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When a single independent woman falls for a single dad, she has to decide if she’s willing to accept the whole package.

Jennifer Palmer is not especially excited about attending the charity event, but because it helps homeless animals and because her best friend and roommate asked her to, she agrees to attend. Besides, it might be sort of fun bidding on an eligible billionaire and just what Jenny needs to move forward after the break up with her loser boyfriend, Brad.

Single dad, Chase Marlow is well-known in the community for his work with disadvantaged women and children. He also loves animals, so when he’s asked to be one of the auctioned billionaires, he steps up to the challenge.

Jenny isn’t planning on bidding, but when Chase enters the stage, all bets are off. After all, it’s just one date.

Can Jenny and Chase get that one date off the ground, or will there be too many obstacles in their way?

Review – 

In an Oyster Shell – This book had all the logistical things going for it but in the end, I wasn’t a fan of the main character that made her own drama instead of the conflict being a little more natural.

The Pearls – The premise is what drew me in. I liked the beginning that starts with a reluctant heroine. A humble wealthy bachelor made things even more interesting.

I loved Chase’s daughter. She was a sweety. I think children characters can be hard to capture and this one was captured well.

I liked some of the twists some I really didn’t see coming.

The Sand – The book overall lacked depth. The main character seriously caused more problems making the conflict stinted and me slightly irritated with her. There were some plot threads that were not resolved.

3 Pearls

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“A wonderful family love story that was very well written with enough creative descriptions to make the reader feel as though they were actually in the setting. Debbie White’s books are very well written, family friendly, and always an easy read.” 

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Debbie is a USA Today bestselling author.  She currently lives in northern California where the beautiful landscapes are often the settings in her books. The jagged coastline, the rolling hills with vineyards and the redwood forest make wonderful backdrops for her romance novels.When Debbie isn’t writing or traveling to a book signing, she’s visiting her family on the east coast, traveling to other places on her bucket list, enjoying her backyard, hiking with her husband and riding on the back of their motorcycle.

Debbie’s books range from sweet to a little spicy. Inspired by true events, Ties That Bind holds a special place in her heart.

As an avid animal lover and parent to two rescue dogs, Debbie donates a portion of her proceeds to animal rescue organizations. When you purchase one of her books, you’re also helping a furry pet with shelter, food and ultimately a new home!

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How to Breathe Underwater
Vicky Skinner
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: August 14th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Kate’s father has been pressuring her to be perfect for her whole life, pushing her to be the best swimmer she can be. But when Kate finds her dad cheating on her mom, Kate’s perfect world comes crashing down, and Kate is forced to leave home and the swim team she’s been a part of her whole life.

Now in a new home, new school, and faced with the prospect of starting over, Kate isn’t so sure that swimming is what she wants anymore. But when she decides to quit, her whole world seems to fall apart. But when Kate gets to know Michael, the cute boy that lives across the hall, she starts to think that starting over might not be so bad. There’s only one problem: Michael has a girlfriend.

As the pressures of love, family, and success press down on her, can Kate keep her head above water?

In an Oyster Shell – This book was super refreshing it’s the best book I’ve read in a long time. It was bittersweet, slightly raw and had me engaged the whole way through.

The Pearls – 

I really like the rawness of this book. It had a slight melancholy edge to it with an ending that just blew me away. I’ve never read anything from this author and I am going to have to check her out. Writing a believable thread of reality where not all loose ends are tied neatly together.

I loved the setting though it has me wondering if the author has ever been to Portland. It didn’t really draw me in with the knowledge of the city but it did make me appreciate it. I live here in the area so I was curious as to why the author chose that setting.

I like the romance but it really had a slight edge to it. Don’t worry you’ll get an HEA with a side of conflict and audacity. I seriously applaud this author.

4.5 Pearls

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Born and raised in Texas, I don’t act like much of a Texan. I like cold weather and hate country music. I have a gorgeous husband, two dogs, and a Literature degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. If I’m not at home reading a book or doing laundry, I’m probably at the bookstore, nannying three rambunctious boys, or stuck on the side of the road with car trouble. I’m a reader, a writer, and a bit of a crazy person.

