Saturday, April 27, 2013

Three of Hearts by W. Ferraro

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Mae Turney is searching for the type of life and happiness she has never known but has only dreamed about. She's fortunate enough to find a great opportunity to live in an exterior apartment of a beautiful lake house in a small town in Vermont. When she realizes the apartment and scenery are not the only gorgeous appeal but the home owner, Seth Finn, is as well, she puts it all on the line for the chance at love. When she becomes comfortable and confident in her own skin and sexuality, Mae realizes that this place and this man is exactly what she came looking for. Knowing Seth and his three children are as special as they come, Mae bets the house, and prays she and her gamble are enough.

As first book in W. Ferraro's Hamden Series, Three of Hearts brings us the story of Seth Finn and Mae Turney. Seth runs a successful construction business with his best friend Dylan, while also caring for his three children, Connor, Aidan, and Megan. Seth's wife, Maggie, passed away over five years ago, shortly after Megan was born. Seth's been determined to stay away from meaningful relationships ever since.

Mae is an oncology nurse who's just left the big city of Boston to take a job at the hospital in Hamden. She ends up renting an apartment attached to Seth's lake house where he lives with his kids. Mae's a sweet, likeable female character whose body is full of curves, somewhat making her a self-conscious character around the tall, built, bald hunk that is Seth Finn.

Seth and Mae are instantly attracted to each other and quickly fall into a sweet relationship that has Mae falling in love with not only Seth, but his children as well. Seth's family and friends are all in favor of the relationship as Mae's the first woman to attract Seth since his wife's death. 

Will their chemistry be enough for Seth to truly move on, or will Mae be forced to say goodbye to the man, and the children, that she's come to love?
Three of Hearts was a sweet, light romance that showcased loss, love, and the importance of family. I fell in love with Seth and his family right along with Me. Her separate interactions with his children, specifically Megan, warmed my heart. Mae and Seth's journey to love happened a little too quickly for my taste, but it's acknowledged in the book, so I didn't really mind it as much as I normally do. 

Without trying to give anything away, there's one scene in this book that left me burning with anger, and I thought the resolution was somewhat lacking, but Seth definitely made up for it in the end. Overall, I enjoyed Seth & Mae's story and I'm really looking forward reading playboy Dylan's tale in Three of Spades. Go check out the Hamden men now!

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