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Every Little Thing by Marie Force
Series: Butler Vermont #1
Published by HTJB Inc on February 14, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Grayson Coleman has just moved home to Butler, Vermont after spending years working for a high-powered law firm in Boston. He’s looking for a simpler, less stressful existence in the sleepy little mountain town where he grew up with his siblings and Abbott cousins. Once the holidays are over, he plans to hang out a shingle and open a new general law practice. After helping to raise his seven younger siblings, the last thing on Grayson’s mind is a family of his own.
Emma Mulvaney is enjoying a break from her reality as a busy single mother in New York City while she and her adorable daughter, Simone, spend the holidays in Vermont with Emma’s sister, Lucy, and Lucy’s future in-laws, the Abbotts. After meeting Abbott cousin Grayson Coleman and talking to him for hours, Emma is nervous and excited to have dinner alone with him after sharing her deepest, most personal secrets with him.
Will that first night be the start of something new for the jaded lawyer and the selfless single mom or will a holiday week flirtation turn into something much bigger than either of them ever expected?
Come back to Butler, Vermont for more of the charming Abbott family, their matchmaking father and grandfather and of course, Fred the Moose.
This is the continuation of the much loved (by me) Green Mountain series with a different publisher. I loved every book and probably should have rated them all higher than I did. Will Abbott from All You Need is Love, book 1, will be my book boyfriend forever. While so many books are quickly forgotten, I remember these. The relationships of other couples are shared in little vignettes of precious dialogue which touch the heart, scattered in the new book. The characters in the series have become so important to me. The Abbott family with its 10 kids, their cousins and their friends in this small town in Vermont are caring, funny, sexy and interesting.
Emma and her daughter, Simone, were in her sister, Lucy’s story, I Saw Her Standing There. Grayson and Emma jump into a relationship and other than the distance between New York City and Vermont don’t have issues with each other. They both have some personal difficulties in their past, so they can understand one another.
I do wish there had been more shared depth of their relationship. It felt a bit insta-love and absolutely insta-sex. Maybe because of the other couples, the child Simone, and the shadows of their past, there was less time focused on the present time together. I would have adored more time with dialogue rather than more time with sex.
The feels are amazing throughout Every Little Thing and the sexy times are naughtier than the previous books. It felt like comfort food – I was nearly in a bliss coma the whole time I read. I know the people, how good they are and the HEA will happen. To me this series is a MUST read, and to follow the relationships read it in order. I do LOVE it, and of course, Fred.
Books in the previous series:
- Audio: All His Pretty Girls by Charly Cox @charlylynncox #KateZane @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooks - August 15, 2020
- Audio: Dead West by Matt Goldman @goldman_matthew @BronsonAP @BlackstoneAudio @audible_com #LoveAudiobooks - August 13, 2020
- Blood World by Chris Mooney @cmooneybooks @BerkleyPub - August 11, 2020
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Anne: 2017 New Release Challenge
- Anne: COYER Winter Storm