The Butler, Vermont Series, Book 1
On Sale Date: Feb. 14, 2017
Ebook Price: $4.99
Print Price: $9.99
Grayson Coleman has just moved home to Butler, Vermont after spending years working for a high-powered law firm in Boston. He’s looking for a simpler, less stressful existence in the sleepy little mountain town where he grew up with his siblings and Abbott cousins. Once the holidays are over, he plans to hang out a shingle and open a new general law practice. After helping to raise his seven younger siblings, the last thing on Grayson’s mind is a family of his own.
Emma Mulvaney is enjoying a break from her reality as a busy single mother in New York City while she and her adorable daughter, Simone, spend the holidays in Vermont with Emma's sister, Lucy, and Lucy’s future in-laws, the Abbotts. After meeting Abbott cousin Grayson Coleman and talking to him for hours, Emma is nervous and excited to have dinner alone with him after sharing her deepest, most personal secrets with him.
Will that first night be the start of something new for the jaded lawyer and the selfless single mom or will a holiday week flirtation turn into something much bigger than either of them ever expected?
Come back to Butler, Vermont for more of the charming Abbott family, their matchmaking father and grandfather and of course, Fred the Moose.
The indie-published Butler, Vermont Series is a continuation of Marie’s Green Mountain Series with all the things you loved best about that series—Fred the Moose, the boisterous Abbott family, the beautiful Vermont mountain landscape and the sexy romances that set your heart to racing. Catch up with the series by checking out the Green Mountain Series and then come along on the next phase of the story with the all new Butler, Vermont Series!
The Green Mountain Series
Book 1: All You Need Is Love
Book 2: I Want to Hold Your Hand
Book 3: I Saw Her Standing There
Book 4: And I Love Her
Novella: You’ll Be Mine
Book 6: Ain’t She Sweet
At first, I didn’t think Grayson and Emma had enough in common to make their relationship work long -term. Grayson has returned home to work in his family business after spending several years in Boston working as a corporate attorney. His last romantic relationship crashed and burned. Emma is a single mother who works in New York City as an office manager. She has a huge support system which includes her Dad and several close friends. Providing a warm, stable loving home for her precocious 9 year old daughter Simone is Emma’s focus; she hasn’t dated in years. Emma and Grayson sit by a fire and confide in each other after a wedding. The chemistry that developed between them during the fireside conversation drew me into the story.
The author’s descriptive writing style shines Every Little Thing. I could picture the main characters, envision having breakfast at the diner with Gray’s relatives Elmer and Linc and picture myself with Emma’s sister Lucy as she watched Simone and Colton ski. Marie Force effortlessly transitions between several subplots featuring Butler residents Hannah and Noah, Lucy and Colton and Elmer and Linc. Each one of the side plots connects back to Gray and Emma’s story and the significance of family and friends.
The central theme of family and community in this novel appealed to me. Grayson and his family are contacted by their father who abandoned them sixteen years ago. Grayson is faced with a moral decision which could alienate him from his mother, brothers and sisters. Emma has several things to consider when she is offered a job in Vermont. Can she uproot Simone from her family friends and school? Can she leave her widowed father in New York and start a new life?
The characters in this novel are easy to relate to as they are faced with every day concerns. The author seamlessly weaves issues such as modernizing a family run business, single parenthood, communication issues and a cancer diagnosis throughout the story. I liked that Emma and Grayson took a chance on love and they believed and supported each other. The conclusion to this romantic novel had a few surprises for several characters and I can’t wait for the next book in the series!
If you are looking for a winter romance –pick up a copy of this heartwarming romance!
Reviewed by Susan Gorman
ARC provided by publisher
Edited by Brian McGee
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Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 contemporary romances, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold nearly 3 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold 1.5 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force. All together, her books have sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide!
Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.