martedì 20 settembre 2016

REVIEW: Dating Daniel by Gloria Herrmann

TITLE: Dating Daniel

AUTHOR: Gloria Herrmann

SERIES: The Cloverleaf Series #4

PUBLICATION: August 23rd 2016 Limitless Publishing LLC


Daniel O’Brien wants what all his siblings have found…love. 

Everyone in the O’Brien family has found their someone. That is, everyone except fun-loving Daniel. The last single O’Brien wants nothing more than to find the right girl, settle down, and start a family. After all, his siblings make the happily ever after thing look pretty appealing. Finding the right girl isn’t as easy as it sounds, though. At least, not in Birch Valley. 

Hannah Belsky has come to terms that finding the perfect guy is merely a fantasy… 

Hannah loves nothing more than a quiet morning on the farm with one of her many romance novels. She’s a sucker for a good happily ever after. Someday she hopes to find her own. It doesn’t seem likely, though, not when her family needs her. She’s been the head of the Belsky household and resident mom to her little sister since she was a teen, and the family farm isn’t going to run itself. 

Sometimes love is right in front of you, just waiting to be seen… 

Daniel’s been trying to date Hannah’s littler sister Nina for months. Trying being the operative word. Nina is like that odd piece that won’t fit no matter how hard he tries to squeeze her into his family puzzle. But then there is Hannah. Ever since the day he gave her a ride home, he can’t stop thinking about her. Their easy friendship and undeniable chemistry could easily turn into something more. Maybe even the something they’ve both been searching for. 

Will Hannah finally take a chance on the grand love she’s spent years reading about, or will doubt and the burden of responsibility keep her from… 

Dating Daniel? 

Book received from the author in exchange for an honest review

Back to the lovely Birch Valley. Back to my favorite family: the O’Brien.

In this book the last (but not least), Daniel O’Brien is finally looking for his HEA. Honestly, I felt a little bit sad for him. He has watched all of his siblings find the ONE, fall in love and be happy. He’s inexperienced, he has a kind and shy nature, and strong values. I would say he is an old-fashioned man. Finding his happiness didn’t prove to be easy. He really needs a girl who shares the same values and be a little bit old-fashioned as well.

Hannah is the ONE for him, they’re a match made in heaven, and I really loved how their relationship grows throughout the book. Nothing fancy, nothing crazy, just sweet words and acts of kindness.
Hannah is sweet, she seems so fragile, but she’s the strong one in her family, she is the glue that kept her family together. She has lost her mother when she was young and she felt responsible to look after her father and sister. I didn’t like that they didn’t appreciate Hannah efforts. In some way I could understand her father, but nor her sister Nina. I really disliked her, even at the end where there is a sort of reconciliation between Hannah and Nina.
Hannah fits perfectly in the O'Brien family.

Around Daniel and Hannah story, there are the members of the O’Brian clan that are getting settled with their own lives, sometimes grabbing the spotlight. Honestly I would have loved to see more about Daniel and Hannah. But the Coverleaf Series is like this: the main characters are never alone in the stories, they are unique but equally part of a big picture, where all the people and the surrounding are depicted in vivid colors, making them real.

This book is sweet, romantic and mouth watering. Gloria Herrmann really has to write a cookbook with all the yummy O'Brien's recipes. 

1 commento:

  1. Really enjoyed your review. Sounds like an excellent series. It's what I enjoy the most these days I guess, something sweet and tender without too much drama, though I DO read other genres in the end it's the easier for me to be sucked into.

    I see you are enjoying yourself in a meet&greet :) Have fun! I wish there was something like that closer to where I live but yeah.. it would never happen, I'll just have to think if I can ever schedule a vocation with something like this in mind.