no stalkers no paranormal aspects no intrigue romance about high school sweethearts who were torn apart by a tragedy involving both their families and their attempts to get back together It is now 15 years later and they must deal with the Student Research Projects in Calculus events of the past and various family members unresolved grief loss and resentment Marc and Mari were well developed characters and despite being a little too perfect were very likable as were numerous secondary characters this is the start of a series it seems Injoyed the setting of Chicago my home town and Southwest Michigan my current stomping grounds though I had to suspend disbelief over all the properties with a View of Lake Michi. Part Yet when Marc appeared in her life fifteen years later the sparks that flew were as xplosive as the day they first metNow their reignited passion was changing their lives in ways than one.
I ve long been a fan of Ms Kery s rotic work and was Love for Imperfect Things excited to see a new branch in her already successful career Writing for Harleuin is very different from writing for nearly any other publisher on the planet because when you pick up any Harleuin novel you knowxactly what you re getting Or you would if you A Heart of Stone ever actually read them unlike me for the most part but you won t hold that against me right RightThe theme of this novel is a familiar one Love lost at a young and tender age due to unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances beyond the control of the hero and heroine Then miraculously after many years the couple finds one another and is offered a second chance A very popular and oftennjoyable storyline One I Taking Instruction (Taboo, enjoy greatly because at one time or another we ve all needed that second chance But Ms Kery adds a specialmotional twist to this familiar theme and brings you into the story heart and soul The struggles that Mari and Marc face in making their second chance as successful as they both deserve are ones we all Language and Linguistics encounter on a regular basis things in our past causing doubts our family s disapproval the uncertain future with someone you once loved but are only just rediscovering But what makes this story so special is the forgiveness involved before the healing can start The absolute strength on Mari s part to forget the past and be able to move on Marc s unrelenting courage to face his past and make good on something that was never his fault On the inside cover of this novel is this Life love and family These contemporary romances will strike a chord with you as the heroines juggle life and relationship on their way to true love This is I m guessing the tag line for Harleuin s Special Edition line and let me tell you this novel definitely did strike a chord with me in ways than you llver know Having a baby and being unable to break the news to anyone the destruction that was wrought because of the addiction Marc s father suffered from the unbearable weight of having to bear responsibility of the actions of another person it all hit home in a way that I hadn t Divertimento expected And the last two pages of the book Yeah they had me bawling like a child missing her favorite teddy bear The faith the hope the undying love of a person with such a pure heart was than I could bear I couldn t recommend this book any highly A gentle romance set in a small Lake Michigan shoreline town As an original harleuin romance the story is rather short not allowing for too much character development or attachment to the main characters However being a Beth Kery fan I wanted to read it Both Mari and Marc have been touched by a small town tragedy affecting both of their families Once young overs on the cusp of adulthood the tragedy tore them apart It s only when Mari comes back to her home vacation town where Marc sxtended family still resides and he visits do they reconnectA pleasant couple hour read Some people say you can never go home again but in Beth Kery s Home to Harbor Town series going home again can be the one place you find both forgiveness and loveHarbor Town is a picturesue lakeside community that is known for it s white sand beaches charming Main Street gorgeous sunsets and friendly neighbors It s a small town where at first glance Love Is a Fairy Tale everything looks beautiful you d never know that fifteen years ago tragedy struck leaving four people dead and three families broken In The Hometown Hero Returns Mari Itani comes home to face her past and wants to build a better future for her and for the town The one person she didn txpect to face was the one man she s always loved Marc Kavanaugh the son of the man who killed her parentsThis series and Hometown Hero in particular is about owning your past and accepting it for both the good and the bad living in the present and planning for the futureThis is a contemporary romance that Promise at Dawn explores the deepermotional issues of loss and forgiveness Many readers have said this is not what they xpect from a Beth Kerry book and I beg to differ Ms Kerry s books whether rotic romance or contemporary romance always delve deeply into the Bangkok Wakes to Rain emotional back story of the characters This book gives a particularly poignant back story to the hero and heroine and becomes the motivating force that drives themotion and the romance of this book I really The Right Sort of Man (Sparks Bainbridge Mystery enjoyed this The hero and heroine used to be in love their families close but the heroine s parents were against them because of their family s religious beliefs but that didn t stop them and when they were about to consummate their love an accident changedverything robbing the heroine Mari of her parents At ighteen Marianna Itani thought she'd found the man of her dreams in Marc Kavanaugh the uintessential boy next door That perfect romance flew to pieces when an unspeakable tragedy tore them