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Author: Traci McDonald

Narrator: Amanda Stribling

Length: 9 hours and 49 minutes

Publisher: TraciMcdonaldAuthor.com

Series: Ice and Stone, Book 1

Released: June 20, 2018

Genre: Romance

Danielle Lyndon, owner of a 200-year-old bookstore in Greenville, Alabama, has built a fortress of suspicion around her heart. A tragic fire has taken the lives of her beloved Grandmother and mother, leaving her with nothing but an ancient collection of magical books.

Facing what seems like an eternity of loneliness and abandonment, her life is inexorably altered late one night when a runaway teenage girl breaks into her store and Danielle receives a mysterious text message…from her dead mother.

The only person who can help her is Aaron Donnell, a reckless, tormented drifter with haunting silver-blue eyes who is searching for the burglar, his younger sister. Aaron somehow holds the answers to the mysterious texts, but he’s arrogant, dangerous, and is clearly no good for her. The problem is . . . . she’s falling in love with him.

Consumed with Aaron’s mysterious darkness and the prospect of locating the source of the texts, Danielle allows him to unwittingly drag her into an insane, mystical world where human trafficking is the usual, black magic reigns supreme, and inhuman power lasts forever.

Are the dark chasms of magic and eternity too wide and deep for love to cross? Is the collateral damage in their battle too high of a price to pay if it leaves someone with their soul encased in stone?

The Review – 

 –  It was a super long audiobook with vivid descriptions that made the length worth it.

The Pearls – I was hesitant to get into the audiobook club but I am in a place where I am spending a lot of time crafting so I thought I’d give it a whirl. It’s the only time I’m still enough to try an audio book. This one was a great one to start with.

I was instantly swept away by the vivid imagery and witty metaphors. I was drawn into the story. My favorite parts of the book were the coziness of the bookstore and the warmth between Arron and Danielle.

I really liked Danielle, she was pleasantly flawed and a fiery southern belle. The tension between Arron and Danielle was palpable. I loved the tension.

The Sand –  The book was too long. The last few chapters dragged and could have been more condensed.

3.5 Pearls!

Traci McDonald is a blind author of clean romance novels, including Burning Bridger (Muse It Up, 2015), Killing Casanova (Crimson Romance, 2012) and the forthcoming Soul of Stone. She believes that falling in-love is the greatest risk of all, and her non-explicit romances are about hurting, healing and finding true love. Traci has been blind for 20 years. When she isn’t writing she is an editor for Ink and Quill Press and the co-host for a blogtalk radio show on The World of Ink Network. Traci is an active member of the National Federation of the Blind, on the board of her local writer’s guild, and a speaker for various writing conferences and book fairs. She is a full time wife and mother of three boys, an avid reader, and loves living in a small town on the fringes of Nevada’s Mojave Desert.

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Giveaway – Lazy Days of Summer

Thanks to Mary over at Bookhounds who hosted this. Mary is really great these giveaways have really helped my blog and I can’t thank her enough.

I don’t know about you guys but I am ready for summer to be over and honestly I haven’t been too lazy because there is something big happening in the fall… My first novel is coming out!

I want to celebrate with you so I’ve made the entries easy peasy. Two entries and you’ll be able to follow me as embark on the adventure of being an author!

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Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod. Bayside Summers is a series of standalone romance novels featuring fiercely loyal heroes and sassy, empowered women. They’re fun, flirty, flawed, and easy to relate to.


In Sweet Heat at Bayside…
Drake Savage has always done the right thing, especially where beautiful and fiercely determined Serena Mallery is concerned—even when it means keeping his feelings for her to himself. Serena has always wanted more than what their small town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts has to offer, and Drake’s roots are so deeply entrenched in the Cape, it’s all he can do to watch her pack up her life and move away.Serena has always had big dreams. As a teenager she dreamed of becoming an interior designer and marrying smart, musically inclined, sexy-as-sin Drake Savage. Now she’s finally landed a killer job with a top interior design firm, but though she has spent the last four years working side by side with Drake, he’s never made a move. Four years is long enough for her to accept reality, and her new job in Boston is the perfect way to move on.

A weak moment leads to sizzling, sensual kisses, opening a door through which they’ve both been aching to walk. But Serena’s determined not to give up her shot at the career she’s always dreamed of, and Drake has loved her for too many years to stand in her way. With true love at their fingertips and a world of unstoppable passion igniting between them, can the two star-crossed lovers find their way to their happily ever after?


