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Blog Tour with Review: Plus One by Missy Blake

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Today we’re having the blog tour for Plus One by M.N. Forgy writing as Missy Blake. I am so excited to bring you this sexy contemporary romance! Check it out and be sure to get your copy today!

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Title: Plus One

Author: M.N. Forgy writing as Missy Blake

Genre: Romantic Comedy

About Plus One:

No feelings.

No lies of calling the next day, and no empty promises of not banging anyone’s mother.

If I could act like I’ve never met a set of twins I screwed on the same night, thinking they were the same person, then I could do this.

It was the perfect set up for a fake relationship and it was simple.

We faked our smiles, we faked our laughs; hell, we even faked our love. It wasn’t real.

But that kiss was anything but fake, and the orgasm was anything but pretend.

Somehow my plus one had become more, and now I’m standing here with my underwear around my ankles wondering what in the hell to do next.

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My Review

Plus One was a  really cute story. From the moment I met Rae, I liked her. She was easy to relate to and connect with. She did have some bitchy moments, but overall, was a pretty cool chick. When we first meet up with Rae, she’s had her heart broken on her wedding day. She runs into Max in an attempt to flee her devastating situation and he gives her the courage to get past her heartbreak. Now, a year later, Rae is partying it up like a teenager. She is living her life the way she wants and doesn’t want to have any regrets. The only problem, her family is desperate for her to move on. Max was devastated when he found out his fiancee cheated on him, so like Rae, he’s just been living it up for the past year. The last thing he expected was to run into Rae again. Even more unexpected to find himself in a “made up” relationship with her. What seemed like a good idea to get their families off their backs, quickly becomes confused. Lines become blurred and feelings come into  play. Will Rae and Max get the happily ever after that they deserve? There is only one way to find out.

Overall, I found Plus One to be a fun and entertaining read. The characters were easy to connect with and had me wanting to know more. I felt terrible for our main characters and found myself rooting for them to find their happily ever after. I thought that Rae and Max had great chemistry and I liked the pull they had towards each other.

Plus One is a great fake relationship/second chance romance and just an overall cute read.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

About Missy Blake:

Bestselling author M.N. Forgy known for her suspense gritty romances has decided to take a walk on a different side of things writing under pen name Missy

Missy Blake is the perfect outlet to express her sassy, funny, romantic side of M.N. Forgy.

So with a glass of wine in her hand, she trudges forward to deliver the perfect book boyfriend in a variety of worlds.

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Review: The Cottage at Firefly Lake by Jen Gilroy

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Title: THE COTTAGE AT FIREFLY LAKE

Author: Jen Gilroy

Series: Firefly Lake, #1

On Sale: January 31, 2017

Publisher: Forever

Mass Market: $5.99 USD

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In the tradition of New York Times bestselling authors Susan Wiggs and RaeAnne Thayne comes an emotional second chance love story about redemption and finding your way home, the first in a new series by debut author Jen Gilroy.

Some mistakes can never be fixed and some secrets never forgiven . . . but some loves can never be forgotten.

Charlotte Gibbs wants nothing more than to put the past behind her, once and for all. But now that she’s back at Firefly Lake to sell her mother’s cottage, the overwhelming flood of memories reminds her of what she’s been missing. Sun-drenched days. Late-night kisses that still shake her to the core. The gentle breeze off the lake, the scent of pine in the air, and the promise of Sean’s touch on her skin . . . True, she got her dream job traveling the world. But at what cost?

Sean Carmichael still doesn’t know why Charlie disappeared that summer, but after eighteen years, a divorce, and a teenage son he loves more than anything in the world, he’s still not over her. All this time and her body still fits against his like a glove. She walked away once when he needed her the most. How can he convince her to stay now?

