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New Release Review and Giveaway! THE FIREFIGHTER’s REFRAIN by Loree Lough (Those Marshall Boys #3)

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The Firefighter’s Refrain
(Those Marshal Boys, #3)
by Loree Lough
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 pages (large print)
May 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He’s a man who wants it all…if only he could have it….

Dreams of stardom took musician and firefighter Sam Marshall far from his Colorado roots. Starting fresh in Nashville hasn’t been easy, especially after an injury on the job, but he’s working his way to the Grand Ole Opry one open mike at a time, teaching at the fire station to make ends meet. Yet Sam’s intentions are shaken when he meets the lovely owner of a local café. Suddenly, Sam’s dreams are filled with her. Too bad that as the daughter of country-music wannabes, Finn Leary’s been there, done that. She’ll never choose a musician. So how can Sam possibly get the girl and keep the guitar?

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A sweet romance–third in the series, but worked just fine as a standalone.

I really liked Sam–an amazing guy! A former rancher, current firefighter (though on the teaching end due to an on job injury), part-time musician and business owner, it’s amazing he had time for a relationship at all! Finn had had a tougher go of things overall and had baggage galore, which made her distrust musicians on the whole and very hesitant to start anything with Sam, even though the poor guy was pulling out all the stops for her. I felt like her prevaricating kept the story from moving forward more than a few times, and it did get frustrating.

I loved the secondary characters–Ciara, Mark, Rowdy, even Connor, by the end.

I’m still trying to process how I feel about the ending–the very end of the book itself was very sweet, but I don’t know if we got enough evidence to really see that the choice Sam makes is the right one all around…and the second last paragraph really didn’t do much to convince me that Finn believed it either, unfortunately. Sam’s response is perfect, of course, so I finished the book with a smile…

Rating: 3 1/2 stars / C

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

 The Firefighter's Refrain (Those Marshall Boys, #3)

Other Books in the Series


Once a Marine
(Those Marshal Boys, #1)
by Loree Lough
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 377 pages (large print)
February 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Does she even need a hero?

Summer Lane is no damsel in distress. For the past two years, she’s been battling her way back from her worst nightmare, all by herself. So she doesn’t need the fabulous former Marine Zach Marshall swooping in to save her.

But she needn’t worry. Zach has hung up his shining armor. His instinct to rescue has only brought him heartache, and he’s not about to risk it all again–even though everything about Summer makes him yearn to help.

Will she accept his challenge to step up and conquer her fears on her own–even her deepest fears, like trust…and love?

Once a Marine

Sweet Mountain Rancher
(Those Marshal Boys, #2)
by Loree Lough
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 385 pages (large print)
September 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He can say no to everyone but her…

Nate Marshall used to be a yes-man… until being so agreeable cost him dearly. But Eden Quinn has a way of getting him to reconsider his “just say no” policy. Which is how a bunch of troubled teens end up at his ranch for the weekend. Nate can’t help but be attracted to the woman who keeps them in line.

This cowboy knows Eden’s no damsel in distress, yet hers isn’t a one-woman job. If she must do everything on her own, how can he help her… let alone get her to fall for him?

Sweet Mountain Rancher (Those Marshall Boys, #2)

Bestselling author Loree Lough once sang for her supper, performing across the U.S. and Canada. Now and then, she blows the dust from her 6-string to croon a tune or two, but mostly, she writes novels that have earned hundreds of industry and “Readers’ Choice” awards, 4- and 5-star reviews, and 7 book-to-movie options. Her 105th book, Sweet Mountain Rancher, #2 in “Those Marshall Boys” series for Harlequin Heartwarming, released in August, 2015. Also new on the Latest Release list, Guardians of the Heart, (#2 “Secrets on Sterling Street historical series from Whitaker House). Next up, Healing of the Heart, #3 in the “Secrets” series…and a brand new 3-book series for Harlequin Heartwarming, releasing between 2016 and 2017. Stay tuned for more in 2016 and beyond!

Tour Giveaway

ONE WINNER will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and The Firefighter’s Refrain (signed print if US, ebook if outside US)

ONE WINNER will receive Those Marshall Boys Series, Once a Marine, Sweet Mountain Rancher, and The Firefighter’s Refrain (signed print if US, ebook if outside US)

ONE WINNER will receive The Firefighter’s Refrain (signed print if US, ebook if outside US)

Ends May 20th

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  1. Juana Esparza Juana Esparza

    I can’t wait to get started on this series. I like the book covers.

  2. You’ve been a Busy Girl! I will send you a pic of the quilt I am working on when it is done… l;-)

  3. Oh, good! I can’t wait to see it 🙂

    I’ll be getting back to quilting soon, now that the semester is over–I get to make another baby quilt, yay!

  4. They do a nice job on them, that’s for sure! I hope you like the series 🙂

  5. Yay! This one is for a client – black/gold/beige Broken Star, and I cut out appliques of Elk, , Wolf, Cougar, etc. to fill in the squares at the points.

  6. Wow! Sounds fantastic 🙂

  7. I’ve always loved Harlequin’s art department, and the cover designers haven’t let any of the Heartwarming authors down, for sure!

  8. Heartwarming is a fun series, isn’t it! Hope you enjoy The Marshall Boys!

  9. I love quilts! We’re blessed to have a bunch of my husband’s paternal grandmother’s creations, and I wrote it into a book (For Love of Eli). I’d love to see pictures of yours!

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