Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tasty Tour and Giveaway for Author Mary Ann Rivers- January 13th-31st!

Live: The Burnside Series by Mary Ann Rivers
January 21, 2014


My Review:
This is the first book in the Burnside series. It is the story of two people with a strong attraction to each try to decide if they want to take a chance on each other. Des Burnside's life is in a mess, her siblings rely on her but don't appreciate her and nothing seems to be going right for her after the passing of her father. Heflin (divorced from an American woman) is a craftsman woodcarver working on a temporary job at the library where Des is now working. They are at different places in their life and what can become of a relationship when Heflin will be returning to his native Wales when the job is over? All in all, I found this to be an enjoyable story and Ms Rivers has a very poetic style of writing.

Mary Ann Rivers kicks off a new contemporary romance series—sure to please readers of Ruthie Knox, Kristan Higgins, and Jill Shalvis—where love can be found unexpectedly.
If there’s an upside to unemployment, Destiny Burnside may have found it. Job searching at her local library in Lakefield, Ohio, gives her plenty of time to ogle the hottest man she has ever laid eyes on: the sexy wood-carver who’s restoring the building. But as the rejection letters pile up, Destiny finds an unexpected shoulder to cry on. With his rich Welsh accent, Hefin Thomas stirs Destiny so completely that, even though he’s leaving soon, she lets herself believe the memory of his scorching kisses will be enough. 
 Hefin can’t help but notice the slender, confident woman with ginger hair who returns each day, so hopeful and determined. So when the tears start to fall, his silence—penance for a failed marriage—finally cracks. Once he’s touched her, what Hefin wants is to take her back to Wales and hold her forever. But Destiny’s roots run too deep. What they both need is each other—to learn how to live and love again.

Author Info
Mary Ann Rivers was an English and music major and went on to earn her MFA in creative writing, publishing poetry in journals and leading creative-writing workshops for at-risk youth. While training for her day job as a nurse practitioner, she rediscovered romance on the bedside tables of her favorite patients. Now she writes smart and emotional contemporary romance, imagining stories featuring the heroes and heroines just ahead of her in the coffee line. Mary Ann Rivers lives in the Midwest with her handsome professor husband and their imaginative school-aged son.
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