The Grand Opening (Dare Valley)

The Grand Opening (Dare Valley)

by Ava Miles

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International Bestselling Author Ava Miles shares a humorous and romantic story about finding love in the most unusual places.

When Peggy McBride moves to Dare Valley, Colorado, the last thing she wants is to meet a man. If she's learned one thing from her divorce, it's that love is a messy business, and as a single mom and the new deputy sheriff, she has her hands full. But when hotel magnate and poker player Mac Maven moves to town, she becomes enthralled by the very last man she would ever consider dating...

Millionaire Mac Maven has come to Dare with ambitious plans for his new project, the restoration of The Grand Mountain Hotel as a boutique poker venue. Only one person offers him a less than warm welcome: Deputy Sheriff Peggy McBride, who is dead set against gambling. But although Peggy's a fierce opponent, Mac senses a tenderness and passion within her that he longs to free. Having helped his sister raise her teenage son, he understands Peggy, and can see past her tough-as-nails exterior.

When a threat to Mac's hotel surfaces, he and Peggy must join forces to find out who's responsible. Working together ignites the white-hot connection between them, and their cooperation takes a decidedly personal turn. But can Mac convince Peggy to set their differences aside and take a gamble on love?

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940148761815
Publisher: Ava Miles, Inc
Publication date: 09/21/2013
Series: Dare Valley Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 26,105
File size: 723 KB

About the Author

International Bestselling Author Ava Miles joined the ranks of beloved storytellers with her powerful messages of healing, mystery, and magic. Millions of readers have discovered her fiction and nonfiction books, praised by USA TODAY and Publisher’s Weekly. Women’s World Magazine has selected a few of her novels for their book clubs while Southwest Airlines featured the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND (the name used with Ms. Roberts’ blessing) in its in-flight entertainment. Ava’s books have been chosen as Best Books of the Year and Top Editor’s Picks and are translated into multiple languages.

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The Grand Opening 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another amazing book written by Ava Miles. I was a huge fan of Mac Maven from French Roast and this book just made me fall in love with him more! Bravo!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the way Ava is able to make me laugh with her outrageous scenes (check out the moose incident—had me in stitches!). She is also really able to show how a woman like Peggy, a strong single mother and local law enforcement, is able to navigate through a growing attraction to one of my favorite characters in this series, millionaire Mac Maven, with courage and heart. You will LOVE this happily ever after!
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Loved it!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book. I really like Ava Miles writings as it is filled with adventure, compassion, love and forgiveness. Thank you Ava , I look forward to reading the rest of Dare Valley Series!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another excellent book by Ava Miles! 300 pages of love found, lost and found again. Would recommend.
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cdeedrick More than 1 year ago
Loved this bookand it's charcters.. It's about love and forgivness.. Nice ending too,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell head over hills in love with Mac. This is a wonderful read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story and tge personal struggles that they overcame
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have fallem in love with these books,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love Peggy and Mac. They are strong characters with real human flaws. This story, like all of Ms. Miles stories, are more believable than a lot of other romance stories. While this book is part of a series, it is a stand alone and you won't miss a lot if you haven't read the first two books. But reading these books in order does add for a better foundation and understanding of some of the other characters. And I just loved Keith.
seamist53 More than 1 year ago
When you are laughing so hard at the opening lines, you know its going to be a good book. You have Peggy and her son walking to a friends house carrying a key lime pie, well this moose decides its going to follow them....this moose wants her pie Get the book you won't be sorry. In fact get the whole series is amazing!!! Ava Miles is a wonderful writer. I've read all of Dare Valley and Dare River, I am impatiently waiting for the new books to both to come out.
avid-readerLP More than 1 year ago
I loved the interaction of Peggy and Mac. Peggy was trying not to care except for the law. Mac new what he wanted quickly. It was very interesting to see how one played against the other. I liked the characters very much and how the storyline kept evolving. They finally found their middle ground. I would recommend this book, especially if you like Ava Miles writing.
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Emsy-VanWyck More than 1 year ago
A must-read inspiring romance with a bit of suspense The Grand Opening, the third book in Ava Miles’ Dare Valley series, was the first that I received to review (though I waited to read it until I finished books one and two) and is my absolute favorite of the series.  Yes, I wanted to know more about the new deputy sheriff in town, single mother and straight arrow, Peggy McBride. It was clear from their brief interactions in the previous stories that Mac Maven, whose plan to restore the old mountain hotel to its former glory includes top-level poker tournaments, and staunch anti-gambler Peggy have definite sparks flaring between them. So, I couldn’t wait to read “their” story. Miles creates two wonderfully complicated and fascinating protagonists in Mac and Peggy. Long after I turned the last page and closed the book, I reflected on the challenges to their romance. The levels of trust and leaps of faith that each of them had to face. But most of all recalled the inspirational quality of their bond.  This is the book, to me, that showcases Miles as a writer. If you were to read no other book by her, choose this one. (And I’ll guarantee you’ll read all the others too.) After reading The Grand Opening, Ava Miles was added to my “must-buy” list and her books have a permanent home on my virtual shelf of treasured titles to reread.  Yes, The Grand Opening resonated strongly for me. Not just for all the points I mentioned, but also for the tightness of the story, the added mystery and intrigue, and for creating the character of Mac Maven, who has to be one of my favorite book boyfriends.  (I received an eARC from the publisher through NetGalley for use in this review and purchased a personal copy of this book.)
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Highly Recommend - Excellent series
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Loved this story about Peggy and Mac, well written and a place anyone would love to stay at while on vacation. Do not want to give away the story to anyone, but take the time to sit and read and enjoy it. Great job Ava.