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  1. says:

    With the passing of her mother Julia Jones returns to her childhood home in Middle Point Julia knows she has to sell the house and although she has been away from the area for fifteen years she still feels a strong connection to the placeThe last person Julia ever imagined running into whilst helping out her friend Lizzie on a Saturday night at the local pub was Ryan Blackburn Julia knows the best thing to do is to stay as far away from Ryan as possible but it appears this may not be as easy as she thought Can Julia get what she needs to get done and head back to Melbourne without getting involved with Ryan or will the history and the feelings they once had for one another return?This is the first book I've read by Aussie author Victoria Purman and I must say I found it to be a delightful and a really enjoyable read If you enjoy reading romance then this one is definitely for you Recommended


  2. says:

    Nobody But Him is the first book in the A Boys of Summer series by Victoria Purman Nobody But Him is about Julia Jones who had dreams to leave the small coastal town of Middle Point to find her a better life However one summer age eighteen Julia fell in love with the twenty year old city boy Ryan Blackburn Both Julia and Ryan had different ideas and dreams so they part waysJulia fifteen years need to come home after her mother died and found out Ryan lives next door and owns the Pub Readers will follow how Julia and Ryan rekindle their loveNobody But Him is lovely easy to read romance story highlighting that you can full fill your dreams without denying yourself of love I enjoy the way Victoria Purman portrayed Ryan and Julia Also the way Victoria Purman intertwines Lizzie and Ryan's mum into the story Readers of Nobody But Him will learn the importance of friendshipI recommend this book


  3. says:

    After a tumultuous few months with a gorgeous twenty year old by the name of Ryan Blackburn Julia Jones decided to leave her home town of Middle Point on the south coast not too far from South Australia’s capital city of Adelaide She had plans for a big future; a career which would turn her into somebody – she knew if she stayed in Middle Point she would never amount to anything So despite her longing for a future with Ryan plus leaving her mother behind she headed to the big smoke of Melbourne VictoriaFifteen years later Julia had to return to her home town as her mother had passed away and she needed to settle her affairs sell her childhood home and cut all ties to Middle Point forever But things weren’t as easy as she thought they would be The lingering memories of her beloved Mum were in the house everywhere – she just didn’t know if she could make the decision she needed to make Plus her best friend Lizzie was a part of Middle Point – always had been always would be When helping Lizzie out by waitressing in the local pub one Saturday night she was not amused by the constant heckling of a group of out of towners – suddenly she froze with shock The deep sexy voice she heard was familiar – was that Ryan Blackburn? What was he doing here in the pub here in Middle Point? And so began the torment as the air sizzled between the two of them every time Julia and Ryan happened to bump into each other Her determination to stay away from Ryan get the job done and get back to Melbourne didn’t seem to be working – everywhere she turned it seemed Ryan was there What would happen to Julia? Would it be a repeat of the heartache of fifteen years ago? I uite enjoyed this fluffy chick lit romance It was predictable and clichéd in places but lightly entertaining If you’re a lover of romance I would highly recommend Nobody But Him by Aussie author Victoria Purman


  4. says:

    Such a fun and sexy read Can't wait for the next Boys of Summer book


  5. says:

    Victoria's stories are filled with realistic characters that make you smile Julia is a small town girl who fled her past to build a new glam life in MelbourneRy is the hotshot city boy who captured her heart one summer many years agoWhen the two reunite in the town that sparked their romancea lovely romance unfoldsThoroughly enjoyed this and looking forward to reading the rest in the series


  6. says:

