Librarian s Note This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN BESAJEmma Douglas came to Summer Lake as an orphan twenty three years ago After losing her parents so young and later suffering a disastrous marriage, she believes that love only ever leads to pain and loss When she meets Jack Benson, the business partner of her childhood friend Pete, she sees everything she used to long for in a man tall, dark, and drop dead gorgeous Despite their undeniable attraction, Emma is too scared to risk her heart, especially on a man so much like her ex sexy, smart, funny, successful and no doubt the same kind of cheat When events lead them both to Summer Lake for the summer, will Jack be able to persuade her that he s nothing like her ex in all the ways that really matter That the love she used to dream of isn t a little girl s fantasy, but a reality they can share if she can get past her fear and learn to trust This book is intended for adult readers Wonderful Big City to Small town RomanceI love this story of Emma and Jack Both live in a big city but are from Small towns And you know the old saying, There s no place like home Even though Emma has had a horrible experience with trusting loving people, it Jack who tries his best to make her see the good in love Will he succeed SJ McCoy never disappoints Her stories are stories we all can relate to the characters will make you fall in love Amazing book Wonderful Big City to Small town RomanceI love this story of Emma and Jack Both live in a big city but are from Small towns And you know the old saying, There s no place like home Even though Emma has had a horrible experience with trusting loving people, it Jack who tries his best to make her see the good in love Will he succeed SJ McCoy never disappoints Her stories are stories we all can relate to the characters will make you fall in love Amazing book Title Love like You ve Never Been HurtAuthor S.J McCoySeries Can be read as a standaloneCliffhanger NoRelease Date November 2014Rating 2HEA view spoiler Yes hide spoiler The description of this book was really accurate Recently I have come across a lot of descriptions that give little indication as to what the book is about and I have to search through the reviews to find enough information I generally like to know what the book is about so that I don t waste time and money on some Title Love like You ve Never Been HurtAuthor S.J McCoySeries Can be read as a standaloneCliffhanger NoRelease Date November 2014Rating 2HEA view spoiler Yes hide spoiler The description of this book was really accurate Recently I have come across a lot of descriptions that give little indication as to what the book is about and I have to search through the reviews to find enough information I generally like to know what the book is about so that I don t waste time and money on something I probably won t enjoy or am just not in the mood for This description was spot on and looked interesting Combine that with getting it for free and voila it is the next book in line to read And let me tell you I am happy that I got this book for free Love like You ve Never Been Hurt was a cute read that was ok for a filler but not good enough to be worth buying it for me The main reason for this was Emma She is so afraid of being in a relationship that it dragged down the book And she was not scared about the other things in her life Sometimes she was even brave in her relationship with Jack then all of a sudden it was like, oops it got off the storyline where Emma is scared of anything to do with men.One way that her fear shows up is her hatred of marriage because of her bad marriage Emma married when she was young and na ve and her husband cheated on her It seemed like the cheating was so heart breaking and like it was the first time she had ever even heard of that being a possibility in a relationship Because of that relationship she hates marriage She hates marriage that when another friend of hers gets engaged her first thought was sadness that that woman would be so stupid as to say yes I understand that she might not want to get married again herself but to think that marriage for anybody is wrong is a bit extreme Especially since it never mentioned her parents having a bad relationship before they died and her grandparents were married happily for 45 years With her being exposed to happy married relationships it would have been better for Emma to be wary about getting married again and not even considering it until she found someone who made her as happy and the people in her life were Were they all blind, or was she really creating a problem that only existed in her mind Even if she was, did that make it any less real YES you are creating a problem No it is not real because you are being stupid for no reason with a back story that does not support you enough for how stupid you are about love Jack was really sweet and patient with Emma He did fall madly in love a little too quickly since the book only covered a couple months max But he was there for Emma and did not push her but tried to show her that he was worth the risk Jack was almost too patient and accommodating If I were him I would not be ok with Emma being so stupid He couldn t even talk to a girl without Emma freaking out And when she saw him just talking to a girl she doesn t know in a friendly way, the same way she talks to her best guy friends Pete and Ben, she freaks out and breaks up with him without even asking who she is And Jack should not even have to explain why he was talking with a girl when he didn t do anything wrong Em, that s not true You so deserve happiness and you will find it And think about it If anyone saw the way we are together, or you and Pete or me and Missy, they might get the wrong idea if they didn t know the whole story But what could his story be, Ben That he has a dear lifelong friend, who he never mentioned and who just happened to drop by the minute I was out of town I know it doesn t look good, but I simply cannot buy that he would do that, Em I can t Why don t you call him Are you crazy I don t want to talk to him view spoiler You ll have to talk to Jack if you want to know that Let s just say I was in on what he had planned till you went and spoiled it all Tears pricked her eyes for what felt like the millionth time that day