Author Violet Duke’s Can’t Resist series
got some new covers
Violet hasn’t been able to stop staring at.
(RESISTING, FALLING, CHOOSING, FINDING)
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Nice Girl to Love: The Complete Collection, Vol 1-3
by Violet Duke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Talk about nailing it first time out of the chute. Violet Duke’s Nice Girl to Love series is nothing short of amazing!! Not many author’s have Duke’s skill as an author for totally selling all her characters and their stories to that place deep within their reader’s heart. Duke makes it seem effortless.
Right from the start, her first book in this three-part series, Resisting the Bad Boy, placed her solidly on my list of auto-buy authors. She engages you in the first paragraph and never lets your attention stray. Her characters are lively, fun, and snappy with their banter. I found myself smiling, chuckling, and laughing out loud throughout the book. The only thing I like more in my choice of reading material is a hot, sexy scene and she deftly fills the pages with plenty of those as well. She gives us an incredibly romantic story about Connor, an emotionally shut-off bad boy who is revealed to be a good, self-sacrificing man by Abby, the good girl who brings it all out when she shows him real affection without an ulterior motive. These two well-written characters are great together and have smokin’ hot chemistry. I could offer details of so many scenes to illustrate my views but I don’t want to spoil your chance to read and enjoy it for yourself just as I did. Twice.
Ms. Duke’s second book continues Nice Girl Abby’s story in Falling For the Good Guy. I readily admit I fell hopelessly in love with Connor in Resisting the Bad Boy right along with Abby and started reading Falling For the Good Guy stubbornly and solidly Team Connor. At the same time I knew if anyone could sway my opinion it was Violet Duke. Sometimes I hate being right, but she does not disappoint. FFTGG is filled with witty dialogue, laughter, love, heartbreaking moments, passion, and so much more that kept this reader fervently flipping to the next page to see how it would play out, while at the same time, never wanting it to end. Abby and Brian have been best friends and 100% involved in each others lives for over thirteen years. She was by his side through the birth of his daughter, the caretaking of his wife, helping to raise Skylar, and as he recovered from the loss of Beth, his beloved wife and her good friend. They have ALWAYS loved each other and have a history so romantically tragic it begs for a future filled with happiness. Add in the role Abby has played as an undefined surrogate Mom to Skylar and Duke makes it all seem so right for them to finally be a real family.
But it also seemed so right that Abby was the light to Connor’s broken soul and they were destined to be together. And of course, Abby still has unresolved feelings for Connor and he for her. Which brings us to Choosing the Right Man, book three of this wonderful series, which finally tells us which of the Sullivan brothers Abby will end up with. I was on pins and needles as I began to read CTRM to see how Violet would work it all out since I loved both Brian and Connor (as did Abby!) and as I’ve come to count on, Ms. Duke does not disappoint her readers! Of course it helps that in the end, Abby chose the man I wanted her to be with! ((Big Smiles))
Because of the nature of this ending, I am not going to spoil the book for other readers, but I will say I eagerly encourage any romance lover to read this complete three book collection. You won’t be sorry and you will find a story with well-developed characters you will easily come to connect with, sympathize with, laugh with (and at), cry with, and love. You will see them make sacrifices and demonstrate loyalty we all hope to find in our friends, family and lovers. And you will be fanning yourself reading the heat and passion that comes off the pages in such a delightfully descriptive way. In other words, you will not be disappointed and you will agree Ms. Duke’s books are worth every penny!!
**On that note, I was so happy to see there will be a new book. FINDING THE RIGHT GIRL will tell the new love story of the guy Abby doesn’t choose. A Happily Ever After for everyone — and you wonder why I say Violet Duke never lets me down!!
FINDING THE RIGHT GIRL
by Violet Duke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Another winner from Violet Duke! FINDING THE RIGHT GIRL continues with the great characters of Brian Sullivan, his daughter Skylar, his brother Conner, and his best friend Abby. In this book we get to know Tessa Daniels better. She is the quirky magazine editor and caterer who helps Connor with fundraisers and writing grant proposals to fund Huntington’s disease causes. Like the Sullivan’s fighting this disease is close to her heart because she has lost her father and her older sister to HD.
Tessa comes across as a fun and carefree, living for the moment kind of girl, who refuses to fit inside the box, but she has an edge and is extremely independent. This comes from needing to take the responsibility of caring for her loved ones at a very young age and then being left all on her own. Her story is heartbreaking and you can’t help but love her. Likewise, the last bachelor Sullivan brother can’t help falling in love with her either! She brings out a protective alpha side of him and he is quickly smitten.
While this book has a wonderful and touching love story between the two main characters, it also takes a more serious turn at the life a person with Huntington’s disease suffers. Brian’s daughter Skylar’s fears, anxiety and sacrifice of her ability to focus on what other girls her age are focused on is front and center in this book without overwhelming it or bringing it down. Instead we get a fine example of true unconditional love and family support. Expect to shed a tear or two. But let’s not forget this is a Violet Duke book so we are treated to lighthearted fun as well, in the form of great banter, humorous times, and steamy sexy times. I found this book to be a bit more serious than the previous three, but well-rounded and definitely well-written.
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