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Sleeping ’til Sunrise by Mary Calmes

 
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Sleeping ’til Sunrise by Mary Calmes

Book Info

Book Series
Mangrove Stories #5
About the Author
Mary Calmes lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and two children and loves all the seasons except summer. She graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, with a bachelor's degree in English literature. Due to the fact that it is English lit and not English grammar, do not ask her to point out a clause for you, as it will so not happen. She loves writing, becoming immersed in the process, and falling into the work. She can even tell you what her characters smell like. She loves buying books and going to conventions to meet her fans.
Publication Date
December 16, 2015
Pages
79
ISBN
978-1-62798-471-3
Everyone in Mangrove, Florida, knows Fire Chief Essien Dodd is a saint. He took care of his ex-wife until she died, is raising his teenage daughter alone, and is the kind of man who pulls kittens from trees. All in all, the man’s a catch. But Roark Hammond has sworn off getting involved with a man who’s been hurt before because he can’t guarantee he won’t hurt his prospective love again. If only he could get Essien out of his mind long enough to focus on anyone, or anything, else.Strong emotions are in play. Essien is lonely but determined to focus on Ivy; Ivy wants her father to have a new life so much that, to his horror, she’s trying to find him a man; and Roark is so scared of the present and past, he won’t allow himself to commit. To have any chance of sleeping ’til sunrise and greeting each new day together, Essien and Roark will have to rethink how they’re living their lives and focus on what’s most important.

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A truly beautiful Novella
(Updated: December 14, 2015)
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Mary Calmes is, without a doubt, a master storyteller. Sleeping 'til Sunrise is a novella, that reads like a novel, and is a joy to read. A novella released during the holiday season, but not centred around this time of year. It is part of the Mangrove Stories series but can absolutely be read as a stand alone. 

Fire Chief, Essien Dodd, is a single father who, along with his 14-year-old daughter Ivy, has recently moved to the town of Mangrove, Miami. He needs a fresh start in a small, quiet town after living in Detroit and nursing his ex wife, as she died from pancreatic cancer. A place where both he and Ivy can come to terms with their grief and try to move on. As they settle in, and make new friends in this lovely community, Ivy is determined that Essien should find a man to love. After all, he is young, seriously hot, and, in her opinion, in need of some love in his life after all the sacrifices he's made. 

Roark Hammond is the town's favourite paediatrician. His compassion and bed side manner with the children of Mangrove, added to his steaming good looks, make him the ideal candidate in Ivy's eyes. Essien is beginning to agree, especially as he keeps running into this quiet man with the piercing emerald eyes. Roark's sweet clumsiness whenever he's in the vicinity of Essien seem to indicate the attraction is mutual. Roark has a secret, however, one that makes him want to run as far and as fast as he can from the deliciously tempting, saint-like, Fire Chief. 

Finding out whether Essien will be able to uncover Roark's secret and break down the walls he's built around his heart is the subject of this heartwarming novella. The answers, and the way these two men work toward their much deserved HEA, makes for riveting reading. I absolutely loved these two, slightly scarred young men and I couldn't put it down 'til I finished. 

5 fabulous stars!!
JB
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