|Rocky Harbor #3|
|May 2nd 2017|
|Ten years ago, Ellie Fairfield left Rocky Harbor brokenhearted and pregnant…
Trying to take care of her son the best she can, the single mother returns to the town close to her heart to run a local inn. Ellie knows it will be tough moving back to Rocky Harbor, and that old memories will haunt her. But the last thing she expects to find on her doorstep is the man who abandoned her when she needed him the most.
Angry at the war, the world, and himself, Colton Riley’s homecoming isn’t a pleasant one…
Being medically discharged from the Marines is one of many disappointments Colton has suffered over the years. A decade ago, he lost a chunk of his heart when the love of his life betrayed him. A year ago he lost his leg. Now, half the man he once was, Colton tries to put back the pieces of his life by accepting a construction project at the local inn, but he didn’t count on finding Ellie standing on the front porch.
The more time they spend together, the more they realize the love they shared years ago hasn’t died…
Even though Ellie is still hurt and angry, she knows her heart belongs to Colton. It’s not easy letting go of the past, especially with the secret she’s hiding from everyone. But when an illness puts her little boy’s life in danger, she has no choice but to tell Colton the truth—a truth that threatens to destroy their love once and for all.
With a past spun together in a web of lies, will Colton and Ellie be able to mend their wounded love?
I just read Wounded Love (Rocky Harbor #3)
by Marianne Rice. I think this is my first book by this author and her writing style is good
And while it really pulls all the cliché strings it is still a sweet small town second chance romance.
I might have some complains on the plotline but they are basically all because of the usual clichés that such a novel has to have but they do not change the fact that I can recommend this book to lovers of that genre.
I hope its not counting as spoiler which I like to avoid as much as possible but I still would like to say something about my main issue.
Spoiler if you really need to find someone and you do not know his last name – I agree its difficult, but in such a small town where everybody knows everybody. (And the reader knows he has tons of family there) So how should I as a reader believe that she’d rather call tons of hospitals asking for a person who’s last name she does not know and is only able to describe than ask around among everybody in that small town ? She had a good reason to search and I can not believe with those facts that she would not have found at least a trace of his family. It would have been better to explain that he was out of reach and contact due to something happening during his deployment.