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From New York Times Bestselling Author Katy Regnery comes a sexy new series! When Seattle journalist, Amanda, heads north to Sitka to research a story, she answers the Odds Are Good personal ad of single dad, Luke, hoping for some no-strings-attached fun. But could the sweet, widowered father of three—who just happens to be a smokin' hot state trooper—turn out to be the man From New York Times Bestselling Author Katy Regnery comes a sexy new series! When Seattle journalist, Amanda, heads north to Sitka to research a story, she answers the Odds Are Good personal ad of single dad, Luke, hoping for some no-strings-attached fun. But could the sweet, widowered father of three—who just happens to be a smokin' hot state trooper—turn out to be the man of her dreams? ***** An Odds-Are-Good Standalone Romance Single In Sitka Nome-O Seeks Juliet A Fairbanks Affair My Valdez Valentine (Mar 2020) Kodiak Lumberjack (May 2020)


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From New York Times Bestselling Author Katy Regnery comes a sexy new series! When Seattle journalist, Amanda, heads north to Sitka to research a story, she answers the Odds Are Good personal ad of single dad, Luke, hoping for some no-strings-attached fun. But could the sweet, widowered father of three—who just happens to be a smokin' hot state trooper—turn out to be the man From New York Times Bestselling Author Katy Regnery comes a sexy new series! When Seattle journalist, Amanda, heads north to Sitka to research a story, she answers the Odds Are Good personal ad of single dad, Luke, hoping for some no-strings-attached fun. But could the sweet, widowered father of three—who just happens to be a smokin' hot state trooper—turn out to be the man of her dreams? ***** An Odds-Are-Good Standalone Romance Single In Sitka Nome-O Seeks Juliet A Fairbanks Affair My Valdez Valentine (Mar 2020) Kodiak Lumberjack (May 2020)

30 review for Single in Sitka

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    Review to come!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Wendy'sThoughts

    4.5 Thinking Outside the Box Stars * * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free Today's lives are so different from generations ago. We are able to travel, work and experience so much away from where we were born and raised. It gives us the ability to see what we like and what we don't and these personal experiences guide us to where we end up living. Now where we live also impacts who we meet and love. We can only interact with those around us...well, that was the way, but now with traveling at the drop of a hat and 4.5 Thinking Outside the Box Stars * * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free Today's lives are so different from generations ago. We are able to travel, work and experience so much away from where we were born and raised. It gives us the ability to see what we like and what we don't and these personal experiences guide us to where we end up living. Now where we live also impacts who we meet and love. We can only interact with those around us...well, that was the way, but now with traveling at the drop of a hat and the internet dating sites, location means nothing. These factors are part of the driving force of Single in Sitka by Katy Regnery. Amanda and her writing partner are due to present the subject for their next column for the Seattle Sentinal. Amanda should have had it all figured out but instead, she has been dreaming about a posting by a faceless man called Luke. It was in a rag called Odds Are Good that has the idea of Alaskan single men looking for women who are part of the lower 48. It is known to use hunky mountain men pictures to lure women to come to the far-away state. This particular ad has caused Amanda to fantasize about this widower with three kids who doesn't want to play games and sounds so good. Sigh... Now she has to come up with a pitch...and remembers there is also a bear issue in the same city where mythical Luke lives, Sitka. The next thing Amanda knows, she is on a plane off to investigate the bears and maybe find this Luke. Luke has been handling what life took away from him. He had a beautiful wife, adorable kids and a path he was comfortable with. In a flash of a moment, his wife was taken in a horrible car accident. He had to hold it together for the three little kids he had and over time these children and father became a team. Luke was lucky to have his sister to help him and now as the children are older, they have tried not to ask for too much help, only when necessary. But Luke's sister cares dearly for her brother and wants him to get out there and start to live again... to be more than a father and state trooper. He needs to be the man who loves another for himself and for his kid. Luke has told her no, no fix-ups please and so far he has held her off. Amanda has already dug into her bear project and is trying to get back to where she is staying. Unfortunately, she is walking in the rain and it is not the romantic thing movies make it out to be... Bloody Blisters... Hard Drenching Rain... And serious tears finally coming from a breakup she thought she was over...The surprise and frustration of years gone by wasted...those were the tears that hurt the most... Luke doing his job, sees a woman walking on the side of the road in the pouring rainstorm. He pulls over and with much coaxing gets her into the car. She is suspicious like a city person would be... He is shocked that he is seeing her as a woman...one he would be interested in knowing... But the conversation takes a turn and ends sharply. These two have a story to be told and it is so worth the time. Luke and his children are a wonder. Amanda is strong, sometimes a bit impulsive...but overall a very positive person and the two together are a fine fit. There are smexy times to enjoy and the children are distinct and not a throw-away thought. Friends, family and the towns and cities are all part of this tale. I thoroughly enjoyed this and plowed right through it. This is the start of a series of individual stories. I can see the draw to all of them and each will be released about a month apart. Single in Sitka (Odds-Are-Good, #1) https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... Nome-o Seeks Juliet (Odds-Are-Good, #2) https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... A Fairbanks Affair (Odds-Are-Good, #3) https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... My Valdez Valentine (Odds-Are-Good, #4) https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... Kodiak Lumberjack (Odds-Are-Good, #5) https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review. For more Reviews, Free E-books and Giveaways

