That’s What He Said Thursday – Lance Mullen – “Tainted: Lance & Mary” by Tess Thompson

That’s What He Said is a weekly meme hosted by @Chapter Break. Here’s the deal: every Thursday, post a line from your book boyfriend to his heroine. Keep in mind, these are direct quotes from dialog in the books. The quote doesn’t have to be romantic – it can be anything spoken by a book boyfriend. Be sure to link up over at Chapter Break as well!


Lance has his heart set on Mary and making her happy, even when she is as prickly as a porcupine and it seems like there is no hope for a relationship.  His unwavering love and support for her is enough to wear any woman down.

Poor Mary has been through so much, that I understand the walls she has built to protect herself and that she feels more comfortable identifying with the characters in her books.  Watching Lance break through to her heart makes for an incredibly gorgeous story.


The fact that Lance read one of Mary’s favorite books and helped to put his feelings into terms she could truly identify with made my heart burst!  It doesn’t hurt that Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite series from childhood as well!


Read Lance & Mary’s Story!

Tainted: Lance & Mary by Tess Thompson



One career-ending mistake sends Lance Mullen home to Cliffside Bay in search of a fresh start. And in no time at all, home begins to feel like the place he was always meant to be. With his beautiful new beach house, his friends and family close by, and a profitable business to grow, life really is good. That is until his heart tries to wreck everything… again.

After losing her mother, child and marriage, Mary Hansen has built a nearly impenetrable wall around her heart. She’s convinced her dream job, a few growing friendships, and a never-ending stream of books to fill her evenings are enough for a contented if not all together joyous life. Though she’s on guard not to get too close to anyone, one careless moment with Lance will shatter her prospects for an uncomplicated future.

The fifth installment of The Cliffside Bay Series by bestselling author Tess Thompson follows the interwoven stories of five best friends, the beach community they love, and the women who captivate them. Prepare to get lost in a wave of small town charm, men you would love to take home to your mother, and smart, resilient heroines you wished lived next door.


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Leave a comment letting me know if you’d fall in love with a man like Lance Mullen!   I’d also love to know about any other great romances that should be on my TBR.

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