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My Review

The Cottage at Firefly Lake is the debut novel of author Jen Gilroy. Told from dual points of view, The Cottage at Firefly Lake follows the story of Charlotte and Sean. Charlotte wanted nothing more than to travel the world and leave home. However leaving home meant leaving Sean behind. Charlotte was madly in love with Sean, so leaving him behind was the last thing she ever wanted. But, sometimes, things happen for a reason. Despite her decisions, Charlotte has tried her best to enjoy her life and leave her past behind her. However, fate has decided to make these ex-lovers cross paths again. When Charlotte is forced to return home, she is flooded with the past and memories she has fought to forget. She is in no way prepared to see Sean again. So much time has passed, but a love like theirs can never be buried. When the truth comes out as to why Charlotte really left home, will Sean be able to forgive and forget? Or is too late for second chances? There’s only one way to find out…

The Cottage at Firefly Lake is a wonderful debut novel. I love second chance romances and this one pulled me in from the very beginning. From the moment I met Charlotte and Sean, I was desperate to figure out why Charlotte was left behind. I was intrigued by their circumstances and couldn’t wait to read more. I thought Charlotte and Sean had an excellent pull and I really enjoyed watching them try to figure things out.

As far as debut novels go, I think this one is well written and has a ton of potential. This book was sweet with just the right amount of drama and romance. I look forward to reading more from this series and this author.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via the publisher and NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

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“Do you still want to sell the cottage?” He took a shallow breath and leaned forward. Which was a mistake because now he was in touching and tasting distance of her.

“Of course.” Charlie looked down, but not before Sean caught the flicker of uncertainty in her eyes. “But my mom loved Firefly Lake. Maybe we can come up with a better option, one that won’t change everything she loved. What do you think?”

Sean’s breathing sped up. By working with her and Mia, he might be able to protect Carmichael’s. Protect his family, his community, and his way of life. But he’d also have to spend more time with Charlie. “I guess I could talk to the chamber of commerce and the Rotary Club.”

“You’re president of the Firefly Lake Rotary Club.” Charlie’s eyes twinkled. “I saw a picture in Nick’s office of the two of you at some Rotary dinner. You have influence.”

“Maybe I do, but why should I use it to help you and your sister?”

“This isn’t about helping us. It’s about Carmichael’s and Firefly Lake, and this whole special area.” Her eyes were wise, seeing through him like always. Seeing what mattered to him.

“I’ll think about it.” His gaze locked with hers and something sizzled between them. The heat that had always been there—but had deepened because they weren’t the kids they’d been.

“We don’t have anything against you.” She took a business card from the holder on the desk and traced the letters of his name. “But Mia. . . she’s dealing with . . .some stuff . . . She’s the only family I’ve got.”

Sean knew all about family loyalty. How it could suffocate you and force you into choices you didn’t want to make. “What kind of stuff?”

“I can’t . . . ” She swallowed, and a pulse worked in her jaw. “A Tat Chee development would hurt a lot of people. Mom wouldn’t have wanted something that hurt people who were her friends. Hurt the place she never forgot. Mia and I don’t want that either.”

“It has nothing to do with you and me?” Sean looked into her face, the girl he’d loved still there beneath the woman she’d become.

“Of course not.” Charlie’s voice trembled.

“Deny it all you want, but we’re still hooked together.” He gave a harsh laugh. “Beyond trying to get it out of our systems, I don’t know what the hell we can do about it.”

Charlie came around the desk. She licked her lips and his body leaped. “Even if there is still something between us, we can’t do anything about it.”

“Starting something again would be a bad idea.” Sean pushed the words out, over the tightness in his chest.

“A very bad idea.” Her voice was a sensual caress.

“What if we can’t help it?” He stood and shoved the chair away, sending it crashing into the wall to overturn. He reached for her, and the shock of her warm, bare skin jolted through him.

“I shouldn’t . . . ” But even as she spoke, she leaned into him, soft, like the Charlie he remembered. Her head fit into the curve of his shoulder like it belonged there.

“Me neither.” He dipped his head and brushed his mouth against her neck, peaches and her scent greeting him. The one he could have picked out blindfolded even after all these years.

“Your mom told me to stay away from you.” She angled her neck toward his mouth.

“I told her to butt out.” He licked the sensitive cord in her neck, and she gasped.

“You did?” She whimpered as he intensified the caress.

He drew back. “You and me, we’re none of her business.”

“There isn’t a you and me. There can’t be. I’m only here for just over two more weeks.” Her words came out in a breathy moan. “Whatever this is, it can’t go anywhere. I don’t want anyone to get hurt.” Her small hands were gentle on his forearms. That gentleness was a side of her she didn’t let many people see.

