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Tangled Hearts (Passion in Paradise) by [O'Rourke, Sarah]
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The directive had been clear: Deeply embed himself in the fair town of Paradise, Tennessee, and keep one Melody Song Reardon from forgiving her fornicating ex-fiancé and keep her safe by any means necessary.

Fortunately, Retired First Sergeant Callum Valentine had always been a man that got the job done. Unfortunately, nobody told him that while his ‘job’ might be as pretty as a picture, she could be ornery as a wet cat and had a stubborn streak a mile long. Now, he was battling baristas and dodging would-be assassins in an effort to keep one sultry southern minx safe.

He’d thought the Taliban would be the most dangerous force he''d ever face. Imagine his surprise when he realized that the radical extremists had nothing on one curvy little woman with a wicked edge to her tongue…. a woman that had somehow tangled herself around his cold heart.

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Melody Song Reardon was done with men. After learning that the man she’d been planning to marry was no better than a corporate Casanova in and out of the boardroom and bedroom, she’d decided that love just wasn’t in the cards for her.

Which was fine.

She was young, smart, and capable… and better yet, she had a dream and a plan: Opening her very own book/yarn store – Hooks & Books. She had the brains. She had the building. And now, it appeared that she also a freaking bodyguard compliments of her interfering older brother!

She didn’t care how mouthwateringly handsome her so-called savior was; she didn’t need another controlling man in her life telling her what to do. At least, she hadn’t needed one…. until those nerve wracking hang-ups and strange notes took an ominous turn. Now, somebody wants her dead and the only thing standing between her and the Grim Reaper is one seriously gorgeous man named Callum Valentine.

Falling in love again in the middle of her own personal apocalypse hadn’t been the plans…then again, the great thing about a plan is that it can change on a dime!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1227 KB
  • Print Length: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Sarah O'Rourke Books (10 February 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01AU9AMTY
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #197,401 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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By Liz H on 26 February 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
After splitting from her cheating boyfriend, Melody moves back to her home town of Paradise. Trying to get her life back on track, she decides to open her own business. But moving on and leaving her troubles in the past my not be that simple.
Finally leaving the army, after having a decorated career, Cal happily offers to help his friend, RJ, by watching over his little sister, Melody. But soon it becomes more than a favor to a friend, it becomes his life. And he would happily sacrifice his to save hers.
I loved this book, it was witty and funny from the start. Melody and Cal have great chemistry together. I think Cal is one of my favorite male leads. He is a tough, super-hot alpha and incredibly protective towards Melody. I liked Melody a lot too. She was a bit stubborn at times but she found herself in some funny situations. The story was not the most original but I didn’t care. All the characters were great and it was well written. If you like something that will make you laugh but is also sweet then Tangled Hearts is for you. I have never read anything by this author before but I will be reading more from now on.
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Tangled Hearts, Book 5 in the Passion in Paradise series by Sarah O’Rourke, is a must read for the series followers. Tangled Hearts is another great story about Paradise, but if you have not been following the Paradise series that is OK you will enjoy this visit.
Melody Reardon, 29, comes home from Knoxville to start over and get away from her fornicating ex-fiancé. Retired First Sergeant Callum Valentine, 42, has promised his friend RJ, Mel’s brother, to watch out for her and keep her safe by any means necessary, except from him.
Mel thought she was done with men but she keeps wondering, “Gad, how could a middle-aged man look that damned good without a shirt on, she wondered. It wasn’t fair. She wasn’t too many years younger than him, and she already had to worry about wrinkles and cellulite. Sergeant Sexy, however, just seemed to get better with age.”
Cal was surprised that, “He’d thought the Taliban would be the most dangerous force he ever face. Imagine his surprise when he realized that the radical extremists had nothing on one curvy little woman with a wicked edge to her tongue…. a woman that had somehow tangled herself around his cold heart.”
Tangled Hearts can be read as a standalone, but I think you would get more out of the story if you read them all. Sarah O’Rourke gives us a suspense romance with funny, sassy main characters who you want to find their soul mate at last. The storytelling is funny, sharp and attention holding, as the other Books in their series have been. You will love the cast of characters that colorfully make up Paradise. I was given this for a fair review. Give Sarah O’Rourke’s Tangled Hearts a try; I know I can’t wait for the next Passion in Paradise: The Men of the McKinnon Sisters story.

Thanks Sarah O’Rourke & Good Writing
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5.0 out of 5 stars HOT & HILARIOUS! I LOVED IT!! 23 February 2016
By Danielle - Published on Amazon.com
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READ AND REVIEWED ON BEHALF OF RED CHEEKS READS.

“I was brought up believing that a girl should be able to take care of herself. I forgot that lesson for a little while and almost made a mistake I could never undo with a man I’d rather forget.”

Thirty-year-old Melody Song Reardon is starting over. After walking in on her ex-fiancé, days before their wedding, having sex with her best friend and their maid of honor, she broke the engagement, left him and headed back home to Paradise, TN. She moved into her granny’s house, and she took an enormous, out-of-character risk by sinking her life savings and the proceeds of her inheritance from her granny’s estate into a start up business. A tiny powerhouse of a woman, she is fiercely determined (and slightly panicking) to make her new store a huge success.

“Get ready, Melody …. I’m coming for you, Princess.”

Callum Valentine, a recently retired twenty-year Army veteran, agreed to do a favor for a friend, one of his soldiers and Melody’s older brother, RJ. He moved to Paradise, and right into “RJ’s half” of Melody’s home to be her shadow and to have her back while she was dealing with her annoying ex-fiancé, Brad, who is just not taking no for an answer. Abandoned as an infant, Cal grew up a ward of the state in various boys’ and foster homes. He’s never had a family, and no woman has ever caught his attention like Melody has. He can see it all with her, he knows that she is meant to be his, and he’s not about to back down from this battle.