  3. 4 out of 5

    Carmen Rae

    I adore Katy Regnery and her writing so I got cozy on the lounge with a cup of tea and dove into this story only to literally choke on my cup of tea when I burst into laughter 2 seconds later. At which point I tried to explain to hubby what garnered that reaction. (he still doesn't get it but oh well it made my day because that was hot and damn yes that escalated quickly) So as you no doubt guessed this started with a bang and I felt a great connection to Amanda and the story. And the further in I adore Katy Regnery and her writing so I got cozy on the lounge with a cup of tea and dove into this story only to literally choke on my cup of tea when I burst into laughter 2 seconds later. At which point I tried to explain to hubby what garnered that reaction. (he still doesn't get it but oh well it made my day because that was hot and damn yes that escalated quickly) So as you no doubt guessed this started with a bang and I felt a great connection to Amanda and the story. And the further in I got the more I was dying to see how Amanda and Luke were going to sort out their issues and start a life together. Their problems were such normal, every day issues that are faced by mature people. And I liked that the story was so incredibly realistic and relatable even though it's nothing I have ever been through. All of the characters felt so genuine. I just felt Amanda maybe planned things a little rashly without any input from Luke who really had a lot more to consider. And the ending felt a little rushed. But I guess we got our hea and everyone was happy, so I should probably get over it. I loved the epilogue and I was happy with how it played out. I just would have preferred to take the more scenic route. Oh well the blurbs for the rest of the series sound great so I will be on GoodReads stalking them if you need me.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Elle's Book Blog

    Release Date: October 7, 2019 Actual Rating: 4.75 stars Single Dad | Contemporary Romance It didn't take me long to be smitten with this novel. From the very second that I opened the book, to the minute I finished the last sentence I had a smile on my face. A book that can charm a reader from beginning to end is a definite winner in my eyes and Single in Sitka is this exactly. I have read a few of the authors novels in the past- mostly her darker fairytale retellings- and wasn't sure how I wo Release Date: October 7, 2019 Actual Rating: 4.75 stars Single Dad | Contemporary Romance It didn't take me long to be smitten with this novel. From the very second that I opened the book, to the minute I finished the last sentence I had a smile on my face. A book that can charm a reader from beginning to end is a definite winner in my eyes and Single in Sitka is this exactly. I have read a few of the authors novels in the past- mostly her darker fairytale retellings- and wasn't sure how I would rate the sweeter sides of her romances in comparison, but I have to say I think I prefer these ones. Single in Sitka is an adorable novel with characters who can easily become your best friends. While I did find the way they met to be a bit unrealistic, it truly didn't matter to me because these characters stole my heart. If you're looking for a sweet romance, one that you can easily devour in a day then you won't want to miss this one! I absolutely cannot wait for the second standalone to be released on November 4th. More about the book: Single in Sitka is a complete standalone in the series. Each book features a different couple. They aren't even interconnected from what I can tell! I love this. You can read them in any order you like. Anyway... This is a single dad contemporary romance novel. Part of the book takes place in Sitka, Alaska and the other part in Seattle, Washington. The hero of the story is single dad of three children, Luke Kingston. Luke lost his wife two years ago and is finally ready to start seeing other people- as long as there are no strings attached! At first he had no intention of dating anyone, but when a reporter from Seattle answers the dating add his sister put up for him he decides to take a chance. Meet Amanda. She's a reporter from Seattle and got dragged into writing a story about the bear problems in Sitka, Alaska. Having to go there for work she ends up meeting a hunk of a man named Luke. And Luke is THE MAN she has been fantasying about from the dating ad. How can these two people whose only intention of a no strings sexual relationship going to fare when it comes to true love? Well, if you chose to read Single in Sitka you will most definitely find out! As I mentioned, this is a sweet, charming, and adorable romance with genuine characters and a whole lot of romance and love. I love how Katy wrote this story and I look forward to reading all the other books in the series that releases after this one! I recommend it! Purchase a Copy: Here on amazon Grab Nome-o Seeks Juliet today: here on amazon