About SWEET WITH HEAT novels… 
Sweet with Heat books are the sweet editions of the Love in Bloom steamy romance novels by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Sweet with Heat books convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

Review – 
In an Oyster shell –  I’ve been waiting for a while for Serena’s story… I am so excited that I finally got to read it.
The Pearls – I wasn’t sure if I was going to be as excited for these bayside books as I was for the Seaside books. I can tell you I enjoy them very much. We don’t get to see too many characters from the other series but they are around. These books have a great premise of Cape summers and they transport me to a beachside summer no matter what time of year it is.
I was ever so curious about who Serena would end up with. I don’t feel like there were very many hints in the previous books. I was surprised when it was Drake… I definitely did not see that coming. They made a great couple. In that Serena actually moves away makes their story different from all the others.
I like the diversity in this particular book because we get to see the characters in a different setting other then bayside. I like the adaptability and flexibility of this author that she can create so many diverse characters and put them anywhere and make them shine.
The Sand – I must confess that I was ever so slightly disappointed that Serena turned out to be a little more docile then I had perceived her in other books. The firey wit that she showed in other books did not come out as well as I would have liked in this book.
4 Pearls –

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SIGN UP for ADDISON’S Sweet with Heat newsletter. Fun, flirty romance with a dash of heat. www.AddisonCole.com/NewsletterDOWNLOAD the first book in Addison’s Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers series free: READ, WRITE, LOVE AT SEASIDE

Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

Addison is proud to be part of the Main Street Romance family, a partnership with bestselling authors Nancy Naigle, RaeAnne Thayne, and Chris Keniston, bringing sweet happy-ever-after love stories to the Main Street Romance community. Join them at www.MainStreetRomance.com ~ open 24/7 just for you.

Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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The Former Assassin

by Nikki Stern

on Tour August 1-31, 2018

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The Former Assassin by Nikki Stern

Susan Foster wants to retire. Her boss wants her dead.

After decades as Victor Kemp’s off-the books killer, Suzanne finally quits. Not until five years later does Kemp discover how thoroughly she’s deceived him. Determined to punish her, he tracks her to Wales to watch her die. Instead, he walks into a trap.

Believing themselves safe at last, Suzanne and her family relocate to London, where she hopes to find the peace that has eluded her for so long. Her son is engaged to a nobleman’s daughter; her husband has a good job with British Intelligence. Yet she still struggles with restless dreams and the premonition that her nemesis has survived.

He has: Kemp, though severely injured, is rebuilding his empire and plotting revenge. He’s prepared to risk everything to end the former assassin. He may not be the only one.

Suzanne has no choice: to protect those she loves, she will be forced to kill again. Assassins, it seems, can never retire.

“An explosive page-turner which owes its momentum to it two well-drawn opponents and a conflict that goes beyond good-vs.-evil.” ~IndieReader, Four Star review

“Later turns in the smashing final act come at a searing pace.” ~ Kirkus Reviews

“Keeps readers guessing the outcome right up to its conclusion.” ~D. Donovan Midwest Book Review

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Genre: Suspense Thriller
Published by: Ruthenia Press
Publication Date: January 8, 2018
Number of Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780999548721
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Today is not a good day to die.

No day is, not really. We humans are hard-wired to survive. By most standards, though, this morning is exceptional. The weather is balmy, even for May. The fierce winds that often pound the Welsh coastline have remained offshore. Purple heather blankets the emerald cliffs that encircle Bristol Bay. Small breakers gently lap the shoreline and wash the sand clean of debris. The water sparkles in the sunlight. Shades of azure and aquamarine yield to cyan and lapis further out. In the distance, the sea meets a cerulean sky just where the earth curves. No slate clouds gather at the horizon. All is calm.

Nothing suggested that today I would find myself on a bench in one of the most breathtaking spots in the world with a gun to my head, held by a predator who speaks just two words: “Don’t move.”

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Excerpt from The Former Assassin by Nikki Stern. Copyright © 2018 by Nikki Stern. Reproduced with permission from Nikki Stern. All rights reserved.

