Jan 19, 2021
Art of Affection
Posted by Ellen Butler

Holly Hartland has spent the last year in Los Angeles finalizing her divorce from an abusive husband and getting her career as an art gallery curator back on track while trying to raise her young daughter She shares a nanny with LAPD detective Gary Sumner, whose wife ran off to France with another man, abandoning him and his daughter.With full time careers to juggle, GaryHolly Hartland has spent the last year in Los Angeles finalizing her divorce from an abusive husband and getting her career as an art gallery curator back on track while trying to raise her young daughter She shares a nanny with LAPD detective Gary Sumner, whose wife ran off to France with another man, abandoning him and his daughter.With full time careers to juggle, Gary and Holly end up relying on each other to help keep watch over their girls, who ve become fast friends The platonic co parenting roles they ve adopted are perfect for two people who ve sworn off romance, but the burgeoning sexual chemistry they share proves hard to ignore.When a Christmas wish puts the children in danger, Holly and Gary are forced to set aside their trust issues and work as a real team to keep their families safe But can they overcome their baggage enough to open up their hearts to love

  • Title: Art of Affection
  • Author: Ellen Butler
  • ISBN: 9781440583704
  • Page: 129
  • Format: ebook
  • Art of Affection Holly Hartland has spent the last year in Los Angeles finalizing her divorce from an abusive husband and getting her career as an art gallery curator back on track while trying to raise her young daug

    A Beautiful Book Blog

    This book was all sorts of AMAZING I literally can not stop smiling at this story This book was so full of love, healing, suspense, and it was just an over all feel good book.I absolutely love Gary, he is this reliable detective with the cutest daughterI don t know what it is about fictional single man with kids but SWOOON Some of the things that Gary says is so freaken cute I m going to go out on a limb here and tell you that , as my collleague pointed out I ve got it bad for you He is just so [...]


    Llaph | No Frill | No Shill

    Holly Hartland, a newly divorced mother, recently fled an abusive marriage and shares a nanny with her neighbor, Gary, who also has a daughter At a party she sees a man snorting coke, reports him, and as he is being shown out, he vows payback While at a different party she gets tipsy, loosening the strict control she has around Gary, making her affectionate toward him Does she really want to tempt fate and open her heart to another man Gary Sumner, an LAPD detective, is also recently divorced f [...]


    Judy

    This is my third trip back to the Love California Style crew I was pleased to once again receive a request from the author to review her new book Holly is the sister of the heroine in book one, Heart of Design We met Holly as well as LAPD detective Gary Sumner in that book, and they have come a long way since their introductions.Holly and Gary are both single parents, doing without the assistance of the other parent, and each with a young daughter close in age Since they have become neighbors an [...]


    CoffeeTimeRomance andMore

    This story was a nice read, the characters had good depth to them, the romance was sweet and the sexual tension burning between Holly and Gary added some thrill into the mix The pacing was spot on, though the POV switches between Holly and Gary could be jarring at first The story had a nice touch of suspense near the end which added a bit of spice to go along with the sweet romance between them Though third in a series, this book can easily stand alone.LlaphReviewer for Coffee Time Romance MoreO [...]


    Dixie Brown

    I loved this book Gary and Holly well.cially Gary are so easy to like They re real They care deeply about each other and their kids And that s just while they re best friends and neighbors Hold onto your hat when they realize they ve got a thing for each other Add in a little danger andWOW I was up way too late last night because I couldn t put this book down Ellen Butler knows how to write a story that satisfies


    Romancing the Book

    Reviewed by JoAnneBook provided by the publisher for reviewReview originally posted at Romancing the BookGary and Holly are neighbors that depend on each other for help with their young daughters who act like sisters than friends since they are always together There is definitely an attraction but since he s only divorced a year from his wife who was manic depressive and only thought about herself and she s divorced for several after her husband ends up in jail as a result of his abuse and othe [...]


    Inishowen Cailín

    I was hoping that Gary and Holly would get their story Planning for Love didn t have any suspense so I was pleased that there was an element of danger and suspense underpinning the story in Art of Affection The characters from the first two books also play a good role in supporting the story and providing entertainment Gary has of a serious personality in comparison to Ian and Adam and so there is less comedy in Art of Affection than the previous two novels Holly, a strong character, is a survi [...]


    Amy

    This is a heartwarming romance that shares the story of Holly and Gary and their families It is the third in the series but makes a great standalone It s the first I ve read by Butler and I d love to go back and read the stories of their friends who are engaged or married in this book Holly and Gary are both single parents and good friends but both have a lot of baggage in the form of exes They struggle to overcome their fears, as well as deal with Gary s job as a cop, even as they realize thei [...]


    Heidi Sturgess

    Welcome back my friends How I have missed you I ve been following Poppy and her friends since Heart of Design The last time I left Holly , she was getting a divorce from her abusive douchebag husband and working as a curator at an art gallery If memory serves me right, she and Gary , neighbour and LAPD detective,share a nanny and their little girls Annie and Eva are joined at the hip Gary also has an ex wife that is a few beers short of a six pack Both Gary and Holly are fighting their feelings [...]


    Boundless Book Reviews

    I was provided an ARC of Art of Affection in exchange for an honest review I would like to thank Ellen Butler for the opportunity to read her work.This was a great book It was filled with romance and it was action packed too In this book two unlikely, but yet likely, people meet, raise their girls, and eventually fall in love.I really loved this book Together Holly and Gary face real life challenges in raising their children Then the unthinkable happens and together they deal and soon realize th [...]


    InD'tale Magazine

    A refreshing read that will capture and pull at a reader s heartstrings Read full review in the 2015 October issue of InD tale Magazine.


    JoAnne

    Read my review on Romancing the Book by clicking on the link below romancing the book 2015 08



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