  5. 5 out of 5

    ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰

    ARC received for an honest review I have only read one other Katy Regnery book (I know, I know, you don't need to tell me), however when the opportunity came up to read Single In Sitka, I jumped at the chance. What a lovely, warm and funny story about finding love again, long distance relationships and all they entail. Luke and Amanda's journey is not always an easy one, however there is not silly misunderstanding, miscommunications or stupid fights getting in their way. They act like adults and so ARC received for an honest review I have only read one other Katy Regnery book (I know, I know, you don't need to tell me), however when the opportunity came up to read Single In Sitka, I jumped at the chance. What a lovely, warm and funny story about finding love again, long distance relationships and all they entail. Luke and Amanda's journey is not always an easy one, however there is not silly misunderstanding, miscommunications or stupid fights getting in their way. They act like adults and sort things out like adults - such a refreshing thing when so many stories these days have drama for drama's sake. There are plenty of sexy, steamy moments, however there are plenty of times with raw, gutwrenching emotion that will tug at your heartstrings. Ms Regnery had me right in Sitka and in Seattle with her writing, such beautiful imagery that I could almost reach out and tough the Puget Sound - sigh.... I want to go back to Seattle so bad. Single In Sitka is an utterly enjoyable story, and I am looking forward to more of the Odds Are Good series.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Auntee

    Cute, hot, and plenty of 'feels'---I loved it!

  7. 5 out of 5

    1-Click Addict Support Group

    Dating was the last thing on Luke's mind-yet his meddling sister, Bonnie, wanted to help Luke come out of his stupor so she gave him a little push in the direction that he never knew he needed 😉 Luke and Amanda's first interaction had me giggling because these two were alike yet different, if that makes sense. They both thought that they could do the "no strings attached" yet when the heart gets involved, everything goes out the window. Now Luke's kids not only were they cutie pies yet they playe Dating was the last thing on Luke's mind-yet his meddling sister, Bonnie, wanted to help Luke come out of his stupor so she gave him a little push in the direction that he never knew he needed 😉 Luke and Amanda's first interaction had me giggling because these two were alike yet different, if that makes sense. They both thought that they could do the "no strings attached" yet when the heart gets involved, everything goes out the window. Now Luke's kids not only were they cutie pies yet they played a very important role in Luke & Amanda's "love life"!! This was such a sweet, low drama read that it broke through the book funk I was going through. Thank you Ms. Regnery for such beautiful stories you share with us ❤ Kara~ 4.5 Stars

  8. 5 out of 5

    Stacie

    4 1/2 "Single Dad 💙" Stars! I really liked this one a lot. I love the single parent trope. Especially when the kids are really present in the story. Luke was a sweet sexy single dad. Amanda was a sweet smart sassy lady; and a good friend. Great kids. They had to negotiate some particulars. Find their way around a few obstacles to fully get to happy. This one made me smile. I admit, it was rather sappy. Happy reading!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Wickedly Sweet & Synful Book Blog Synclare Moss

    My heart was so full reading this one. I teared up several times. Every now and then you really need a feel good romance and this should be it. Everyone in this book was stellar. The H and h..the kids..the best friends...ughh...oozing goodness. Spectacular writing as always...nothing negative about this one. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. ~BREAKDOWN OF RATINGS~ Plot~ 5/5 Main Characters (hero/heroine)~ 5/5 Secondary Characters~ 5/5 The Feels~ 5/5 Pacing~ 5/5 Addictiveness~5/5 Angst~ 5/5 Steam/ My heart was so full reading this one. I teared up several times. Every now and then you really need a feel good romance and this should be it. Everyone in this book was stellar. The H and h..the kids..the best friends...ughh...oozing goodness. Spectacular writing as always...nothing negative about this one. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. ~BREAKDOWN OF RATINGS~ Plot~ 5/5 Main Characters (hero/heroine)~ 5/5 Secondary Characters~ 5/5 The Feels~ 5/5 Pacing~ 5/5 Addictiveness~5/5 Angst~ 5/5 Steam/Hotness/Chemisty ~ 5/5 Theme or Tone~ 5/5 Flow (Writing Style)~ 5/5 Backdrop (World Building)~ 5/5 Originality~ 5/5 Ending~ 5/5 Book Cover~ Sexy but too young to be Luke Series~ Stand-alone in the Odds-Are-Good series Source~ Kindle eBook- ARC for honest review Would I read more from the author? Yes Would I recommend this book? Yes

