Title: Loving Irish
Author: Katy Regnery
Series: The Summerhaven Trio #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 11th June, 2018
Ian Haven and Halcyon Gilbert haven’t seen each other since Hallie’s 17th birthday…
…the same day Hallie pledged she would never, ever speak to Ian again as long as she lived.
Hallie Gilbert has had an especially awful year. When her husband of five years left her, Hallie’s 4-year-old daughter, Jenny, essentially stopped speaking. Add to this, Hallie had to sell her Boston apartment to pay her husband’s exorbitant credit card bills. What Hallie needs is an uncomplicated autumn at Colby Cottage, her family’s summer home in Sandwich, NH, where she and Jenny can re-group and figure out what happens next.
But Colby Cottage, located adjacent to the Summerhaven Camp, has not been well-maintained and Hallie finds it in such disrepair, it’s almost unlivable. When nearby camp owner, Rory Haven, arranges for his brother, Ian, to handle renovations for Hallie, her plans for an uncomplicated autumn suddenly get a lot more challenging.
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Irish-American triplets, Tierney, Rory and Ian Haven (trí ciarde, in their mother’s native Gaelic) grow up as “children of the help” at Summerhaven, an ultra-exclusive camp for rich, city kids in New Hampshire.
Years later, distinct personalities, an unusual upbringing and complicated family dynamics will challenge their hopes for lasting true love.
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Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF
What I truly love about second chance romances above all other sub-genres of romance is the explosiveness of them, the drama and the emotion. Loving Irish was so much more than I hoped it would be.
‘Hallie Gilbert was the only love of Ian’s pitiful life.
The one and only.’
Ian has been a large part of this ever since we were introduced to his brother Rory in Fighting Irish. The downtrodden and broken one of the triplets, trying to put his past behind him, only this isn’t the only thing that he’s trying to escape. As a teenager, he met and fell in love with Halcyon ‘Hallie’ Gilbert. As the blurb says, these two haven’t seen each other since they were 17 and Hallie planned fixing up her family cottage and fixing her broken life. Only thanks to some meddling from a Haven sibling, are Ian and Hallie are thrust together. Anger, regret and broken hearts on show for the world to see.
‘Watching the worried lines smooth out on his handsome face and wondering if her heart could stand the risk of loving him out loud again.’
Hallie has a four-year-old daughter Jenny she is raising alone; Jenny is the cornerstone of Hallie’s quest for a better life. I relished the interactions between Jenny and Ian. The gruff Ian couldn’t stand a chance against the little girl. Jenny is sweet and so perfectly lovable.
‘In a life that had felt unfamiliar for years, here was something familiar. Here was something she wanted.’
Breaking Loving Irish down to its basic fundamentals you’ll discover that this book, unlike the others is full of darkness and heartbreak. So much regret and heart-aching loss, I had to put this one down more than once. Emotion coursed through this book, and I laughed, I groaned, and I cried my heart out.
“…I will always come back to you, because I love you. And because, in the whole wide world, the only place I want to be…is with you.”
This book can be read as a standalone; however, I implore anyone who is reading this review to please, pretty please, read this series in order starting with Fighting Irish. You will not be disappointed. Congratulations Ms. Regnery on another fabulously emotional ride of a read.
FIGHTING IRISH #1 (Rory & Brittany)
Released 26th February, 2018
SMILING IRISH #2 (Tierney & Burr)
Released 3rd April, 2018
LOVING IRISH (Ian & Hallie)
is now available!
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.
Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.
Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller.
In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.