“I know the rules.” He pulled her close again…

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Jen Gilroy grew up under the big sky of western Canada. After many years in England, she now lives in a small town in eastern Ontario where her Irish ancestors settled in the nineteenth century. She’s worked in higher education and international marketing but, after spending too much time in airports and away from her family, traded the 9-5 to write contemporary romance to bring readers’ hearts home.

A small-town girl at heart, Jen likes ice cream, diners, vintage style and all things country. Her husband, Tech Guy, is her real-life romance hero, and her daughter, English Rose, teaches her to cherish the blessings in the everyday.

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Review and Promo Tour: Lucian Divine by Renee Carlino

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luciandivine_03-1-1-1“My guardian angel is a drunk.”
Evelyn Casey’s life is at a standstill. She’s in her mid-twenties, struggling with the dating scene in San Francisco. Nothing seems to be working out, and she’s starting to think that she’ll live out her days in her crummy apartment with her overbearing roommate, Brooklyn. It’s absurd, but sometimes Evey longs for a guardian angel to show up and save the day.
And then he does. Seriously. His name is Lucian and he’s a guardian angel, been on the job for two thousand years. His sudden presence in her life is both good—he’s brilliant, witty, and warm—and bad—he’s brilliant, witty, warm, and hot as —-. But as perfect as Lucian seems, he’s got problems of his own. He’s taken up drinking and he’s brazenly inserted himself into Evey’s life, going against the greatest cosmic law ever created.
For Evey, the rules are simple: You are not allowed to hook up with your guardian angel. But sometimes fulfilling your destiny requires a leap of faith, a confrontation with God.
Yes, God as in God.

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My Review

When I first heard about Lucian Divine, I was so captivated by the cover. It intrigued me and the synopsis made me want to know more…..

Lucian Divine is so different from the other books that I’ve read by this author. It’s a contemporary romance with a sort of paranormal twist. I loved that this author was brave and took a risk writing something that was out of her norm. I enjoyed the story-line and have to admit that I am quite the fan of angel type stories. Lucian Divine is a fun and unique story. The writing is smart and really makes you think.

I adored Lucian and fell in love with almost instantly. I thought that he was quite easy to connect with and I appreciated his struggles. I was curious to see how everything would play out with Evey. I thought Evey was a lot of fun and I couldn’t wait for her to meet Mr. Right. I loved her reaction to Lucian and the connection that they shared. Their banter was entertaining and kept me coming back for more. And I totally loved the forbidden aspect to their relationship.

Overall, I thought this book was a pretty good read. I loved the characters, their story and their journey. My only complaint was that I felt that there were a few elements of the story that were rushed and didn’t quite work for me. And those issues are what is keeping me from giving this book four stars. That being said,  I am really glad that I checked out this book and went on this journey with Lucian and Evey.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

 

Renee-121Renée Carlino is a screenwriter and bestselling author of contemporary women’s novels and new adult fiction. Her books have been featured in national publications, including USA TODAY, Huffington Post, Latina magazine, and Publisher’s Weekly. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she’s not at the beach with her boys or working on her next project, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate. Learn more at www.reneecarlino.com

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Review: Intended for Bristol (Second Chances #8) by L.P. Dover

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Trying to live down his very public indiscretions, Carolina Cougars kicker Jaxon Reed feels like the most hated man in the NFL. When he’s traded away, his new teammates in California don’t waste any time making his life miserable. Unfortunately for them, Jaxon’s no easy target. As payback, he sets his sights on the quarterback’s sister: a sultry brunette who’s curvy, confident, and sexy as hell. But what begins as a revenge fling turns into so much more.

Bristol Thomas doesn’t have time for games, especially those played by her brother’s Neanderthal teammates. A talented interior designer with lofty goals, she doesn’t know the first thing about football, or Jaxon—except that he’s exactly the type of man she usually avoids. But when his deep laugh and deeper kisses break through her walls, she becomes the target of a fan who’s obsessed with Jaxon. Now she needs to know that Jaxon has her back . . . because he already has her heart.


