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Stormi's Review: Marred: Kyle and Violet (Cliffside Bay #4) by Tess Thompson

APC PUBLISHER: 4kids5cats Editions RELEASED: September 24, 2018 GENRE: family saga LENGTH: 303 pages FORMAT: ebook


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. FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS

I happened across Tess in a group on Facebook and was selected to read her books in return for an honest review. The Cliffside Bay Series has already stolen my heart. Marred is the story of Kyle and Violet. Kyle, The womanizer of the Dogs, is not looking for a family. He has his friends, and he likes his lifestyle just as it is. When an unexpected "package" lands at his feet, Violet, his nemesis becomes the one person, he can turn to for help. Violet, is a single mother with her own demons. At first, they hate each other, but soon they find that the hatred and judgments fall away and turns to something else. This book was amazing. I'll be honest, through this series Kyle was my least favorite. He just seemed like a bit of a jerk to me. This story gave him a past, and a story and it made me fall in love with him as a character. Violet has had my heart from day one, and this story made me love her even more. This story showed that through all the pain, guilt, and mistakes people could grow and become what they never thought possible. This entire series has been heartwarming with hints of romance, pain, and family.

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