Good book though it read like women s fiction than the romance I thought it was It was enjoyable but I freuently found my attention wandering to scrolling through facebook rather than reading the book The nly thing that kept me The Teachings of Spenser Carlyle: The Novel on task was that I was readingn a transatlantic flight so distractions were limitedMeg is an innkeeper n Summer Island running the inn that she inherited from her grandmother She retreated to the inn several years earlier recovering from both a serious illness and the desertion f her fianc when he found Weirdo Noir: Gothic and Dark Lowbrow Art out about that illness She likes the uieter lifestyle and the closenessf the resident community but also enjoys the bustle f the summer tourist season For the past five years she has been in a relationship f sorts with Zack but she finds herself wanting than he is willing to giveZack is a fisherman who spends long periods Anonymums on his boat He is content to leave his relationship with Meg as it is He likes that she is there for him when he returns to portn Summer Island and doesn t complain when he leaves againSeth came to the island in search f work but also looking for something from his past He visited nce as a child along with his grandparents and a memory from that time has brought him back Seth s past haunts him and he is looking to make some significant changesThe book pens as Zack leaves Meg nce again It is their fifth anniversary and Meg had made plans but Zack behaves as if it is just another day Meg finally faces the fact that Zack is unlikely ever to give her the commitment that she needs With the idea that Zack may no longer be in her life Meg contemplates the idea Practical Ventriloquism of selling the inn and moving away starting a new life somewhere that she can find what she needs Fate intervenes with the arrivalf Seth a handsome younger man who is looking for work as a handyman He is light hearted and charming and Meg hires him to do some needed repairs n the inn She doesn t expect the attraction that flares between themI had fun watching the friendship that developed between Seth and Meg He is an utrageous flirt and makes no secret f his attraction to Meg but leaves it up to her whether to pursue it In the meantime they work together n projects around the inn and Seth s attention to Meg gives her a taste f what could be I loved all the little things that he did to show her how special she is Meg is torn between her loyalty to Zack and the feelings she develops for Seth Things become complicated when Seth s presence makes Zack realize that he could lose the woman who is such a big part f his life Can he let go Achtung ... U-Boats Passing: A Saga of War at Sea (Vol. 2) of his past enough to give Meg what she needs At the same time Seth gets closer to solving the issue that brought him to Summer Island His feelings for Meg grow deeper but so do his fearsf her reaction if he should confess his reasons for coming to the island An unexpected part Achtung Schweinehund!: A Boy's Own Story of Imaginary Combat of Seth s past arrivesn the island
Forcing Him To Face him to face fears and providing some much needed healing But will it be enough for him to believe that he deserves "a chance at happinessas meg and seth work "chance at happinessAs Meg and Seth work the inn s renovations they discover an Dugout: The Zombie Steals Home old diaryf her grandmother s hidden long before As Meg reads the diary she finds some unexpected parallels with her wn life I loved Meg s surprise at the things she learned and how she used them to deal with her wn problems There was a surprising twist at the end f the diary that I didn t see coming and made me smile when all was revealed I liked how it helped Meg face her fears and insecurities and embrace life n her wn terms The ending was terrificI liked the secondary characters such as Meg s friend Suzanne and the ther residents Screwball Television: Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls of the island Suzanne was a good friend to Meg I enjoyed how she was both a sounding board for Meg when she needed to talk and also a kick in the pants when Meg needed a little extra push to steputside her comfort zone I liked how the residents looked Ya Gotta Believe!: My Roller-Coaster Life as a Screwball Pitcher and Part-Time father, and My Hope-Filled Fight Against Brain Cancer out for eachther even though there was sometimes a little too much attention for Meg s comfort 4 stars ALERT shelving could disclose somewhat spoiler She supposed if you didn t ask for what you wanted in this world you could Night's Pawn only blame yourself for not having it Warning Sorry not sorry this review is expletive filled enjoyI m going to start with the headline that this romance book is unlike anyther romance book I have ever read And I mean that in reference to books that truly fall in the romance genre not fiction books that heavily feature a romance When compared to every single Firing the First Elder (Pioneers in the Pulpit Book 2) other trade romance book I have read this was insanity INSANITY PEOPLELet me be clear it wasn t a bad thing I mean yes it was a TOTAL mind fuck but as you can see from my 4 star rating I ended up very much enjoying this book and found it to be a lovely and emotional read So where does the mind fucking come in you ask THERE ARE TWO HEROES AND YOU TRULY DON T KNOW WHO THE HEROINE WILL END UP WITH AND IT S ALSO NOT CLEAR WHICH ONE YOU SHOULD BE HOPING SHE ENDS UP WITH Like WHAT THE FUCK mindblown Yes sometimes romances feature a love triangle setup though it s uite rare to begin with but at least with all thenes I ve read it has always been extremely clear who the hero is and who the heroine should and will end up with whether the ther guy is setup as the villain r actually a supremely likable guy who is probably then going to get his wn sto. Lose your heart to Summer Island where summers are easy winters are cozy and friends welcome you with pen armsSummer Island has always been home to Meg Sloan She runs the Summerbrook Inn like her grandmother did and she loves the laid back pace The Secret Child of life and the close knit community