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I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads This lovely read has two appealing characters at its heart, but a whole town s worth of extras that add to the story Ellie, wounded by her parents disregard for her, is flighty to say the least, when it comes to love When her fianc dies in a crash and his brother returns to town, it is inevitable that many truths will surface, but can they get passed the past Although I read this in the heat of summer, I think this is I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads This lovely read has two appealing characters at its heart, but a whole town s worth of extras that add to the story Ellie, wounded by her parents disregard for her, is flighty to say the least, when it comes to love When her fianc dies in a crash and his brother returns to town, it is inevitable that many truths will surface, but can they get passed the past Although I read this in the heat of summer, I think this is one that I will pull out again when it is cold and dark and I need some cosy romance Loving Ellie is a book about heartbreak and loss, learning to love and trust again, and learning to let go Lucas and Ellie were great characters, both dealing with issues from their past, and both trying to figure out how to move on after their worlds have once again been torn apart with the loss of Jarrett Lucas s brother and Ellie s fianc.I just loved Lucas and my heart went out to him with the losses he has suffered Ellie was great as well, but she did get me a bit frustrated at times wh Loving Ellie is a book about heartbreak and loss, learning to love and trust again, and learning to let go Lucas and Ellie were great characters, both dealing with issues from their past, and both trying to figure out how to move on after their worlds have once again been torn apart with the loss of Jarrett Lucas s brother and Ellie s fianc.I just loved Lucas and my heart went out to him with the losses he has suffered Ellie was great as well, but she did get me a bit frustrated at times when it came to her pregnancy, but I think that wasof a personal philosophy issue for me Their love story starts slow and simmers through the book The story focuses on their connection emotionally and the healing process they must both go through, so if you are looking for a steamy romance read, this is not it What you will get is a very touching story of two people who learn to love and trust each other while trying to come to terms with their pasts, and helping each other heal in the process.I also enjoyed the secondary story in this book surrounding the Sheriff, Blaine, and the girl he fell for years ago, Victoria It was wonderful to have that little sub plot happening, and I really enjoyed how Blaine and Victoria s story was used as a way to add depth to the relationship between Lucas and Ellie.This was a very nice read with lots of emotion and sweet romance.I received this book from the author for an honest review Ellie Sanders is struggling with what she should do about the baby she is about to have now that her fiancee has died She loved Jarrett Tanner as her best friend but wasn t IN love with him His brother, Lucas, came home to settle his affairs, not knowing about Ellie and her pregnancy Lucas had his own problems He lost his wife and baby, feeling guilty about it even though it wasn t his fault Because of his loss, he never wanted to come home again but he didn t have any choice in the matter Ellie Sanders is struggling with what she should do about the baby she is about to have now that her fiancee has died She loved Jarrett Tanner as her best friend but wasn t IN love with him His brother, Lucas, came home to settle his affairs, not knowing about Ellie and her pregnancy Lucas had his own problems He lost his wife and baby, feeling guilty about it even though it wasn t his fault Because of his loss, he never wanted to come home again but he didn t have any choice in the matter Both had demons from their pasts that they couldn t overcome so they found the attraction they felt for each other hard to deal with.I enjoyed this well written story with it s issues that actually happen to people in real life There were some sad scenes but lots of happy ones too Both the main characters had many problems to overcome with trust being a major one.I liked Lucas and felt sorry for what he went through losing his wife and baby The guilt he felt following that was heart breaking Ellie was a pretty strong woman who had a rough childhood but grew up to be independent I didn t like her feeling like she was worthless and nobody loved her or would stay around though It was too negative.One thing I didn t like was the scene when she delivered the baby It just wasn t believable We were told she was having a really big baby so how did she handle it without an epidural and such a fast delivery More of a romance than an erotic read, but I enjoyed the story and loved the HEA. I really enjoyed this story The story was about Learning to live again, and open your heart to love after losing someone you loved The story took place in a small town setting, and I loved the warmth of the townspeople