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The Palisade

The Palisade Confident businessman Joel Rhodes sees the small California town of Lavender Shores as nothing than a business opportunity and a final stepping stone to the position he s been working toward his entir

  • Title: The Palisade
  • Author: Rosalind Abel
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  • Page: 125
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Confident businessman Joel Rhodes sees the small California town of Lavender Shores as nothing than a business opportunity and a final stepping stone to the position he s been working toward his entire life It was supposed to be just one night in town to close the deal, and sleeping with one of the local men, no matter how gorgeous, meant nothing than a few hourConfident businessman Joel Rhodes sees the small California town of Lavender Shores as nothing than a business opportunity and a final stepping stone to the position he s been working toward his entire life It was supposed to be just one night in town to close the deal, and sleeping with one of the local men, no matter how gorgeous, meant nothing than a few hours of fun.Andrew Kelly is perfectly content with the life he has in his hometown So much so that the only thing missing is someone to share it with Going to bed with a tourist was never meant to be the answer to his dreams, just a beautiful distraction He could get back to looking for Mr Right the next day.Both Andrew s and Joel s worlds are turned upside down when a few hours of pleasure get extended to a couple of days Even that shouldn t have been a big deal You can t fall in love in that amount of time That isn t how it works However, if destinies collide, a few short days may be all it takes to find your soul mate Even so, when secrets and motivations get tangled, fate may do nothing than leave two hearts in pieces.

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    1. 3 Stars.This has got brilliant reviews and I'm definitely in the minority here but this was just an average read for me.The setting is certainly beautiful,The residents are so engaging and quirky,The writing is extremely good,But,I seriously couldn't get over the insta-love.Sometimes it works but it didn't here,unfortunately.And the problem is I'm really conflicted.I could really feel the chemistry between Andrew and Joel,I absolutely loved the romance but the L word came way too quickly for thi [...]


    2. Think Mayberry meets the porn channel. The Palisades is anything if not sweet, and there's plenty of sex, but the small town quirks were laid on thick. One word: CHEESY. The MCs were horny puppets, and the insta love was utterly ridiculous. You cannot fall in love in 24 hours. You can feel a connection or deep infatuation; you can fall in LUST, but it's. Not. Love. I also found the dialogue and Andrew's parents and other secondary characters to be way OTT. Let's just agree that your father flirt [...]


    3. Very sweet book by Rosalind Abel, the MUCH more sexy, romantic pen name of Brandon Witt. If you like small town, low-ish angst, quick to love/sex stories with a likeable cast of secondary characters and a reformed rake trope, then check this one out. While it wasn't quite my usual taste, I think most readers will eat this book up!


    4. Boy howdy, did I love this book! This shouldn’t have worked for me. One of the things I dislike the most in stories is a lack of communication; followed closely by secret keeping. Both of these breed mistrust and could easily be avoided if the morons would just talk to each other. This story has more of the keeping secrets issue than the lack of communication, so it shouldn’t have worked. Like, at all. But it did. On so many levels. Joel has come to Lavender Shores at the behest of his milli [...]



    5. The Palisade is now available on AND it's also on KU!The Palisade is the first book in the new Lavender Shores series, with a new book coming each month - The Garden (July 2017); The Veranda (August 2017); The Shipwreck (September 2017) and The Hideaway (October 2017). The author has created a rather extensive website about the town of Lavender Shores and its residents.Andrew Kelly's family was one of the founding families of Lavender Shores, a small community about an hour out of San Francisco [...]


    6. What to say ?? It has the ingredients of a lovely and sexy romance : nice characters , main and secondary, picturesque settings (the author dedicated a site with pics of the persons and the town : nice !!), no angst, good chemistry and some hot sex. And the writing is good.But Holly Molly, it should come with a huge warning : insta-love, with an emphasis on “insta”. So much that this very early BAM threw me out of the game !! Even the MCs couldn’t believe it : I can’t blame them.I will s [...]


