TROUBLE IN PARADISE? Nothing could stop small-town gal Reily Eckardt from heading to Nashville and living the dream...until her car and cash savings were stolen en route. Now she was high and dry in Paradise, Colorado, population 1,632, relying on the kindness of strangers-in particular, bar and grill owner Joe Miller. But why did the single dad have to be so gruff-and cutTROUBLE IN PARADISE? Nothing could stop small-town gal Reily Eckardt from heading to Nashville and living the dream...until her car and cash savings were stolen en route. Now she was high and dry in Paradise, Colorado, population 1,632, relying on the kindness of strangers-in particular, bar and grill owner Joe Miller. But why did the single dad have to be so gruff-and cute-while he was being kind? Her mission: save up and split before getting sidetracked by this sexy enigma. Sure, Joe could offer Reily a job at his bar. Renting her his garage apartment-no problem. But giving her a place in his heart-no way! Poor Joe-it wasn't long before the country crooner had him singing a different tune....
|Title||:||No Ordinary Joe|
|Number of Pages||:||224 Pages|
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No Ordinary Joe Reviews
A wonderfully sweet book that didn't let me sleep until I finished it.The heroine Reily is finally on her way to Nashville to try out her dreams to be a singer, she has all her money and belongings in her car and when that gets stolen she is besides herself but a helpful State Trooper comes along, taking her to the nearest town and fixing her up with a possible job. Despite the disappointment she is not going to give up, she will work for six weeks and then leave, nobody in her hometown of Montana thought she would make it but she will. Her mother too wanted to be a singer but she gave it up to marry her father, Reily never got a chance to know if her mother regretted the choice since her parents died at 7 and she led a tough life after that, with her disabled aunt.She is not going to let anyone stop her dreams not even her growing feelings for her grumpy boss Joe. Joe used to be an easy going guy always willing to help anyone out but that was before two years ago, his high school sweetheart and wife broke his and his little girl's heart abandoning them. Now, Joe only does his job and cares for his 5 year old adorable daughter. He hasn't been attracted to anyone in two years so his attraction to Reily comes as a surprise and they both decide to not act on it, Riley is leaving and the last thing Joe needs is someone leaving, his mother left when he was one and then his wife and he can't handle that anymore.I loved the little girl and how Riley was with her. The whole town was so welcoming and kept trying to set these two up. I loved the talks the h/H had and how Joe admitted that part of the blame for his wife leaving lay with him, Beth had a tough home life and he tried to see what he what he wanted in her and she let him. I also loved it how Reily told him that if Beth had wanted she could have said no, no to marrying him, staying in town and even having a baby. Joe had grieved for what he thought Beth was because their marriage had never been good, the romance between these two progressed beautifully and their make out sessions were frustrating.I loved it how these two feel asleep and then Reily is kind of caught trying to run away in the morning. I actually admired Joe for not wanting to stop Reily despite the fact that he loved her and I also found Riley courageous for wanting to atleast attempt her dream. She had met the right man at the wrong time and Joe didn't want someone who would be there only part of the time for his daughter's sake. I liked the way things worked out, Reily figuring out why her dream meant so much(lost little girl) and I also enjoyed seeing Joe's mother come back to make amends.I would have given it full stars but it took too short a time for Reily to figure things out and be back in three days.