  10. 4 out of 5

    Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)

    4.5 Stars LOVED this! Sweet romance from start to finish. Love the premise of the personal ads for Alaska. This is the first book of the series and it will have you begging to read more. Luke and Amanda are not new to love. They both have some heartache to overcome. Both need to get 'back out there." Why not spend some no strings attached time together in Sitka? Well, because hearts get tangled pretty fast. These two are pretty steamy together and seem perfectly matched. Luke's children add an ex 4.5 Stars LOVED this! Sweet romance from start to finish. Love the premise of the personal ads for Alaska. This is the first book of the series and it will have you begging to read more. Luke and Amanda are not new to love. They both have some heartache to overcome. Both need to get 'back out there." Why not spend some no strings attached time together in Sitka? Well, because hearts get tangled pretty fast. These two are pretty steamy together and seem perfectly matched. Luke's children add an extra layer of interest for me. Love single dad stories. I liked how cautious he was with their hearts as well as how Amanda saw herself fitting into their lives. Liked all the secondary characters as well. Great start to a new series. Next one is Nome-O seeks Juliet. Can't wait to read it!! *Complimentary copy provided for an honest review.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jill M [Embrace the Romance blog]

    Wow. All I can say is wow. I love everything that Katy writes. She has this way of pulling you into a story and captivating you to that very last page. This story started out as fun and flirty with insta chemistry and lots of sensual moments but turned into so much more of a story. It was real with raw emotion and love. It’s the best kind of romance; the one that pulls true emotion from you, pulling on the heartstrings and making you feel. I’m a sucker for emotional stories. I absolutely loved eve Wow. All I can say is wow. I love everything that Katy writes. She has this way of pulling you into a story and captivating you to that very last page. This story started out as fun and flirty with insta chemistry and lots of sensual moments but turned into so much more of a story. It was real with raw emotion and love. It’s the best kind of romance; the one that pulls true emotion from you, pulling on the heartstrings and making you feel. I’m a sucker for emotional stories. I absolutely loved everything about this book, from the detailed story to the characters. The sweet, adorable kids to the funny side characters made this a well rounded book. This was the perfect love story for this romantic heart and you will not want to miss this one.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    Amazing Author Another winner by Katy Regnery! This story had lots of love and friendship and a single dad with 3 kids. A 2 week working holiday (funny how that came about) and a set up with family and these 2 can’t get enough of each other. Long distance relationships are hard, but love will work it out. Liked it a lot.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Mel

    When Amanda and her coworker pitch a new story to her newspaper, Amanda finds herself heading to Sitka, Alaska to research the “bear problem.” She has a lot of work to do before the column goes live so she knows she’ll be busy collecting data but she figures she has some time to answer a personal ad. He’s a single dad who is looking for some fun himself, and just what Amanda needs to get over her cheating ex. What could go wrong with a little no-strings-attached fun that has an end date? Find ou When Amanda and her coworker pitch a new story to her newspaper, Amanda finds herself heading to Sitka, Alaska to research the “bear problem.” She has a lot of work to do before the column goes live so she knows she’ll be busy collecting data but she figures she has some time to answer a personal ad. He’s a single dad who is looking for some fun himself, and just what Amanda needs to get over her cheating ex. What could go wrong with a little no-strings-attached fun that has an end date? Find out in Single in Sitka! Amanda answers Luke’s “Single in Sitka” ad and meets up with him in a local hotel bar. The attraction is immediate and their want is palpable. Amanda isn’t looking for anything serious and Luke is only trying to get out after losing his wife so they settle for causal fun during the time she is in town. And fun they have! They fit so well together, and even though they have different experiences with relationships it feels like they are on the same page. I believed the chemistry, connection, and feels. I could see them growing closer and I knew that hearts would be involved. They are both good people who are genuinely nice and they couldn’t help but fall for each other. Luke is such a great dad and cares what his children think. He isn’t ready to dive into anything serious and I totally understood his conflict when his feelings start to strengthen. Amanda was hurt and needs a rebound but she never imagined falling for a single father in Alaska. She’s enjoying their fun but she finds herself wanting more when she gets to know Luke better. I kiss him like I would if he belonged to me and I belonged to him, and when he draws away, he looks into my eyes with such vulnerability, such naked sincerity, it almost makes me cry. I loved Amanda and Luke together and I was rooting hard for a happily-ever-after. When Amanda heads back to Seattle at the end of her two week visit, it is heartbreaking. I wanted them to be together and I know they are what the other needs even if it’s hard to take a chance. I was excited to see them reconnect and their reunion is sweet and sexy. I loved that they find ways to spend time together, and not just the two of them.  The kids are an important part to the story and I loved that Amanda loved them too. The long distance takes a toll on them and they have a lot to work through if they want a future together. Even with the bumps along the way, in the end, Luke and Amanda know what they want and I love that they were willing to fight for their love. Overall, Single in Sitka is a sweet, steamy, heartwarming romance. It’s a great start to the Odds-Are-Good series and I can’t wait to get back to Alaska for more love stories that stem from personal ads in The Odds Are Good magazine! 4 stars! *ARC generously provided by Buoni Amici Press in exchange for an honest review* 

