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Brokenhearted: Hope Cove, Book 1 | [Cate Ashwood]

Brokenhearted: Hope Cove, Book 1

Oliver Parrish has been alone in the world since he was born. So when Sheriff Owen “Mack” Macklin shows up on his doorstep to deliver the news that Oliver's sister has died, he's beyond surprised. Still, Oliver returns with Mack to Hope Cove, Maine, hoping to get to know the sister he never knew he had. As he tries to snap these new elements into his solitary life, he's not sure how they might fit.
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Publisher's Summary

Hope Cove: Book One

Oliver Parrish has been alone in the world since he was born. So when Sheriff Owen “Mack” Macklin shows up on his doorstep to deliver the news that Oliver's sister has died, he's beyond surprised. Still, Oliver returns with Mack to Hope Cove, Maine, hoping to get to know the sister he never knew he had. As he tries to snap these new elements into his solitary life, he's not sure how they might fit.

His life is shaken up further as he falls in love with the irresistible town of Hope Cove, and with Mack, its equally irresistible sheriff. But when he receives devastating news about his sister's cause of death, Oliver doesn't know whether to stay and fight for love and a good life, or cut his losses and run.

©2013 Cate Ashwood (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press

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    Riva Chicago, IL, United States 05-19-14
    Riva Chicago, IL, United States 05-19-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Lovely story, sweet romance and a great narrator"
    What did you love best about Brokenhearted?

    I love the romance between Oliver and Mack. It is really sweet and lovely. I also really enjoyed Hayden and what he brought to the story. Can't wait for his story.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I love the small town aspect of this story and the baking. The relationship lost with Oliver sister was also interesting in understanding Oliver and his reactions. The least interesting was GFY aspect of Mack.


    What about John Orr’s performance did you like?

    He did a wonderful job. I had read this book before purchasing it on Audible. But when I listened to his sample, I had to have this. He really brought these characters to life. I really hope he does the sequels as well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Mack finds Oliver in the hospital and realizes how much he means to him.


    Any additional comments?

    I love law man romances with the small town aspect. Hope Cove is almost its own character in this story. It's a little unrealistic, but hey that is what I look for in fiction. Totally worth a credit.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer United States 06-17-14
    Kindle Customer United States 06-17-14 Member Since 2012
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    "A sweet romance story."
    Where does Brokenhearted rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It does not rank at the top, but it definitely falls close. It was not the most engrossing story line, but it had enough plot line to keep you interested. It moved along nicely, with good build up to the end. Nice HEA, loved it.


    What other book might you compare Brokenhearted to and why?

    It reminds me a little of the Home series by Cardeno C, it just had that same sweetness to it.


    Have you listened to any of John Orr’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, He is not amazing but he carried the story without too much difficulty. He had a way of pacing himself, that after a while became a little rhythmical, not always following the peak and fall of what was going on in the story.


    Who was the most memorable character of Brokenhearted and why?

    For me it has to be Hayden, he was a hoot and I also liked the little boy, very entertaining.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vazzy australia 08-29-14
    Vazzy australia 08-29-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Awesome"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Brokenhearted to be better than the print version?

    I'm an avid audio listener but I did read this series before it was released and the stories were that good I bought the audio as well and both did not disappoint ..


    What other book might you compare Brokenhearted to and why?

    Too many to choose one


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Mack at the airport crackup!!


    Who was the most memorable character of Brokenhearted and why?

    Hayden so glad he got his own book in the series


    Any additional comments?

    Worth credits or dollars light hearted stories with real life tragedies !!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ezinwanyi Dallas, TX USA 05-28-14
    Ezinwanyi Dallas, TX USA 05-28-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Not very deep. Narration was okay"

    3.5 stars.
    This book wasn't very angsty or dramatic, I would say it was mundane. the Narrator certainly didn't add nor detract from it. It was just okay.

    Oliver Parrish was making ends meet as a sous chef when Sheriff Owen Macklin aka Mack came to Seattle to tell him the sister he didn't know he even had was dead. Oliver was alone and knew nothing about his parents, so Mack was filling in the past for him. His sister who had been looking for him left him her bakery in Hope Cove, Maine. Overwhelmed about the news, Oliver decided to travel to Hope Cove to see if he would find some connection with the family he hadn't grown up with.

    During this period of discovery, Oliver began falling in love with the town and the town's mayor but when he found out the real cause of his sister's death, Oliver decided to stop living in this fantasy and return to his life in Seattle. But Hope Cove and his sister's legacy was hard to leave behind, especially Sheriff Mack. Which place held his future, Seattle or Hope Cove and was he willing to fight for it?

    I was a little disappointed because I was expecting something a little more angsty like Keeping Sweets. The story was just as sweet as Keeping Sweets and i love the writing. I may bump it up to a 4-star. I just needed more of an emotional pull and less of a predictable story

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    Heather Seattle, WA, United States 05-19-14
    Heather Seattle, WA, United States 05-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Underwhelmed"

    I'm not sure if the writing is juvenile or the narrator makes it that way, but it just seemed to be a book written for a "young adult" audience. The timeline seems rushed, and Oliver's character is supposedly deliberate (has one dream, and cannot see a different version of that dream when it's presented to him), he never leaps before he looks but then he seems to change in midstream. Also it includes my personal pet peeve, of the het romance trope "they are separated by fate/misunderstanding/etc. before getting back together for their hea"

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