A Bolt from the Blue

A Bolt from the Blue❮PDF❯ ✅ A Bolt from the Blue Author Maggie Wells – Oaklandjobs.co.uk True love, like lightning, never strikes twice or does it As a free spirited young woman, Hope Elliot was desperate to escape her snobbish high society family So she ran off to Paris, where she lived True love, from the Epub Þ like lightning, never strikes twice or does it As a free spirited young woman, Hope Elliot was desperate to escape her snobbish high society family So she ran off to Paris, where she lived for twenty five years Now widowed, she s come home to settle her family s massive lakefront estate But before she can put her mother s house on the market, it needs a major renovation Enter master electrician Mick McInnes, a traditional guy who s about to turn her life upside downAside from the A Bolt eBook å fact that Mick is hopelessly attracted to his latest client, Hope represents everything he doesn t want in a woman She s ridiculously rich and adventurous, yet she doesn t seem to know much about the real world Besides, his policy is to never get involved with clients But he can t seem to resist the Chicago heiress s sizzling advances and soon enough finds himself in her bed, feeling like a teenager once again And like teenagers, the two of them will just have to convince their families that opposites Bolt from the PDF/EPUB ¿ can not only attract, but they can also make the perfect match. tl dr sweet and sexy romance that I d love to see expanded The story Even as a person merely in my early thirties, I ve been noticingandthan I m older than most of the people in the novels I read For some reason, it seems to be accepted as fact that 20 somethings are the only type of people that have interesting things happen to them, particularly in romance novels Is that because it s too depressing to envision people in their 40s and 50s and still unattached Rather than depr tl dr sweet and sexy romance that I d love to see expanded The story Even as a person merely in my early thirties, I ve been noticingandthan I m older than most of the people in the novels I read For some reason, it seems to be accepted as fact that 20 somethings are the only type of people that have interesting things happen to them, particularly in romance novels Is that because it s too depressing to envision people in their 40s and 50s and still unattached Rather than depressing, we should find it hopeful it s never too late to find love A Bolt from the Blue is a second chance romance, since it is the second love of your life for Hope Elliot See, even less depressing Two true loves in one lifetime After nearly a lifetime away from the city she grew up in, Hope has to return to settle her late parents estate and deal with the personality clash that happens to be her sister Things heat up literally when lightning strikes the house and starts a small fire, causing some damage to the house s outdated electrical system Hope is evidently a brazen old broad, because she wastes no time seducing Mick, the master electrician recommended to her by the first response unit They embark on a sordid affair, one that Hope makes no secret is limited time only, since she fully intends to return to her home in France While I was definitely invested in the relationship between Hope and Mick, I was also interested in further development of the relationships between the various family members Diana and Hope, especially, are at odds throughout the book and, while Diana usually comes across as a shrew, has subtle moments of weakness and vulnerability that made me want to peek into that story a littleEvenbackstory about Hope s relationship with her parents would have delivered another layer to this story As far as Mick goes, we never even find out where he lives, what type of building he calls home, or what sort of hobbies he does on a regular basis aside from the occasional boxing for exercise Like the other Maggie Wells titles I ve read, this book is a middle a delicious creme filling inside an Oreo cookie In order to make the middle even sweeter, we need the bookend of exposition cookie to balance the whole thing out The story could have easily started at Hope s parents funeral, right before she finds out that she has been named executor I ve also heard some people moan over the uselessness of epilogues in romance, but I find them a nice way to add a little pillow talk after the climax pun intended The ending tension is high high high, but then the story ends, the reader mentally scrabbling to fill in the blanks The ending does not need to end with the couple in their old age, dying mere moments apart because they can t stand the thought of living without each other, but there needs to be some sort of new normal established for the ending to come to a slow and complete stop.The smut is pretty hot You know you were wondering Hope is unabashed in her sexuality, which is entirely welcome She draws Mick out of his usual patterns, and you can tell that he s partly uncomfortable with it and drawn to it all at once But despite Hope s strong desire for sex, she doesn t climax immediately and often like many romance heroines, lending a bit of realism to an often unrealistic element in romance novels Technical elements Overall, the story is beautifully written There were several passages that were poignant and striking One minor thing that I noticed was a lack of variety in sentence length, which I realize is a super nitpicky point, but hear me out Sometimes short sentences one after another work really well, but when used too frequently, remind me of middle grade young reader books that purposely use shorter sentences for beginning readers It s good to vary sentences length in order to get a rhythm that is true to the narrative In some sections, the short staccato sentences worked beautifully, in others, they seemed