As an interesting read The story was not a ordinary one which made it interesting This is part of a series and even though it can be read as standalone there were times where you wondered about the other stories that must have come before this one Hunt Knox on the day he was to leave for college found out someone had stolen 8000 dollars from him He was leaving for college and now he didn t have the ability to pay for it despite the year of working every type of ob he could A member of his family had stolen all his money He was never told who or why but to basically get over it Hunt left that day and didn t return until when his mother was dying He returned as he promised and had a chance to say goodbye before she diedNow Hunt is faced with fixing up his mom s house dealing with his siblings and Ava Ridley She has been in love with him since she was very small Now Hunt has one hurdle falling in love with Ava The truth will come out and nothing will be uite the same Somebody to love by Sharon Sala was good read I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Hunter returns to his hometown after the death of his mother the only person he bothered to keep in contact with after his father and siblings steal his future from him He promised her he would take care of everything she wished for in her will It s nothing drastic but it still lands him back in a place he thought he d never want to be again and in the sights of Ava a girl 4 years his No Risk Refused junior who always had a thing for himTurns out she still does Thoughts This book isinteresting I guess is a way to put it The story itself is uite busy and hops around to multiple viewpoints of different people within the family and around the town which is fine It keeps things interesting if the author can keep it together which she or less did I can keep up with everyone involved despite not reading the previous books to figure out who all these people are on a personal level The busy plot is fine too for the most part I felt like this book was a little rough around the edges and perhaps hastily written is some places but overall it s okay What truly threw me off genuinely liking this book comes down to the writing styleI have to confess the writing style wasn t for me How to explainI feel like the comprehension level was down around aunior high level which is fine But the author has this thing where she tells you something and then whacks you over the head with that info repeatedly like you re the naughty kid in class who refuses to pay attention which is often a trait found in kid s books We the adult reader general are capable of understanding what was said the first timeIt basically feels like the author was saying the mom of the family died they live in Georgia the mom died they live in the South the family stole from Hunt the mom died Hunt flies helicopters they live in the south Ava has a massive crush on him the mom died etc I got it okay This book would be at least 30 pages shorter if all those repetitive details were pulled out of it It s like every character has to remind you of the same details at least 5 times each At least I should have countedpretty sure many of them are higher than thatAlso there are some inconsistencies in the writing For example the author shifts to Ava point of view and has her call Hunter to see how he s doing They are talking on the phone but Hunter smiled I m fine Maybe this is part of the writing style that didn t pop up until 22% of the way through the book but it really bugs me and I didn t notice it in previous phone calls between the siblings How does she know he smiled when they are on the phone in different houses and it s from her point of view It s like there was a shift in writing It could have been I m fine a smile evident in his voice But it wasn t and suddenly you are getting everyone s point of view in a tiny space of writing which is supposed to be from one person s point of view It happens again on the day of the funeral minus the phone part From there on out I noticed it several timesHow do I explain the next part of the writing that bothers meit s like the author has to tell you every thing that s happening Everything It s not smoothly done either Paraphrasing here but this is a rough example of something that happened in the book and how the writing felt to me Ava decided to eat popcorn as a snack She put the popcorn bag into the microwave to pop the popcorn It s ustnot smooth and it s telling you what she told you step by step I mean I was paraphrasing and that was a bit of an exaggeration but it s still an example of how the writing is in this book You can see why I believe the comprehension level "And Writing Style Is Geared "writing style is geared a younger audience than the content is meant forAnother tiny issue I had was the romance It started off well enough but I feel like after Hunter warned Ava away he immediately kind of went well I told her and she s still in to me so I guess I ll ust go with the flow and kinda lead her on which is 100% not what is supposed to be happening I m sure but Im Not Millie! just an interpretation of what I was reading that came across my brain I m sure the authorust meant to fast forward the romance since it only really started 20% of the way through the book but somehow still felt like it started
