Sunday, April 26, 2015

Blog Tour: One Winter by Natalie-Nicole Bates

One Winter
by Natalie-Nicole Bates

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After her mother’s sudden death, Rory Lane is home again. It has been fifteen years since she escaped Mount Pleasant and everyone and everything in it. Now she must oversee the closing of her mother’s affairs. 

The only bright spot is Rory’s blossoming friendship with boarder CJ Rausch. Rory senses that CJ just might be her soul mate, but the handsome excavator is somewhat of a standoffish loner. 

After an unthinkable event, Rory’s life spins out of control, and she must deal not only with her grasping, selfish sister, but also a manipulative, wannabe suitor. CJ offers Rory a way out, but at what price? Beware: Everyone has secrets in Mount Pleasant...And they enjoy them! 

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Natalie-Nicole Bates writes a sweet romantic story, with the elements of new found love and trust, which I truly enjoyed reading. 

In this story the reader meets Rory, coming back home to Mount Pleasant from London due to her mother's death. Rory escaped from Mount Pleasant as a teen and never wanted to return, but needs to settle her mother's estate. 
The town council has decided to move the cemetery, which her parent's home is on and hires CJ Rausch's company to move the cemetery to a new location. CJ becomes Rory's boarder while he is in town doing the work.

Rory and CJ come from different backgrounds, but are both want love, family and a place to call home. But love never comes easy and Rory's sister puts a kink in a growing relationship, by doing something selfish and irresponsible. 

Love takes trust and CJ has insecurities in this area and he will need to overcome his past to let love in.

Natalie-Nicole does a wonderful job getting her reader involved within the storyline and the characters.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a sweet romance. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

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Natalie-Nicole Bates is a book reviewer and author.

Her passions in life include books and hockey along with Victorian and Edwardian era photography and antique poison bottles. Natalie contributes her uncharacteristic love of hockey to being born in Russia.

She currently resides in the UK where she is working on her next book and adding to her collection of 19th century post-mortem photos.

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