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.
Titles in the Harmony Harbor series include:  Mistletoe Cottage – Christmas With An Angel – Starlight Bridge – Primrose Lane –

Title:  Primrose Lane
Series:  Harmony Harbor #3
Author:  Debbie Mason
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 27, 2017
Publisher:  Grand Central Publishing – Forever
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Olivia (or Dana as we first knew her) is hiding in plain sight.  She’s also dealing with some extremely heartbreaking issues as we will learn as the story continues.  She is barely functioning, but manages to hide that relatively well for the most part.  Except from a doctor, one who is back in Harmony Harbor recuperating and just a bit bitter about how long it’s taking before he can leave once again.  Finn is suspicious, doesn’t fall for Olivia’s act and eventually calls her out on what she’s doing to  herself.  While normally Finn doesn’t suffer fools easily, there’s something about Olivia that pulls at him.  They may fight like cats and dogs in a thunder storm most of the time, but there is a spark of something underneath the words.

Primrose Lane is a story that will touch your emotions, several types of emotions, and leave you with a satisfying sense of two people working through hell to find each other.  We find the matchmaking, the mysteries and the unique characters of Harmony Harbor at work once again.  As well as another part of the puzzle that makes up this small town.  Although you “could” read this one out of order, I’d strongly suggest that you start from the beginning.  There are people, events and time lines that flow through this series.  It makes for a much more enjoyable reading experience if you know what happened before this story… in my opinion.

I would not hesitate to recommend this story and this series to any Romance reader.  You’ll find realistic situations, a bit of the mystical as well, and some very strong people who live in this small town.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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