Low Country Hero (Safe Haven Series #1)

Low Country Hero (Safe Haven Series #1)

by Lee Tobin McClain

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Overview

Welcome to Safe Haven, where love—and a second chance—is just around the corner…

Sunny, carefree days splashing in the ocean—it’s the life Anna George has always wanted for her five-year-old twins. And now that they’ve made it to Safe Haven, South Carolina, she won’t let anyone stand in her way. Not the abusive ex she’s just escaped and not the rugged contractor who caught her setting up house in the shuttered beachfront cabins he’s refurbishing. When he offers Anna and her daughters a place to stay in exchange for her help with renovations, she’s tempted. His gentle way with her girls makes her want to trust him, but she’s been wrong before…

A family is the last thing contractor and former military man Sean O’Dwyer wants right now. But when he discovers Anna and her girls, he recognizes kindred spirits. They’re survivors who’ve seen the worst of people, just like he has, and he’ll do anything he can to help them. As he and Anna spend their days bringing the cottages back to life and their nights sharing kisses in the warm bayou breezes, Sean must choose between the life he always wanted and the family he can’t live without.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488034190
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 02/26/2019
Series: Lee Tobin McClain's Safe Haven Series , #1
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 2,881
File size: 571 KB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Lee Tobin McClain read Gone With The Wind in the third grade and has been an incurable romantic ever since. When she's not writing emotional love stories with happy endings, she’s probably Snapchatting with her college-student daughter, mediating battles between her goofy goldendoodle and her rescue cat, or teaching aspiring writers in Seton Hill University’s MFA program. She is probably not cleaning her house.

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Low Country Hero 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 24 days ago
Liked the story about escaping abuse. Relateable heroic characters and a charminh small town. Recommend.pbn
BuckeyeAngel 8 months ago
Sunny, carefree days splashing in the ocean—it’s the life Anna George has always wanted for her five-year-old twins. And now that they’ve made it to Safe Haven, South Carolina, she won’t let anyone stand in her way. Not the abusive ex she’s just escaped and not the rugged contractor who caught her setting up house in the shuttered beachfront cabins he’s refurbishing. When he offers Anna and her daughters a place to stay in exchange for her help with renovations, she’s tempted. His gentle way with her girls makes her want to trust him, but she’s been wrong before. A family is the last thing contractor and former military man Sean O’Dwyer wants right now. But when he discovers Anna and her girls, he recognizes kindred spirits. They’re survivors who’ve seen the worst of people, just like he has, and he’ll do anything he can to help them. As he and Anna spend their days bringing the cottages back to life and their nights sharing kisses in the warm bayou breezes, Sean must choose between the life he always wanted and the family he can’t live without. This was a decent read. I read through it pretty quickly. It was fairly light and sweet. I liked both main characters. I recommend. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
SBMC More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars for this newest release from Lee Tobin McClain. It's a story of heartbreak and suffering but also of love and triumph, set in a small town of Safe Haven. The main characters Anna and Sean are real and likable and they both have broken and painful pasts. Anna's twin daughters are adorable and steal many scenes in the story. The author addresses quite a few difficult topics in this book like domestic violence and foster care. The book is well-written with a nicely paced plot and lots of fun secondary characters. It's the beginning of the series and I expect the stories of Cash and Liam, Sean's younger brothers, will be equally as interesting to read. I was given a copy of the book by the publisher and the author and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All comments and opinions are solely my own.
onemused More than 1 year ago
"Low Country Hero" begins with a bang-20 years ago, a woman comes to the small town, Safe Haven, with her three boys and stops in a tourist shop. The abusive husband she had escaped comes after her with a gun and leaves her beaten on a road outside of town. In the present, Anna is heading into town from Montana where she left her abusive ex behind with her two 5-year-old twin girls. She isn't sure where to go but finds the cabin hotels she had stayed at as a child and breaks in. Sean is doing construction at the hotel and sees the light on in one of the cabins. When he goes to investigate, he finds Anna and her children. Sean was the oldest boy in the prologue and was in the (Safe Haven) foster care system before joining the military and then returning for the remodeling/construction work. He decides to allow Anna to stay and puts her to work as a contractor in exchange for staying. As they get to know each other, a romance begins to form. However, Anna is constantly looking over her shoulder, knowing her abusive ex could find her and the girls at any time. This book was a lot darker than I anticipated, and I think it was a great story about abused women and the problems/troubles they face if they are able to get away. However, I do not understand why there was another prominent story line with another woman who supposedly filed against Tony (one of Sean's foster brothers) and then dropped the suit- a not uncommon issue in domestic abuse cases due to threats or other concerns. However, everyone- including the woman who runs the shelter for abused women- does not believe the woman and believes the man instead. Anna is also pushed into situations where she needs to spend time with this man. In a book that could be all about the victims of domestic abuse, I do not understand why there is presented a "false" case (or so it is believed by the people all around town), as this is relatively rare and unusual in general. It seems to be throwing unnecessary doubt on everyone else. I wish this had not been included- I do not think it was necessary to the plot. It almost seemed like it was saying sometimes it's false, so that is why they are not believed. Statistically, most of the time, these accusations are not false, so this seemed harmful overall in what could have been a stronger story. That was a relatively small part of the story, but there's a lot of strength in the main characters who all have their own obstacles/concerns to overcome. Not all of the story lines are wrapped up in the book, and I am curious to see where the series will go. It was a quick read, and I loved the side characters, especially Ma Dixie and the twins. It's a well written book that presents the important issue of domestic abuse. I am interested to follow the series in the future. Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
susanmsj More than 1 year ago
WOW! What a great story. I could not put this book down. Ms. McClain was able to tackle the very tough subject of abuse from the perspective of the abused spouse as well as that of how the abuse affects the children as an adult. I loved the characters of Anna and Sean as well as the others in the story. I like the way that Sean was able to earn the trust of Anna and her girls. And I loved that Anna was able to learn to trust. I don’t want to say too much because I hate spoilers and I don’t want to give anything away. My one disappointment is that one of the story threads did not get resolved, but since this is book one of a series, I am sure that will happen in books two and three. I would recommend this book. I received an advance copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.