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Wholehearted Hope Cove Book TwoOfficer Declan Grant responds to a call at the Hope Cove docks to find Lucas Hale barely alive after being beaten and tossed off his fishing boat The violent crime rocks this tranqui

  • Title: Wholehearted
  • Author: Cate Ashwood
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  • Page: 293
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Hope Cove Book TwoOfficer Declan Grant responds to a call at the Hope Cove docks to find Lucas Hale barely alive after being beaten and tossed off his fishing boat The violent crime rocks this tranquil community where everyone knows each other and doors are rarely locked Despite Declan being new to Hope Cove, he wants to keep his new home and Lucas safe He starts by voHope Cove Book TwoOfficer Declan Grant responds to a call at the Hope Cove docks to find Lucas Hale barely alive after being beaten and tossed off his fishing boat The violent crime rocks this tranquil community where everyone knows each other and doors are rarely locked Despite Declan being new to Hope Cove, he wants to keep his new home and Lucas safe He starts by volunteering to care for Lucas after he s released from the hospital.Lucas just wants to put the whole incident behind him and move on, but the he gets to know Declan, the harder he finds it to push Declan and his do right attitude away The investigation into the assault continues, but Declan will soon face a moral dilemma, a choice that may topple his tidy life and force him to choose between Lucas and the law.

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      Published :2020-06-14T12:01:44+00:00

    About "Cate Ashwood"

    1. Cate Ashwood

      Cate discovered her love for books of all kinds early on, but romance is where her heart truly lies She is addicted to the happily ever afters and the journey the characters take to get there Currently residing in White Rock, B.C, Cate loves living just a stone s throw from the ocean When she s not writing, she can be found consuming coffee at an alarming rate while wrangling her children, her husband, and their two cats.

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    1. Gah, what happened here? Over all it was meh-tastic!Book one was SOOOOO much better than this, this I don't know what to call it. The romance was horrible. The characters didn't mesh well. They just didn't fit. I found myself not caring what happened to them. The only parts I really enjoyed were the glimpses I got of Oliver and Mack's lives. What happened? Now on to the local Mainer being a pissy bitch.1. What is with this highway shit still? We call them Route One, or Route Three respectively. [...]


    2. this was love/hate alllll the wayfavorite word is still fuckd fuck me if I'm moving onto the third. I have NO one to blame but myselffeel free to tell me to shut it if bitching occurs :P*2.53.5 2 3 in-fecking-decisive stars*


    3. This was a really awesome read!I love this authors writing and I love her characters. I love that she brought Mack and Oliver, the couple from the first book, into this and showed us where they are now. I was so happy to catch up with them, especially when I learned what they were up to.Now to the MC's in this book. Declan and Lucas. These two were really good together! I liked the way the author had Lucas start off as a bit of an ass, but then he let his defences down and started to show a nice [...]


    4. Wholehearted, the second book in the Hope Cove series, is about Declan, Mack’s Deputy, who we got to know in the first book. He’s such a lovable character and deserves some happiness. Lucas on the other hand is broken and damaged, he needs exactly what Declan offers him. It’s nice to watch these two men trying to overcome their past abuses and learn to trust one another in the process. Btw…I loved that Cat Ashwood kept us up to date with Mack and Oliver. I really like this series. The ch [...]


    5. Before I start - the story itself I would have marked as 1 star -that this got to 3 Stars is because of the audio!Let me say this: While I had a whole hell of a lot of problems with the story - John Orr's narration is 5 Stars! It was absolutely flawless.Once again, Orr was an absolute pleasure to listen tod if it weren't for his incredible narration I would have probably marked this DNF 50% through.Some of my notes:* Why is Lucas being such an ASSHOLE?! Declan saved your life, dickhead!* Lucas, [...]


