Magnolia Road | Review

Title: Magnolia Road
Series: Granite Harbor #3
Author: J. Lynn Bailey
Pages: 232 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 29 January 2018
Rating: ★★★★★


On the outside, Bryce Hayes is satisfied with the structure of her life, her demanding career, and a series of no-strings-attached relationships, but her brother bounces in and out of rehab, her mother thinks she can beat her son’s addiction, and her father is simply doing what he can to keep a semblance of “normal”. When Bryce’s father, Congressman Hayes, orders her to Granite Harbor, Maine, due to a string of threats to their family coming from an unidentifiable source, she doesn’t expect Ethan Casey, the sexy soldier who slept with her, then walked out, without so much as a goodbye, to be her landlord.

 Ethan’s past is riddled with chaos, bullets, and loud noise. After returning to his small town after the war, he’s determined to get back to his roots. Peace, quiet, and working as a game warden for the Maine Warden Service sounds right as rain. But with Bryce in Granite Harbor, staying in his house on Magnolia Road, Ethan can’t stop thinking about his future – and that includes Bryce. But to make things right with the love of his life, he’ll have to open old wounds … and risk losing her forever.


This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you J. Lynn Bailey!

First of all: look at the cover! I think that all the covers in the Granite Harbor series are so beautiful, I want all the books on my shelf!

Now let’s talk about the book. Magnolia Road is the third book in the Granite Harbor series and tells the story of Bryce and Ethan. Every book in the Granite Harbor series can be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading them all because they’re so good!

I kiss her and see today, tomorrow, and the rest of our days together. I kiss her and see how perfect two imperfect people are together. I kiss her and see vivid images of color. The truth is, I am at my best when I’m with Bryce. She is love. My love.
Magnolia Road is so well written and fast paced. I couldn’t get enough of Bryce and Ethan’s story, I wanted to know what happened to them in the past and how their future was going to be.

 Magnolia Road is a slow burn Romance book, and that’s just perfect. I don’t always like the instant love stories because they don’t always seem that ‘real’. Besides the romance, J. Lynn Bailey portrays real issues in her books and that’s something I really like. It’s not just a romance, but so much more.

 Magnolia Road was an emotional book and just so beautiful. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat, and I cannot wait for the fourth and final book!