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jan

    2.5 to 3 stars. It was OK. Started off alright, but I did do a bit of skimming later on. Widowed dad with 3 kids. I did finish it. I have really liked some books by this author. This was one was on the lighter end of the spectrum. *shrugs* OK, but fairly forgettable.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)

    Considering the amazing lineup of excellent books that Regnery has penned, Single In Sitka is one of my favorite series books of Katy's to date. This book contains it all; sizzling heat between a sexy, single dad and a work-driven journalist. Heart pounding, emotional moments ranging from tears to anxiety to deep swooning. Along with fabulous secondary characters that enrich the story. Single in Sitka is a book you don't want to miss in 2019! Amanda finds an ad in the Odds Are Good online dating Considering the amazing lineup of excellent books that Regnery has penned, Single In Sitka is one of my favorite series books of Katy's to date. This book contains it all; sizzling heat between a sexy, single dad and a work-driven journalist. Heart pounding, emotional moments ranging from tears to anxiety to deep swooning. Along with fabulous secondary characters that enrich the story. Single in Sitka is a book you don't want to miss in 2019! Amanda finds an ad in the Odds Are Good online dating magazine describing Luke; a single guy in Alaska looking for love. She's never been to Alaska, but she is picturing a hunky man who can fulfill her nightly fantasies better than her cheating ex ever could. When she's pressed to fulfill a deadline for where she works, her writing partner throws out the idea of saving the bears in Alaska thus giving her the opportunity to find her hunky soulmate. Unable to turn down a writing assignment...Amanda suddenly finds herself in Alaska with the ability to look up Luke; Mr. Single and hopefully hunky, dreamy Luke. When in Alaska and all that. Luckily Luke is actually who he says he is, BUT he didn't place the ad, his sister did. Nothing like a bit of awkward to start things off. You see, the reason Luke is single, his wife passed away two years ago and his sister feels it's time to get back on the proverbial horse. She's worried about him. While she takes his kids for the weekend, he meets Amanda and they do hit it off, but decide on a no-strings, just fun agreement. Perfect. She's only in town for two weeks as it is. Things are great until they both get attached and two weeks aren't nearly enough. What do you do when the person you're falling for lives 800 miles away? How do people make these long distance relationships work? Should they just chalk it up as a fling and move on? There are so many variables and moving parts when it comes to falling in love as a single father. Luke as an AH HA moment when he realized that when he fell in love with his wife it was just the two of them and he could devote all of his attention to just her. Now, even if he wanted to spend every waking hour with Amanda he couldn't. He had responsibilities, not that he would trade them for the world, he loved his kids, but this time around it was just different which meant he had to do things differently. I love these kind of intricate details that seem so minute, but add so much flavor Single in Sitka is such a great story and even though it is a complete standalone I can't wait to return to Alaska and see what Katy has in store for us next.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jane super booklover📚

    Loved it! But it dragged a bit at the end. So a solid 4,5 stars for this sweet story.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ann

