"HALF MOON HILL is a touching tale that goes beyond the usual heartbreak."
Reviewed by Annie Tegelan
Posted February 11, 2013
Anna Romo has come to Destiny to outrun her troubled past.
However, Anna continues to hide herself in the old
Victorian house on Half Moon Hill that she has recently
bought with the high hopes to turning it into bed and
breakfast. Keeping busy and secluded, she is able to escape
the presence of others for the time being. But when she
tries to go berry picking on her property one day, she soon
realizes that perhaps she isn't as alone as she had hoped
Hiding in an old cabin in the woods, ex-biker-gang member
Duke Dawson is also hoping to escape reality, but the
chance meeting with Anna has him striking a bargain. As
long as Anna keeps quiet about his return to Destiny, he
will help her fix her house until it's in top condition and
ready to be open for business.
As Anna and Duke spend more time together, the sexual
tension between them is getting harder to ignore. Toni
Blake pens such emotional and intensely moving sex scenes
that they have become incomparable and they stay etched in
your mind long after you've finished the book. Each scene
is better than the last and it takes true talent to be able
to evoke deep emotions while maintaining the steaminess.
As Blake uncovers Duke's past, my heart broke. Layer after
layer is revealed about his character and the more you
read, the more you fall in love with Duke Dawson. Blake
does a phenomenal job of creating conflict in a
contemporary setting that feels real and believable and
therefore, makes for a read that will grab onto your heart
and never let go.
An interesting addition to this story is Cathy's love story
in the form of diary entries. Anna finds an old copy of The
Phantom of the Opera and discovers a blooming love story
from a past owner of the house. It's a sweet touch to an
already great book.
There are also some updates on past couples in the series.
What I love about this series is that even though the past
couples have found their happily ever after, they still
continue to live on. Their love ebbs and flows and
sometimes they are in good spirits and sometimes they are
not. It mimics real life and I believe that is what makes
readers able to connect with the characters as much as they
have with this series.
HALF MOON HILL is a touching tale that goes beyond the
usual heartbreak. It's a story that will make you want to
cheer on the characters and most of all, make you believe
Trying to escape her troubled past, Anna Romo has come home
to Destiny determined to carve out a place for herself.
When she buys the old Victorian house on the hill with the
intent of furnishing it into a Bed and Breakfast, she's
thrilled by the possibilities.
Ex–biker–gang member Duke Dawson is as much
a fish out of water in Destiny as Anna, but he's handling
it fine until an accident scars not only his body but his
mind. When Anna stumbles across him in an old cabin in the
woods near her newly acquired house, at first she's
terrified. But they work out a deal – she's willing
to keep his solitary living arrangement a secret if he's
willing to help her with some of the heavy lifting at the
Working together on the rennovations, romance brews
between Duke and Anna. That is, until war hero Jeremy
Sheridan returns home in a blaze of glory and sets his
sights on Anna. Suddenly torn between the outgoing and
charming Jeremy and the intriguing Duke, Anna's heart is
torn between two paths and left with only one solution.
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