abruptly The romance itself well I feel as though this is one of the rushed bits where romantic conversations were hastily The romance itself well I feel as though this is one of the rushed bits where romantic conversations were hastily in certain places The result is kind of a sappy feel and the nagging idea that the author is trying to show you the most perfect romance imaginable for these two love birds If you don t like sappy maybe this book isn t for youMoving onAll the negative aside I feel like I should tell you again what I did like for this book to earn the rating it did The sole thing I really liked was Hunter There is a good man Hunter is Salvation: A Novel (Salvation Sequence) just trying to do right by his mother not stir up the hornets nest that is his family and their betrayal and get back to his life elsewhere The romance wasust kind of icing on the cake that he could find someone to love while all of this was going on Ava was fine I guess I don t have any complaints about her really The other characters served their purpose too I guess So it really A River of Royal Blood (A River of Royal Blood, just the writing style and the hastily put together feeling of the book that bothered me It isust so disappointing because I think with some tweaks to the writing style it would be a good read to me In Conclusion The writing style is ust not my cup of tea I find the comprehension level too low to make up for the hammering the nail till it s dead style of written delivery for all the info involved in this book I liked the premise the storyline and the main character Hunter but even those things combined could not save this book from the dislike I had for the writing styleI m not sure if this is the author s usual style but friends have tried to assure me this is not the norm with this author so maybe one day I ll try another one of her books. Headed for a happy ever after she becomes a victim of violence at the hospital ER in Blessings and suffers an injury that could cost her life Through secrets lies family betrayal and difficult choices Hunt's not sure he and Ava can ever make a home together in Blessings Or if life will once again lead them onto different pathsGrab some sweet tea and sit awhile; This sweet emotional story has family betrayal childhood crushes a veteran hero and a second chance to get everything right. Normally I m generous enough to give books I didn t like two stars because ultimately they were still okay However I was beyond disappointed in the latest Sharon Sala s Blessing s Georgia novel and can t even say it was okay I have read others in the series and enjoyed the blossoming romance and the charm of the small town but this book felt like the author phoned it in and suffered from lazy writing To begin with this is supposed to be a romance and to have the couple express their unwatering love for each other in the first half of the book left the second half without any romance There was no build or developing love between the two It ust was without uestion Then near the end when a tragedy struck them it felt like it was thrown in to extend the novel and add drama At the same time the big secret that was tearing apart the family was revealed 70% of the way through the book With the couple nearly engaged already the last 30% of the book felt irrelevant which seemed to be why she threw in the tragedy It felt like a desperate attempt to extend the novel and add conflict to the coupleHaving read this series before I know the town and the residents are a big part of the novels However in this novel which already had multiple members of a family that were slightly developed to throw in another family and their drama to show the generous side of the town and how wonderful everyone is felt completely unnecessary There were four other characters already established who could have experienced some dramatic event without introducing in the last half of the book Not to mention how she introduced another new character and potential love interest for the one sibling in the last 10% of the book Why Nothing was going to be adeuately developed in that time and at that point I had long since stopped caring Sala s writing style never bothered me before so I don t know if I never noticed certain things before or if this book is an exception but there seemed to be a lot of filler Aside from the above mentioned examples where it seemed like situations were included for extra drama or make the book longer I saw a lot of sections where the author showed every mundane detail of their life leading nowhere There were sections detailing the morning routine of the character and then they go to work but nothing else happens of conseuence Then the main character is estranged from his four siblings When he does something spectacular a scene was written with each of those siblings finding out he did something spectacular The same story was told three or four times and each scenario was only a few paragraphs It was repetitive and not necessary There are snippets throughout the book bouncing between each sibling and what they re doing The book could have done without one sibling or found a way to make the situations significantI had been excited to read this book but struggled to get through it It had no romance and was boggled down with unnecessary scenes and characters In all honestly this book felt like it was written to fulfill a contract and not a true example of what I ve come to expect with this series I received a complimentary copy of this book Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own Hunt Knox is back in town because his mother is dying and he s calling his siblings to account for the fact that someone stole his college fund all those years ago He oined the military and became a helicopter pilot but is resentment has lingered Ava who has been caring for his mother has had a crush on Hunt for years and now that he s in town well you know what s going to happen This winds a family secret into a love story between two people with issues in their background Luckily they live in Blessings a small town where people help each other This would have benefited from another edit to smooth out some of