“I was put here to be yours, and you were meant to be mine.”

Cal was smitten with Melody the minute RJ showed him her picture. But being in her presence, living with her and getting to know her, those feelings only intensify and further convince him that they’re meant to be, now if he could only get Mel to admit it, too. While he may be confident in his feelings and knows what he wants, Melody is unsure. She’s fresh off a broken engagement to a man that cheated on her repeatedly and flagrantly for the entirety of their five-year relationship. Her self esteem has taken a hit, and she questions her judgement when it comes to men. Not willing to be made the fool again, she’s decided that love isn’t for her, and besides, she needs to focus her energy and attention on opening her store, not a relationship with Cal, or at least that’s what she’s telling herself.

“She’d been keeping secrets from him…”

Brad isn’t going down without a fight, though. He keeps popping up in Melody’s life, and despite her unwavering, crystal clear refusals of his reconciliation attempts, he’s just not getting the message. Meanwhile, Melody is getting hang-up phone calls and someone is leaving creepy notes for her, notes that she’s dismissing as idle threats, and instead of cluing Cal in to these threats, she’s choosing to ignore them. Not exactly a wise decision on her part as it turns out...

“Don’t let my stubbornness and stupidity ruin us now that I’ve finally gotten my head out of my a$$.”

Cal continues his steady and patient pursuit of Melody, he’s just waiting for her to catch up with him and with what he knows she’s also feeling. But stubborn is her middle name, and she’s not giving in that quickly or easily. Before she can measure her words, she hurts Cal, and the kicker is that she totally didn’t mean the garbage she spewed at him. To make matters worse, it’s looking like it isn’t Brad who’s trying to hurt Melody, although he hasn’t given up his attempts to win her back. Is this the straw that breaks the camel’s back? Has Melody’s callous words hurt Cal enough to push him away for good? Will Brad finally give up trying to get her back? And just who, exactly, is behind all these attacks and threats against her?

“For always and ever, babe. That’s just the way it is. It’s the price you pay for tangling your heart with mine.”

I love the ever-talented writing duo, Sarah O’Rourke. The Passion in Paradise series is one of my favorites, and I’ve been Facebook stalking them since I read Cain’s Salvation. This addition to the series, while it doesn’t focus directly on a member of the McKinnon clan, is a great addition. I loved Cal, he was a man who knew what he wanted, set it in his sights and didn’t stop until he savored the victory. Melody is no pushover, though, she’s got back-bone! I loved the back-and-forth banter between these two! This is a steamy, small town romance series with a great dose of southern humor, and I absolutely loved it!

Five hilarious, heated, happily-ever-after smooches for Sarah O’Rourke’s Tangled Hearts from me!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Callum and Melody!!!! 12 February 2016
By Dolphinlover24 - Published on Amazon.com
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Welcome back to Paradise Tennessee! Tangled Hearts is the story of Callum Valentine and Melody Reardon. Melody has come back to her hometown of Paradise after breaking up with her cheating fiancé. She moves in to the house that she inherited with her brother RJ from their grandmother. RJ is serving in the military in Afghanistan, but he is extremely protective of his baby sister and concerned that her ex fiancé is determined to get her back. For that reason, he sends his best friend Callum, who has retired from the military, to protect her from harm. Callum is a sexy, stubborn, alpha male and Melody is beautiful, just as stubborn, and determined to do things on her own. She also has vowed to never find love again. Cal is determined to break down the walls that she has built up around her because what started out as him moving to Paradise to protect her, quickly became so much more for him. The banter between Melody and Cal is funny and truly priceless. I laughed out loud constantly throughout the book. You cannot help but fall in love with Cal and Melody.
If you have not read any of the previous Paradise books, Melody and Cal's story is stand alone. I recommend as I have with my other reviews of the Paradise books, that you read them all to appreciate each of the characters that appear throughout each book. Make sure that you One-click Tangled Hearts today! If you love romance and an HEA you absolutely want to read Tangled Hearts!!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Callum Valentine is one hot alpha man. 20 May 2016
By Bookaholic and More Blog - Published on Amazon.com
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☆☆☆☆☆ 5 STAR REVIEW ☆☆☆☆☆

Living in a small town, has its perks and it's headaches. everyone knows your business but at the same time everyone has your back.

When Melody moves back to Paradise, Tennessee after ending her engagement to a serial cheater, she knew it was time. Never in her wild imagination did Melody thought sharing her new life with her brothers friend and ex-boss Callum "Cal" Valentine Prepare yourself for a steam and wild ride.

Cal and Melody's will take you to one helluva ride. As always being part of this series, this book has all the ingredients for another fantastic story.

The main purpose of this story is to teach to trust and to give yourself another chance at love. This book does that, but then again the whole series does. You will not want to miss this book and series.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun in Paradise 30 April 2016
By SHERI L. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Another great book. We're back in Paradise, the two leading characters are both new Melody and Cal. Plus the usual inhabitants. Danger, laughter, hot guys, and hot sexual tension ensue to make for a fun read. You don't have to have read the previous books in the series, but I would recommend you read them also. All are awesome reads. Welcome to Paradise.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cal and Melody 27 February 2016
By JaimeN - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Love this book. Cal is all alpha and knows what he wants. Melody doesn't know what to do with him and the sparks fly as they figure it out. And the cast of characters in Paradise is hilarious as always.

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