    Cute quick read.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Irene

    4.5 stars

  19. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    When Amanda sees the ad in the Odds Are Good for a single dad in Sitka, she begins imagining a good looking, devoted dad and quickly finds herself attached to a work project that has her stationed in Sitka researching bears for a stretch of time. Since she’ll be there anyway, she figures it won’t hurt to answer the personal ad -- at least she can have some fun while in Alaska. Luke isn’t sure how to start dating again, nor is he certain he is ready to take that step. His sister, however, is prep When Amanda sees the ad in the Odds Are Good for a single dad in Sitka, she begins imagining a good looking, devoted dad and quickly finds herself attached to a work project that has her stationed in Sitka researching bears for a stretch of time. Since she’ll be there anyway, she figures it won’t hurt to answer the personal ad -- at least she can have some fun while in Alaska. Luke isn’t sure how to start dating again, nor is he certain he is ready to take that step. His sister, however, is prepared to give him just the push she is confident he needs. Taking a chance to meet one of the women who has answered his ad finds him sitting across from Amanda, a woman he met earlier in entirely different circumstances. Now he can sense something he didn’t allow himself to think about when they met - the possibility of some fun as he learns how to date again. I loved the way these two challenged each other. What was supposed to be a no-strings fling quickly turns to more as Amanda ingratiates herself with Luke’s kids and family. She makes Luke face what exactly he is feeling towards moving into a life without his late wife, and how he feels about Amanda specifically. This is not a completely smooth transition though. As cute as Luke’s kids are, and as helpful as his oldest is, they are still kids who are grieving the loss of their mother and the first woman who looks like may be trying to take her place is a hard connection to make, especially for the older kids. I loved the way Amanda held her own, but still let the kids own their feelings and work through things in their own time. Luke, too, still has some healing to do even as he thinks he is ready to move on. This was a sweet, single dad story with elements that made it feel realistic and down to earth. The characters face the challenges a grieving family would, as well as a long distance relationship. Part of me felt like the ending was wrapped up faster than I would have liked in a bit of a high handed way, but in the end I loved where the characters ended up. I look forward to more from this series based on singles ads placed in an Alaskan paper marketed to the continental 48. It should be interesting to see how the other outlined situations play out as mainlanders make their way into the far northern state.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Naughty Mom Story Time

    4.5 Stars Katy Regnery never fails me when I’m in the mood to swoon. Her heroes are always men I ended up wishing for. Sweet, charismatic and vulnerable, they capture my heart Every. Single. Time. Luke Kingston fit that bill. Not only was he an incredibly sexy man, but he heart a genuineness about him. And he was an amazing dad to his children. Single in Sitka brings us the story of a widower reluctant to move on after the loss of his wife. But with a meddling younger sister, determined to push h 4.5 Stars Katy Regnery never fails me when I’m in the mood to swoon. Her heroes are always men I ended up wishing for. Sweet, charismatic and vulnerable, they capture my heart Every. Single. Time. Luke Kingston fit that bill. Not only was he an incredibly sexy man, but he heart a genuineness about him. And he was an amazing dad to his children. Single in Sitka brings us the story of a widower reluctant to move on after the loss of his wife. But with a meddling younger sister, determined to push him back into the dating scene, he meets Amanda McKendrick. A journalist first captivated by the singles ad she came across then enamored by the man she gets to know while doing a story in his home town. Though an agreement to keep things casual, their chemistry overrode their intentions and ended up quickly changing from no-strings-attached to not wanting it to end. For just a short time together, they quickly realized their connection was much stronger than they anticipated. But they still had obstacles. This story was beautiful. It touched on topics of second chances after a loss/breakup as well as a long distance relationship. How hard were these characters willing to hold on to what they had? How far were they willing to go to make it work? To watch these amazing characters work through their fears and give in to their emotions...it was an emotional journey I enjoyed. Every step of the way. Single in Sitka was a great start to this new series and I’m excited for what comes next.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Anne's Corner Book Blog (AC)