    7. I want to visit Lavender Shores!4.5 Stars but rounded up because Rosalind (Brandon) made me cry both sad and happy tears! With a ridiculously romantic plot, mixed with seriously steamy sex and some dirty, dirty dialogue, this story was such a pleasure to read. Andrew Kelly was the quintessential small-town guy, who had no desire to live outside the idyllic town of Lavender Shores. Joel Rhodes was just supposed to be a one-night stand but by the next day, neither can deny their connection and che [...]


    8. 2 stars for the scenary, i would love to visit Lavender shores.The rest:Hmmmmm! the cover is a lie. (IMO) i went in hoping for a really good romance book but i was disappointed, but maybe its just me, there are some good reviews.I do not have a problem with reading Insta-Love books but this was so cheesy. The dialogue was i can't even explain, the Sex, the dirty talk ummm!The secondary characters were OTT, now i don't also mind OTT but this was just,just. the dad was so inappropriate. I tried to [...]


    9. SoI'm just wonderingWhere do I send my dental bill? Because by the end of this one, I'm pretty sure I've got a couple of cavities'The Palisade' was most definitely one of the sweetest the point of being cavity inducing books that I've read in quite a whileok, listened to.The only thing that might have beat the sweetness quotient on this would be the sex. Seriously the bunnies called and welley're jealous.ough me and the bunnies agreed we're not sure about the dirty talkmetimes, it just wasn't wo [...]


    10. That was a cute story, if in a clichéd, unrealistic way. This is good for between reads, but don't take it too seriously.


    11. 4.5 stars!Lavender Shores is a new series by Rosalind Abel (aka Brandon Witt), and it's certainly off to a great start. In this first book, we meet Andrew Kelly, whose family was one of the founders of Lavender Shores, a small tourist town/LGBTQ haven north of San Francisco, bordered by the Point Reyes National Seaboard. I've never been in that area, but the descriptions of the landscape in the book paint a gorgeous picture. Joel Rhodes has come to Lavender Shores at the behest of his father and [...]


    12. Review originally posted at Sinfully.4.5 stars!If you read my reviews you know I’m a fan of Brandon Witt’s emotional, angsty books. When I found out he was launching a new line of romance stories under the name Rosalind Abel (to distinguish from his gay fiction) I knew I had to check it out. So, for those of you who feared reading him because of his heavy storylines, this is the book you want to read. I absolutely loved it! It’s low angst, all out romance with plenty of hot sex and two MCs [...]


    13. ~ * ~ Now in audio! Narrated by Kirt Graves. Wooooooooooot! ~ * ~ Y'all, this is yummy romance that'll tickle all your romantical needs: imperfect characters that are perfect for each other, enemies-to-lovers-lite, Swoony McSwoonerson smexy times, humor, and a cast of supporting characters that delight and, ya know, support our two leads.I feel like maybe I shouldn't give a rating since I had early access and provided feedback?? Although, ratings schmatings: for romance lubbers, O.M.F.G. this is [...]


    14. This is a great introduction for this new series 3.5* This one almost got up to 4* but it was just a little bit cheesy dialogue in places to get that extra bit.However, it was also a cracking good introduction to this series from the new pen name of an already established author and I really enjoyed it.Usually I'm not a fan of the insta love trope outside of a paranormal shifter narrative where it makes more sense to have bonded or fated mates. However, in this one Andrew and Joel's intense conn [...]


    15. This is pure sweet, tropey, instalove goodness. The author was skilled enough to make me care about the characters, and the story unfolds predictably, but with a great mix of secondary characters, heated sex, and a palpable warmth. A fast easy read that was a good antidote to the dark day.



    16. Reading this book felt like one big celebration! It was sugary sweet overload for me, but surprisingly I didn't end up in a diabetic coma. YAY!!!! I think this book caught me at the right time. I like cheesy stories, and appreciate the insta-love from time to time. BUT, with this amount of fluff be warned! It can cause an insane amount of eye-rolling. I did it alot, but still managed to enjoy it. It was steamy hot, can't take that away from the author. Andrew and Joel definitely set the pages on [...]