 

Review –

In an Oyster Shell – I really liked this book that was full of intruige and featured an MC that was middle age but was still kick butt.

The Pearls –  There is a lot of talk about diverse characters. I know that it usually comes down to one aspect of diversity. (which in my opinion is not true diversity) It is not as common to have a middle age character especially one that is a former assassin. I found myself really enjoying Suzanne which I would consider a diverse character. She was unique and I liked her a lot. In some ways she was pretty straightforward in others she was quite complicated.

There was a good push and pull between the good characters and the bad. The antagonist of this book was ever so despicable. I enjoyed the layer of the story that was woven in with this character. In the end, he really was a bad guy but there were subtle nuances that still made him human. I was super impressed that I was just as engrossed in his side of the story as I was Suzanne.

I liked the MC motivation. She was fighting her family but it was really a fight for the equilibrium of normalcy. It was a cause the reader could get behind and cheer Suzanne on as she figured her way to accomplish that.

The Sand –  The POV switches from 1st to 3rd limited. I’ve never seen this done and am under the understanding that you should stay with one POV. Of course, rules are made to be broken but in the end, I don’t feel like that worked in this book and should stay in one POV.

3.5 Pearls!

Author Bio:

Nikki Stern

Nikki is the author of two works of non-fiction: HOPE IN SMALL DOSES, a 2015 Eric Hoffer finalist for books that provoke, inspire and redirect thought, and BECAUSE I SAY SO: MORAL AUTHORITY’S DANGEROUS APPEAL, as well as dozens of short stories. She is co-author on the Cafe Noir interactive murder mystery series, published by Samuel French. Nikki’s suspense novel, THE FORMER ASSASSIN has garnered strong reviews, including a four-star rating from Indie Reader. She’s working on a mystery/sci-fi series starring an unorthodox crime fighter named Samantha Tate. When she’s not writing about strong complex women, Nikki is working with several non-profits, taking Pilates classes, and attending to the needs of her dog, Molly.

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Review – The Highwayman of Cordovia by Linda Weaver ClarkeThe Highwayman of Cordovia by Linda Weaver Clarke
Published by Smashwords on November 7, 2016
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 249
Source: Author

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Centuries ago, valiant men and courageous women engaged in daring adventures as they helped their fellow man. In the country of Cordovia, the people enjoy their new-found liberty, but all is not well. A group of powerful men plan to take over the small country and replace the leader with a king.

With the help of a bold highwayman and a pastor’s daughter, they try to save their country from being taken over by a power-hungry leader. As they strive to stop the Kingmen and thwart their plans, Christine finds herself falling in love with Austin Knight. The only problem with their relationship is that she thinks he is her knight in shining armor instead of a highwayman. If she finds out his trade, what will her reaction be? As a pastor’s daughter, will love override her values?

Christine is passionate about the cause to keep the wrong people from replacing the King. As the Pastor daughter, no one suspects her for being a part of Robin’s Rebels. She is happy for her friend who has a family now and Cordovia is in peace. The peace seems thinly veiled when they uncover a plot for another takeover. She falls in love with Austin who is no more than a highwayman that works for the cause to keep the wrong people from getting into the power. What will happen if she ever finds out?

In an Oyster Shell – Clarke has a wonderfully sweet way of telling stories. No matter what she rights I love it, the Cordovia series is not an exception.

The Pearls – I’m always happy to fall in love with characters in one book and see them in the next book in a series. I love that Christine was Robin’s friend so it felt like I got to spend time with an old friend.

I feel like these books transport you right into the woods of Cordovia. I can almost smell the petrichor in the air and feel the moss beneath my shoes as I’m running from Highwayman. Oh, wait that was Christine, not me. Like I said transported.

The romance between Austin and Christine is intriguing and sweet. I loved how the affection grew along with the suspense. In the time of taking down a slimy wannabe dictatorship, they grow close and you can’t wait to read the next book.

The Sand – It was great!

4 Pearls!

 

4 Stars

About Linda Weaver Clarke

Linda Weaver Clarke travels throughout the United States, teaching a “Family Legacy Workshop,” encouraging people to write their family history and autobiography. She is the author of the historical romance series, “A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho,” which includes: Melinda and the Wild West – a semi-finalist for the “Reviewers Choice Award 2007,” and a new mystery series, “The Adventures of John and Julia Evans.”

