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Unpredictable Love (Pine Grove Book 1) by [Joachim, Jean]
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Length: 213 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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When Amber signed her sister’s name on a pen pal letter to a Marine, it was only meant to be a little white lie. As usual, Jory Walker, stepped in to right her sister’s mistake.
When faced with four letters from SSGT Trent Stevens in Afghanistan, Jory had no choice but to correspond. Sure he’d be drooling over Amber’s photo in a bikini, thinking it was Jory. But she’d never meet him, so what harm could it do if she sent him a few letters?
She was in no danger of falling for him, because, they had nothing in common. Or did they? Jory kept up the masquerade, writing to him regularly and eagerly awaiting his replies. As they grew closer, the lie grew bigger.
Would her charade boomerang replacing happiness with pain? What started off as an innocent ruse, morphed into a monstrous web of deceit. Maybe unpredictable love was destined to break her heart.

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Jory Walker plucked three letters from the mailbox in front of the house. Two bills and one envelope addressed to her that looked like it had been through a war. It had, according to what was scratched in the upper corner.

SSGT. T. Stevens

Anger bubbled up inside her. She made a beeline for the house, only to collide with her sister.
“Amber! What the hell?” She waved the envelope in the young woman’s face.
“I just sent him one letter.”
“This is the fourth you’ve gotten from him. When are you going to write back?”
“It was a mistake…”
“You can say that again. Especially the part where you signed my name!”
“Laura was so convincing. I thought she meant one time. Only one letter.”
“She asked people to sign up to write to guys in the military. Not to write only one letter and include a lewd photo.”
“It wasn’t lewd, whatever that means. Just me in a bikini. I’m not good at writing. Much better at pictures.” Her beautiful, blonde sister, with a Miss America figure, grinned.
“And the reason you signed my name?”
“I always liked yours better. Besides, if he wanted another letter, I knew you’d write it for me. So, it might as well have your name on it.”
“Don’t give me that bullshit smile. I’m on to you. And the answer is ‘no.’” Jory shoved the envelope from T. Stevens into Amber’s hand.
“Please? Pleeeaassseee, Jory. You’re the writer. Not me.”
“That’s right. You’re the pretty sister, and I’m the smart one.”
Amber nodded. “I don’t mean it like that. You’re so much better than me.”
“Than I.”
“See?”
“No.”
Amber’s jaw jutted out. “Okay. Disappoint some poor guy out there fighting a war. Look at his picture. He’s hot, even with a buzz cut. Besides, he might die. Your words could be the last ones he ever sees!”
“He’s expecting you, not me.”

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 752 KB
  • Print Length: 213 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books (18 April 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01DM4EOUW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #361,531 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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What a touching story! Jory's sister puts her own photo in a letter to a Marine, but signs it Jory. Trent and Jory correspond and fall in love, but will the lie started by the photo damage their future? I recommend this book. Sweet, touching and very well written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A love story that had my heart dreaming 21 April 2016
By Jara Beaubien - Published on Amazon.com
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My first time reading Jean Joachim's book. I found it delightfully light, surprisingly dealing with some issues that surround us today. That Jory got into a mess to help her sister, but no matter how she tried to get out if the further she fell for Trent. I laughed and smiled and even shed a tear over Trent's and Jory story. Am glad that despite the lies she and Trent managed to finally find what they both were seeking and needing. Thanks Jean for a fantastic journey to Pine Grove and 2 hearts that found each other.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly heart felt story! 10 July 2016
By Pamela Reveal - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a book full of emotions with each page your turn
you was drawn in deeper into a amazing love story.
A marine who loves to draw birds a women who had
To take care of issues that was never caused by her.
Tears fell and my heart went threw emotions that was
Like a storm that never ended. Jory and Trent found
Love that started out under false pretense but never
Meant to hurt anyone........ But could it end well
They over come and find a true love. Jean Joachim
Is starting a new journey and this is a amazing start
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Start To A New Series! 1 May 2016
By Vicki Locey - Published on Amazon.com
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Ms. Joachim once again brings us a book filled with drama, romance, and a lesson learned. I loved the leading man in this one. A Marine who sketches birds?! Yes, please! The story line was tight and kept me involved as I waited for the inevitable explosion to happen between our couple. When it did it was well-written and powerful and I was rooting for them to work it out. This new set of tales by Ms. Joachim has a lovely small town feel and the supporting characters are warm and friendly, just as you'd expect in a quaint little hamlet. The sex scenes were smoky hot and the dialog crackling. All in all a marvelous start for a new series!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No one writes romance as deliciously as Jean Joachim 29 April 2016
By Kathleen Ball - Published on Amazon.com
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I absolutely loved this book! The characters are endearing and the story flowed beautifully with a great plot and intricate details. This book is a winner. I couldn't put it down I just had to see what happened next. The dialogue is so natural and often witty. Can't wait for more!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful love story 19 July 2016
By Tricia Lee - Published on Amazon.com
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This is one of my favorites of Jean Joachim's books. I loved the story and the way the author chose to tell it. It is sweet and endearing.

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