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SERIES: City By the Bay Stories #2
GENRE: Contemporary Clean Romance
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming
RELEASE DATE: November 1, 2018
He needs a great idea
She can provide it—but at what cost?
The battle lines are drawn when army medic turned EMT Ava Andrews enters a contest devised by San Francisco entrepreneur Kyle Quinn. The first responder isn’t just competing for a tempting grand prize. She’s fighting her attraction to the self-made millionaire…and losing the war.
But private and professional boundaries blur when a breach of trust threatens Ava’s future with Kyle.
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Ava’s Prize is a story of two people who may appear at first glance to be complete opposites, yet in reality are very much alike in their heart of hearts.
Kyle Quinn is, honestly, very unlikable at first – and yet even then there is a glimmer of what really lies beneath the surface of his heart. Specifically, his ultimately-good heart and the loneliness he experiences in spite of his wealth and success. In contrast, Ava Andrews is instantly endearing, the kind of character you want for a friend, and her life is brimming with friends and family who love her and invest themselves in her (and she, them). The supporting characters made this story for me, though, and I especially enjoyed the scenes in Kyle’s arcade – lots of fun and goodnatured competition.
The chemistry between Kyle and Ava is palpable in certain scenes – be careful, you might forget to breathe every now and then too. Yet, their kissing scenes weren’t my fave parts of their romance (I know, I know. I’ve shocked all of you). Rather, my favorite aspects were the moments between them where Kyle lets down his guard and is just so incredibly sweet as he allows Ava to rest and just ‘be’.
Bottom Line: Ava’s Prize is a solid story with electric romantic chemistry and several sweet moments. Both Kyle and Ava experience steady character growth over the course of the novel, and readers will experience a wide range of emotions as they follow the plot. The fact that several characters have specific medical needs not usually seen in contemporary romance adds another dimension to this already layered story and keeps readers invested in the characters.
(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received through Prism Book Tours. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)
My Rating: 4 stars / Enjoyed it
KissingBook Level: 3 / May forget to breathe on occasion
Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She’s been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent’s 70 year marriage and her parent’s marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn’t always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at her website.
– 1 winner will receive a$50 Amazon e-Gift Card & e-copy of The Rancher’s Rescue (open internationally)
– 1 winner will receive a San Francisco Cable Car Ornament, Signed Copy of The Rancher’s Rescue & $50 Amazon Gift Card (US only)
– Ends November 21, 2018
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