    I first heard about this book at the Romance Writers of Australia conference earlier this year as Harleuin were running through some of their upcoming books Nobody But Him was billed as a ‘coastal romance’ immediately shortened to ‘co ro’ a new subgenre to take on rural romance I immediately scribbled down the details in my notebook and tweeted just in case to check this one out Luckily a copy arrived shortly after at the local post office being labelled as ‘2 big 4 postie’Yep Postie you’re right This book is way too big for ordinary delivery This book is an impressive debut by Victoria Purman not just in the coastal romance field but in contemporary romance It’s well written clever amusing and steamy Plus it’s set on the gorgeous Fleurieu Peninsula in South AustraliaThe premise is simple enough – the protagonist Julia returns to the sleepy town of Middle Point to sell her deceased mother’s house Julia left Middle Point as soon as she could heading for Melbourne and never looking back Now highly successful in Melbourne she’s been called in to help her old friend Lizzie in the local pub When Julia makes her appearance she’s told to get out by the owner – Ryan who turns out to be Julia’s teenage summer love They didn’t part on the best of terms but now Ry is a presence in town as a local developer and owner of the ‘ugliest’ house in town Despite the years things are still fiery between them – both inside and outside of the bedroom Will Julia learn to accept that she can’t close the door completely on the past? Is Ry worthy of than a fling?I really enjoyed this book Purman is not afraid to spice things up – there are some great argument scenes between Julia and Ry as well as some love scenes leaning towards the spicy end of the scale The language used by the characters is excellent – very realistic and the occasional swearing fits the scene than just using the ‘f word’ as an exclamation mark Julia is a strong woman – some would say too headstrong –she knows what she wants and how to get there But she’s also not afraid of admitting she’s wrong and apologising where necessary Ry also has a few uirks to make him realistic but not a cliché – his impulsiveness strong work ethic and determination to succeed in business Plus from the descriptions I can say reliably that he looks very fine in running gearApart from the relationship between Julia and Ry there are a number of other things going on in Middle Point Julia’s friend Lizzie is funny and a good friend who knows when chocolate and coffee is reuired I’d love to know about Lizzie’s time in London and what made her return to Middle Point There’s also a new housing development which ruffles uite a few feathers in town Ry’s friend Dan also starts off on the wrong foot in town trying to charm both Lizzie and Ry’s mother simultaneously Is there a new relationship in the works? Purman is also exceptionally true to the setting – she describes the Fleurieu Peninsula area in such detail that I almost feel like I’m there again or want to take another trip soon She makes it sound uniue from other Australian coastal towns and her description of the local bakery is just deliciousI’d love to see of Purman’s work especially set in the same area Nobody But Him is an assured debut that is well worth the read for its interactions between characters and interesting plot Thank you to Harleuin Australia for the ARChttpsamstillreadingwordpresscom


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    As a beach bunny from way back the idea of coastal romance as opposed to rural romance has a lot of appeal and if Victoria Purman's debut novel Nobody But Him is an example of what we can expect from the genre I am sure will be added to my burgeoning reading list in short orderThis is the first book in Purman's The Boys of Summer trilogy a sweet and sexy romance set in a small fictional town on the coastline of South Australia’s Fleurieu PeninsulaJulia Jones left Middle Point at eighteen and never looked back Now thirty three a successful career minded woman she is forced to put her life in Melbourne on hold and return to deal with her mother's estate The last person she expects to run into is Ryan Blackburn the boy she loved and left behindRy Blackburn is stunned to find Julia waitressing in his pub it's been fifteen years since she broke his heart and though the hurt and anger at her desertion still lingers so does his desireThere is plenty of heat between this couple from the first moment they reconnect and though in the way of all romances there are misunderstandings and miscommunications Julia and Ry's unresolved history gives the overwhelming attraction credibility The romance is sweet flavoured by the nostalgia of their teenage infatuation but the intimate scenes sizzleThe development of Julia's character rests on her reexamining the reasons she left Middle Point and recognising the flaws in her perception and I think Purman does this well Julia is likeable and sympathetic even with the giant chip on her shoulder Ry is perhaps a static character needing only to admit that Julia is who he wants and be willing to fight for herThe setting for Purman's series is wonderful I grew up in a beachside suburb in Western Australia and now live in a small town just minutes away from the coast in New South Wales I liked the way in which Purman brought attention to some of the issues coastal communities face like the influx of tourists each summer necessary for the economy but disruptive for the permanent residents and the way in the character of the town changes as city dwellers replace humble homes with million dollar beach housesI really enjoyed Nobody But Him it is an easy and engaging romance ideal for a summer's day reading I'm looking forward to the next story from Victoria Purman I'm guessing it will be Lizzie and Dan who will find love next


  8. says:

