IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER TRIP TO CLIFFSIDE BAY.
Marred: Kyle & Violet by Tess Thompson is NOW LIVE!
Kyle Hicks started with nothing. Now he’s a self-made man. And as luck would have it, his latest project as a real estate developer lands him in Cliffside Bay with his very best friends, The Dogs. At the end of his grueling work days, Kyle’s got just enough time left for his buddies and not much else. Except maybe another of his many no-strings-attached trysts with whatever sexy lady catches his eye.
Violet Ellis is struggling. She’s a single mother, the proprietor of a near-failing shop, and a champion for the historical integrity of her dear Cliffside Bay. She has enough to deal with between her three-year-old son and her languishing business, but she’s still prepared to take on real estate mogul Kyle Hicks to save the charm of the place she calls home.
When a twist of fate forces these two to put aside their differences and rely on one another, they just might find that sometimes the strongest love grows out of the hurts and the scars that we carry with us always.
The fourth installment of The Cliffside Bay Series by bestselling author Tess Thompson follows the interwoven stories of five best friends, the beach community they love, and the women who captivate them. Prepare to get lost in a wave of small town charm, men you want to take home to your mother, and smart, resilient heroines you wished lived next door.
Like most of her characters, Tess Thompson hails from a small town and will always feel like a small town girl, despite the fact she’s lived in Seattle for over twenty-five years. She loves music and dancing, books and bubble baths, cooking and wine, movies and snuggling. She cries at sappy commercials and thinks kissing in the rain should be done whenever possible. Although she tries to act like a lady, there may or may not have been a few times in the last several years when she’s gotten slightly carried away watching the Seattle Seahawks play, but that could also just be a nasty rumor.
She currently lives in a suburb of Seattle, Washington with her brand new husband, the hero of her own love story, and their Brady Bunch clan of two sons, two daughters and five cats, all of whom keep her too busy, often confused, but always amazed. Yes, that’s four kids and five cats. Pray for her.
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5 STAR Review by Jodi for Ruby Red Romance Review
I love these amazing stories by Tess Thompson. Marred might be one of my favorite so far. I love the Dogs and everything they are. It’s fun catching up with all these amazing characters. Before I start this review, I will say that you have to read these books in order. If you try to pick them up as a standalone, you will miss most of the back story.
Kyle and Violet are great characters. I’m all for a good enemies to lovers story. This is seriously the best. I loved Kyle’s free spirit life. Never one to settle down, Kyle gets a rude awakening when a surprise on his door step. I loved watching this man fall. I also loved learning about why he is the way he is. It explained a lot about him as a person as well as the man he was and is. I love Violet. She wants a better world for her son. One that sometimes she just can’t give him. I hurt for her. Her past is one that broke my heart. But I was great to see her overcome. I loved watching her walls crumble.
There is so much that happens in this story. We get to meet new people. We get to see our old friends. We have a wedding. I loved every second of this book. There were a couple parts that were left open and have me wondering, are we going to have trouble soon, or was it just fluff. I’m hoping it goes somewhere, but you never know. Tess Thompson is an amazing author and had done a fantastic job with this series.