like a succession of incomplete thoughts Final thoughts I ve read a handful of Wells romance titles, and I ll most likely continue to read them She combines a satisfying mix of sweet and sexy to the couples that she writes about, and she never fails to make me laugh and cry in the span of a single book My chief complaint is typically MORE I WANT MORE These books could easily be stretched, encompassingintricacies and detail, and, of course,smut I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads 4.5 s This is the second in the series and the first I have read, but I will be going to find the first, as this is a well written book, which I read in one sitting Stories of second chances at love can become a little maudlin, or dismissive of the first relationship That is avoided here by a few very subtle references and one scene which brilliantly gets into Hope s head and gives us her thoughts which are very much I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads 4.5 s This is the second in the series and the first I have read, but I will be going to find the first, as this is a well written book, which I read in one sitting Stories of second chances at love can become a little maudlin, or dismissive of the first relationship That is avoided here by a few very subtle references and one scene which brilliantly gets into Hope s head and gives us her thoughts which are very much off topic at a crucial moment So insightful, honest and very effective at bringing her feelings to the fore There are some painfully humorous moments when she re engages with the society that she ran away to avoid, and her sister is pretty beastly too But her interactions with Mick are at times funny, sexy and poignant It would be difficult not to laugh at some of her adventures, but there is a lost quality to her life that only she can resolve and Mick is both aware of that and fearful of what it will mean too I really enjoyed how this story developed and would definitely recommend it to you Maggie Wells never writes wishy washy characters Her characters always know who they are, even if sometimes they re not sure about what they want The joy is always in reading about these strong characters finding their happy ever afterssometimes even though they don t think that s what they re looking for Realistic characters, spot on banter, plots that pull you in from the first page all reasons that I keep coming back to this author Also, since I ve been a fan for a long, long time no Maggie Wells never writes wishy washy characters Her characters always know who they are, even if sometimes they re not sure about what they want The joy is always in reading about these strong characters finding their happy ever afterssometimes even though they don t think that s what they re looking for Realistic characters, spot on banter, plots that pull you in from the first page all reasons that I keep coming back to this author Also, since I ve been a fan for a long, long time now, this story was especially fun because of all of the sort of secret messages hidden within it My favorite scene definitely took place at O Hare, and not just because I had been in the airport while reading the book I think I can ALMOST picture the young woman doing the splits in front of the group of friends who wanted their picture taken Excellent A Bolt from the Blue is a seasoned romance novel at its finest Hope Elliot and Mick McInnes were wonderful characters I love that the characters were in their early 50 s as their conflicts were mature andrelatable to my age Hope deals with widowhood, finances and whether or not to colour her hair Mick has an adult daughter and proves that no matter how old our children get, we still carry around their well being on our minds Regardless of Mick and Hope s age, the steamy beginnings of A Bolt from the Blue is a seasoned romance novel at its finest Hope Elliot and Mick McInnes were wonderful characters I love that the characters were in their early 50 s as their conflicts were mature andrelatable to my age Hope deals with widowhood, finances and whether or not to colour her hair Mick has an adult daughter and proves that no matter how old our children get, we still carry around their well being on our minds Regardless of Mick and Hope s age, the steamy beginnings of a relationship are completely valid and super hot Another relatable notion of mine Mick of course has aged like fine wine but it is Hope that I adored the most Her free spirit, independence and her lust for life was so admirable She didn t cower or act shy and she is completely in tune with her personality as well as her body Nothing isappealing in a romance than to read about an awesome woman that I d like to emulate I so enjoyed reading their story I loved the writing It was incredible I highlighted a few spots on my Kindle but this one in particular was so outstanding for me, No one was in control of their own destiny Hand of God, fickle fate, or karma Didn t matter where the buffeting blows came from, the only thing that counted was where you ended up when the reeling was over The hero is great down to earth, funny, sexy the heroine is utterly self centred and actslike a petulant teenager than a sophisticated 50 year old And how many times does she mention the title that she supposedly doesn t care about Tried three books from this author but I think she just isn t for me. Hope returns to Chicago to help settle her parents estate Her sister Diana is livid that Hope was next executor Diana is a snob and jerk to the nth degree I like Hope, she is an older well traveled widow who hasn t been in touch with her family in years When master electrician Mick McInnes is hired to repair the house he breaks his first rule and gets involved with his client This is a sweet, sexy romance that appeals to me but I found the sister very distracting.