Ellie owned a coffee shop, and worked long hours to pay the bills She was pregnant, and her fianc had just passed away She loved her fianc , butin a friendship way He wanted to marry her because of the baby Lucas couldn t stay in the small town after he lost his wife I really enjoyed this story The story was about Learning to live again, and open your heart to love after losing someone you loved The story took place in a small town setting, and I loved the warmth of the townspeople Ellie owned a coffee shop, and worked long hours to pay the bills She was pregnant, and her fianc had just passed away She loved her fianc , butin a friendship way He wanted to marry her because of the baby Lucas couldn t stay in the small town after he lost his wife, and unborn child Every store, or friendly face reminded him of moments spent with his wife He left and never looked back Now he is back to settle his brother s estate He can t believe his brother has died too He walked into his brother s house, and found someone sleeping on his brothers couch He demanded to know who she was, and what she was doing in his brother s house He was shocked to find out his brother was engaged and didn t tell him He wasshocked to find out Ellie was pregnant with his brother s son Her child was his last remaining family he had left in the world He would do anything to protect Ellie, and the child she carried This story warmed my heart Two hearts healed, and Lucas, and Ellie found love This was such a sweet story It has loss and tragedy and heartwarming and touching Jarrett and Ellie are having a baby after just one night together Unfortunately that happens alot After Jarrett dies it bring Ellie at a loss in their house together She is by herself taking care of her shop She loved Jarrett as a friend she never fell in love with him I have never lost a friend so it would be hard for me to describe that, but for them and their story its heartbreaking Lucas Tanner Jarretts This was such a sweet story It has loss and tragedy and heartwarming and touching Jarrett and Ellie are having a baby after just one night together Unfortunately that happens alot After Jarrett dies it bring Ellie at a loss in their house together She is by herself taking care of her shop She loved Jarrett as a friend she never fell in love with him I have never lost a friend so it would be hard for me to describe that, but for them and their story its heartbreaking Lucas Tanner Jarretts brother He is very mysterious He came home to settle his estate Little did he know that Ellie will be there Also he didnt know she was pregnant 2 shocks in 1 He came into the story with a tragedy of his own Losing his wife and his son I have never lost my significant other so that is hard for me to imagine Never lost a child so this is very heartbreaking Lucas is a good man wanting to stay until Ellie gives birth Ellie thinking about adoption or keeping the baby, Im glad she didnt consider abortion because Im completely against it Adoption seemed the safest option due to her not being financially stable Ellie is afraid she will not be a good mother Because of how she was raised I think that would make a person so much better if your raised wrong This was a very touching story, such tragedy and loss and heartwarming It s never been a smooth paved road for Ellie She has had to fight for everything she has and where she has gotten in life Ellie finally finds someone she can envision a future with but an icy winter day changes everything again Lucas is a man with a shattered heart and spirit after losing everything that mattered to him Returning to his hometown to help settle his brothers affairs, he is faced with a past that cuts him deep When Lucas s path collides with Ellie, there is undeniable chemist It s never been a smooth paved road for Ellie She has had to fight for everything she has and where she has gotten in life Ellie finally finds someone she can envision a future with but an icy winter day changes everything again Lucas is a man with a shattered heart and spirit after losing everything that mattered to him Returning to his hometown to help settle his brothers affairs, he is faced with a past that cuts him deep When Lucas s path collides with Ellie, there is undeniable chemistry between them Can Lucas overcome his tragic past and open his heart again Or will Ellie refuse to see what s in front of her and run This was a terrific romance that had me cheering for not just one couple, but two I love how Lindsey Brookes rounded out the book by including strong supporting characters I didn t like the slow build up and then almost lack of climax of Lucas and Ellie relationship Slightly too predictable in how the end comes about Other than that I adored this book and highly recommend it as a great light romance Although heavy issues are discussed, the author has a talent for keeping things happy and smile filled There were several WTF moments in this book, places where I wondered if it had been proofread or edited view spoiler E.g We have Ellie, seven months pregnant and apparently only just having stopped exercising the horses on the ranch Horse riding while pregnant is not recommended and that s from