My Review

Told from dual points of view, Intended for Bristol follows the story of Jaxson and Bristol. Jaxson has made a lot of mistakes in his life. He’s made enemies out of his teammates and has the title of the NFL’s most hated player. However, there is more to Jaxson than meets the eye and it’s just going to take the right woman for everyone to see just how amazing and different Jaxson really is….Bristol doesn’t play games and doesn’t like football players. Burned from the past, Bristol avoids football at all costs. She had no idea that meeting Jaxson was about to turn her entire world upside down.

Overall, I thought this was an enjoyable read. It was a super quick read. One that you can easily finish in just a few hours. I liked Jaxson and Bristol right away. Jaxson was so cocky, I couldn’t wait for the right woman to walk into his life and make him fall. I thought that Bristol was a great match for him. She was a no nonsense type of girl, who wasn’t about to waste her time on a player. She was smart and when she loved, she loved with everything that she had. She made Jaxson open his eyes and see that there is more to life than silly rivals and that love can bring out sides of you that you don’t even know exists.

There were a few bumps along the way, but honestly, this was an en enjoyable read for me. Bristol and Jaxson’s story captured my interest and had me turning the pages quickly, to see how things were going to turn out. I loved that this wasn’t just a sports romance, but it was also a story of redemption.

Intended for Bristol was a quick and easy read for me. It was a nice second chance/sports romance. I think it had a nice balance of drama and romance. I loved that there was also some suspense and a really great, unexpected twist.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

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Release Blitz with Review: Epic Love (Epic Fail #3) by Trudy Stiles

Title: Epic Love
Series: Epic Fail #3
Author: Trudy Stiles
Release Date: Sept 19, 2016

HEATH STRICKLAND, the son of a prominent district attorney, lived his life surrounded by violence and crime. He was an unwilling witness to the corrupt lives his father swore to prosecute and keep behind bars. His escape was his music, which eventually led him to replace the iconic singer of the world famous band, Epic Fail.

NOELLE DURAND lived in luxury, growing up on a sprawling estate, with everything she could ever want or need. Her life, to everyone else, seemed perfect. Perfect house. Perfect things. Perfect family. But nothing at all was perfect. She lived in hell. A hell that nobody on the outside could see.

As a neighbor and childhood friend, Heath would have done anything for Noelle. He would have given up the world to protect her and keep her safe. Their friendship grew into something that neither of them expected. But then she suddenly disappeared, vanishing from his life as if she never existed. He never stopped hoping that one day she would resurface, alive and well. But as time went by, and her family gave up hope, he surrendered his heart to his lost love.

Twelve years later, one phone call changes everything.

EPIC LOVE is the third book in the EPIC FAIL series and can be read as a STANDALONE novel.

This series is a spinoff from the FOREVER FAMILY series.

  

My Review

Epic Love is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Heath and Noelle. This book starts off with one heartbreaking beginning and pulls you in instantly. This story follows both Heath and Noelle in the present and past tense. Ever since Noelle moved next door, the two have been inseparable. However, Noelle was harboring a dark secret. Heath would do anything to protect Noelle. But, Noelle would never tell her secret. Despite all that, Noelle and Heath’s relationship grew in ways that neither of them ever expected. The love they shared was epic, until one day, Noelle disappeared…Heath had no way of knowing that 12 years later, one phone call would forever change his world….

Overall, I thought this was a good book. It was a quick and easy read for me. Heath and Noelle’s story took me on a very emotional and intense ride. Noelle just broke my heart. Her story was intense and not at all easy. I felt bad for all that she had endured and wished that she would tell someone what was happening with her. I adored Heath. He was such an amazing friend to Noelle. And when things progressed with him and Noelle, he loved her with all that he had. He was protective and would have given anything to help her. He was devastated when Noelle disappeared. And when life threw him a second chance, there was no way he was going to let i slip from his fingers again.

