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The Nearness of You (Love Everlasting) (The Thorntons Book 1)

Book 1, The Thorntons - The Thorntons Book 1

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Fall in love with THE THORNTONS, a family filled with sexy alpha males, passionate women, and lots of heart, all set in a delightful small town in the Pacific Northwest. Each book in the series is connected but can be read as a standalone.

The last thing Sara Flannigan needs is a man in her life. When she returns to her hometown, she vows to create a happy life for her son and to rebuild her life after a painful divorce. Yet when she meets her son’s new doctor, she can’t deny the spark of attraction that heats between them.

The problem?

He’s Harrison Thornton, the oldest son of the illustrious Thornton family. His family would never accept a woman like Sara, a woman who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. She tries to ignore the whispers of her past, but she soon realizes secrets can never stay hidden for long.

Especially from the man claiming her wounded heart.

Growing up in the rich and powerful Thornton family, Harrison has lived a charmed life. A renowned physician, the last thing he expects is to desire the mother of one of his patients. Sara is beautiful and intelligent, and she’s completely devoted to her son, something that only deepens his attraction to her.

He doesn't want a single night of passion, though: he wants forever. Yet there are forces at work and people determined to tear them apart. Even Sara turns from him, certain she's unworthy. Harrison refuses to let Sara slip away, and soon, he’s fighting the greatest battle of all.

The battle to win the heart of the woman he loves.

This book is a part of the LOVE EVERLASTING series, which is one large series following multiple families and friends. Each book can be read as a standalone (unless otherwise noted), or they can be read in order of publication as one long series. Each book is interconnected, with many of the same characters showing up in multiple books. 


The Nearness of You
The Very Thought of You
If I Can’t Have You
Dream a Little Dream of Me 
Someone to Watch Over Me
Till There Was You 
I’ll Be Home for Christmas (A Thorntons Christmas Novella)

THE YOUNGERS (Coming 2018)
Then Came You
Taking a Chance on Love
All I Want Is You
My One and Only

Customer Reviews

Sweet Romance

Heartwarming emotional journey for a single mom and a great opposites that grew up in the same town but don't really spark till later in life romantic adventure. Very sweet love that grows from an unexpected place for both of them and a real relatable story about family and friends and the ties that bind us to one another. Her son is so adorable and Harrison is so sweet and has a huge heart.

Highly entertaining start to this interesting new series by this wildly fun new author. Looking forward to the next visit to see The Thorntons.

Sara and Harrison

Sara Flannigan grew up poor, from the "wrong side of town." She left her hometown after high school and returned divorced with her young son. Harrison Thornton is the oldest son of the illustrious Thornton family. His family, mother, would never accept a woman like Sara. Harrison is older but still VERY naive about his family, how they rule the town, and how snobby his mother is. I was annoyed with him when he would not believe Sara when she broached the subject with him. Sara is still hurt by the horrible rumors from high school and her former classmates continue the problems when she is out with Harrison. She also has self worth issues and believes herself beneath notice from Harrison or any decent man. Sara exasperates the situation. HEA. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.

Story is good. But too graphic

Why do these stories have to be so sexually graphic. I had to flip though so much sex just to get back to the actual story.

The Nearness of You (Love Everlasting) (The Thorntons Book 1)
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  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Mar 01, 2017
  • Publisher: Blue Violet Press LLC
  • Seller: Iris Morland
  • Print Length: 255 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Thorntons
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