American, Naomi Paverman, finds clues to her heritage when her grandmother passes. Realizing her existence is based on many lies, she yearns for connection and one safe place to call home. She rents a cottage in an English village to search for her biological father. What she discovers is resistance to questions, but she befriends an attractive and interesting local man…could he be related?
Oliver York is stirred to uncover family history he’s long ignored. Five years earlier, he inherited York Manor in Oldcastle. Oliver maintains an element of privacy to protect himself and his invalid sister from gossip. His interest in Naomi, and the secrets she reveals, causes him to come out of seclusion. Secrets threaten to expose admired citizens.
As their romance blossoms, someone attempts to run Naomi out of town. Is history repeating itself?
“Annie…earth to Annie.” Brian beckoned. You’re up next. Bring me a beer will you luv?”
“Let them have a request or two.” Annie lazily raised her half-full beer glass. Oliver grinned.
“Can ya’ play us Piano Man?” a bloke yelled.
Brian left the stage and shouldered his way to the bar. Oliver chuckled. Annie wouldn’t be hurried by anyone. If she had a beer to finish, then finish it she would. Even though she liked to joke with Brian, she remained quiet, even polite around him, but she let them all know an older lady deserved respect. He wondered if he’d ever had a real conversation with her. Probably not.
Oliver tinkled on the keys again, then moved closer to the mic next to the piano, his tone turning serious. He loved this tune. They knew he did. Almost every night when Annie went to the bar to wet her whistle with a pint, he’d get a request. Nine times out of ten for Piano Man.
He finished the song with a flourish. Applause filled the room. He’d put his heart into it tonight. Pride too, he supposed. He’d played it for Naomi. For all the possibilities that could have been once upon a time, in a different place, a different time, when he had different, or no obligations.
5 out of 5 (exceptional)
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I am blown away with this book all the secrets and lies that are told and the twists and turns you go through this book with every emotion going you have the sad parts the angry parts the happy parts.
The story is all about a woman called Naomi and she is trying find answers to things that have happened in the past things to do with her grandma and mother and most importantly trying to find herself.
After going to England and to the village she is asking question and nobody is helping her until she meets Oliver and they both come to the conclusion they might be family but having a DNA test it reveals that they are not half brothers and sisters
Will they find the answers to who Naomi is related to in the little tiny village or will she run out of town like her mother was?
Like I said a amazing read I am giving this book 5/5 amazing chemistry with the characters and how everybody knows connects together one way or another great read.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my own opinion. *
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Robena Grant writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense about ordinary women thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Travel and discovering new places brings her great pleasure, and she often includes these discoveries in her stories. She is Australian by birth, lives in Southern California, and has two grown children. Robena may be contacted at: www.robenagrant.com where she blogs frequently, or follow her on social media https://twitter.com/RobenaGrant https://www.facebook.com/robenagrantauthor