Epic Love is my first book by this author and I look forward to checking out more from her in the future.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

“I’m sorry, Noelle. I’m really sorry.” I don’t know what I’m apologizing for. The fact that I don’t believe her weak lie or because I kissed her. No. I’m not sorry for either.
“It’s okay. Really. Thanks for caring. And thank you for my birthday gift.” She pauses and brushes her pinkie finger against mine. “You made my birthday really special, and I’ll never forget it.”
Without thinking, I loop my pinkie finger around hers, linking them together. Linking us together. We walk to her window like this and I break our connection reluctantly, bringing my hand up to her bruised cheek. “Please be careful,” I beg, and I’m not sure what I’m even begging her to be careful of. I’m just so worried about her.
“I will,” she whispers. “Catch a couple fireflies on the way home.”
“I’d catch a million for you.” Her eyes light up, a smile on her lips. I want to kiss her again. So bad. But all I do is stare into her eyes and back away. I push the window open as quietly as I can and slide out onto the grass.
“Happy Birthday, Noelle.”
She smiles as we both slide the window gently along the track, closing it.
She leaves her hand pressed against the window and I immediately do the same, covering hers, only the glass pane separating us.
Her smile is weak and full of pain.
A pain that I would take away from her in an instant if I could.
Trudy Stiles is a New Adult Romance author, mom to two beautiful children, and married to the love of her life. She’s the author of the bestselling Forever Family series including “Dear Emily,” “Dear Tabitha,” and “Dear Juliet.” “Epic Sins” is the first book in the Epic Fail series and will continue with at least three more standalone novels. “Epic Lies” is scheduled to release in the Spring of 2016 with “Epic Love” and “Epic Holiday” to follow in the Fall and Winter of 2016. She plans to write many more stories about some of the characters you’ve already met, and maybe a few new ones.
Trudy is a music junkie and you’ll know that she’s writing when you see her plugged into her laptop with her earbuds in. Her playlist is unique and is a must for her writing sprints.
When she’s not writing, she’s carting her children to their various activities while avoiding any kind of laundry or housework. She also loves to run along the boardwalk of the beautiful New Jersey shore.
She celebrates Wine Wednesday almost every day.
   

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Review: Rebellious (True Brothers MC #2) by Gillian Archer

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The black-leather-clad biker who just roared up on his Harley doesn’t resemble any single father Emily Clark has ever known. But as she watches “Reb” bonding with his son, Emily realizes there’s a lot more to this bad boy than his alpha-male attitude or his sinful good looks. And when Reb takes an interest in her, there’s no way she can resist his surprisingly tender touch. The one thing Emily won’t give up is her hard-won independence.

As president of the True Brothers MC, Reb owes a sacred debt of loyalty to the club, but his first priority is making sure that his son grows up right. Pursuing an unexpected affair with Emily is a close second. Then a violent stalker threatens her life, and this unconventional guardian angel really turns up the heat. Nobody messes with Reb, or anyone under his protection. Trouble is, how’s he supposed to defend Emily when she insists on going it alone? He’s willing to put his life on the line for her. Now, maybe, he needs to open his heart.


My Review

“I felt the vibrations of the bike clear into my soul. Something about this-either the bike or the biker in my arms-felt undeniably right. Like a missing chunk inside me had been patched.”

“One thing you can always count on with me, baby, is that I don’t break my word. Ever.”

Rebellious is the second book in the True Brothers MC series, but can totally be read as a stand-alone. Told from dual points of view, Rebellious follows the story of Reb and Emily. Emily’s life has never been easy. She’s worked hard for everything that she has and wants nothing more to be independent. The last thing she planned for was Reb. This unlikely pair cross paths when Emily finds Reb’s son left home alone. From the moment these two meet, sparks fly and the connection is instant. Emily isn’t looking for love when she meets Reb, but their chemistry can’t be denied…..As Prez of the True Brothers MC, Reb’s life revolves around his club. The only thing more important than his club is his son. When Emily blows into his life, she turns his whole world upside down…..

Overall, I thought this book was an ok read. It was a pretty quick read for me and kept me entertained. I liked Emily right away. I loved knowing that she came from a complicated past and I loved her vulnerability. She was a lot tougher than I think most would give her credit for and I loved the way she cared about those close to her. Reb was everything that I was looking for in a badass biker. He was tough, alpha and wasn’t afraid to go after what he wanted. Even though Reb and Emily’s story was a case of insta-love, I think it worked pretty well for them. I thought they had good chemistry and I liked the pull they had for one another.

