Tuesday 20 June 2017


Love is the best medicine.
Harmony Harbor #3
Debbie Mason
Releasing June 27, 2017


In Primrose Lane (Harmony Harbor #3) by Debbie Mason, Dr. Finn Gallagher is itching to return to his work with Doctors without Borders, but the injury he suffered is taking longer to heal than he thought it would. So, for now, he's working as a doctor in Harmony Harbor determined to help Olivia Davenport. Except, it seems she doesn't want his help. Luckily though, he has a group of matchmakers on his side. Can they help him win her over, or will her painful past continue to make her keep her distance?
Returning to Harmony Harbor is always fun and entertaining, because the Gallaghers are a family bonded by heartbreak and now years later finding their way to healing and well-deserved happy ever afters. Right from the beginning, this story was spellbinding, fast-paced and had me sympathizing with the heroine because of what she's going through. The anniversary of losing a child isn't easy and having what her husband did on top of that would send any woman running. Will Olivia ever be able to heal from the pain of her past?
The dialogue was well-written, compelling and had me hooked due to the matchmaking efforts of the secondary characters; the tight bond the Gallagher family have that makes for good teasing; and the trouble Georgina or as she likes to be called 'George', the young girl the heroine finds herself guardian of gets into. Will George finally realize how good her life can be with Olivia? Will George be the one to help Olivia heal from her past? Moreover, the heroine faces some tough challenges throughout this story such as the hero and the power he wields as a doctor that could lead to her doing something stupid; and the opposition she faces when it comes to Georgina from those that wish to take care of her. However, I liked how Finn was determined to help her, especially once he realized how much she could help him too.
While the hero, he's been through so much and I could understand why getting back to his work was important to him. It helps him not to think about the past and all that his family have lost. However, being home in Harmony Harbor has made him realize how much he misses his family, which leads to big decisions needing to be made. What will he decide when it comes to his career and relationships? Furthermore, I liked the bond the hero shared with George. Seriously, the young girl responds well to all the Gallagher men and it's no wonder, because Finn and his brothers are quite charming. However, what I liked most about the hero is how he helped the heroine with the way she was coping with her loss. There was plenty of understanding but also some tough love. No way could she continue the way she was.
Overall, Ms. Mason has penned another really enjoyable read for this series where the chemistry was off-the-charts, the romance was wonderful in showing how much these two need each other to heal from their pasts, and where the ending had me concerned for one of the main characters safety, but left me smiling due to the news this couple received concerning both George and a surprise that the heroine never thought she'd ever experience again. I would recommend Primrose Lane by Debbie Mason, if you enjoy contemporary romance with a tiny dose of suspense, the fake relationship trope, the enemy to lovers trope, small town romances; or books by authors Emily March, Raeanne Thayne, Brenda Novak and Susan Mallery.

Love is the best medicine.
Olivia Davenport has finally gotten her life back together. She’s left her painful past behind, started over in a new town, and become Harmony Harbor’s most sought-after event planner. But her past catches up to her when Olivia learns that she’s now guardian of her ex’s young daughter. With her world spinning, Olivia must reconcile her old life with her new one. And she doesn’t have time for her new next door neighbor, no matter how handsome he is.

Olivia may act like she’s got everything under control, but Dr. Finn Gallagher knows a person in over her head when he sees one. He’d really like to be the shoulder she leans on, but Olivia makes it clear she doesn’t want his help. Since he’s returned to town, his waiting room has been full of single women feigning illness. Yet the one woman he’s interested in is avoiding him. But with a little help from some matchmaking widows and a precocious little girl, Finn might just win Olivia over.



Finn gave his brother a weak smile. Talking about his ex sister-in-law Harper reminded him of his conversation with Celeste Sutherland. Harper came from money and had that same self-important vibe Finn had picked up from George’s grandmother. He scrubbed his hands over his face as his brother pulled into the parking lot at the manor. What if he’d made a mistake? What if Stanley had a valid reason for not informing the Sutherlands that their granddaughter needed a place to live?
“Hey, bro, looks like Stanley got to Olivia first.”
Finn shifted in the Jeep to see her talking to the older man beside the silver Audi. He cursed under his breath, and Liam patted his shoulder. “Olivia’s good people. She’ll understand that you meant well. She’s not the type of woman who will sue you for breach of patient-doctor confidentiality. Maybe if she needed the money she would, but we both know that’s not the case. It’s all good.”
Finn groaned and leaned against the headrest. Closing his eyes, he went over his conversation with Olivia’s mother-in-law in his head. Was he in breach? He didn’t think so, but because he’d been trying to relay the depth of his concern for Liv and George, maybe he’d said too much.
“Okay, prepare yourself, here she comes.”
He opened one eye to look at his brother. “How ticked is she?”
“Can’t tell. But I suggest you get out of the Jeep. I don’t want blood all over my seats.”
“You’re seriously not funny, baby brother.”
“I actually wasn’t joking.”
Finn bowed his head and reached for the door handle. Before he had a chance to open the door, it was flung open, nearly ripping his arm from the socket.
 Face flushed, eyes shining, Liv stared at him with her hands pressed to her chest. “You wonderful, amazing, ridiculously gorgeous man, I don’t know how I’ll ever be able to repay you. Thank you, thank you, thank you,” she said, and grabbed his face.
She kissed him enthusiastically, like a sexy, bouncy cheerleader on her first date. And then the kiss slowed and became warm and languid. Her lips moving softly over his, gently exploring as she wound her arms around his neck, those tantalizing curves he’d become aware of in the tide pool pressed against the side of his body.
At the sound of someone clearing their throat, he drew back, his breathing ragged. “You got into the Chardonnay again, didn’t you?”


Debbie Mason is the USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series and the Harmony Harbor series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews). When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their three wonderful children and son-in-law, two adorable grandbabies, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.



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  2. Loved Finn in this book and am looking forward to the next Harmony Harbor book.