    17. The Palisade is a quintessential romance; everything a reader thinks about and expects when looking for a love story. This particular story also happens to feature ‘insta-everything’. Insta-attraction, insta-lust, and insta-love. And while that shouldn’t have worked, or at the very least should have made me role my eyes, I have to admit it not only suited the story and the characters (especially Andrew) perfectly, it also swept me up in the passion of it all and made me forget about the re [...]


    18. I have to tell you now—I absolutely LOVED this book. In fact, The Palisade is one of the best books I’ve read so far this year. I fell in love with Andrew, and even though Joel frustrated me with the secret he was keeping, there’s a special place in my heart for him as well. If you are a fan of stories that put you on emotional overload, you’re going to feel right at home reading this story.Andrew…oh my goodness, I just couldn’t get enough of him. Everything he thinks, speaks, does [...]


    19. 2.5 stars - this was just not for me. I tried and persisted but it was off balance. Insta love, downright cheesy and felt like a try hard. I didn’t like the “ cum for your Man” statements it didn’t match the personalities I wanted to like this more but hey, there’s always book 2 !



    20. The Palisade is the first in the Lavender Shores series written under a pseudonym by Brandon Witt and it is the perfect summer reading story.Andrew Kelly is happy with the life he has in his hometown of Lavender Shores but he secretly dreams of finding a man to love and building a family and home with that man. After a number of disappointing relationships he thinks he finally found that man - Joel Rhodes. Joel is in town for business and when their eyes meet across a crowded restaurant they are [...]


    21. I have mixed emotions about this book I have a feeling I must give it an extra star but I just can't make myself do it silly I know.Mixed emotions:Laughing like a silly girl/ woman I can sometimes be!. Reading and feeling WTF???Aww sweet!Just grow a pair!!!.Stupid fuck open your eyes!HAHA I love you you like in 0-60km p/s???AWWW that's so sweet and adorbs So you see my dilemma I am in now


    22. sorry but couldn't get over the insta-love. It is also full of other tropes that traditional romance readers would probably enjoy.


    23. “Make sure, when your dreams finally start to come true, you notice. Don’t’ let it pass without noticing. Most people do.”That’s it! We’re packing our bags and moving to the glorious town of Lavender Shores to spend time with the warm hearted, quirky, sweet witty and rich characters so lovingly created by Rosalind Abel, in The Palisades. Oh and get ready Regina, because we plan on gate crashing your Tuesday night Boozy Bookclub! That sounds like our kind of night!The Palisade was the [...]


    24. Beautiful beginning to a new seriesSo, here's a little known fact about romance novels: they have a lot in common with fairy tales. Both genres deal in love at first site, magical locations where anything can happen, and, when well written, can make you believe in love at first sightFiction in general, and fairy tales and romance specifically, are built on the notion of taking something intangible and making it real. Lavender Shores is like a fairy tale "realm" (to borrow from a popular televion [...]


    25. 4.25 starsA great summer read. I loved the cast of characters and the town this story is set in. Andrew grew up and unlike his friends and classmates, never wants to leave Lavendar Shores. He's a sweetheart who wants to find a partner and have a family. His father is a hoot and lovable as well. Joel came to town on a mission to prove himself to his father. When these two hookup Joel's first night in town neither expected what they found in each other.Andrew was a wonderful character, and Joel wh [...]


    26. Rating: 4.5 starsI started reading Harlequin romances as an adult, but I remember my older sister devouring the small paperbacks she got at the grocery store. I think this book is the perfect example of those stories she loved. The setting is picturesque, the characters bigger than life, and a plot worthy of a soap opera. But overall, the combination works. It brings the reader out of their everyday lives and into Lavender Shores for an opportunity to find hope, love, and a happily ever after.


    27. What a great beginning! This book is the first in a new series by Rosalind Abel, aka Brandon Witt and let's just say this is the perfect summer romantic read. Sweet and charming, the world of Lavender Shores is full of fun and laughter, sprinkled with sunshine and joy. Great storyline and characters you just fall in love with, I wish it actually existed cause I want to be there! A great job by an amazing Author!! Well Done!


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