The Nearness of You - Iris Morland

The Nearness of You

By Iris Morland

  • Release Date: 2017-03-01
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 115 Ratings


Fall in love with THE THORNTONS, a family filled with sexy alpha males, passionate women, and lots of heart, all set in a delightful small town in the Pacific Northwest. Each book in the series is connected but can be read as a standalone.

BOOK DESCRIPTION: The last thing Sara Flannigan needs is a man in her life. When she returns to her hometown, she vows to create a happy life for her son and to rebuild her life after a painful divorce. Yet when she meets her son’s new doctor, she can’t deny the spark of attraction that heats between them.

The problem?

He’s Harrison Thornton, the oldest son of the illustrious Thornton family. His family would never accept a woman like Sara, a woman who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. She tries to ignore the whispers of her past, but she soon realizes secrets can never stay hidden for long.

Especially from the man claiming her wounded heart.

Growing up in the rich and powerful Thornton family, Harrison has lived a charmed life. A renowned physician, the last thing he expects is to desire the mother of one of his patients. Sara is beautiful and intelligent, and she’s completely devoted to her son, something that only deepens his attraction to her.

He doesn't want a single night of passion, though: he wants forever. Yet there are forces at work and people determined to tear them apart. Even Sara turns from him, certain she's unworthy. Harrison refuses to let Sara slip away, and soon, he’s fighting the greatest battle of all.

The battle to win the heart of the woman he loves.

Readers can’t get enough of THE THORNTONS!

“SUCH A GREAT READ! I could not put this one down. Lots of great steam but a really heartfelt story line. I cannot wait to read more in this series!” – Jackie from Amazon

“The trait I enjoy most in Iris Morland's work as an author is that she shows her characters as they are, not as they hope to be. That is what makes The Nearness of You so compelling.” – Isha from Amazon

The Nearness of You
The Very Thought of You
If I Can’t Have You (June 2017)
Dream a Little Dream of Me (August 2017)
Someone to Watch Over Me (October 2017)
Till There Was You (December 2017)


  • Poor

    By Great super duper book!!!
    The whole pity party for the girl raised in poverty got old fast. This book was twice as long as it could've and should've been. Not very mixed as far as dialogue. The girl kept proclaiming she wasn't strong and she wasn't. All this girl did was whine about all her problems. The story got old in 10 pages. Very very very very very very very very redundant!!!
  • Love

    By Frenesi21
    I really enjoyed all the characters, it's a good love story
  • A Believable Racy Romance-the Thorntorns don't disappoint

    By Gw doll
    After reading so many trashy romances, finally a gem! The writing is tastefully steamy, and the characters and dynamic of the Thornton family is refreshingly believable. Actually looking forward to reading more about the Thornton love adventures.
  • The nearness of you

    By Fluke fan
    Very good!!
  • Awesome Story

    By JWOOD1795
    You will love Harrison and Sara. Great love story. Can't wait for next book in series.
  • Story is good. But too graphic

    By Angel4jc
    Why do these stories have to be so sexually graphic. I had to flip though so much sex just to get back to the actual story.
  • Sara and Harrison

    By kastan man
    Sara Flannigan grew up poor, from the "wrong side of town." She left her hometown after high school and returned divorced with her young son. Harrison Thornton is the oldest son of the illustrious Thornton family. His family, mother, would never accept a woman like Sara. Harrison is older but still VERY naive about his family, how they rule the town, and how snobby his mother is. I was annoyed with him when he would not believe Sara when she broached the subject with him. Sara is still hurt by the horrible rumors from high school and her former classmates continue the problems when she is out with Harrison. She also has self worth issues and believes herself beneath notice from Harrison or any decent man. Sara exasperates the situation. HEA. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.
  • Sweet Romance

    By Cali Jewel
    Heartwarming emotional journey for a single mom and a great opposites that grew up in the same town but don't really spark till later in life romantic adventure. Very sweet love that grows from an unexpected place for both of them and a real relatable story about family and friends and the ties that bind us to one another. Her son is so adorable and Harrison is so sweet and has a huge heart. Highly entertaining start to this interesting new series by this wildly fun new author. Looking forward to the next visit to see The Thorntons.