    NOBODY BUT HIM is a debut novel and the first of the ‘Boys of Summer’ trilogy; it is uite a feather in a debut authors cap to be signed up for 3 books before the first one even hits the shelves It took me a chapter or two to settle into the story – but when I did I loved it Set in a fictional town on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsular in South Australia I am familiar with area having holidayed there myself although I was there for the wine rather than the surf In winter the small coastal towns are left to their own devices and the local businesses struggle to make ends meet until the summer comes around and there is an invasion of city dwellers getting away from it all NOBODY BUT HIM brings to life this almost symbiotic relationship between the long term residents and the city folk On the one hand the residents resent the influx of tourists who take over the town for a few months each summer and then leave as suddenly as they arrive; on the other hand they need the money to survive Julia left town because she felt that the summer visitors were looking down on her and the other permanent residents making her feel less than important Julia wanted to be important too so left to go to university in Melbourne where she made a very good life for herself Back in her home town she has every intention of just packing up and leaving forever however she gradually comes to face the fact that she has turned into the very type of person she always despised and that maybe not all the summer visitors are bad and that maybe there can me a melding of the two factions Maybe just maybe she has been wrong about everything – including Ryan Maybe now is the time to think seriously about what she really wants out of life I loved how Julia grew as a character how she was willing to compromise and see another point of view The same with Ryan the story of how he went from being a summer surfie boy to a well respected business man make interesting reading When it came to each other though both Julia and Ryan were stubborn and willing to believe the worst about each other Gradually as the story unfolds along with some heart in mouth moments the two gradually realise that they are meant for each other It took some doing but they were surrounded by some very good friends such as Dan and Lizzie – who I am hoping are going to appear in one of the next two book which I will be keeping an eye out for


  9. says:

    In small towns of Australia there are two types of people people who come and go and those who decide to stay there for the rest of their lives and grow old happily living in the same place For Julia Jones she decided that she was destined for bigger and brighter things so when she turned eighteen that was that and she high tailed out of town leaving behind her mother and her at the time love Ryan Blackburn and never looked back Now fifteen years later Julia's mother has died which has forced Julia to return to her hometown and settle up her mother's estate and then her plans are to return back home to the big smoke However as she spends time here she discovers a part of her life that she missed and maybe just maybe this may be a place for her Fate though as different options as it chucks in her past Ryan Blackburn Now grown up he tends to be the town's hero and bachelor of the year Ryan though has a chip of his shoulder by the name of Julia Jones and when he spots her it brings in full force the anger he has towards her Can Julia and Ryan avoid each other until everything is done and dusted or have they been given a second chance at romance and this time realise that they will never be happy without the other ?Nobody but him is a rural romance chick lit and fans of Karly Lane Tricia Stringer Loretta Hill and Rachael Johns will enjoy


  10. says:

    I uite enjoyed this romance but the book threw me for a loop with some of the plot twists so I would have to say there were three or four times where I found the plot twist telegraphed or so completely obvious Watching the romance unfold was rather interesting which sometimes led to No but that's not oh come on don't be I think I am looking forward to reading by this author


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Nobody But Him Boys of Summer #1

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At the age of eighteen Julia Jones left her hometown the small beachside town of Middle Point with a head full of grand plans Plans for an exciting life in a town that didn’t involve a main street with one pub or a particular boy named Ryan BlackburnBut after fifteen years and a lifetime later Julia’s forced to put her career. With the passing of her mother Julia Jones returns to her childhood home in Middle Point Julia knows she has to sell the house and although she has been away from the area for fifteen years she still feels a strong connection to the placeThe last person Julia ever imagined running into whilst helping out her friend Lizzie on a Saturday night at the local pub was Ryan Blackburn Julia knows the best thing to do is to stay as far away from Ryan as possible but it appears this may not be as easy as she thought Can Julia get what she needs to get done and head back to Melbourne without getting involved with Ryan or will the history and the feelings they once had for one another returnThis is the first book I've read by Aussie author Victoria Purman and I must say I found it to be a delightful and a really enjoyable read If you enjoy reading romance then this one is definitely for you Recommended Les Français sous le Second Empire of eighteen Julia Jones left her hometown the small beachside town Souvenirs : 1859-1871 of Middle Point with a head full 1812 : La campagne tragique de Napoléon en Russie of grand plans Plans for an exciting life in a town that didn’t involve a main street with Les Trois Cents Jours de Napoléon à l'île d'Elbe one pub Joséphine : vie de l'impératrice or a particular boy named Ryan BlackburnBut after fifteen years and a lifetime later Julia’s forced to put her career. With the passing Mémoires inédits: Les Cahiers Rouges of her mother Julia Jones returns to her childhood home in Middle Point Julia knows she has to sell the house and although she has been away from the area for fifteen years she still feels a strong connection to the placeThe last person Julia ever imagined running into whilst helping La Moskowa - Borodino- La bataille des Redoutes out her friend Lizzie Napoléon III et Franceschini Pietri on a Saturday night at the local pub was Ryan Blackburn Julia knows the best thing to do is to stay as far away from Ryan as possible but it appears this may not be as easy as she thought Can Julia get what she needs to get done and head back to Melbourne without getting involved with Ryan La commune de Paris par ceux qui l'ont vécue or will the history and the feelings they Surcouf once had for Alfred Dreyfus :Cinq années de ma vie : 1894-1899 one another returnThis is the first book I've read by Aussie author Victoria Purman and I must say I found it to be a delightful and a really enjoyable read If you enjoy reading romance then this L'art militaire de Napoléon one is definitely for you Recommended