Like I said, Rebellious was a fun and entertaining read. It had plenty of drama, action and lots of sexy good times. There were a few little bumps here and there with the writing, but I never once wanted to put it down. It kept my interest the entire time, and the twists and turns kept me on my toes. I think this series has a ton of good potential and I would definitely be open to checking out more from this author in the future.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

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Review: The One Real Thing (Hart’s Boardwalk #1) by Samantha Young

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Welcome to Hartwell, a quiet seaside escape where uncovering old secrets could lead one woman to discover the meaning of a love that lasts…

While Doctor Jessica Huntington engages with the inmates at the women’s correctional facility where she works, she’s always careful to avoid emotional attachments in her personal life. Loss and betrayal taught her that lesson long ago. But when she comes across a set of old love letters in the prison’s library and visits the picturesque town of Hartwell to deliver them to their intended recipient, she finds herself unable to resist the town’s charm—and her attraction to the sexy owner of a local bar proves equally hard to deny.

Since his divorce from his unfaithful ex-wife, Cooper Lawson has focused on what really matters: his family and the boardwalk pub they’ve owned for generations. But the first time Jessica steps into his bar, Cooper is beyond tempted to risk his heart on her. Yet as their attraction grows hotter and Jessica remains stubbornly closed off, he begins to realize it will take more than just passion to convince her there’s only one real thing in life worth fighting for….


My Review

“I’m in this for the long haul, Doc. I was before you walked into my bar tonight, but now, after the best fucking sex of my life, after how wild that was, there’s no way I’m letting you walk out of here without me.”

“You’ve made your mark. You made your mark on me. No matter what happens between us now or in the future, I will never forget you. You’re inside me. Always will be.”

When I heard about this new series by Samantha Young, I was over the moon. I have been a fan of hers ever since picking up On Dublin Street. So, when I heard the words, “New Series”, I couldn’t wait to dive in.

Told from dual points of view, The One Real Thing follows the story of Jessica and Cooper. Jessica is just going through the motions of life. She has a job that she’s good at and an arrangement of sorts with a guy she’s seeing, but she’s not really happy. When she comes across some hidden letters at her job, they spark something inside her. Suddenly, it becomes her mission to return those letters and set the past right. When Jessica shows up to Hartwell, the last things she ever planned on was Cooper….Ever since his divorce, Cooper has become a ladies man. He doesn’t do relationships and his focus is just family and and his business. When Jessica blows into town, she turns his world upside down. Has Cooper finally met his match? Will Cooper and Jessica finally get the HEA they are both looking for?

Overall, I enjoyed this book. It was an easy read for me. I loved the idea of the story and the setting. The characters captured me from the first meeting and had me dying to know more about them. I adored Bailey from the moment I met her. She was just one of those people that you knew you’d be instant friends with. I hope that we will be seeing more of her in the future. Now, for Cooper and Jessica. Jessica captured my interest right away. I wanted to know more about her and why she was so unhappy with her life. She had a pretty big secret that she was hiding and I couldn’t wait to learn more. And Cooper…When he first met Jessica, I just knew things were going to be good with them. The sparks between the two of them were intense and had me begging for more.

However, I did have a few issues with this story. The biggest one for me was the pacing. It just felt off to me. At times, it would be just right and then suddenly it would start to drag. And when it dragged, I would find myself getting distracted. There was too much going on in this book for it to be moving at such a weird pace. I don’t know. It’s hard to put what exactly what I’m talking about into words. The best I can say, is that the pacing just didn’t work for me. My only other issue, and this just might be me, is that I kind of wish that there hadn’t been so much focus on the town. Yes, I fell in love with the town, but the town started to feel like it was its own character and for me, it took the focus away from Cooper and Jessica.

Despite my issues with this story, I did enjoy this book. I enjoyed the characters and fell in love with the setting. I do think that this will be one of those books that is going to a hit for some and just so, so for others. For me, I thought it was and ok read, and again, despite my pacing issues, I think this series is off to a good start. My interest is definitely peaked and I’m looking forward to seeing where this series will go next.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*