the islandffers Meg also loves Zack Sheppard a loc. This series would have a similar feel I couldn t wait to get started I will say that I definitely got some Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno: Tokyo Teen Fashion Subculture Handbook of the same feels Set in a small town there s a much sweeter and slower pace to these books that I absolutely adore But for me the biggest similarity was the conflict ONE RECKLESS SUMMER hadne f the most interesting conflicts I ve ever read and this book has something uite similar to itI will give a warning to readers though The heroine Meg is in a ne sided relationship with a local guy named Zach Although they ve had this thing going n between them Zach has never really fully committed to her leaving her wondering if she s even in a proper relationship at allThis is where Seth comes in and he basically sweeps her ff her feet Their chemistry is instant and fiery making her relationship with Zach seem like nothing in comparison I know a lot f people will see this as cheating which is why I wanted to give a warning because I know for a lot f people it s a hard limit in the romance books they read I m in the same boat but actually Blake made this conflict work for the book This book is really about choosing your Death by Inferior Design own happiness and following your heart and I think she handles it well But I know that from the blurb it kindf gives ff a different vibe In the end I enjoyed it and it s uite bvious who the heroine will end up withI know that I will be looking forward to the Hitler's Northern War: The Luftwaffe's Ill-Fated Campaign, 1940-1945 other books in the series There really is none who writes Contemporary Romances like Toni Blake She simply writes some f my favorites I enjoyed The One Who Stays it provides a good book cation It was a cute and sweet romanceMeg loves Summer Island the memory f her grandmother Summerbrook Inn the inn her grandmother left her and Zack a local fisherman who simply won t commitSeth is a wander searching for his past n Summer Island He meets Meg as a handyman and helps Meg see her dreams again while remodeling Summerbrook Inn What he didn t plan n was falling for MegMeg is conflicted with her attraction to Seth and her feelings for ZackThe story moves between character with multiple points A Philosophy of Cinematic Art of view I m not a fanf multiple points The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified of view especially with lotsf internal dialog In the end I liked it but it kept me from loving itI received this ARC copy White House Years (Henry Kissingers Memoirs of The One Who Stays from HARLEUIN Romance US Canada HN This is my honest and voluntary review The One Who Stays is set for publication July 30 2019My Rating 3 starsWritten by Toni BlakeSeries Summer Island Book 1Mass Market Paperback 448 pagesPublisher HN Original edition Publication Date July 30 2019ISBN 10 1335504982ISBN 13 978 1335504982Genre Woman s Lit Barnes Noble What a beautiful book this was Filled with love heart break a little intrigue and some amazing women who will make you proud Meg grew upn Summer Island and wouldn t trade her life for anything She was in love and knew that she was loved back Unfortunately
he won t commit to her and she s finding that it s something that won t commit to her and she s finding that it s something that needsEveryone assumes that her and Zack will be together forever but she can t stand him sailing away when the mood strikes Along comes Seth the summer worker who seems to be a little bit than meets the eye Meg can t help but notice how handsome and helpful he is She also can t help the spark that ignites whenever he touches her But her heart belongs to Zack Or does it Yes Seth does have something he is hiding How does he tell her that he s looking for the ne thing that would bring her
the most joy without telling her how he knows where it is r most joy without telling her how he knows where it is Scab or it got there How does he explain the life he s ledr the real reason why he s n Summer Island without breaking her heart and having her hate him He s fallen in love with that little girl that was running around the last time he was here and now he faces a real dilemma Especially when his past comes walking through the "Front Door Of Summerbrook "door f Summerbrook Now he has no choice but to come clean to face his past and hope that Meg accepts him in her futureThis story was so emotional So beautiful I give Toni Blake a lot Indo No Kao of credit writing such a complex story line that had characters that were so intense and impassioned Thether women in the book are just as intriguing as Meg was and played such important roles in her life Suzanne is an enigma and I am not sure about Dahlia yet But I am sure their stories are coming and we ll figure it ut I cried and smiled in the end and silently thanked Toni Blake for writing such a beautiful love story I was really moved and touched by this story and hope you all are too Review copy provided for a voluntary review 35 StarsRomantic engaging and sweetThe One Who Stays is a heartwarming inspiring tale featuring the dependable innkeeper and cancer survivor Meg and the charismatic secretive hardworking Seth as they work together to unravel secrets from the past and find a place to truly call homeThe prose is light and hopeful The characters are supportive welcoming and authentic And the plot is a dramatic tale full f relationship dynamics genuine emotion family friendship community life loss love and a touch Giant Peach Yodel of romanceOverall The One Who Stays is a heartfelt entertaining tale about accepting the things you cannot change letting gof the past rediscovering Sinai and Zion one s self taking chances and movingnThank you to Harleuin Books for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review. Ife But he wasn’t counting n falling for the lovely innkeeper MegWhen Meg meets Seth she can’t ignore the sparks that fly between them even though she feels like her heart has been torn in half But if Zack won’t commit should she take the leap with Seth And can she even have a future with him if he can’t reckon with his past.