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And big city life on hold when she returns home to finalise her mother’s estate Which is exactly where she runs smack bang into the town’s hero Ry As in Ryan BlackburnThe sensible thing to do Stay the hell away from him and head back to Melbourne as fast as her stilettos can carry her But instead Julia finds his offer of a helpi. Victoria's stories are filled with realistic characters that make you smile Julia is a small town girl who fled her past to build a new glam life in MelbourneRy is the hotshot city boy who captured her heart one summer many years agoWhen the two reunite in the town that sparked their romancea lovely romance unfoldsThoroughly enjoyed this and looking forward to reading the rest in the series Le second Empire on hold when she returns home to finalise her mother’s estate Which is exactly where she runs smack bang into the town’s hero Ry As in Ryan BlackburnThe sensible thing to do Stay the hell away from him and head back to Melbourne as fast as her stilettos can carry her But instead Julia finds his Napoléon et l'opéra offer Souvenirs de campagnes du sergent Faucheur of a helpi. Victoria's stories are filled with realistic characters that make you smile Julia is a small town girl who fled her past to build a new glam life in MelbourneRy is the hotshot city boy who captured her heart Nouvelle Histoire de la France contemporaine, tome 10 : Les Débuts de la troisième République, 1871-1898 one summer many years agoWhen the two reunite in the town that sparked their romancea lovely romance unfoldsThoroughly enjoyed this and looking forward to reading the rest in the series

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Ng hand and a hot body too delicious to refuseSoon Julia’s ignoring her better judgement and diving into an ‘I’ll think about it tomorrow’ fling with Ry But what she doesn’t realise is that tomorrow has a way of sneaking up on youand that saying goodbye to her home town and to Ry is so much harder the second time around. NOBODY BUT HIM is a debut novel and the first of the ‘Boys of Summer’ trilogy; it is uite a feather in a debut authors cap to be signed up for 3 books before the first one even hits the shelves It took me a chapter or two to settle into the story – but when I did I loved it Set in a fictional town on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsular in South Australia I am familiar with area having holidayed there myself although I was there for the wine rather than the surf In winter the small coastal towns are left to their own devices and the local businesses struggle to make ends meet until the summer comes around and there is an invasion of city dwellers getting away from it all NOBODY BUT HIM brings to life this almost symbiotic relationship between the long term residents and the city folk On the one hand the residents resent the influx of tourists who take over the town for a few months each summer and then leave as suddenly as they arrive; on the other hand they need the money to survive Julia left town because she felt that the summer visitors were looking down on her and the other permanent residents making her feel less than important Julia wanted to be important too so left to go to university in Melbourne where she made a very good life for herself Back in her home town she has every intention of just packing up and leaving forever however she gradually comes to face the fact that she has turned into the very type of person she always despised and that maybe not all the summer visitors are bad and that maybe there can me a melding of the two factions Maybe just maybe she has been wrong about everything – including Ryan Maybe now is the time to think seriously about what she really wants out of life I loved how Julia grew as a character how she was willing to compromise and see another point of view The same with Ryan the story of how he went from being a summer surfie boy to a well respected business man make interesting reading When it came to each other though both Julia and Ryan were stubborn and willing to believe the worst about each other Gradually as the story unfolds along with some heart in mouth moments the two gradually realise that they are meant for each other It took some doing but they were surrounded by some very good friends such as Dan and Lizzie – who I am hoping are going to appear in one of the next two book which I will be keeping an eye out for