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This was a sweet read with two very sweet guys. Roe and Holden are two men who both love their family’s and know what they want from life. It was refreshing to read a story with guys in their 40’s who have a past to live with. I’m looking forward to reading more books in Briar County. 😍📚❤️
This is a beautiful start to a new small town romance series. The development of Holden and Roe’s relationship is utterly perfect. Their connection sees them easily form a deep friendship and, after this, nothing can stop the spark between them from igniting. I thought it was wonderfully refreshing just how mature and honest these characters were. Yes, there are complications to being together when Holden first arrives in Roe’s home town. But it was nice to see them actually talk these out and avoid any the miscommunication drama. The setting is gorgeous, the tone is heartfelt, and the romance has the perfect mix of tender and steamy intimacy. There is nothing unnecessary to the book; it’s simply a charming, low angst small town romance that felt just right.
Firefly Lane is the first book in a new series by Riley Hart called Briar Creek. It was a pleasant change to read a story where the MC's were more mature men in their forties. Roe and his family have lived in the area for a long time. Holden has come to town to help his sister and nephew who have been deserted by their husband and father. Both men are just so caring of their families.
The book is a slow burn romance and it would have been disappointing if Holden had returned to his city life after getting his sister and nephew settled. Fortunately there is a 'happy ever after"!
This is what I call a feel good book, it brings a smile to your face, you love all the characters, well except one and the two main characters feel real, down to earth and have you routing for them.
This was a story of two men in their 40’s falling in love for the first time. Roe came from a large and loving family, he left his small town of Harmony in Briar County to go to college in DC and stayed for a few years with a successful career, his apartment and a live in boyfriend but he missed life in a small town and returned. Holden grew up in a small town and only had awful memories. His parents took drugs and drank and neglected him and his younger sister who he looked after. He left for the city became a pilot and never planned to return to small town living until his sister called him one day upset and in need of help for herself and his nephew Sean. Falling in love with Roe was not in his plan he was going back to his life in Atlanta, wasn’t he!
This was a sweet love story with plenty of banter between Roe and Holden and I loved how the large family all connected within the story and had each other’s backs.
I really enjoyed this first book in a new small town series by Riley. I loved that Roe and Holden were in their 40’s. Roe and his family were amazing, so loving, generous and looking after everyone. I also like that it centred around family life, supporting each other, strong friendships and goats! I think Deacon is next, can’t wait.
Normally, I enjoy a Riley book but this one just didn't work for me. It felt totally flat, like someone reciting a list of facts, with interactions between any characters never sounding real, dialogue never flowing normally. It actually felt like someone's first ever novel. I did finish it but was bored throughout.
Firefly Lane is the first standalone book in the Briar County series. I really loved this story. The strength, connection and chemistry between the main characters Roe and Holden is what made this book so good. A very enjoyable read and I'm now looking forward to the next book in the series.
I really enjoyed this story. I mean, of course I did. Riley Hart can do no wrong. I particularly loved how the immediate and extended family were as much an important part of the story as the two "main" characters.