The Shore Series #2
~ SYNOPSIS ~My name is Raphael Cruz. I was once a man made up of only flesh and bone. Never feeling, just existing. I indulged in the pleasures that others gave to me, and those I gave to them. That's all it wasâpleasure. Physical pleasure. No emotions, no attachments. I didn't need all those feelings, didn't want them. There was no longing for love, no longing to let anyone in. Until I found her. And I gave in.
Harlow Hannum showed me what love was all about. I savored it and held it close, not even knowing I really wanted it in my life. She made me feel loved. She made me accept love. She taught me how to love in return. My heart was open to it all. My heart was hers. It belonged to her. But, she never knew. And then lies, deceit and betrayal forced me to lose the one thing that made me more than a man who just existed.
I should have told her I loved her when I had the chance. I should have told her I gave in to all the powers that love possess.
Will I ever have the chance to tell her? Will my past mistakes never give me that chance?
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The Shore Series #1
~ SYNOPSIS ~Raphael Cruz doesn't do it. He just doesn't. Cruz doesn't fall in love. He's a "get in and get out" kind of guy. Ladies love him and fall all over him for his swoon worthy good looks and overwhelming sex appeal. He knows how to talk to them and tells them exactly what they want to hear. When he's done making them scream his name, he shows them straight to the door. The meaning of the word love doesn't exist in his world. But that could all change with a wink of a girl's eye... And one hot-as-hell romp in a bar bathroom.
Harlow Hannum is your typical girl-next-door. She has the brains, the beauty, and the money. What she doesn't have is the luxury of being someone's first choice in the game of love. She always comes in a distant second place, leaving her guarded with her feelings. Lies, betrayal, and secrets of her past follow her wherever she goes, no matter how hard she tries to hide them. That is until she's reunited with the one guy who can ignite the spark in her heart that's been extinguished for so long.
With sunny days, heated nights, and love lingering in the air in the beach town of Sandy Cove anything can happen. Especially when fate steps in for Harlow and Cruz. Will their blossoming friendship turn into unexpected love or will the collision of their opposing worlds be the end of what could have been?
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~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~
My first book, 'Reunion' debuted in November, 2012. Meant only to be a Christmas gift to my family and closest friends, word got out, and here I am. The second in the series, 'You Belong With Me', released in March, 2013, and the final installment in the series, 'Letters to Luca', released August 2013.
Mom and wife by day, writer of contemporary romance by night, I believe in soul mates, true love, and all that mushy stuff.
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Review by Brittany
Book two in the Shore Series by MR Joseph will certainly take you on a roller coaster ride full of emotions. I am still slowly recovering from the ending of this book. WARNING this review will contain spoilers from the first book.
Harlow Hannum has been through so much. Her ex boyfriend was a total jerk and she had a few brushes with death. Worried about her, her friends convince her to leave town for the summer. Theyâre teachers, they can do that.
Once in Sandy Cove, Harlow runs into Raphael Cruz, a man she f**ked in a bar bathroom the year before. Slowly, they fall in love with each other. Things change, people get in the way, and the two end up breaking up.
When Raphael Cruz realizes that he really does love Harlow and he doesnât want anybody else, he says âscrew itâ and goes against the threats that were aimed at him and tries to fix things with Harlow. Heâs too late. She gets on a boat with her ex and that ends up putting her in a coma for six weeks.
When Harlow wakes up from her coma, she doesnât remember anything that has happened the previous summer. That means she doesnât recall her feelings for Cruz.
When Harlow returns to work, she meets the new science teacher, Daniel Mathewson. He and his son moved from England after he lost his wife.
Harlow finds herself in a love triangle. Her memories start to return, confusing her. She canât decide whom she wants. Follow her on her journey to a happily ever after, bring tissues and possibly some heart medicine.
Wow. Just wow. I just finished this book and let me tell you, this book will take you through so many emotions. I am team Cruz. Forever and always will be. So I was so mad that Harlow was with Daniel. So mad! I was constantly begging her in my mind to go back to Cruz.
I was constantly talking to myself in my head, yelling at MR Joseph. âNO NO NO NO NOâ or âYOU CANâT DO THIS!â Yeah. Iâm crazy. So what? She gave me a freaking heart attack!
I really didnât want to finish the book once I saw how serious her and Daniel were. I was so afraid that I would get to the end and my heart was broken. I canât tell you if it did. I cannot ruin the story for you. Just know that I have died a thousand times reading this book.
Raphael Cruz and Harlow Hannum are probably one of my favorite book couples. The chemistry they have between each other is absolutely undeniable and can withstand anything. But can it withstand Harlowâs Retrograde Amnesia?
Five fabulous stars for this book by MR Joseph. Five stars for the emotions, the story, the absolute perfection that is the Shore Series.
This book is the ending to Harlow and Cruz, so if youâre one of those people that only read a series when all the books are out, youâre in luck. This isnât the end to the series though, as the next book will focus on a different set of characters.
The only negative thing I have to say about this book is that I felt cheated. I wanted more Harlow and Cruz, but thatâs not how the story went. I am in love with these two people and wanted more to their story, more of just them. But, as I said, thatâs not how MR Joseph wrote it. I asked her if she always knew that the second book was going to go this way. She said she knew that Harlow would lose her memory, but not about Daniel.
Anyways, like I said, FIVE STARS. I have died a thousand deaths, but Iâm still alive. And I am glad for that. Thank you, MR Joseph, for a fabulous story!