Tanner’s Promise by Kaylie Newell
The Harlow Brother Series (Book 1)
Tule Publishing (August 2, 2018)
Contemporary Romance/Small Town
Tanner Harlow is a talented landscape designer, quietly building a name and a solid future when he finds himself needing to be the temporary guardian to his eleven-year-old half-sister. Tanner loves her, but can’t see himself as a father figure or imagine how he’s going to build his business during his busiest season with a child in tow until his newest client—his high school crush who still makes his heart pound—has a proposition that will help them both as long as Tanner can resist the tempting lure of the girl next door.
Elementary school teacher Francie Tate moved back to Marietta to be close to her ailing father. She plans to settle in and fix up her little bungalow before the school year starts, but definitely needs help with the neglected yard. She’s shocked when the landscaper she hired turns out to be a class mate. Tanner used to be shy in school, but he isn’t the same kid anymore–he’s tall, sexy, and has the most striking brown eyes she’s ever seen. When Francie learns of Tanner’s need for child care, she impulsively offers to watch his half-sister for the summer in return for some landscaping and renovations around the house.
It seems like a win-win, but Francie didn’t bargain on falling in love.
The hero comes out of a rough childhood and is still dealing with trust issues. The heroine is trying to step out of her mother’s dominating ways and be her own woman. The couple knew each other from high school and are reconnecting. They both have changed yet still have some growing to do. I really enjoyed their story as they are breaking free of the comfort zone. Realistic characters and storyline, something that Kaylie Newell is very good at. This is the first book of the Harlow series, but the last one I read. Each book is wonderful.
Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (February 15, 2019)
Read an excerpt from Tanner’s Promise:
The Harlow Brothers
The Harlow brothers learned at a young age that family is what you make of it. Born on the wrong side of the tracks and abandoned by their father, Judd, Luke and Tanner have grown into remarkably tough men who are jaded by life. But when they come together as guardians of their orphaned half-sister, they’ll find that love is what you make of it, too. As they learn how to be the fathers they never had, their carefully constructed walls begin to crack. But it will take three strong women to tear those defenses down for good, and show them what true happiness looks like.
Book 1: Tanner’s Promise
Book 2: Luke’s Gift
Book 3: Judd’s Vow
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
For Kaylie Newell, storytelling is in the blood. Growing up the daughter of two gifted writers, she knew eventually she’d want to follow in their footsteps. While she’s written short stories her whole life, it wasn’t until after her kids were born that she decided to shoot for the moon and write her first romance novel. She hasn’t looked back since!
Kaylie lives in Southern Oregon with her husband, two little girls, an elderly Chihuahua mix, and two indifferent cats.
Visit Kaylie at http://www.facebook.com/kaylienewell