NO ORDINARY JOE was a good read. It was catchy from the start and I felt had a deeper meaning than just love. Just about every woman in Joe Miller’s life has left him. His mother before he was one and his wife two years ago, leaving him with his now 5 year old daughter Lily Ann to raise alone. He’s managed to turn his small town bar into a major success; unfortunately he can’t say the same about his love life. Reily Eckardt has always struggled to make her way. With her big time dream of going to Nashville and starting her music career, she leaves behind her judgmental small town life and heads to her next chapter in life. Which happens to be Paradise, Colorado when her car and all her belongings are stolen. The Paradise cop gives her a ride to town for the night and helps get her a job at Joe’s. There she finds just how nice the town of Paradise is. She’s instantly welcomed and as her story get about, numerous people are quick to help her out. Joe reluctantly gives her the job with a 6 week promise since his injured help will be back by then and she’ll have enough money to continue on her way. When Lindy, his longtime friend and worker suggest he let Reily stay in his garage apartment to save money, his attraction is hard to hide. They both are too weary of getting in too deep, but when it comes clear they just can’t stay away from each other, friends with benefits arrangement form, but they take the time to get to know each other at the same time. Reily is very conscious of the fact that Lily Ann is around and watches how far they go with her around. They have more together than just benefits; in fact it’s at the very end before they go all the way. When Joe’s mother returns, she helps him with his mixed feelings on how he should proceed. When the times comes for Reily to leave, she finds herself near a panic attack and wanting Joe to admit he loves her like he did when he thought she was asleep. But Joe isn’t willing to trap another woman into small town life like he feels he did to his ex, and watches as her bus pulls away from him. By day three, he’s miserable without her and Lily Ann is determined Reily will be back. When he’s summoned out front in the bar, he’s shocked when he hears Reily’s voice singing the dedicated song to him. Reily learned Nashville isn’t her dream anymore. That she’s ready to settle down with the perfect dream man for her. I guess five years old can sense things others can’t.
It's been awhile since I've read a Harlequin Series romance - and I can't really tell you why it's taken so long!! They have always been my guilty pleasure, but lately I've moved on to the bigger name authors and have neglected so many great titles in the monthly series categories!! No Ordinary Joe takes place in one of my absolute favorite settings - a small town in the Colorado Rockies! And the story is short and sweet, perfect for a lazy autumn afternoon! Reily is chasing her dreams, heading to Nashville to make it on her own, but when her car is stolen she's left high and dry in Paradise Colorado. Joe is a small town man, single dad and just trying to make it through without putting his heart out there.I'm always amazed at how well authors can build their stories in such a short time! I love character driven romances like this, because I really felt attached to Reily and to Joe - I was rooting for them and their story. And Joe's daughter, Lily Ann was just too sweet for words!If you're looking for a really quick read, No Ordinary Joe is CHEAP on Amazon (I paid $1.25 for the Kindle version!) and it's a great quick afternoon read!
This was a really easy read that I just picked up for fun in Barnes & Nobles. It wasn't a deep or amazing story and I really, really liked it because there definitely wasn't an over abundance of angst in it and the main characters' relationship didn't seem forced. Reily was straightforward and strong-willed while Joe had his trust issues but was a great guy too. Some people might complain that things seemed to fall together too easily or that the ending was a bit predictable but I feel that you wouldn't be reading this type of book if you didn't sort of expect something like that. I can definitely see myself going back to reread this just because it was very sweet and sort of calming to read something that was nice and easy going for once which is why I gave it four stars. It was the sort of book I needed and wanted to read right now.
I haven't read a Harlequin in years and year, but they still give me just what I'm looking for (when I'm looking) - a short simple read with a satisfying happy ending, a nice splash of passion and romance with enough plot to move the story along.Happy to see that these things haven't changed.But it's been years, so I wonder a bit at what HAS changed. The girl seems a bit more feisty, the passion more pronounced. Maybe it's the author or even this particular story, but I can't say I'm disappointed. It's GOOD to find the fun in the story, and to be able to cheer for both hero and heroine equally. So yes, the story of Joe and Reily is cute and worth reading if you like category romance. I might even go and hunt down a few more books by this author. :)
Good book. I felt so bad for Reily when her stuff got stolen, and so glad when the cop was able to find her a job and a place to stay. When Reily first met Joe, he was a real grouch to her, yet he hired her and gave her a place to stay. They were attracted to each other right away, but both had reasons to resist. Reily was only staying long enough to get the money to continue on to Nashville and Joe had already been hurt by a woman who didn't want to stay. I loved the way that Reily immediately fit in around the town. She was great at the bar, helpful to Joe's aunt, and fantastic with Joe's daughter. Joe found that Reily was coming to mean more and more to him, but he wasn't going to ask her to give up her dreams and stay. I loved the way everything worked out at the end.
Now I want my own Joe! LOL! This was a wonderful read. On the way to Nashville to launch her big singing career, Reilly is robbed of her car with all her earthly possessions and ends up working in Jo's Sports bar. They both try to fight a natural attraction fueled by the town's folks and Joe's family. Really nice read without too many distractors.
Such a sweet love story!
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this is a sweet and easy love story