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Once Upon a Valentine's (Mills & Boon American Romance) (American Dads - Book 3)

Once Upon a Valentine's (Mills & Boon American Romance) (American Dads - Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Holly Jacobs

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Planning the Erie Elementary Valentine's dance is as close as Carly Lewis intends to come to romance.

In fact, the once-burned single mom has vowed to stay far away from the flame. Until her shed literally goes up in smoke. And once she meets irresistible Lieutenant Charles Jefferson, that isn't all that's catching fire.... Chuck never thought he'd find a woman willing to share his unpredictable life.

Now, with things heating up with the alluring mother of two, this is one dance the dedicated cop doesn't intend to sit out. Can he convince Carly that he's the man worthy of her trust? That he wants her to be his valentine--now and always?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 446 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Mills & Boon American Romance (22 Aug 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0091266C4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #287,661 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Holly Jacobs leads a life full of romance and adventure. From skydiving to jet-setting around Europe, from snorkeling in coral reefs to writing while wearing beautiful silk peignoir sets and popping chocolate bonbons, Holly Jacobs leads a life that is the epitome of romance.

Well, my fictional life sounds more interesting, but not better than my real life. Really, I'm the happily married mother of four. I write for Harlequin and Montlake Romance.

You can visit me at

(PS I have had problems with books I didn't write being self-published here and listed 'by Holly Jacobs'. If you don't see this bio attached to a book it's not by me.)

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5.0 out of 5 stars speaks to the heart with its tenderness, heart, and of course humor 29 April 2009
By Kelley Hartsell - Published on
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Carly Lewis has had enough of romance. The last thing she needs to be doing is planning a romantic Valentine's Dance for the parents at Erie Elementary. She has plenty to worry about between her recent divorce, becoming an "accidental arsonist" when she sets her storage shed, and her next door neighbor's shed as well, on fire. Then there are the usual struggles with children feeling torn between their divorced parents. As if that wasn't enough, there is the sexy officer of the law she has to work with for community service.

Charles "Chuck" Jefferson is a dedicated police lieutenant who takes his responsibility as official spokesperson for the Erie PD very seriously. He's committed to the job and the last thing he needs is to be working closely with a felonious single mother to two children! Yet, no matter how much he knows he should stay away from Carly, he is drawn deeper into her life until all he wants is to prove to her he is the hero of her heart. Can he convince her they belong together Once Upon a Valentine's?

Holly Jacobs concludes her American Dads trilogy with a real winner in Once Upon a Valentine's. I loved Samantha and Michelle, but I think I'd have to say Carly was my favorite. She has spent most of her adult life setting her own needs aside to the benefit of others, until after her divorce, she realizes she has no idea who she is as a woman. She is bound and determined to depend entirely on herself and never be in a position that she needs to lean on someone else when her own needs overwhelm her. It is through Carly's friendship with Samantha and Michelle that she finally comes to see that it's perfectly all right to ask for help once in a while and that there are people who are just wanting so badly to be there for someone who needs them.

Chuck has his own issues as well. His life is his work, extreme hours, holidays, emergencies, and all. His experiences have taught him that women tend to find dating a cop to be too much reality and they always go running when they realize this. So he is reluctant to start a new relationship with anyone, let alone a woman whose own schedule rivals his for craziness. Yet Carly's vulnerability she tries so desperately to hide only calls to him all the more until they are so deeply entrenched in each other's lives he can't imagine anything different from being with Carly. Chuck and Carly need each other, even though it took them a while to realize it.

Holly Jacob's trilogy about PTA moms speaks to the heart with its tenderness, heart, and of course humor. After all, who wouldn't find the cause and effect surrounding Carly's arson charges amusing when Holly weaves her comedic magic? I loved this trilogy and I see at least two more stories brewing for potential future stories. I hope Holly gets to write them and more importantly, that we get to read them, in the not too distant future.

© Kelley A. Hartsell, January 2009. All rights reserved.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining 25 Mar 2013
By Supermuv - Published on
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This is an entertaining story with some humor and of course, a happily ever after. I recommend as loght reading.
3.0 out of 5 stars Its okay 3 Oct 2013
By barngirl - Published on
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It's a sweet romance novel. Takes you thru the times and troubles of a young woman trying to make sense of her life now
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars entertaining Erie PTA romance 14 Feb 2009
By Harriet Klausner - Published on
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Police Lieutenant Chuck Jefferson arrests Carly Lewis for burning her couch after her spouse the lawyer cheated on it with his secretary as well as the neighbor's shed. The ADA and her lawyer agree on a plea bargain, but the judge rejects a year of probation as he feels arson is too serious to ignore even if it was a one time aberration; but jail time seems inappropriate too. Instead he assigns the single mom to assist Officer Chuck who gives talks at schools warning of the danger of reckless handling of fire.

As Carly and Chuck work together, they begin to fall in love. However, she has doubts having been burned by cheating Dean and besides she is busy with raising her children, attending nursing school, and as part of her PTA duties sponsoring the Erie Elementary Valentine's dance; that is besides the fire lecture circuit. Chuck refuses to accept her choices of keeping things casual or not all bcauses he knows he is in love.

The key to this enjoyable holiday celebration of the PTA of Erie, Pennsylvania (see ONCE UPON A THANKSGIVING and ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS) is like the predecessors the strong cast. The lead pair is a delightful pairing of workaholics; the children shockingly behave like children; and the return of the stars of the previous contemporaries make for a terrific romance. Holly Jacobs writes another entertaining Erie PTA romance.

Harriet Klausner
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