DOWNLOAD Ë DOCTORIO.US ¿ Toni BlakeRy later n WE HAVE CLARITY PEOPLEI hate love triangles so was nervous about this from the start Because f the book summary I knew that Meg ur heroine is in a relationship with Zack but it s ne f those it s complicated situations and is very undefined to the point Iniquity of being non exclusive we learn But whatever Meg has a boyfriend no big deal I m going to expand my horizons and be a big girl I can deal with a love triangle sometimes the author does it well and doesn t make it too angsty not an angst fan Usually the new guy coming in is going to beur hero but from the book summary it actually wasn t clear whether that would be the case note I wrote from the book summary Because f course within the first few pages we re going to know immediately DuhSo I start reading and I notice that I m getting much f the story from Meg s perspective than Seth s He s staying a bit f a mystery to me longer than I would have expected not getting a feel for him yet r what he s about but Annual Report of the Officers of the Town of Holderness, N. H: Year Ending January 31, 1937 (Classic Reprint) okay maybe that sn purpose sometimes author s don t do an eual balance at the beginningHmm but this is weird I m starting to get third person perspective from Zack and not a paragraph Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture: A Plant Design Sourcebook or two I m talking whole sections Umm and he s realizing he actually loves Meg And he doesn t want to lose what they have And he s changing his behavior and wants to express himself to her and make his feelings clearIf that s not confusing enough let me be clear that during all this it s also very clear that she still loves Zack yes it s complicated because she has resentment towards him and is dissatisfied with their relationship but she does truly love him Soooo Zack is the heroBut she and Seth have this explosive chemistry building up to something right Okay answer received yes And now they re developing an emotional connection and bond I m also learning about Seth finally and getting bigger sections from his POVBut So What Zack isff sailing and missing her And she misses him But Seth is drawn to her And she s drawn backWHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON HERE PEOPLE WHO AM I SUPPOSED TO WANT HER TO END UP One f the defining characteristics f a romance book is that you know the ending it s all about the journey So yeah this book was taking me Livin' de Life on a journey alright BUT WHAT THE FUCK WAS THE DESTINATIONBecause I want you to be able to experience the same mind fucking that I did I know you re welcome I m not going to say much Very compelling and well written characters Meg is the main character Zack and Seth are the supporting actors the entire story is character driven and really takes youn ups and downs clearlyBlake did such a good job The Amazing Dreams of Andrew Latter of portraying the tension and confusion that eachf the characters feel the weight Culture is the Body: The Theatre Writings of Tadashi Suzuki of these momentous decisions they re taking and choices they have to make how their past has shaped them and how they re trying to decide what they want for their futures Is anotherne Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Study of Mind of those few romances that brought a tear to my eye very rareWould have really liked an Epilogue wanted a closing frame showing me what Meg and view spoilerno fucking way not ruining it sucker P hide spoiler The One Who Stays is a heartwarming inspiring story about Meg a cancer survivor and innkeeper who lives year roundn Summer Island Meg moved to Summer Island while recovering from leukemia Her grandmother took care The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta of her then Meg stayed to help her run the Inn she never left Meg is a hardworking woman who is content in her life with Zack a fisherman who spends as muchr time at sea than with Meg Recently she is realizing that she wants f a commitment than Zack is willing to give When Seth Darden appears 3 stars The blurb is intriguing However I thought this was a romance novel based n the title my fault It is but it dwells n the heroine finding herself through reading her grandmother s journal and the love triangle that follows Unfortunate for me I am not fond f reading about finding ne s self I find it boring and while I am looking forward for the love triangle it lacks some kick The story was a bit slow at least for me This book is captivating n its wn But like I said it just wasn t for me However if you enjoy reading woman s fiction you should give this book a try ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for an honest review Received copy from third party source for reviewThere s absolutely nothing wrong with this book I didn t like it but that is purely my pinion and doesn t speak to the
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Like The Main Character Meg Who Ithe main character Meg who I didn t make good decisions r just let decisions be made for her by the men in her life I didn t like either Martian Science Fiction: Scifi Novellas Set on Mars of the main male characters Seth and Zach for a hostf reasons I wouldn t have chosen either The secondary characters weren t as developed as I needed them to be to care about them I m sure there are many many readers who will be all about this The Witches Ball one Me Not so much In an interesting twist however I ve never read any Toni Blake before and I thought the writing was good enough I would look up somef her backlist with different plots I appreciated the writing despite not liking the book Maybe a different book by Blake will score Saving Charmaine: A Heaton Family Friends Series Book on both Review will be posted soon I was very excited about this new series from Toni Blake I m a big fanf her Destiny series and when she said that. Al man she’s been seeing for years What she doesn’t love is Zack’s refusal to commit to her his reluctance to be exclusive with herSeth Darden arrives n Summer Island in search f summer work but also in search f something else his past There are secrets buried at the Summerbrook Inn secrets that forged the path f Seth’s ,