When I think of the Fourth of July, I think of relaxing at home with my family. Playing in the pool. Hamburgers eaten on paper plates. Once it is dark, playing with sparklers and the few legal fireworks you can buy in Southern California once it is dark.
Whenever my family got together, my husband and my dad would have another monopoly tournament with their custom rules to make the game go more quickly. My nephew watched every time, absorbing everything he could. They told him he wasn’t allowed to play until he was six, I think. While they played, he would pretend to play his own game with his own rules. I’ll never forget the first time he got to play with the men. He was so excited. And without them specifically letting it happen, he won. I think that may have been the last time they let him play. 🙂
Waiting for You
Series: Pine Valley #4
Published by Mirror Press
Publication Date June 12, 2018
Genres: Clean Romance
Setting: California Contemporary
Written for: Adults
USA Today bestselling author Heather B. Moore welcomes you to Pine Valley!
WAITING FOR YOU is Gwen & Seth's Story
PINE VALLEY SERIES: Worth the Risk Where I Belong Say You Love Me
ALISO CREEK SERIES: Picture Perfect Third Time’s the Charm The Daisy Chain Lost then Found One Chance
FALLING SERIES: Falling for Sydney Falling for Maria Falling for June
TANGERINE STREET ROMANCE SERIES: The Fortune Café The Boardwalk Antiques Shop The Mariposa Hotel
THE NEWPORT LADIES BOOK CLUB SERIES: Athena Ruby’s Secret Tying the Knot
HISTORICAL ROMANCE: Love is Come An Ocean Away A Fortunate Exile A Season in London Mail Order Bride Heart of the Ocean Power of the Matchmaker Twelve Months The Duke's Brother
TIMELESS ROMANCE ANTHOLOGIES: Winter Collection Spring Vacation Collection Summer Wedding Collection California Dreamin’ Collection Valentine’s Day Collection And more…!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Heather B. Moore is a USA today bestselling author who writes sweet romance. Under H.B. Moore she writes historicals & thrillers. Under Jane Redd, she writes Young Adult. There are more than 9,000 5-star reviews for Heather's books on Goodreads!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Also in this series: Worth the Risk
Gwen adored holidays. She got into the spirit of things so much she even made sure her fingernails were decorated for the occasion. The cupcakes she brought to the homeless shelter had to have sprinkles AND little flags stuck in them. This really encompassed the type of woman she was. She poured herself wholeheartedly into whatever she did, which was quite endearing.
Seth’s family’s Fourth of July celebration was not a thing like the ones I remember. It was a huge catered affair with all the right people. And it was exactly what Gwen expected of the man she considered to be a “spoiled frat boy”. His parents really did encompass the stereotype that she had for them, but Seth was a surprise to her.
I really liked Seth. Not only was he handsome but he was also patient and determined. From the time he first had an interest in Gwen, he bided his time until he felt like he had a chance with her. When he saw that she wasn’t comfortable with establishing a relationship, he let her set the pace. His interest in her had him noticing all kinds of things – he knew her favorite color, her favorite food, etc.
The food aspect of the story was fun. I loved Seth’s dessert creations and the way he simply loved to cook. It was so cool that he was comfortable enough with baking that he didn’t have to measure certain ingredients when baking – he just eyeballed. Impressive!
Because both Seth and Gwen had issues with their parents, they were able to connect on that level. The fact that they encouraged each other to do the right thing and work on reconciliation was another aspect of the book that I really enjoyed.