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Review Adam and Evie by Marisa Concetta

Review Adam and Evie by Marisa ConcettaAdam & Evie by Marisa Concetta
Published by Inkitt on February 21, 2018
Genres: Romance, YA
Pages: 318
Source: Inkitt

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What could happen when the nerd of Roosevelt High becomes Hollywood’s next superstar? Answer: Anything.

Before she became Evie Chase, Hollywood's Golden Girl, Evie was a nobody at the bottom of the high school food chain with only a handful of friends. Her best friend - Adam Fields - was a popular jock who always had her back. Until one day, he stopped, and they never spoke again. Fast forward three years, and everything has changed. Evie is out in LA living the dream as a seventeen year old popstar, Adam’s at home finishing off high school, and they are both trying their best to forget the past. They are living separate lives and everything is running smoothly. Until...Evie’s back.

To avoid paparazzi, the young starlet returns to school in disguise. As the teenagers get to know each other again, Adam unaware that the new girl is his former best friend, they are both left wondering - did the past actually happen the way they remember it? And could their revived friendship turn out to be something more?

Evie loves her best friend Adam but nobody knows except her diary. When her jealous friend unearths the contents to the entire school Evie is glad that her parents want to move her across the country. A few years later she comes back to the little town in a disguise as she is now a teenage pop star. She reconnects with her friends that have no idea who she is. Adam misses is friend and regrets what happened between them now that she’s world famous she’s untouchable. The new girl in school seems to mysteriously have mannerisms similar to his former friend. It doesn’t take to long before the whole plan unravels.

In an Oyster Shell – This was a cute story that left me wanting more.

The Pearls –  I love an underdog character rising above her circumstances and becoming unstoppable. I like the teen idol concept who has become so popular she has to hide in her former small town. I loved the different perspective she got as she reconnected with her friends who thought she was someone else.

The characters are memorable. I like Evie who is really down to earth despite her superstardom. Adam is a great hero who really knows his best friend. Who doesn’t love a friend to something more story?

The romance was sweet with some twists. This is one of the better YA romances that I have read in a long time. I was really rooting for Evie she deserved a HEA.

The Sand – It was a good book.

4 Pearls!

 

4 Stars

About Marisa Concetta

Marisa Concetta is a Massachusetts native and graduated from Merrimack College with her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. Besides continuing to write YA novels, she has goals to become a physician. She began writing her debut novel Adam and Evie when she was only fifteen, and since then, the novel has gained nearly five million readers on both Wattpad and Inkitt where she has nearly nine thousand followers. When Marisa isn’t writing—or studying—she enjoys binge-watching shows on Netflix, watching baseball (particularly the Red Sox), running, traveling, and really, anything involving Disney or Disney World.

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Two BRAND NEW Addison Cole sweet romance releases!

Sweet Love at Bayside (Sweet with Heat: Bayside Summers Book 1) by [Cole, Addison]
NEW RELEASE…….. 

Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod. Bayside Summers is a series of standalone romance novels featuring fiercely loyal heroes and sassy, empowered women. They’re fun, flirty, flawed, and easy to relate to.


In Sweet Love at Bayside…
As the co-owner of Bayside Resorts, Rick Savage has a fabulous job working with his best friends and brother, and a thriving business in Washington, DC, which he’ll be returning to at the end of the summer. Spending time with his family is great, but being back on Cape Cod has unearthed painful memories. When sweet, smart, and overly cautious Desiree Cleary moves in next door, Rick is drawn to the sexy preschool teacher, and she just might prove to be the perfect distraction.


Running an art gallery was not in preschool teacher Desiree Cleary’s plans, but after being tricked into coming to her impetuous, unreliable mother’s aid, she’s stuck spending the summer with the rebellious half sister she barely knows and a misbehaving dog. If that’s not frustrating enough, she can’t escape the sparks igniting with her strikingly handsome and pushy neighbor, Rick, who makes all her warning bells go off.



Passion ignites as Desiree and Rick spend long summer nights sharing heartfelt confessions and steamy kisses. For the first time in years Rick is enjoying life again instead of hiding behind mounds of work miles away from his family. Desiree has touched him in a way that makes him want to slow down. Only slowing down means dealing with his demons, and he isn’t sure who he’ll be when he comes out the other side.