I spoiled everything She was stunned Yes, you did, Em By being too scared to actually live No, Gramps Jack spoiled it all by By what, Sunshine His voice was gentler now By having his cousin over Yeah that was unforgivable By wanting to set up a surprise for you How terrible of him Think about it, Sunshine You re the one that created a problem by being too scared to talk to him And you re the one who is making it worse by choosing to hold on to your fear instead of holding on to your man hide spoiler To say Emma frustrated me was an understatement I don t think I can handle the possibility of the rest of the books being like this I will be saving the rest of this series for an emergency I don t have anything to read series only And even then I probably would just re read something I like This book might work for some and that s great, but if annoying characters are not your thing then move on Or at least skip to the second book because the other characters in the book were ok This book has been on my reading pile for quite some time I m making a huge effort to pile through it To be honest I wasn t too sure about this book at the start, there seemed to be a lot of info being given up and I was unable to process and attach it to a likeable character I remember saying to myself, just give it 2chapters This was a chapter 2, the next thing I know I m on chapter 17 and loving it so much After the character dynamics are introduced the story just flows and it s so This book has been on my reading pile for quite some time I m making a huge effort to pile through it To be honest I wasn t too sure about this book at the start, there seemed to be a lot of info being given up and I was unable to process and attach it to a likeable character I remember saying to myself, just give it 2chapters This was a chapter 2, the next thing I know I m on chapter 17 and loving it so much After the character dynamics are introduced the story just flows and it s so beautiful I loved Jack and how he never gave up and loved Emma so unconditionally I loved meeting all the characters and having them set up for their own stories, of which I can t wait to read.I got so invested in the story I didn t want it to end The issues Emma has to deal with personally due to her past relationship are very real and valid, thankfully she has a group of amazing friends to support her.It was a beautifully sweet small town romance with some amazing toe curling bedroom scenes Downloaded a free copy from Smashwords Actual Rating 3.5 This was a nice story This is love story between Emma Douglas, a woman who guarded her heart from love after a bad marriage, and Jack Benson, her best friend s Pete s work partner The story itself was really good The only issue was that I found Emma to be a bit annoying Jack was a perfect gentleman I thought he was going to be a player, but he truly fell in love It was nice to read I thought their chemistry was great I really lik Downloaded a free copy from Smashwords Actual Rating 3.5 This was a nice story This is love story between Emma Douglas, a woman who guarded her heart from love after a bad marriage, and Jack Benson, her best friend s Pete s work partner The story itself was really good The only issue was that I found Emma to be a bit annoying Jack was a perfect gentleman I thought he was going to be a player, but he truly fell in love It was nice to read I thought their chemistry was great I really liked them together I wonder how the rest of the series will turn out Overall, a great read I was provided an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed this book Such a sweet and sexy love story, I found this one very refreshing Emma has had her heart broken and has some major walls up Then along comes Jack, he is a persistent man and is determined to break them down Add in the backdrop of a quaint little lake side town and a great group of friends and you ve got the makings of a new series I am excited for Pete and Molly s story but I am looking ev I was provided an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed this book Such a sweet and sexy love story, I found this one very refreshing Emma has had her heart broken and has some major walls up Then along comes Jack, he is a persistent man and is determined to break them down Add in the backdrop of a quaint little lake side town and a great group of friends and you ve got the makings of a new series I am excited for Pete and Molly s story but I am looking evenforward to Dan and Missy Thanks again to S.J McCoy for the chance to reads this book It was a good romantic story I have never known a man with the kind of patients Jack has.To be perfectly honest I don t know why he didn t drop her she really got on my last nerve with the I can t love someone because I might get hurt bull.I was really having a hard time empathizing with Emma This is a story about Jack and Emma meeting and Jack falling for her and giving everything he has to win her heart.Emma has a lot of history to over come to be happy again in a relationship and jack prove It was a good romantic story I have never known a man with the kind of patients Jack has.To be perfectly honest I don t know why he didn t drop her she really got on my last nerve with the I can t love someone because I might get hurt bull.I was really having a hard time empathizing with Emma This is a story about Jack and Emma meeting and Jack falling for her and giving everything he has to win her heart.Emma has a lot of history to over come to be happy again in a relationship and jack proves to her that he is the man to put it all on the line for Such a cute story about Emma and her friends I loved that they are super close and there for one another When Emma met Jack it was adorable I love how he knew her from the very start and knew not to let her go Can t wait to read Pete and Holly s book next 4.5 stars I love those cute romantic stories that reminds me of those old romantic comedies that I love but with better sex involved Another great cute love story I just love those stories that reminds me of those old romantic comedies that I loved.We don t get scary or over dramatic here We simply get a great love story that when it ends you have a big fat sweet smile on your face I m already loving this series and now going for book 2 Actual rating 3.5A decent read.