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Falling for You (Pearl Island Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Julie Ortolon
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

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"A thoroughly delightful, fast-paced romance about what happens when opposites attract." -Old Book Barn Gazette

"For characters who jump off the page and steal your heart, read Julie Ortolon!" --Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author

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What happens when Mr. Slow and Steady finds himself on a collision course with Ms. Full-Speed-Ahead?

The forecast is smooth sailing for Oliver Chancellor, one of Galveston's premier financier. Destined to take his place in his family's bank, Chance is content with the future that's been mapped out for him, right down to his upcoming engagement to a prim debutante.

But when beautiful Aurora St. Claire crosses his path, Chance recklessly plunges into uncharted territory with nothing but his heart to guide him-and a beautiful woman to tempt him.

Propelled by a lifelong dream to buy the island home reportedly haunted by her colorful ancestors, Aurora desperately needs Chance's help in securing a business loan and she won't take no for an answer. In the midst of convincing the hesitant blue blood to take a chance on her dream, Aurora awakes his hidden streak of red-hot passion. Before they know it, the mismatched pair are all tangled up in a reckless desire and headed for trouble-trouble in the name of love.


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"An author on the rise...endearing, emotional, and romantic!"--"Romantic Times"

About the Author

Reviewers from Publisher’s Weekly to Romantic Times have praised Julie Ortolon’s contemporary romance for being “sizzling,” “fast-paced,” and “filled with genuine heart.” Numerous awards for her work include two Bookseller’s Best Awards. Almost Perfect, book one of her Perfect trilogy, was a Rita finalist and was named Best Single Title Contemporary by the readers of Affaire de Coeur magazine.

Julie’s road to success as a romance novelist was a bit bumpier than most authors, however. Her struggle with dyslexia left her functionally illiterate until her mid twenties when she discovered romance novels were worth the effort. To turn her favorite pastime, daydreaming emotionally rich stories, into a career, she taught herself to read, type, and use English as a written language, not just a spoken one. Her struggles made hitting the USA Today list with her first title even more rewarding.

When Julie isn’t writing or reading, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and traveling the world. You can learn more about Julie at JulieOrtolon.com or send her an email. She loves to hear from readers and always answers email.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2242 KB
  • Print Length: 383 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615826792
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Julie Ortolon; 2 edition (2 July 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003VIWUOC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,618 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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I'm late bloomer when it comes to reading -- and writing. I didn't discover either joy until I discovered romance novels in my early twenties. Now, I'm totally addicted. My biggest joy is bringing all my interests together in my books, to have the chance to celebrate the things that excite me through my characters.

Since I love to travel, all my books are set in places I've actually been. Sometimes those real places morph into fictional places -- like Pearl Island -- but I try to capture the magic of the setting and people in all my books, to make writing them like a trip to a wonderful world where good always triumphs and love always ends in Happily Ever After -- against all odds. That's what makes life worth living, and books worth reading: when someone grabs the brass ring.

Learn more about me and my books at JulieOrtolon.com

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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You Won't Be Able to Put it Down! 25 Nov. 2003
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Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Falling for You isn't a simple book to describe. The book is certainly *not* about Maddy and Kerr, the couple featured on the book jacket and in the Amazon book description. Sure, Maddy and Kerr get things started off - but I didn't doubt for one minute that they weren't meant for each other. The plot is really more about their families and friends - and how the past can keep you from living the present to its fullest. Maddy's family hates Kerr's (blaming them for a tragic incident). Maddy and Kerr meet (after many years) and you know what happens next. But there's also Maddy's childhood-friend-turned-enemy who returns home to heal her physical and emotional scars only to find her parents aren't what they seem, Maddy's womanizing brother, Maddy's current friends who are trapped in bad relationships (or prevented by fate from being in a relationship.) And Maddy's mum, who directs all the action in one way or another. Once again, Mansell makes her secondary characters shine and the ancillary plots provide the surprises, the plot twists, and the storytelling richness that we all love in a Mansell novel. (I will warn you - pay very close attention in the first 3 or 4 chapters in order to keep all the players straight!) While there's plenty of happiness to go around at the end, it's not a totally predictable read - I certainly didn't spot on of the "baddies" right off. It took me just two days to get through this on an incredibly busy weekend. I didn't want to stop reading until I knew just how everything - and everyone - turned out!
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3.0 out of 5 stars quite good,but not Jill's best 3.5 stars! 17 Oct. 2013
Format:Paperback
i have read quite a few of Jill Mansell's books now and in general have enjoyed them.known for her sub-plots, this book gives us the goings on of several people living in Ashcombe, England.the characters are certainly colourful and diverse, but the so-called main characters story just didn't quite hit the mark.in fact there wasn't much of their individual story and i thought these were the least developed characters.there was a twist later on, which could have been really good,but there was no where near enough focus on this to make it what it should have been.

i must say that i really enjoyed the sub-stories and the mad mix of both very likable and well..unlikable characters.for me the best part of this book is the characterization.there is also a nice dose of humor as well.in my opinion this is not Jill's best book,and did take quite some time to get going,but nevertheless still quite a good easy read.

on a personal level i have to say i hated the outcome of Estelle and Oliver's relationship.this however for me is the case in pretty much all books, where a husband/wife/partner gets cheated on, i don't like seeing them get back together,but at the very least i would expect them to really suffer.i know not everyone will share my view on this,but even so i don't feel that there was a proper reconciliation between the couple.in fact Oliver only explains his reasons for the affair as being just one of those things that just happens.further,with the long reaching consequences of Oliver's affair i just didn't see how in just over a page and how all this could be reconciled.

even though this was not Jill's best i will still keep reading her books.i love her diverse mix of characters and her sub-stories,though in this one the main story seemed to be missing.though i wouldn't rave about this book i would recommend her as an author to give a go!3.5 stars
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2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't fall for it 5 Aug. 2011
Format:Paperback
I did not like this book at all. Not for a Mansell anyway. If it were written by anyone else, I might have given it more stars, but for Jill Mansell, it was just severely disappointing.

This is my third book for Mansell, and I was over the moon about the first two books I read for her, and thought I would be about this one too - as the reviews were outstanding - but I wasn't.

I didn't like the characters, I felt they were all shallow, and irritating. A lot of it was unrealistic, and everyone seemed to be falling in love in a matter of days! The twists and turns made no sense, and everything seemed a little TOO coincidental. And this book has pretty much VERY LITTLE to do with Maddy and Kerr - the supposed main characters of the book. It had a lot more to do with the secondary characters - mainly Kate and her family.

Yes, I found a lot of the text funny, but I never said Mansell wasn't funny. She's a good writer, she's capable of writing incredible books. So the writing was good, it's the plot I hated. I do have one remark though, at some point Will says, "let me just grab a shower" and that really bothered me because it makes no sense. You can't GRAB a shower, you take one, you have one, but you don't GRAB one. Sheesh! I really needed to get that one out.

Back to the story now, I think Den deserved a much larger part in the story than he was given, since the whole "concept" revolved around him and the accident he was involved in. Especially after everything you find out in the end, I think Mansell robbed him off his story, which I think would've been a very good one. This book should have been about Den, rather than Kerr, and should have revolved more around their family rather than Kate's extremely shallow and broken family.
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