Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Book Release Blast for All We Are by JH Croix (REVIEW)……..

 Opposites were once attracted before their hearts were ripped away from one another in this unforgettable romance that pulls at reader’s festive heartstrings!  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of All We Are by JH Croix, along with my impressions of this series ender, then add this fourth installment in the Haven's Bay series to your bookshelf!

A swoony small town holiday romance from USA Today Bestselling Author J.H. Croix!
Two broken hearts
One holiday week
Swoony second chance
Holiday hotness
Small town shenanigans
The off-limits bad boy. The rich good girl. High school sweethearts.
The last person I expect to see when my car breaks down is Joe Martinelli. I broke my own heart when I moved away after high school. Joe is my first and only love, and my father refused to let us see each other.
That was all before my father blew our family up and landed in jail for fraud. I meant to escape to Maine for the week before Christmas, except it turns out my brother is holed up at the house with my friend. I have a broken down car and nowhere to go.
Of course, it’s also snowing so heavily I can only see a few feet in front of me. When Joe offers to let me stay at his place, it seems like the smart plan. It has nothing to do with how hot he is, absolutely nothing to do with how much I missed him, and definitely nothing to do with my latest bad luck in romance.
One night turns into two, one kiss turns into three and even more.
Joe & Thea’s story is perfect for readers who love: swoony second chances, broken hearts mended, small town gossip, emotional romance with a dash of angst, plenty of swoon and all the feels, and a protective hero who’ll do anything to win back the only girl he ever loved.



With readers caught up in holiday preparations, here comes a book that pushes all of their emotional buttons, bringing together joy and bits of steam in a story full of warmth and holiday cheer.  The teenage love between Thea and Joe brought together two people from opposite sides of the tracks...at least that's how her father saw Joe...before he saw to the end of their burgeoning romance.  It was a devastating break-up that's never been forgotten by either of them and when fate steps in to help them cross paths one snowy night these two will make the most of their second chance.

Thea Tate's the youngest of the Tate siblings, someone who loved and lost (courtesy of outside forces), which has left her teeming with cynicism regarding matters of the heart. Through the previous books in this series she's been fundamental in helping her brothers find love and now it feels like it's her turn to find a HEA.  From the moment Joe Martinelli comes to Thea's rescue the sparks reignite, along with hard-truths and painful realities, that these two work through quickly in a true test of their second chance. Theirs was an emotionally engaging journey, one that brought on a few tears while warming my heart as their time together saw them form a family.

Through it all, Thea's a likable heroine with a big heart.  Life's not been kind to her as medical issues have taken away some of her life choices, but being with Joe again brings out strong motherly instincts in her that had me cheering her on as she bonded with his son Joey.  Joe too is a delicious hero, a loving single dad who's never loved another woman but Thea.  From the moment he offers her a place to stay it's clear that he's her knight in shining armor in a romance always meant to be.  As these two grow closer, readers are introduced to Joe's son Joey, an endearing little boy going through issues of his own that puts Thea and Joe's commitment to the test.  The small town of Haven's Bay is a charming locale, one beautifully depicted by the author to immerse you wholeheartedly into this angsty story.  With each turn of the page readers grow closer to this couple, cheering them on as they finally make choices THEY want to make in a heartwarming story that's perfect for the holidays.  Though the ending of this book is wrapped up in a satisfyingly realistic bow, I'm left hoping we see this couple again as this family has brought a lot of joy to reader's lives and I'm not ready to let go of them just yet.

My rating for this is an A-.

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


USA Today Bestselling Author J. H. Croix lives in a small town in the historical farmlands of Maine with her husband and two spoiled dogs. Croix writes steamy contemporary romance with sassy women and rugged alpha men who aren't afraid to show some emotion. Her love for quirky small-towns and the characters that inhabit them shines through in her writing. Take a walk on the wild side of romance with her bestselling novels!

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