    Beautiful beginning of a new series. Amanda is a Seattle based journalist looking to write a new story…She came across an ad from Luke, a father of three who is looking “the one”. Amanda has to find an angle to present to her boss - Could Seattle Sentinel Saves the Bears be it? I like that Luke and Amanda’s relationship felt real and genuine. They literally could be one of us or one of our friends and we can relate to their problems in relationship. I adore the hero masculine, strong, good dad. Beautiful beginning of a new series. Amanda is a Seattle based journalist looking to write a new story…She came across an ad from Luke, a father of three who is looking “the one”. Amanda has to find an angle to present to her boss - Could Seattle Sentinel Saves the Bears be it? I like that Luke and Amanda’s relationship felt real and genuine. They literally could be one of us or one of our friends and we can relate to their problems in relationship. I adore the hero masculine, strong, good dad. Amanda is a city gal, fun, independent, adventurous. Luke and Amanda’s chemistry is instant. They have no problem burning up the sheets and eventually fall madly in love. But Luke and Amanda have separate lives. Luke plants root in Sitka – he has responsibility to his children. Uprooting their lives would be too much stress besides Luke despises the hustle bustle of a big city. Amanda has her job, friends, and families back in Seattle. It will take a little sacrifice and adjustment to make their relationship works and in the end love conquers all. Single in Sitka is so sweet and heartwarming. Plenty of heat and romance. Quite a few emotional moments too. Beautifully written – not surprise here. An awesome start to a new series. Can’t wait for more to come!!!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Lori R.

    I absolutely adored this story! A hot, single dad, along with his kids, stole my heart in this cute, super sexy, and sometimes emotional read. Faced with many obstacles, Luke and Amanda are determined to figure out a way to make their long-distance relationship work. Ms. Regnery did a fabulous job at showing me and making me feel everything while flipping the pages. I cannot wait for the other books in this series!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Nancy Brady

    The odds are good ... ...that this romance is not odd. It isn't, and it doesn't follow all the tried and true, and yet is satisfying in a spicy, sexy way. Answering a personal ad may bring Amanda and Luke together beyond a two week fling, but can they work out a long-distance relationship? And what about his kids and her career? Full disclosure: I received this e-book through a First Reads Goodreads giveaway, but that in no way affected this review. Enjoyed it thoroughly and look forward to reading The odds are good ... ...that this romance is not odd. It isn't, and it doesn't follow all the tried and true, and yet is satisfying in a spicy, sexy way. Answering a personal ad may bring Amanda and Luke together beyond a two week fling, but can they work out a long-distance relationship? And what about his kids and her career? Full disclosure: I received this e-book through a First Reads Goodreads giveaway, but that in no way affected this review. Enjoyed it thoroughly and look forward to reading others in the series especially since it addresses Alaskan men. 4.50 stars

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kristine

    Loved this one. What I loved most about it was the vulnerability and doubt that Luke showed. “Does she like me? Does she want to be together?..” we usually see that doubt with heroines so it was refreshing to see it from the male POV.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Millie

    It was a cute and simple romance story. Nothing groundbreaking.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    It all starts with a personal ad... Amanda McEndrick is newly single after a long term relationship went south. She has been distracted at work and needs a quick idea for an article. And she just happened to be scrolling through hot men of Alaska personal ads when a subject popped into her head. So now she is heading to Sitka, Alaska to do research and if she gets to meet the man from the ad then it is just a bonus. Luke Kingston is a widowed father of three and busy with his job. He is overwhelm It all starts with a personal ad... Amanda McEndrick is newly single after a long term relationship went south. She has been distracted at work and needs a quick idea for an article. And she just happened to be scrolling through hot men of Alaska personal ads when a subject popped into her head. So now she is heading to Sitka, Alaska to do research and if she gets to meet the man from the ad then it is just a bonus. Luke Kingston is a widowed father of three and busy with his job. He is overwhelmed and has grieved his wife, and his sister is pushing him to try to start dating again. He is a small-town man and is dependable, protective, and a genuinely nice guy. Meeting Amanda brings out more of his spontaneity, passion, and brings him back to life. But they are just supposed to be a quick no-strings rebound fling while she is on assignment. No matter if one of them catches feelings or wants more, there are several blockades in their way. And one of them seems insurmountable. This is a realistic, fun, sexy, and sweet single dad long-distance love story with a lot of heart. I loved the added dynamics of his children and the facets of their relationships with them. The characters are likable. Amanda and Luke had great chemistry and really got under each other's skin. But sometimes life is just complicated. I enjoyed the fact that they act like mature adults and there is not a lot of unnecessary miscommunication angst. But of course, there has to be some conflict and drama. My heart hurt for them because circumstances seemed to be against them, and I just hoped there was some way to make it work. I am looking forward to more in this series centered around ads in the Odds Are Good magazine. Follow Me: Reviews by Tammy & Kim (Rachel and Jay) | Facebook | Twitter

