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She could never trust a cop…
Teacher Kate Abbott’s fresh start in Still Harbor was the beginning of the life that she and her two best friends always imagined for themselves. Still, being a working single parent of a special needs daughter hasn’t exactly improved Kate’s love life. But Kate’s preference for nachos over men quickly disappears when she meets the oh-so-sexy Matt Lane.
Until she finds out he’s a cop.
Matt is a former cop-turned-private investigator, and he knows fear when he sees it. A cop clearly spooked Kate…or hurt her. Still, something about the gorgeous professor catches his attention, and despite his “no settling down” policy, he can’t resist her. But all of the attraction in the world won’t be enough to overcome Kate’s past…
"I would highly recommend Falling for the P. I. for romance readers who enjoy a small town feel, deeply engaged couples and secondary characters who make you long to move time forward so you can get to their stories." - Keeper Bookshelf
4 - "Stop drooling and start walking." Stars!
Falling for the P.I. is the first book that I have read by this author, and I will certainly be coming back again and reading more of the Still Harbor Series. Victoria James managed to catch my attention with Matt and Kate’s story, and get me so invest... ...more
ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for a honest review.
I loved every minute of this book. I find myself tongue tied while trying to describe what I loved so much about this book, as seems to be the case the more I like a book. This is my first... ...more
An exceptional read! I enjoyed this book very much, especially because I loved both main characters. Although its different from usual Bliss titles but I didn't mind that. Kate and Matt's story was worth the read.
Matt is ex-cop and a P.I. Kate is a high school teacher. There is some mystery aroun... ...more
4 heartwarming stars
I really enjoyed Falling for the P.I.
This was a sweet, heartwarming and fun read.
I loved both Kate and Matt, they were lovable and very relatable characters.
Their story touched my heart, I loved seeing them get together and fall in love.
And seeing Matt with Kate's little girl... ...more
It's always exciting to begin a new series by an author you love; new characters to fall in love with, new places to discover and a new storyline to immerse yourself in. Victoria James has brought all this with Falling for the P.I. and it quickly became evident that I too, was going to fall in lo... ...more
This was a sweet and intense romance. It's filled with family, angst, secrets and chemistry.
Our heroine, Kate is a teacher who adopted a little girl with down syndrome. Kate had something happen in her past that has kept her closed off from relationships with men. Kate lived in foster homes growi... ...more
Kate Abbot is a single parent who considers giving up her preference for nachos over men lifestyle when she meets Matt Lane until she finds out he’s a cop in this captivating contemporary romance.
Matt knows fear when he sees it and a cop clearly has Kate running scared and the reader can’t help b... ...more
Kate's sisters take her out one evening in an effort to get her to meet more people - especially of the male persuasion. She wasn't planning on really finding anyone to talk to until she sees Matt. She finds herself drawn to him, that is, until he tells her he's a former cop and currently part ow... ...more
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley from Entangled Publishing for an honest review. As soon as I started the book I remembered the author always builds a unique characteristic or social issue around the hero/heroine into her stories. In this case, Kate's adopted daughter, Janie, has... ...more
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley/Entangled Publishing for an honest review. "Falling for the P.I." was a great story and is book one in the "Still Harbor" series. The author got my attention right away. Kate has had a rough life. It is hard for Kate to trust other people especially m... ...more
Kate Abbott is happy! She's a teacher and mother who is living her life her way. Having a man in her life isn't a top priority. Then she meets the very sexy Matt Lane. Only one problem. He's a cop, or at least he was. If life has taught Kate anything it's that you can't trust cops. Matt is immedi... ...more
Another hit read from Victoria James! An emotion packed read that had a bit of everything - hearts and flowers, secrets, emotional dramas and tense scenes that keep readers glued to the story.
*Review copy received from Entangled Publishing for an honest review ...more
I loved this book! It was my first read by this author and it won't be the last for sure. The writing is gripping and entertaining. ...more
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Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Falling for the P.I. is the first novel in the new contemporary romance series entitled Still Harbor from bestselling author Victoria James and is set in the f... ...more
First reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf
Still Harbor is a new beginning, a place to set down roots and grow for Kate, her daughter Janie – as well as for her created family of two other sisters and their children. Kate has discovered that blood does not make a family, but friendship bonds certainly can... ...more
If more first dates featured the world's best poutine, surely the world would be a better place? ;)
I had so much fun reading this book! As always, Ms. James's sense of humor shines through in her writing. There were so many giggle-worthy scenes (and more than a few snort-worthy as well), that I c... ...more
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So I do love the whole private idea profession, just sounds like so much fun to me, plus it lends itself to a lot of great plot ideas to go with. So I picked up this book because I thought this book was going to foc... ...more
A woman with a horrible past but she has been able to become a woman with a career and a loving mother. Now she has a man that can shelter her if only she could open up to him.
This is the first story in this new series for Ms. James and I totally loved it. I love a story where I can connect with... ...more
Please note this review may contain spoilers.
FALLING FOR THE P.I. was a really nice read that I devoured in pretty much one sitting. Kate and Matt meet at a bar, but Kate flees when she sees a reminder from her past. But after they bump into each other a few more times by pure coincidence, Kate f... ...more
I’ve missed this type of novels. That particular style within the contemporary genre is so much fun to read, while still emotionally engaging, that I always find myself surprised when I enjoy it.
Victoria James wrote this book for me. I dare you guys to argue or claim otherwise.
Kate and her pseudo... ...more
*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for honest review* Thank You!
I think that by now it’s obvious that I love Victoria James. She can write some of the cutest love stories ever. I loved Red River series and her Tall Pines Ranch series. After reading those series, she’s on my auto buy list.... ...more
Ms. James never ceases to impress me with her books, and this one was absolutely delightful to read. The plot was compelling, well-written and I loved how it started with Kate meeting Matt, and then running scared when she learns certain things about him.
As for the dialogue, there are s... ...more
This story is so sweet. The characters are worthy and honest and not drama filled; or in other words, mature. I loved how the mystery and suspense built up and how you were given clues here and there but it wasn’t till the end was everything revealed. Tiny clues are much better than revealing too... ...more
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews
When it comes to storytelling, for me, Victoria James can do no wrong. Her characters are people you want to know. She combines romance with just enough past tragedy to make you feel for the main characters. She also gives you just enough of a glimpse int... ...more
For such a short read this book sure manages to pack an emotional punch. Right from the start this tale weaves the mystery of Kate’s past in with her current life and her relationship with Matt. It’s sweet at times, intense at others, and always enjoyable.
I liked Kate. She’s a woman who has clear... ...more