babycenter.com as well as numerous other sites Things like that make me back off from a book, holding it at arms length and not wanting to become emotionally involved with the characters i There were several WTF moments in this book, places where I wondered if it had been proofread or edited view spoiler E.g We have Ellie, seven months pregnant and apparently only just having stopped exercising the horses on the ranch Horse riding while pregnant is not recommended and that s from babycenter.com as well as numerous other sites Things like that make me back off from a book, holding it at arms length and not wanting to become emotionally involved with the characters in case there are any other unpleasant surprises further in I carried on reading, only to get bogged down in the almost interminable Should I have the baby adopted navel gazing by Ellie, and the long drawn out on off relationship with Lucas There were other moments where I had to re read several times in order to work out exactly where people were, or what was happening I would have given the story three stars, but to be honest, the thought of a woman wanting to give up her baby to total strangers when the child s uncle is prepared to adopt him, made me shudder hide spoiler In the end, I decided not to rate free copy provided by the publisher via netgalley I felt really disconnected throughout this novel I feel that the author didn t give us any real interaction, anything to make us believe or even think that Lucas loved Ellie, or that Ellie loved Lucas All these sudden realizations are really sudden, but not in a good way there s no insight to Lucas and Ellie s, minds, their hearts We know nothing of their thoughts, their inner feelings, so when Lucas suddenly declared his love in chapter 1free copy provided by the publisher via netgalley I felt really disconnected throughout this novel I feel that the author didn t give us any real interaction, anything to make us believe or even think that Lucas loved Ellie, or that Ellie loved Lucas All these sudden realizations are really sudden, but not in a good way there s no insight to Lucas and Ellie s, minds, their hearts We know nothing of their thoughts, their inner feelings, so when Lucas suddenly declared his love in chapter 10, my reaction was Say what Since when But nothing happened Where s the attraction Where are the sparks Where s the plot Anything And then, in chapter 15, it happens again Bam Ellie loves Lucas Really Sooo not feeling it Not feeling it at all That s probably one of the biggest reasons why I felt so disconnected to the story and the characters.We re told only about what happens on the outside, with the ranch, the caf , their daily lives, but there s no inner turmoil, nothing deeper, that could possibly make us connect to the authors, and thus, to the story.I found myself skimming through the pages, skipping bits altogether or reading diagonally, waiting for something.also, I find it really hard to swallow that a woman could give up her child in the possibility that she might screw up something Every parent is afraid for their child, afraid of doing the wrong thing, of not doing enough, but that doesn t mean everyone haa to abandon their kids Considering her past, her family, I would have expected her to be evendetermined to keep her son and make damn sure he d have a perfect life at least emotionally, if not financially Her argument about having a crappy childhood is not at all convincing there s people with problems a lot bigger than hers that still find the way to make it work Again, for me, the author fell a bit short If she wanted to give us a reason for giving up a baby, at least she could ve made up a better one.The one thing I did like was the Blaine and Victoria love line I actually liked their story better, short and unfinished as it was Even so, for a moment there, I felt like the two couples were written by two different people `E-PUB ✐ Loving Ellie ☠ Ellie Sanders is pregnant and alone Carrying a child she d conceived the one and only time she d lain with her closest friend, Jarrett Tanner A man she d agreed to marry for the sake of their child A man she d loved, but not as he d deserved And now he was gone Lucas Tanner returns home to settle his younger brother Jarrett s estate only to discover his brother left behind a very pregnant fianc e Having lost his own wife and their baby she d been carrying years before, he s bound and determined to stick around and make sure Ellie s child makes it safely into the world Even if it means facing the ghosts of his past Struggling financially and emotionally, Ellie is torn between keeping her baby and giving it up for adoption She wants to give her child the chance she never had to be raised by two loving parents If only she could make Lucas understand And, if only she wasn t falling for a man with no heart left to give Lucas finds himself wanting Wanting Ellie But what if he gives in to his deepening feelings and loses her, too One fears abandonment The other fears loss Can Ellie and Lucas put their painful pasts behind them and finally find true happiness Or are the emotional walls they ve built up around their hearts too strong to tear down