the rough edges and repetition but you know what it a good read an HEA Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC One for "a good read with an HEA Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC One for snowy day Returning to the Blessings Georgia world is like visiting a special magical place where the residents wave greet you by name and look after you when you re down In this latest a runaway comes home to fulfill his dying mother s last reuest and discovers a little girl with a crush has grown up Comfy southern small town romance at it s bestSomebody to Love is the eleventh of the series of standalone romances that can be read out of order but are enjoyed when read as a connected seriesMargaret Knox is dying and is setting her life in order with a desire to right a long time wrong so she sends for Hunt the son who left and never came back after his family betrayed him Hunt is there in time to reassure her that he will execute her will and keep his promise to her He ignores his four younger siblings who are part of the betrayal of stealing his college money and closing ranks to hide who did it He will bury his mother fix up her house to sell divide up the money and get out of Blessings as fast as he can He s lived a lifetime since he left as an Army combat helicopter pilot and now flying chopper service to the oil rigs The plan is good until he lays eyes on his mom s perky cute nurse and he realizes that little Ava Ridley has grown up and ust the sight of her soothes him down to his soulAva had a crush on Hunt Knox since she was a kid He was always her hero against skinned knees bullies and tough homework She never stopped missing him when he left town and her heart twists to see that nothing has been the same since for the Knox family who let him go and are standoffish even now What happened She s always wondered But she wonders what will happen because this adult version of Hunt still has her heart and he doesn t push her away when she takes a risk and lets him see itSomebody to Love is a heartwarming story that has some sadness to balance out the sweet and romantic The focus of the story is on Hunt and Ava s romance and the Knox family secret but like with past books there are other side stories going on around the town Some of the stories are lovely while at least one breaks the reader s heart The town rallies to the Knox family and others in needI m a low angst fan for the most part and this series continues to be a go to when I want uncomplicated straight forward romance with the conflict mostly being either that of a character s personal issue or the conflict is from without Hunt and #Ava Fall In Love # fall in love and deeply It s a little far fetched but I was happy to swallow the little blue pill Their romance is one of the story threads along with each Knox sibling and another situation involving another family s tragedy and a fire for one of the town businesses Ruby and Peanut get to work rallying the town for that The Knox family mystery was driving me nuts with curiosity and I liked the way the author built the suspense and revealed it in a lovely scene My heart was brimming over when the truth came out I had my suspicions and I was partly right Hunt was an amazing guy through it. Welcome to Blessings Georgia Whether you've lived here your whole life you're returning after years of being away or you're new in town you're sure to find the unforgettable love you've always been looking forFifteen years ago a family member stole the money Hunt Knox had saved for college while three of his siblings and his father hid the truth and told him to get over it Betrayed by their lies and thievery Hunt oined the army and wound up flying Apache helicopters in Ira Now he's.
READ & DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß Sharon SalaAll and Ava was a solid support showing how well they are as a couple alreadyAll in all it was another comfy visit to Blessings and spending time with the people at all the familiar places and I was well satisfied with the new romance pair and the family stories that unfolded Those who want gently paced heartwarming contemporary romance should definitely try this seriesMy thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review Reviewed at Keeper BookshelfSomebody to Love returns us to Blessings Georgia for another taste of this uniue small town and for answers to finally be found for one man who left fifteen years ago after a family betrayal changed the course of his life One of the things that I enjoy about this series is that although you get a solid understanding of this town the community and its residents if you ve followed along from the beginning it is a series of standalone romances that you could if you wanted ust pick up a book here and there and not feel like you ve missed important detailsFor Hunt returning home is a bittersweet trip one he d rather not be taking for he swore to never return after his siblings and his father closed ranks and wouldn t tell him who had stolen a large amount of money he d saved up for college He left Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary joined the military as a helicopter pilot and never looked back aside from keepin Another wonderful visit to Blessings GAHunt Knox returns to Blessings a place he left as a teenager under difficult circumstances He is back because his mother is dying and her last wish was for him to come back and settle her estate At her bedside his brothers and sisters form a unit that excludes Hunt His only advocate is Ava a woman who d known the family for years and had a crush on Hunt all that timeAfter his mom passes Hunt begins renovating the house and is still at odds with his siblings No one will confess who was responsible for