    6. This is such a sweet book. It just adds to the whole feel of the series so far. You briefly meet Deputy Declan Grant in Brokenhearted and he has his own book this time around. Declan finds a man on the docks after someone calls a 'sleeping' man into the station, but the man is barely clinging to life. Declan feels this pull to the unknown man on the dock. He wants nothing more than to protect him, even though he doesn't know him.It is insta-attraction quickly turned to insta-love for Declan. It [...]


    7. 1.75I wanted to like this but unfortunately both the characters and the storyline didn't work for me and things wrapped up far to easily in the end. Also, the twist with Mack and Oliver had my head spinning. I'll be sticking around for Haydn's story because I need to know what happens with him.


    8. After being utterly entranced with book one in Cate Ashwood's 'Hope Cove' series, it was no wonder that I was excited to jump back into this little town in Maine. I really fell in love with Hope Cove, and its sense of unity and family. The people seem to care for one another, and I liked the small-town rhythms.Declan hasn't lived in Hope Cove for very long, but he's fallen in love with it. He moved there from Austin, and he still hasn't gotten over what happened to him in the police force there. [...]


    9. Voto: 3.5 stelline di media.Premesso che il primo libro di questa serie mi era piaciuto moltissimo, speravo di bissare il suo successo con questo. Purtroppo, non è stato pienamente così. È una lettura carina, sì. Ma non mi ha convinta del tutto e non è al livello del precedente, almeno secondo il mio parere.L’inizio parte davvero bene, e mi ha coinvolta parecchio, ma successivamente alcuni comportamenti dei personaggi mi sono sembrati poco credibili, così come la parte medica (uno su tut [...]


    10. I read the first book in this series Brokenhearted( Hope Cove#1 which was about Mack and Oliver) and was anxious to see how Deputy Declan's story would play out. Even if this is the second book it can easily be read as a standalone.When Declan finds a bleeding and broken Lucas something inside him feels immediately drawn to him. He feels a kind of kinship in their situation and can't seem to leave Lucas alone in the hospital. Part of it of course, is the need to see the perpetrators punished but [...]


    11. 3.5*I really, seriously, wholeheartedly liked the first book. but this one not as much.Maybe because I had high hopes. Declan's story feels like an insta-love from a shifter-finds-his-mate-book which is awesome if this was a fantasy book. I personally got that feeling it bugged me just a little but I ignored it's okay I like insta-love.but then Lucas was wary of Declan which is perfectly normal when you wakeup to an obssessed/worried cop at your bedside (a tad creepy) but I liked it when Declan [...]




    12. Do you believe in love at first sight? How about Obsession at first site? Hope Cove Maine patrolman Declan Grant responds to a call at the docks to find Lucas Hale barely alive after being beaten and tossed off his fishing boat. But somehow Lucas is not just another victim at least to Declan. Once he spots Lucas unconscious on the pier, Declan is enthralled. He can't even let Lucas ride alone with EMTs to the emergency room. Or leave his hospital room for long, or NOT invite the otherwise total [...]


    13. I'd heard this was bad, butI just have a huge problem with, 'I just met you and this is crazy' two weeks later, 'I love you, move in with me.' There were a few editing issues I had with the story - mainly revolving around Lucas's cast first, he needed a bath b/c he couldn't get it wet, and not even a week later, it's mentioned that they showered together and had sex in the shower? and then Declan took Lucas to the Doctor's b/c he still had his cast, and then he needed to keep the cast on for ano [...]


    14. John Orr did an amazing job narrating this! I would forget I was supposed to be doing something while listening to this and I would sit down and listen for a while, and I got caught up in the story again. I love this authors writing and I love her characters. I love that she brought Mack and Oliver, the couple from the first book, into this and showed us where they are now. I was so happy to catch up with them, especially when I learned what they were up to.Now to the MC's in this book. Declan a [...]


    15. Sadly this book was good till the conflict. I saw some reviews talking about Lucas hot/cold behavior towards Declan and I get it. BUT at the same time , we do not have his POV so we really don't know why that character was thinking. (This is why I am anHUGE fan of authors who give us that) Also that man had just been beaten to an inch of his life. Show me someone whose emotions wouldn't be all over the place!Then the conflict hit and well I lost all interest in the story. (See my reading activit [...]


