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Anna N.~ You Can Take Everything From Me, Cause This Is All I Need would like to own a book.
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“Loved this book the most in the series.”
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“Very good book. Miranda runs a group home for the elderly. She has four residents in her home and is having a hard time making ends meet. One of the bright spots in her life is ranch hand Will. The day of the fire he had helped her evacuate her building. Since then he has been a frequent...”
“Very good book. Miranda runs a group home for the elderly. She has four residents in her home and is having a hard time making ends meet. One of the bright spots in her life is ranch hand Will. The day of the fire he had helped her evacuate her building. Since then he has been a frequent visitor to one of the old ladies. Miranda would like to get to know him better but he isn't cooperating. Will is shy and also suffers from PTSD induced panic attacks. He'd like to get to know Miranda better but feels he's too broken.
I liked Miranda. She had had a soft spot for Will ever since he helped rescue her people the day of the fire. Since then he's been visiting one of the old ladies with Alzheimer's who thinks that he is her son. She has practically thrown herself at him and it doesn't seem to make any difference, until the one day she notices there's a bit of heat in the way he looks at her. This gives her the courage to go on and actually kiss him one day. She's blown away by his response, but then he backs off again. Because of her nursing experience and work with the elderly she begins to recognize what Will's issues are and starts to press him to open up to her. I loved the support that she gives him and how she wants to be able to help him. Miranda is also having problems earning enough money to make the payments on the house. Because of the economy and the fire that destroyed part of the town she hasn't been able to replace the residents who have left and she's afraid that she will lose the business and the house. Just as she's making real progress in her relationship with Will she fears she will have to leave Sweetheart and him.
Will is a great guy. He has not had an easy time of it. Because of a tragic accident as a teenager he suffers from PTSD that causes him to have panic attacks. By limiting his exposure to people and stressful situations he has it mostly under control. He is drawn to Miranda but fears he is too broken to be able to have a successful relationship with her. He does his best to avoid her but she's pretty relentless. When he finally gives in and kisses her it sets off a panic attack that sets him back. I loved the way that so many people around them saw that Will and Miranda belonged together and kept trying to push them together, from Will's boss to the mayor to Miranda's people. I liked the way that Will was finally able to tell Miranda about the causes of his attacks and how she seemed to be able to help him cope. But when he still refused to even try to leave the town just as it appeared she wouldn't be able to stay it looked like he was going to be alone again. Seeing him face up to fears because of his love for Miranda was an extremely emotional part to read.
I really loved all the residents of Miranda's house. Each one of them had a unique personality and brought something special to the story. From Babs and Arthur's romance (loved Miranda's comment to Will about the reason she has condoms) to Mrs. Litey's memory lapses (or were they?), they were so much fun to read about.”
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ScoutmomSKF reviewed a book.
“Very good book. Myra and Levi have quite a past together. She and Levi had been in love years earlier. Because of some personal fears Myra made a mistake that Levi saw as a betrayal. Now she needs his help to rescue a kidnapped baby. They have to put their past aside and work together which...”
“Very good book. Myra and Levi have quite a past together. She and Levi had been in love years earlier. Because of some personal fears Myra made a mistake that Levi saw as a betrayal. Now she needs his help to rescue a kidnapped baby. They have to put their past aside and work together which isn't easy for either one of them. As they get closer to their objective they find that maybe those old feelings aren't so dead after all.
I really liked Myra even though she frustrated me at times also. Seven years earlier she was a brand new lawyer in the D.A.'s office. She had a fantastic relationship with Levi. She loved her job which brought her more satisfaction than the wife and mother role her mother had been pushing her toward. When she took an action that she felt protected her job Levi saw it as a betrayal and broke things off, cutting all contact with her. Now she's an ADA in need of Levi's skills as a PI and has to face him for the first time. I loved the courage that she showed in facing him especially with his nasty attitude toward her. She wasn't going to let him stop her from going after the baby even if she has to go alone. Working together brought them closer and gave Myra the chance to finally tell Levi everything that had happened all those years ago. When they finally found the baby, Myra had to face another one of her fears. For all this time she has refused to allow herself to think about having children. She feels that she would not be a good mother because she wouldn't have any idea what to do with a child. She allows those insecurities to affect the way she looks a baby Daniel. I loved seeing how good she is with him when she allows herself to relax around him and ached for her when she allowed her fears to get in the way. Her realization that she still loved Levi just added to her misery. I loved seeing the way she faced her fears and finally got what she wanted all along.
Levi is a good man and an honorable one but he is also a stubborn one. When he makes up his mind about something he just doesn't change it. His feelings for Myra turned to hate after what he felt was her betrayal of him. At first he refuses to work with her to find baby Daniel, but his conscience won't let him ignore the danger the baby is in or that Myra would be in going after him alone. He didn't expect to find himself still attracted to her and his feelings growing more confused. It got even worse when he finally listened to her explanation and realized what a jerk he had been. I loved seeing how protective he was of Myra even as he was fighting his feelings. Levi was very comfortable around Daniel and great at taking care of him. He could see how good Myra was with him and couldn't understand why she was putting her job ahead of having a family of her own. I really enjoyed seeing Levi and Daniel on the ranch, especially when they were dealing with Levi's grandfather. He was so much fun and had no problem speaking bluntly. I really liked seeing Levi step up at the end and then have the sense to go after Myra. ”
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