A Love Discovered (book review)

*Disclosure: I was provided an e-book and information on the release of A Love Discovered by N K Author Services to include in the book tour. All opinions are my own.

A Love Discovered was written by Ella Jade.  It is book 2 in The Steeple Town series.  It can be read as a stand-alone novel with no problem.

About the book:


When they met, love was the last thing they were looking to discover…

Local bar owner Cali Tate has always been trendy, easy-going, and impulsive. She isn't afraid to take chances, but her carefree attitude may have put her restaurant in jeopardy. Her failing business is beginning to take a toll on her, both mentally and financially. When her best friend asks her to do a favor and take some books to the town's reclusive professor Cali welcomes the distraction. To her surprise, the sexy professor is nothing like she had pictured him.

Dr. Carter Stavros wants to be left alone. He's set in his ways and doesn't want to be bothered with the outside world. Wanting to escape the demons of his recent past, he moved to Steeple, taking a sabbatical from his teaching job to write a book. He wasn't prepared for the spunky, persistent bar owner to invade his life. But the more she pushes, the more intrigued he becomes.

Neither one of them expected to find any common ground, much less fall in love. What happens when an OCD professor collides with a risk-taking woman who won't take 'no' for an answer?

Content Warning: contains graphic sex and mature content

I couldn't put this book down.  I finished it in a day or so.  Talk about an opposites attract story.  There was just something so captivating about the uptight, OCD, controlling professor being undone by the carefree, happy-go-lucky bar owner.  And... vice versa... the easy-going bar owner gaining maturity and control of her life with the growing relationship with the established professor.  I loved that while you are reading and thinking... oh there is no way the straight laced recluse and the tattoed bad girl would work... the characters are thinking the same thing.  The challenge and ups and downs of the whole thing just really kept me reading.  Every time I would get to the end of a chapter I'd say "oh... just one more chapter".  It was an addicting story.

About the author:

Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her, and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBook industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can't be stopped.

Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two young boys. When she's not chasing after her kids, she's busy writing, attending PTO meetings, kickboxing, and scrapbooking. She hopes you'll get lost in her words.

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