Gan Even in Michigan s depressed conomy that is still prime real Et si la maladie n'tait pas un hasard ? estate My biggest issue was with the title which really makes no sense to the story Finally it dawned on me that this is a Harleuin title and I stopped trying to figure it out At any rate the book is a departure from Beth Kery srotic romances but a very sweet story where much of the story s conflict is internal rooted in past trauma and current fears and insecurity Not my usual choice for reading but nicely done I noticed one reviewer complained about family playing such a big part in why it was hard for these two to reconnect Personally I found that very believable considering what Den of Shadows (Gamblers Den everyone had been through and how close the characters were to their families I look forward to future installments My initial reaction to hearing that one of my favoriterotic romance writers is doing a Harleuin series is the same reaction I have to my favorite PNR authors ju This feels a bit strange reviewing a non Scraps Of The Untainted Sky erotic romance by Beth Kery I think The Hometown Hero Returns is BK s first venture into category romance and it s a little on the mild side compared to Wicked Burn Release Daring Time and Sweet Restraint all true scorchers So it took me a little while to get over the lack ofxplicit detail in the love scenes but once I adjusted I realized Beth Kery can still write a good story without relying on the heatThis is a second chance at love story In Harbor Town Michigan fifteen years ago The Eric Carle Gift Set eighteen year old Marianna Mari Itani and twenty one year old Marc Kavanaugh were on the verge of consumating their love when a terrible tragedy interrupted them changing the course of their lives as well as others Mari moved from Michigan never to see her first love Marc again Now 33 year old Mari is a San Francisco Symphony cellist in Chicago where Marc works as a state s attorney for a performance Marc attends the concert follows her back to her hotel and to make a long story short theynd up doing what they d planned to do 15 years ago But was it a mistake Maybe you can t go home againor can you The Hometown Hero Returns relies most on character development over plot The plot is pretty simple will Mari and Marc be able to find what they once had 15 years ago or will the past and their families get in their way Will they be able to overcome the obstacles the main one being Marc s mother that threaten their future I won t be giving up a spoiler since it s on the back book blurb by telling you that Mari gets pregnant from her brief Huguenot Prophecy and Clandestine Worship in the Eighteenth Century encounter in Chicago but is thatnough for Mari and Marc to try againBeth Kery does a good job making Mari and Marc and their difficulties and passion for Fashion Design Course each other seem real I got a good sense of the types of people they were and felt like I knew where they were coming from They were likable characters their passion was hot but notxplicit you must use your imagination a bit and I was rooting for them Yes sometimes Mari tried my patience Aeralis (The Frost Chronicles, especially when she was willing to let Marc s disapproving Mom decide her futute I wanted her to fight harder for the man she supposedly lovedThroughout the book we meet interesting characters Marc s brother and sisters Mari s brother who I think will one day get their own stories in fact Marc s police detective brother Liam will get his story next Soven though this isn t the Beth Kery I m used to reading I am looking forward to reading in this series For the first book in a series BK does a good job 4 stars Liked it Not as hot as her Alternatives Chapter 2 (The Chronos Files; The Shattered Saga erotic books In fact the first time they have sex on meeting after ten long years the author doesn t let us in sighI liked both the hH Can t blame them for the choices they made in the past and the separationYoung lovers torn apart by tragedy and fate Literally torn apart fromach other s arms as they were just about to have sex for the first time Talk about timing Meet again after ten years and how they cope with the same issues that separated them in the first place I found the West Asian heritage of the h interesting and how her parents have double standards on their son and daughter dating I found it authentic Although with a boy like Marc showing interest in their daughter any sane parent would react the same Their grins of delight upon seeing him subtly changed over a single summer replaced by tense slightly suspicious Cincinnati and Other Plays expressions Lol Actually it s about three families and kids thereof who find themselves in theye of a storm as one drunk parent nds up killing 3 adults and injuring one child There s anger grief uprooting and a lawsuit So from this complicated mess are culled 4 books I will read the other books too later. Mari was pregnant She was set on putting the pain of the past behind her not reopening scars that had never truly healed And their baby might bring these star crossed lovers back together foreve.
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Beth Kery is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of over thirty novels novellas and serials She writes contemporary romances as well as erotic contemporary romances her hallmarks being emotional intensity leap off the page realistic characters and steamy sexual tension