A Bolt from the Blue MOBI ↠ Bolt from the  PDF/EPUB
    This guide aims to show you how to download a major renovation Enter master electrician Mick McInnes, a traditional guy who s about to turn her life upside downAside from the A Bolt eBook å fact that Mick is hopelessly attracted to his latest client, Hope represents everything he doesn t want in a woman She s ridiculously rich and adventurous, yet she doesn t seem to know much about the real world Besides, his policy is to never get involved with clients But he can t seem to resist the Chicago heiress s sizzling advances and soon enough finds himself in her bed, feeling like a teenager once again And like teenagers, the two of them will just have to convince their families that opposites Bolt from the PDF/EPUB ¿ can not only attract, but they can also make the perfect match. tl dr sweet and sexy romance that I d love to see expanded The story Even as a person merely in my early thirties, I ve been noticingandthan I m older than most of the people in the novels I read For some reason, it seems to be accepted as fact that 20 somethings are the only type of people that have interesting things happen to them, particularly in romance novels Is that because it s too depressing to envision people in their 40s and 50s and still unattached Rather than depr tl dr sweet and sexy romance that I d love to see expanded The story Even as a person merely in my early thirties, I ve been noticingandthan I m older than most of the people in the novels I read For some reason, it seems to be accepted as fact that 20 somethings are the only type of people that have interesting things happen to them, particularly in romance novels Is that because it s too depressing to envision people in their 40s and 50s and still unattached Rather than depressing, we should find it hopeful it s never too late to find love A Bolt from the Blue is a second chance romance, since it is the second love of your life for Hope Elliot See, even less depressing Two true loves in one lifetime After nearly a lifetime away from the city she grew up in, Hope has to return to settle her late parents estate and deal with the personality clash that happens to be her sister Things heat up literally when lightning strikes the house and starts a small fire, causing some damage to the house s outdated electrical system Hope is evidently a brazen old broad, because she wastes no time seducing Mick, the master electrician recommended to her by the first response unit They embark on a sordid affair, one that Hope makes no secret is limited time only, since she fully intends to return to her home in France While I was definitely invested in the relationship between Hope and Mick, I was also interested in further development of the relationships between the various family members Diana and Hope, especially, are at odds throughout the book and, while Diana usually comes across as a shrew, has subtle moments of weakness and vulnerability that made me want to peek into that story a littleEvenbackstory about Hope s relationship with her parents would have delivered another layer to this story As far as Mick goes, we never even find out where he lives, what type of building he calls home, or what sort of hobbies he does on a regular basis aside from the occasional boxing for exercise Like the other Maggie Wells titles I ve read, this book is a middle a delicious creme filling inside an Oreo cookie In order to make the middle even sweeter, we need the bookend of exposition cookie to balance the whole thing out The story could have easily started at Hope s parents funeral, right before she finds out that she has been named executor I ve also heard some people moan over the uselessness of epilogues in romance, but I find them a nice way to add a little pillow talk after the climax pun intended The ending tension is high high high, but then the story ends, the reader mentally scrabbling to fill in the blanks The ending does not need to end with the couple in their old age, dying mere moments apart because they can t stand the thought of living without each other, but there needs to be some sort of new normal established for the ending to come to a slow and complete stop.The smut is pretty hot You know you were wondering Hope is unabashed in her sexuality, which is entirely welcome She draws Mick out of his usual patterns, and you can tell that he s partly uncomfortable with it and drawn to it all at once But despite Hope s strong desire for sex, she doesn t climax immediately and often like many romance heroines, lending a bit of realism to an often unrealistic element in romance novels Technical elements Overall, the story is beautifully written There were several passages that were poignant and striking One minor thing that I noticed was a lack of variety in sentence length, which I realize is a super nitpicky point, but hear me out Sometimes short sentences one after another work really well, but when used too frequently, remind me of middle grade young reader books that purposely use shorter sentences for beginning readers It s good to vary sentences length in order to get a rhythm that is true to the narrative In some sections, the short staccato sentences worked beautifully, in others, they seemed like a succession of incomplete thoughts Final thoughts I ve read a handful of Wells romance titles, and I ll most likely continue to read them She combines a satisfying mix of sweet and sexy to the couples that she writes about, and she never fails to make me laugh and cry in the span of a single book My chief complaint is typically MORE I WANT MORE