About SWEET WITH HEAT novels… 
Sweet with Heat books are the sweet editions of the Love in Bloom steamy romance novels by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Sweet with Heat books convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

Review- 
In an Oyster Shell – An intriguing start to a new part of this series with great characters and adorable love stories.
The Sand – I was a little hesitant to start a new series from Addison when I was still attached to the previous series. This series just proves that there is just more to love. There is a great leadoff from the other series. Everything you love about the sweet with heat is just continuing. It’s super impressive.
I loved Desiree. She was a straight-laced Preschool teacher who was challenged to come out of her comfort zones. I wouldn’t mind sitting in on one of her decadent breakfasts. I love the camaraderie that starts building right away with the other characters.
The romance was hot but sweet. Rick and Desire are a swoon-worthy couple. The cosmic interference that helps them come together just makes the story all the more interesting.
The Sand- It was a good story.
4 Pearls
Sweet Love at Bayside (Sweet with Heat: Bayside Summers Book 1) by [Cole, Addison]
NEW RELEASE…….. 

Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod. Bayside Summers is a series of standalone romance novels featuring fiercely loyal heroes and sassy, empowered women. They’re fun, flirty, flawed, and easy to relate to.In Sweet Passions at Bayside… 
When Emery Andrews’s best friend, Desiree, moves away, falls in love, and opens an inn all in one summer, she feels her absence like a missing limb. Until she visits over the holidays and meets sinfully hot Dean Masters, who’s as easy on the eyes as he is to talk to. After returning home, what starts as a flurry of late-night flirtations quickly turns into a deep connection and unexpected friendship. Now, months later, Desiree offers Emery a job teaching yoga at the inn. Adventurous Emery jumps at the chance and heads for Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to reunite with her BFF and her new close friend, Dean.After months of sharing their lives, and their secrets, over video chats and phone calls, Dean’s ready to move things to the next level. The fact that Emery seems oblivious to the sparks between them and has recently put her foot down about dating friends just means he’ll have to bide his time.

When Emery finds a man in her kitchen the first morning she’s there, Dean doesn’t hesitate to move her into his guest room. Maybe now Emery will see what’s right before her eyes-although that guy she’s got a date with might be a problem.

Review – 

In an Oyster Shell – Who doesn’t love friends becoming something more story? This one does not disappoint in the least. 

The Pearls – Emery is a free spirit and best friends with Desiree. The difference between them is night and day. For Emery to get her own story is something very special. She stole the show for me, I was captivated by the whimsical ways that somehow grounded her in her realistic character flaws. I enjoyed her very much.

As I read the story I couldn’t help but wonder who would be next. I have a couple of votes of who I hope it is. I love that the series has moved to a new small Cape Town with new characters but embraces the characters in previous books. It’s like the best story that’s never going to end. I am impressed the author has kept it going as long as she has and it doesn’t get repetitive or boring.

Dean was a strong hero that was the perfect match for Emery. He was strong and patient. Everything I want in a man ( and have in my beloved husband). I appreciate a strong hero. I’m glad Cole doesn’t right pansy heroes. It’s part of what makes these books so good.

The Sand – It was good.

4 Pearls


About SWEET WITH HEAT novels… 
Sweet with Heat books are the sweet editions of the Love in Bloom steamy romance novels by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Sweet with Heat books convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

Also available in the Sweet with Heat: Bayside Summers Series 
Sweet Heat at Bayside (Releasing August 8th)
Sweet Escape at Bayside (Releasing February 6th, 2019)
 
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SIGN UP for ADDISON’S Sweet with Heat newsletter. Fun, flirty romance with a dash of heat. www.AddisonCole.com/NewsletterDOWNLOAD the first book in Addison’s Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers series free: READ, WRITE, LOVE AT SEASIDE

Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

Addison is proud to be part of the Main Street Romance family, a partnership with bestselling authors Nancy Naigle, RaeAnne Thayne, and Chris Keniston, bringing sweet happy-ever-after love stories to the Main Street Romance community. Join them at www.MainStreetRomance.com ~ open 24/7 just for you.

Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.

Addison’s books are available in paperback, digital, and audio formats.

 
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