on October 5, 2016
Source: Barclay Publicity
I received this book for free from Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
Brie Graves might be jobless, living with her brother, and recovering from a painful break-up, but she's determined to enjoy the holidays. Until the end of the year, she's going to do anything she wants to do, no matter how crazy it might be. Soon, she discovers exactly what she wants--to spend a week with a fascinating, sophisticated stranger. It doesn't matter that she only knows his first name or that he's more than twenty years older than her. After this one week, she'll never see him again.
Cyrus Damon has spent his life making money and holding himself to impossibly high standards. Pressured into taking a vacation in Savannah, he's alone and at loose ends, so he lets himself do something he never would have considered otherwise. He gives in to his attraction to a beautiful, free-spirited, and much-too-young woman. But, after the week is over, he'll once more be the man he's always been, left with nothing but the memory of a woman who made him happier than he's ever been.
He has no idea that when he visits his nephew in a charming bed and breakfast called Eden Manor, he'll find the woman he thought he'd left for good.
Brie Graves restores stained glass in old buildings. Though she loves her work jobs can be hard to come by. She finds herself jobless getting over a break-up right before Christmas. She decides she’s going to let herself do anything she wants for the rest of the year. She finds herself meeting a stranger named Cyrus Damon and decides to spend a week with him. After a passionate week together they say goodbye. Only to find themselves at Eden Manor. Will they rekindle their love?
In an Oyster Shell – It was a nice romance that burned slow like embers of a fire.
The Pearls – My favorite parts about this book were the settings and the romance. The setting started in Savannah. The author really showed the history of this place and made the story really interesting. We also get to see glimpses of Eden Manor which was a beautiful bed and breakfast and glimpses of England.
The romance was slow but enriching. There was a big age difference between the two characters. I think that made for a different kind of romance. Though most of the relationship is developed in a week, I wouldn’t call it a whirlwind romance. There was no rushing anything. It was a nice change of pace as far as romances go.
The two main characters were a great contrast to each other. One was young and spirited. The other was older and cautious. Bringing the two together made for a great story.
The Sand – The sex scenes were a little more revealing than I like.