These books could easily be stretched, encompassingintricacies and detail, and, of course,smut I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads 4.5 s This is the second in the series and the first I have read, but I will be going to find the first, as this is a well written book, which I read in one sitting Stories of second chances at love can become a little maudlin, or dismissive of the first relationship That is avoided here by a few very subtle references and one scene which brilliantly gets into Hope s head and gives us her thoughts which are very much I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads 4.5 s This is the second in the series and the first I have read, but I will be going to find the first, as this is a well written book, which I read in one sitting Stories of second chances at love can become a little maudlin, or dismissive of the first relationship That is avoided here by a few very subtle references and one scene which brilliantly gets into Hope s head and gives us her thoughts which are very much off topic at a crucial moment So insightful, honest and very effective at bringing her feelings to the fore There are some painfully humorous moments when she re engages with the society that she ran away to avoid, and her sister is pretty beastly too But her interactions with Mick are at times funny, sexy and poignant It would be difficult not to laugh at some of her adventures, but there is a lost quality to her life that only she can resolve and Mick is both aware of that and fearful of what it will mean too I really enjoyed how this story developed and would definitely recommend it to you Maggie Wells never writes wishy washy characters Her characters always know who they are, even if sometimes they re not sure about what they want The joy is always in reading about these strong characters finding their happy ever afterssometimes even though they don t think that s what they re looking for Realistic characters, spot on banter, plots that pull you in from the first page all reasons that I keep coming back to this author Also, since I ve been a fan for a long, long time no Maggie Wells never writes wishy washy characters Her characters always know who they are, even if sometimes they re not sure about what they want The joy is always in reading about these strong characters finding their happy ever afterssometimes even though they don t think that s what they re looking for Realistic characters, spot on banter, plots that pull you in from the first page all reasons that I keep coming back to this author Also, since I ve been a fan for a long, long time now, this story was especially fun because of all of the sort of secret messages hidden within it My favorite scene definitely took place at O Hare, and not just because I had been in the airport while reading the book I think I can ALMOST picture the young woman doing the splits in front of the group of friends who wanted their picture taken Excellent A Bolt from the Blue is a seasoned romance novel at its finest Hope Elliot and Mick McInnes were wonderful characters I love that the characters were in their early 50 s as their conflicts were mature andrelatable to my age Hope deals with widowhood, finances and whether or not to colour her hair Mick has an adult daughter and proves that no matter how old our children get, we still carry around their well being on our minds Regardless of Mick and Hope s age, the steamy beginnings of A Bolt from the Blue is a seasoned romance novel at its finest Hope Elliot and Mick McInnes were wonderful characters I love that the characters were in their early 50 s as their conflicts were mature andrelatable to my age Hope deals with widowhood, finances and whether or not to colour her hair Mick has an adult daughter and proves that no matter how old our children get, we still carry around their well being on our minds Regardless of Mick and Hope s age, the steamy beginnings of a relationship are completely valid and super hot Another relatable notion of mine Mick of course has aged like fine wine but it is Hope that I adored the most Her free spirit, independence and her lust for life was so admirable She didn t cower or act shy and she is completely in tune with her personality as well as her body Nothing isappealing in a romance than to read about an awesome woman that I d like to emulate I so enjoyed reading their story I loved the writing It was incredible I highlighted a few spots on my Kindle but this one in particular was so outstanding for me, No one was in control of their own destiny Hand of God, fickle fate, or karma Didn t matter where the buffeting blows came from, the only thing that counted was where you ended up when the reeling was over The hero is great down to earth, funny, sexy the heroine is utterly self centred and actslike a petulant teenager than a sophisticated 50 year old And how many times does she mention the title that she supposedly doesn t care about Tried three books from this author but I think she just isn t for me. Hope returns to Chicago to help settle her parents estate Her sister Diana is livid that Hope was next executor Diana is a snob and jerk to the nth degree I like Hope, she is an older well traveled widow who hasn t been in touch with her family in years When master electrician Mick McInnes is hired to repair the house he breaks his first rule and gets involved with his client This is a sweet, sexy romance that appeals to me but I found the sister very distracting. "/>
  • Paperback
  • 186 pages
  • A Bolt from the Blue
  • Maggie Wells
  • 19 December 2019
  • 1516102533