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Lush: A novella in the Love Story Collection [Kindle Edition]

Chris Adonn
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When past and present collide at a speed date of all places, Julia Kinkaid does what she does best; she heads for the nearest exit. Only Michael Winthrop has other plans for her. He wants to pick-up where they left off, as friends. Only she never saw him as just a friend, he was the guy she dreamed of marrying one day.

Seven years ago, when Julia broke his heart, Michael tried to move on and as far as anyone could tell, he did. He built a life for himself that most men would call paradise. But now, seeing Julia again, he’s realising that a future with her is still the only thing he ever wanted out of life.

The Love Story Collection is a series of stand-alone novels and novellas. There are no cliff hangers.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2606 KB
  • Print Length: 91 pages
  • Publisher: Chris Adonn; 1 edition (14 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JPJQA74
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,334,369 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

If Chris Adonn were to write up her own "short bio" it would sound something like this -- since she is writing her own bio, but she'll stick to the third person, as she fancies it her right as a writer:

She lives on a little farm in rural South Africa and she considers it a blessing and a curse. The blessing comes in the form of clean air, sweet water that flows through and aquifer below her feet, clear night skies filled with stars, and peace and quite whenever she needs it. The curse lies in the fact that the roads surrounding her home are very long and all dirt. During a good storm this can mean being stuck at home for weeks on end. Yet this perceived curse is in fact yet another blessing, because that's when she finds the best time to write.
She has worked as a graphic designer and a fine artist, but neither of these vocations has ever inspired the same level of passion as writing does.

The characters she writes about are as real to her as... well as real as make-believe friends can be. She's that kid who never outgrew her imaginary buddies. They stop by daily and tell her stories that she narrates for them--a quirk she shares with many a writer.

She loves her family, but prefers to keep them and their lives private. She adores her extended family of 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 lovebirds, and 2 Budgies. They and her flesh-and-blood friends are the ones who make sure she keeps a decent schedule and does not get lost in the worlds she writes about.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed it! 27 July 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I don't often read romance books as I find most of them a little cheesy. This is why I really appreciated Lush. It is well written, funny and the love scenes really get to you; pretty much all a good romance novella needs. Yes, it is a bit short, but unlike novels, novellas are usually this long. It was a surprisingly good read and I highly recommend it.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring 22 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Don't know what I expected but after reading only a quarter gave up so deleted from my Kindle, still as book is free probably I am being ungrateful
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read!! 16 April 2014
By Jody - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
Love love love this book! Must read! This is the first book I have read by Chris Adonn but after reading I can't wait to read more! Looking forward to future books! Great job!!!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly Fun Read 16 April 2014
By Literature Litehouse - Fun with Books - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the first book from Author Chris Adonn (maybe because it is her first romance) that I have had the privilege of reading, but I'm sure it will not be the last.

There are some really fun moments that had me laughing out loud, some hot, steamy scenes and a happy ending... What more can you ask for in a romance?

Go out and get your copy and check it out for yourself.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars short but sweet, humorous and romantic 28 April 2014
By valerie shyne - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Lush is a story of love that started from when they were young. I may not be a fan of new adult romance but I love stories like this that rooted from innocence and grow till they are adult enough to know that what they are feeling is real. A favorite writer of mine from our local publisher once said that love that blossom at sixteen is the purest and truest of them all and the sweetest when nurtured in time. No word can be truer for the story between Michael and Julie.

I can't help smiling as I picture out Julie's younger self probably always tailing Mike every possible opportunity and telling him with all the sincerity in her young heart how she felt about him. That's why I felt how it might have scarred her when that specific night happened. Then seeing the two of them together years after, the spark igniting between them and the attraction both of them couldn't deny, I found myself looking forward to how Michael will redeem himself from the damaged he created years before.

The times the two of them spent together to get reacquainted and get over their past was a wonderful ride. I just wish it was longer and there was more into their story. If you're looking for a great short read, this one is an awesome pick.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing!! 17 April 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was really surprised by this book!!
I thought to myself thstvthisbis just another read.
But I was surprised!!! I love it!!! I was sorry to see the end. I highly recommend this book.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Read it 16 April 2014
By Karen Snoopyvet - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a great love story about 2 people that see the same experience totally different how they get over that experience and find what they have been missing
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