  27. 4 out of 5

    K.G. Fletcher

    Sweet & Satisfying I enjoyed this sweet romance (and the sizzle!) Loved the setting & the characters. A truly satisfying HEA & the perfect book to snuggle up with on a cold night. Thx Katy! Sweet & Satisfying I enjoyed this sweet romance (and the sizzle!) Loved the setting & the characters. A truly satisfying HEA & the perfect book to snuggle up with on a cold night. Thx Katy!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’

    This author is first read for me and i enjoyed the story. Luke Kingston's wife died two years ago, now he's a single father of three children and all he does is focus on his family. Luke is ready to move on with his life, but he's not exactly sure how... So his sister placed an ad in the dating personals magazine, Luke is totally unprepared for this until he meets Amanda. And maybe she is exactly what he needs, she is on ly in Sitka for two weeks so that would be a good way to start him out right, This author is first read for me and i enjoyed the story. Luke Kingston's wife died two years ago, now he's a single father of three children and all he does is focus on his family. Luke is ready to move on with his life, but he's not exactly sure how... So his sister placed an ad in the dating personals magazine, Luke is totally unprepared for this until he meets Amanda. And maybe she is exactly what he needs, she is on ly in Sitka for two weeks so that would be a good way to start him out right, just a mutually satisfying hookup.... Amanda McKendrick broke up her boyfriend of five years when he cheated on her and left because he was done. So now she needs to change her life, so to get away from her life she proposes a storyline for Bears in Sitka and their environment. So when she responds to Luke's add this is the perfect way to meet Luke. And bonus she wont be there for long so what harm would it cause. What she didn't count on was her attraction to Luke and his kids. Now the problem is that they live in different worlds and its not just the two of them they have the kids to think about too... Fun, Sweet, Sexy, Romantic, emotional and it has kids in it, what more do you need. Definitely characters that will have you invested in their lives from the first page till the end of this story Reviewed on behalf of Fay's Corner

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kari Hansen

    When Amanda finds herself single, she never expected that ending up on the Odds Are Good Website would have her intrigued by Luke, a sexy single dad in Alaska. Even though she knows that there is no way a relationship would work between them she can’t stop thinking about him. When her partner suggests she travel to Alaska and investigate a story and Luke it seems like fate is pushing them together. Luke is a police training officer and a single father to his three children since his wife passed a When Amanda finds herself single, she never expected that ending up on the Odds Are Good Website would have her intrigued by Luke, a sexy single dad in Alaska. Even though she knows that there is no way a relationship would work between them she can’t stop thinking about him. When her partner suggests she travel to Alaska and investigate a story and Luke it seems like fate is pushing them together. Luke is a police training officer and a single father to his three children since his wife passed away. He enjoys his life in Alaska and does miss the companionship of a woman in his life, but he isn’t sure he is ready to venture into the dating pool until his sister decides for him. As they spend time together there is no doubting the chemistry and connection between them but can two people with very different lives far away from each other find a way to change their fling into forever especially when there are careers and children to consider? This is a sweet and sexy story about the challenges that couples face as they try to merge their lives together and is the beginning of what should be a great series.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ga Books LoverX

    As a single woman, it is freaking hard to find a decent freaking guy in this world, so we try all the stops- going out, blind dates, and *SHUDDER* Online Dating. When Amanda sees an ad "Single in Sitka" and sees the HOT, kind widower, things kind of spiral but she ends up from Seattle to Sitka. When she actually meets Luke in a chance encounter sparks fly and these two connect on a crazy level. This book is not just a lovely romance, but it is also in knowing that just because you meet an amazing As a single woman, it is freaking hard to find a decent freaking guy in this world, so we try all the stops- going out, blind dates, and *SHUDDER* Online Dating. When Amanda sees an ad "Single in Sitka" and sees the HOT, kind widower, things kind of spiral but she ends up from Seattle to Sitka. When she actually meets Luke in a chance encounter sparks fly and these two connect on a crazy level. This book is not just a lovely romance, but it is also in knowing that just because you meet an amazing person, that does not mean that it is all sunshine and roses when the other is a 2 hour plan trip away. Read this book to follow Luke and Amanda's awesome journey, I promise that you will adore this sweet but SUPER hot romance! All in all, I loved the story and how everything played out- the good, the bad, and the complicated! Katy Regnery might be a new author to me, but it is clear the author has a firm grasp in writing romance novels and making sure that things flow fluidly- I am definitely a fan and look forward to the next books in the series!! PS: Thank you to Wildfire Marketing Solutions and Katy Regnery for allowing me an ARC of the book to read and review honestly!

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