ARC REVIEW: Coming to Hale ( Hale Series Book 1) by Marie James

Coming to Hale ( Hale Series Book 1)

Marie James

coming to hale cover

Book: Coming to Hale

Series: Hale Series

Author: Marie James

Release Date: May 29, 2015



The only time she trusted someone with her heart, she was just a girl; he betrayed her and left her humiliated. Since then, Lorali Bennett has let that moment in time dictate her life.

Ian Hale, sexy as sin business mogul, has never had more than a passing interest in any particular woman, until a chance encounter with Lorali, leaves a lasting mark on him.

Their fast paced romance is one for the record books, but what will happen when Ian’s secrets come to light? Especially when those secrets will cost her everything she spent years trying to rebuild.

This is a standalone contemporary novel. The next book in the Hale series is Alexa and Garrett’s story: Begging for Hale.

Recommended for readers 18 and up due to strong language and explicit sexual content.


My Review

5 Stars


Coming to Hale was the debut book by Marie James she did a great job with this one. Lorali and Ian had a chemistry that was undeniable.

Lorali is a journalist working at The Courier she currently moved up to the Lifestyle section from the Obits. One night while at the laundromat she lays her eyes on a man that smelled amazing and had the most piercing eyes. She couldn’t get him off her mind.

The first time Ian laid his eyes on Lorali he couldn’t believe how beautiful she was. He knew he would never see her again, but she plagued his dreams and this thoughts throughout the day.

Lorali was covering her first charity event for the paper where all the who’s who of Denver would be. When she looks across the room and sees a man staring at her she can’t stop staring back till she looks again and he’s gone. She does a quick glance and he’s right behind her. When she smells him she knows it’s the man from the laundromat.

Ian and Lorali’s relationship was hot and heavy fast. Ian struggled with his feelings about being in a relationship since he never really wanted one in the past. One night stand was all he ever wanted but this time it was different. He wasn’t use to trying so hard to get a woman to pay attention to him.

This was a romantic, hot and dirty alpha male read. The only thing I did not care for in the book was the epilogue. I think it need to be more. Two words was just a little disappointing. But still a great read. Can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.



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