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The wait is finally over for the next Magnolia Sound Book…Unfortunately we are near the end. One more book to go…Watch for Last Beautiful Girl coming out on September 20th…Until then, Enjoy!!

Hunter Jones will do whatever it takes to make the best life possible for his son. Unfortunately, part of that requires relying on his now ex-wife—a woman who admits motherhood isn’t for her—to pull her weight for the sake of their boy. Yet when one of her erratic moments results in a missed daycare pick up, Hunter’s the one who gets accused of being a bad parent. He has nothing to prove to the opinionated stranger with the sassy smirk who openly berated him. Still, he finds himself irresistibly compelled to prove himself to her…

After growing up in the foster system, Violet Drake has zero patience for poor parenting. However, she’s the first to admit she was too harsh on Hunter when he arrived late to pick up his son… and that’s only partially because he’s insanely hot. It should have been an easy no when he asked her out. She’s constantly traveling for work, plus getting mixed up with a single dad is a monumentally bad idea. But the idea of spending time with him is too tempting to resist.

Their timing is wrong. They want completely different things. So why do they feel drawn to each other with each glance?

Searching for a lighthearted beach read centered on small town romance? Look no further than Can’t Help Falling in Love, the latest masterpiece by Samantha Chase.


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Fly Girl’s Review:

She reached much deeper on this one than I’ve seen since her Roadtripping series. She tells the story of a couple of girls relegated to the foster care system and what it’s like finding love with that baggage weighing them down. It isn’t exactly a 2 for 1 romance story, but she does sprinkle in the details of Violet’s best friend Katie’s  romance with her hubby. Both were in foster care, but worked towards love in different ways.

As a foster parent I know how hard it is for these kids to find a love they trust and just to feel loveable, so this story was heartfelt for me and I connected with it. Samantha really dealt with abandonment and low self esteem for these kids well. It was very realistic and not fantastical in any way. I give her kudos for telling the story for this subject.

Violet and Hunter get off on the wrong foot, but quickly recover and Violet finds a little piece of her lost soul in working with his son. A piece she didn’t even know was lost. Hunter recognizes a warm heart and caring hands when she works with Eli. This warms him and gives him a new respect for her. Then the sexual attraction hits and they can’t seem to keep their hands off. Hunter tries to stay un-emotionally involved because he knows she is leaving once her friend has her baby. He’s awful at getting his heart to stick to what his mind is saying though. Violet is a “love ’em and leave ’em” girl because she doesn’t believe love has staying power. Her heart just can’t see her way through Hunter though and that makes for a great mix.

They openly discuss this issue and decide to try to make a go of it, but then Hunter wants Violet to make all the sacrifice where their opposite lifestyles exist. Violet decides she deserves more and isn’t willing to settle…but then Samantha gives us a grand gesture we all expect and there is your HEA.

I think this is a more realistic single parent love story than most I’ve read. There are no great expectations of one another in the beginning and both are open and honest about it so neither feels let down. It’s the abandonment issues of Hunter that I’m not totally on board with. I feel like there would have been a lot more issue than just staying at home, but that is what she gave us. Because of that one issue, I had to give it a 4.0 of 5. But I’m always up for another Magnolia Sound so we’ll see what she pulls out of her “Love Hat” next time.

4.0 of 5 propellers

Check out the other titles in the Magnolia Sound series!!!

Remind Me / Sunkissed Days / A Girl Like YouIn Case You Didn’t KnowAll the BeforesAnd Then One Day



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Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.