stealing Hunt s college fund years ago leading to Hunt leaving home andoining the Army Hunt and Ava begin their relationship and uickly fall in love There is drama and heartache along with the revelation behind the theft and a tease to a future relationship for than one of the Knox sibsEvery book in this series is like a visit to a beloved home town The author weaves characters in masterfully throughout the series but in a way that each could still be read as a standalone Every time I finish one I start looking forward to the nextThanks to the author publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book but my opinions are my own I was so excited to have my reuest for an advanced reader copy of Sharon Sala s eleventh Blessings Georgia novel Somebody to Love granted It s a series I ve been following from its outset and have thoroughly enjoyed but I liked this latest novel a tad less than some of the previous ones for several reasons and am giving it a 4 star ratingThe hero in this novel is Hunter Hunt Knox who left Blessings at 18 never looked back and for good reason He had been saving up for college for years and amassed 8000 to pay for it but when he was ready to leave he discovered that it was missing None of his 4 siblings would own up to stealing it and when he approached his father he was rather callously told to do something else He Sherman Tank Manual joined the military became a helicopter pilot and stayed in the service for 7 years until a helicopter crash and his injuries sidelined him When healed he got word that his mother was dying and that she wanted him home He reached her hospital bedsideust in time to let her know that he would honor the promise she reuested of him None of his siblings even spoke to him nor had they really kept in touch or known where he was and
what he was doing during his absence from Blessings Hunt did manage to notice the pretty nursehe was doing during his absence from Blessings Hunt did manage to notice the pretty nurse his mother s bedside It was Ava Ridley who grew up with him and his siblings and who had turned into a lovely young woman He didn t really recognize her at first What he didn t know was that she d had a childhood crush on him and that those feelings never left her even when he left townHunt s siblings were shocked to learn that their mother had appointed Hunt as the executor of her estate and that he was expected to make repairs on the family home and get it ready to sell Once sold Hunt was to receive a lump sum of 8000 off the top and be repaid for any home improvement expenses he incurred for during the renovation The remainder was to be split 5 ways I liked the slow reveal of the secret of Hunt s missing money and I especially liked the spirituality that Ms Sala wove into this story As someone who follows her posts on social media her relationship with spirit is an intrinsic part of her nature and I loved "the way she threaded it into this heartwarming novel There are so many other characters and subplots in this novel "way she threaded it into this heartwarming novel There are so many other characters and subplots in this novel it felt as though Ms Sala managed to include every character in town Followers of this series will recognize many of them and new characters are added as well For this reader much of what transpires in these subplots with the secondary characters seemed like a lot of unnecessary padding but while the subplots were interesting in and of themselves had they not been part of this novel I doubt I would have missed themMy only other problem was with the two main characters Hunt and Ava both uite likable They went from Hunt not even recognizing Ava to I ve loved you forever in Let Me Feed You just one week Rather than all of the aforementioned subplots I wish Ms Sala had given theses two characters a little time to get to know one another and for Hunt to catch up with Ava s I ve loved you forever at a extended leisurely and believable paceAll in all I will continue following this charming heartwarming and addictive series While each Blessings novel can be read as a standalone I d recommend reading these novels in the order they were written since so many characters in the previous novels reappear in this oneAs stated I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this novel The opinions expressed are my own Thanks to NetGalley for a arc copy for a honest review Somebody To Love is first the book by Sharon Sala that I have read by this author I love the storyline between Ava and Hunt some would say it was Instant love but I feel if it s done well that s what I like I hate when it seem s for the couple to take forever to get together now that drives me crazy I gave it 4 stars Happy Reading Lisa I think that Sala s storytelling style really lends itself to small town romance than it does to romantic suspense Here s to hoping for a lovely stroll down Blessings lane It s my go to place for a nice and easy read25 stars This was what I ve come to expect from Sharon Sala It was filled with drama some small town and some action y It was also sappy sweet and completely devoid of OP drama The H didn t come across as a tomcat and that was good too Overall this was an easy way to pass the time Somebody to Love by Sharon Sala A chopper pilot for an oil company in Houston Texas his father has been dead for six years and he's finally returning home to Blessings at his mother's dying reuestAva Ridley the little girl his mother used to babysit has grown up and is a nurse at his mother's bedside when he arrives Ava is overjoyed to see the man her childhood crush has become And as the two spend time together Ava's crush grows to be evenHunt never expected to fall in love butust as it appears he and Ava are. .