On Tour with Prism Book Tours
(City by the Bay Stories #3)
By Cari Lynn Webb
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
November 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming
He needs a great idea
She can provide it—but at what cost?
The battle lines are drawn when army medic turned EMT Ava Andrews enters a contest devised by San Francisco entrepreneur Kyle Quinn. The first responder isn’t just competing for a tempting grand prize. She’s fighting her attraction to the self-made millionaire…and losing the war. But private and professional boundaries blur when a breach of trust threatens Ava’s future with Kyle.
In My Opinion…
I’ll tell you the truth. At the beginning of this book, I wasn’t onboard or connecting well with either of these characters. Kyle first comes across as self-serving and a bit of a negative Nellie while Ava’s determination to carry her entire load by herself—despite the friends she and her mom are surrounded by—comes across as a little prideful.
And yet, Cari Lynn Webb quickly threw off my misgivings and invested me in her story (in large part due to said friends).
Ava and Kyle live in different worlds yet both have the same issues with letting people into their lives. The contest Kyle puts on brings him and Ava into constant contact with others and they just might learn that friendship is sweet and rewarding instead of sour and disappointing.
Webb gives readers a taste of the lonely high life with Kyle’s home, workspace, endless invitations, and press scrutiny. That’s juxtaposed against Ava’s simple life in which she’s working more than forty hours a week to make ends meet but she’s surrounded by friends and family she loves and who love her in return. The addition of the contest and the inventions are just icing on this story cake.
I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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About the Author
Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She’s been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent’s 70 year marriage and her parent’s marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn’t always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at her website.
– 1 winner will receive a$50 Amazon e-Gift Card & e-copy of The Rancher’s Rescue (open internationally)
– 1 winner will receive a San Francisco Cable Car Ornament, Signed Copy of The Rancher’s Rescue & $50 Amazon Gift Card (US only)
– Ends November 21, 2018
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Becky Richardson says
Beautiful cover and I enjoyed the synopsis and your review.
Cari Lynn Webb says
Thank you for featuring Ava’s Prize on your blog, Suzie! I appreciate the support and the review! Take care!