    16. Der Cop Declan hat nach seiner Flucht aus Texas in Hope Cove endlich Frieden und einen guten Platz zu leben und arbeiten gefunden. Mit seiner Sexualität hadert er noch immer, da ihm seine Neigungen in der Vergangenheit große Probleme bereitet haben. Doch da sein Chef Mack mit seinem Partner Oliver offen schwul lebt, öffnet Declan sich langsam. Bei einem Einsatz findet er den schwer verletzten Lucas. Declan ist fasziniert von dem jüngeren Mann und entwickelt sofort einen Beschützerinstinkt.D [...]


    17. REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCEStory 4.5Narration 4.5We are back in Hope Cove and this time it is Officer Declan Grant that is in the spot light. Still carrying secrets from his pasts he keeps his small group of friends close to his heart and is wary of strangers.When he is called to the docks late one night is discovers a very bloody, very beaten and barely alive Lucas Hale. Not really knowing the reason he feels a pull towards the man and makes it his mission to help with his recovery and fin [...]


    18. 2.5* (rounded up, again, for the recipe in the back—so, so fun—happy baking times ahead!)This is definitely not a 3 star book when I compare it to others I have given that rating to, but nor is it a 2. I really like Cate Ashwood's writing and style of prose, it flows well and is very easy to read, and there were many moments in this book that pulled me in and held me tight and were just lovely. But I did struggle with the plot—there were too many "shake head" moments that had me losing int [...]


    19. This is a low three stars for me. The character pretty much didn't mesh for me. Why Declan is so infatuated with Lucas from the beginning and why Lucas is so mistrustful in the beginning doesn't make a lot of sense. Then Lucas goes cold to hot with a snap of the fingers. Why Mack was rooting around in the bottom of Declan's drawer and magically finds a hidden folder is also way to convenient. To me too much is taken for granted and instantly falls into place for this to be a really great book li [...]


    20. Audiobook provided by the publisher through Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words in exchange for an impartial review. Full review coming soon on the above site. 4 stars for the story.5 extra for the narration by John Orr4.5 stars overall


    21. I enjoyed this story, but there were a few things that bothered me. Lucas' hot/cold attitude didn't seem solid. He had no honest explanation for the rude behavior in the hospital, then he pretty quickly was all friendly and lovey-dovey. It just didn't gel for me. And I felt the resolution and make-up was rushed at the end, like the author was in a hurry to end the story.


    22. it was okay--I guess if I'd read this earlier in my "reading career" I'd have liked it a lot better. I just found it a bit bland, and there were many mundane things, domestic bliss and superfluous sex scenes in it. Also I didn't quite connect to the characters. A great start, but it went downhill into the flat and somewhat dull fairly quickly.


    23. Okay, I might be a bit in love with Declan. Just a tad.Scylla and Charybdis has nothing on this man. When he finds out what happened to the man he finds himself falling in love with, he does his best to keep a promise, but these things can't be buried forever, and when they come up, will the new love survive?


    24. I need more of this authors books. Her stories really work for me and I can't get enough of them. This series is also really, really good. The characters are all memorable and likable (which is important!).



    25. Grrrrr. I liked these characters but there were weird things that drove me crazy: keeping Declan on the case after acknowledging that was not ok, ignoring a screaming baby so they could go be together instead of helping for 5 mins. Found myself rolling my eyes enough to feel overall bleh about the book.



    26. ** Update 8-2-14 scroll to the end of this review for my additional audio book review **This is the second book in a series that should be read in sequence if you truly want to appreciate the story, the town and the characters. Declan Grant has always known he wanted to be a cop. Even after a “scandal” at his former job with the Police Department in Austin left him broken and without a job, he still wanted to be a cop. Aimlessly driving trying to find himself, he wound up in Hope Cove and fo [...]


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