“Representing the most perfect example of quality or class” ~ Quintessential
A trip back to the small Indiana town of Riverbend to finalize my grandmother’s last will and testament throws my world off its axis. I wasn’t prepared to learn the stipulations of her will or that she’d left her beloved mercantile Quintessential Treasures to my college summertime love, Kandace Sheers.
Imagine my greater surprise when I learn about the secret that’s been roaming Riverbend for the last five years. Here are a couple of hints:
She’s five years old.
She has her mother’s silky auburn hair and my golden eyes.
The answer is simple.
I take responsibility for the girl and go back to Chicago where my life awaits.
It turns out, Grandma had other plans because life’s never that simple.
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Enjoy this sweet, funny, and sexy, secret-baby, second-chance, contemporary stand-alone romance that brings back the feelings of what it’s like to be young and in love. A stand-alone in the ABCs of Love and one of Aleatha Romig’s ‘Lighter Ones,’ QUINTESSENTIALLY – the ONE.
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Lita’s Book Review: 5 STARS
Quintessentially The One by Aleatha Romig is a cute love story about Kandace and Dax. He spends his summer in Riverbend at his grandparent’s house. He and Kandace are an item when he comes to town. They are each other’s first however their futures where never going in the same direction. Kandace is content staying in her hometown and making it a fabulous place to live. Dax has always known eventhough he loves Kandace he wants to follow in his mother’s footsteps and be a hot Chicago lawyer. After years apart Dax comes back to execute his grandmother’s will where he finds he has not only left the love of his life behind but the daughter he never knew he had. I couldn’t get enough of this story. I loved it. I finished the ARC in no time. I started and finished it as soon as I got it. There is something about a secret love baby story that touches me in a way that I am left with a big fat smile on my face. Dax is a good looking stand up guy who had no intention of breaking Kandace’s heart. Kandace is a strong willed woman who was determined to raise her child on her own. Dax did say he loved her and that he would be back. His grandmother’s death and stipulations was the push he needed. Kudos to the author. A 5 star read for me.
Tanya’s rating: 5 of 5 stars
Quintessentially by Aleatha Romig is a standalone within the ABC’s of Love series, that is written by various authors. This is Daxton “Dax” Richards and Kandace Sheers story.
I totally fell in love with this second-chance, secret baby romance!
Dax is an attorney in Chicago but grew up in this small Indiana town. He returns because grandma has died and she had a little shop called Quintessential Treasures. Grandma left it to Kandace with some stipulations. So Dax returned to Riverbend to figure out why grandma left the store to Kandace.
This was a wonderfully fun and sexy romance. I fell in love with Dax, Kandace, Molly and of course grandma Ruth!
I love the story, love the characters and love reading Aleatha Romig’s books! Easily a 5 STAR read!
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!
Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.
In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.
In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.
Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
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