Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm by Rebecca Raisin


   




Today I'm taking part in Rebecca Raisin's promotional blog tour for her latest novel; Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm, and I want to start by opening up a question to you; Do You Keep Your Promises? 

The reason I ask, is because this book is about just that. Keeping promises, no matter how difficult and heart breaking they may feel to keep. We meet some truly beautiful characters in this book, some we've met before in Rebecca's Gingerbread Cafe series, and some new and intriguing characters. But at one point in their lives, if you've followed their lives, you'll know that they have had to keep a promise or have been asked to keep one. 


Have you ever been on an adventure? I'm taking, take a road trip to a new town, meet new people, stay there a while, and then perhaps build a life there? 

One of the key characters in Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm, does just that, and we get the pleasure of going along with her on that adventure. 




So, let's find out what this books all about, and why it's THE one you won't want to miss this summer. 

About The Book: 

Maple sugar kisses

Lucy would do anything for her mom…but she never expected to end up promising to leave her. After her mom got sick, Lucy dropped everything to take care of her, working all hours in a greasy diner just to make ends meet and spending every spare moments she had by her mom’s hospital bedside.

Now, Lucy is faced with a whole year of living by her own rules, starting by taking the first bus out of town to anywhere…

Except she didn’t expect to find her next big adventure just around the corner! Especially when on her first day in town she bumps into grumpy, but oh-so-delicious Clay amidst the maple trees. Surrounded by the magic of Ashford, Lucy has the chance to change her life forever and finally discover a life she wants to live!

Fall in love with Ashford, Connecticut in this dazzling and beautiful romance from bestselling author Rebecca Raisin.

Don't miss a single book in the Once in a Lifetime collection









What I Thought of It: 


I love all of Rebecca's books, and the anticipation for this latest installment was almost unbearable. So when it landed on my kindle to pre-review, I knew what I would be spending my free-time doing. Just to be sure, I made sure it was on my Kindle App on my mobile, so I could take advantage of every spare moment I had.

I actually was rather excited when the book began to feature Lucy on a bus with CeeCee... it was like Christmas had come, and you knew it, but no one else did... It was a fabulous return to Ashford, and one that still brings a smile to my face today.

I loved Lucy, she was such a devoted daughter, and so modest with regards to her talents. She put her own dreams on hold so that she could put her mother first, but her mother had other ideas. She challenged Lucy to spend 1 year away from her, travelling, making her dreams come true.

Not without putting up a fight, Lucy heads to Ashford, and is determined to work her booty off at the Maple Syrup Farm. There's only one problem with that plan - the owner, one gorgeous hunk of a man who goes by the name of Clay is a stubborn man who thinks shes not up to the job. And like any girl, Lucy is damn well sure that shes going to prove him wrong.


In the process, Lucy and Clay learn a lot about maple syrup farming ( Such as did you know you had to tap the trees... like with an actual tap? And then there's the whole talking to them and making sure you know which ones Persephone, and who's Artemis.) But that's not all they learn about, they learn about themselves, and each other. But is it enough to allow romance to blossom? Or is there just too much baggage to trust?

I adored meeting Lucy for the first time, and popping by the Gingerbread Cafe to see how their all doing. I can't wait for the next installment.



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Author Details


Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She's been widely published in short story anthologies, and in fiction magazines. And now she is focusing on writing romance.

Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships and believe in true love.

Come chat with Rebecca on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaRaisinAuthor



But, don't take my word for how amazing this book is, here is an exclusive EXTRACT for you to read... I can guarantee you won't want to put it down! 



Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm – Rebecca Raisin
Extract




The Maple Syrup Farm was, at best, a ramshackle mess. The front gate hung off its latch, creaking in the wind, pitching backward and forward like an invitation to enter. In the distance you could make out the cottage. Gnarly old vines twisted around porch posts as though they were slowly strangling them. Cottage windows were smashed, leaving only dirty shards of glass clinging to their perches. Mountains of junk had been abandoned across the land for so long that grass had grown over them. Odd sticks of wood protruded like arms in supplication. The decaying façade of the place was somehow compelling rather than confronting.
Behind the gate, the property spanned for miles. Long snow-dotted grass swayed like green ribbons and grew into everything, wild and free. Even down the graveled driveway the grass had crept over like it was intent on taking over, burying the vestiges of ground.
I pushed the creaky gate open and walked purposefully, convincingly, like I’d been on a million farms before and knew what to do. As I neared the cottage music blared from inside. I stepped onto the porch. It was rotted in places, worm-wooded. I covered my ears against the noise as I dodged holes and hoped to God I made it inside without tumbling into trouble in my boots.
Whoever was inside the small cottage was belting out lyrics to “Pony” by Ginuwine like he was the only person in the world. Clay? I couldn’t really see an old farmer type listening to such provocative music, but it took all kinds to make a world, as my mom was keen on saying.
With a quick rap on the door, I set my shoulders, pulled my coat tighter and waited. No answer. There was no way he’d hear me with the volume up so high. With a shrug, I opened the front door, and stuck my head inside.
My mouth hung open at the sight before me. Clay was not old. Not weathered. Not wearing overalls.
He stood all six foot something of him, on the top rung of a stepladder, wearing only tight denim jeans, holding a drill. His broad shoulders moved to the beat of the music, his biceps flexing in time. As he turned and leaned I caught sight of his sculpted abs, the grooves and valleys of them, the color of his skin, tanned somehow in wintertime. He was the epitome of the perfect male model. I imagined him nude, and wanted to paint him in explicit detail because it would make such a stunning portrait.
The tight denim jeans accented his butt, and he thrust his hips to the rhythm of the song. That kind of taut, strong body would be a joy to paint. Just watching him made me uncomfortably warm. I had been wanting to capture a man on canvas, their intense lines and lengths, especially one as chiseled as this.
He flicked his dark blond hair back, and turned suddenly, one hand grasping the top rung of the ladder. When he caught sight of me the singing and, sadly, the thrusting stopped abruptly.
I walked to the stereo to turn the music down, before saying, “Hi, nice drill you have there.” Nice drill you have there? I promptly closed my mouth, and hoped my brain would catch up with my voice. In my effort to come across convincing, like I knew what a drill was, I sounded like I was flirting. Or just plain stupid. “What I meant was—”
His expression darkened and he spoke over the top of me. “You lost?”
I tilted my head, confused at the hostility in his voice. “No.” I appraised him—a hot guy with a bad attitude. I’d been expecting to see a middle-aged guy wearing overalls, not someone half-dressed, and mesmerizing from a painting point of view. The fierceness in his eyes—would I capture it?
He jumped down from the ladder, a fine sheen of sweat glistening on his abs. From a sofa covered with plastic, he snatched up a crumpled tank top and pulled it over his head.
No need to get dressed on my account.” I resisted the urge to clap a hand over mouth. “What I mean is, just be as you were…” The words were coming out wrong, in my effort to be someone I was not.
I blushed.
He scowled.
Can I help you?” He let the drill drop, the cord slipping slowly through his fingers—he didn’t take his eyes off me, before it hit the ground with a clunk. For some reason the gesture seemed highly erotic. But the steely glint in his eyes told a different story.
Thoughts of traipsing back down the driveway, jobless, flashed through my mind. “I’m here about the job.” I raised my chin.
His face cracked into a cynical smile. He snatched a rag from the coffee table and wiped his brow, all the while chuckling to himself. I held his stare, while he gave me a once-over. His eyes were a mesmerizing, deep, dark brown, almost fathomless. I should have changed my outfit before I set off. He couldn’t take me seriously for the job, looking like some kind of bohemian.
A job?” His mouth twisted. “I don’t think so.” His gaze traveled the length of my body once more and I tried hard not to squirm.
And why not?” I asked, remembering Becca’s word of warning. Do not take no for an answer.
He sneered. “Do you even know what the job is?”
Farming, or a farmer, or a farmer’s assistant. Who cares about the title? All you need to know is, I am more than capable of…farming.” Way to go, Lucy, I silently berated myself. Say farmer one more time. He had me on edge with his cool stare. I hoped the desperation wasn’t evident in my voice.
Who sent you here?”
I tried to hide my smile at his phrasing—it was almost like a line out of a mafia movie. Was this guy for real? “Your cousin Becca. She said you can’t find anyone else.” And now I see why. If I wasn’t so desperate for a job I would have told him exactly what I thought of him and breezed out. But there was also a stubborn side of me that wanted to show him he was wrong about me. I could…farm, as well as anyone else.
He raised an eyebrow. “You think I can’t find anyone?”
I don’t see people lining up to work for you.” He blanched. If it was a tug of war, I’d just retrieved a bit of the rope. “But I am perfectly able to do the work.”
Is that so?”
Sure is.” I pursed my lips.
He took two steps toward me and stood so close I could feel his breath on my face. My pulse quickened—for one second I thought he was going to kiss me. He said, “You think you can handle it?”


Book Review: At Last by Jill Shalvis


Title:At Last Author: Jill Shalvis 

Publisher: Headline Eternal 

Format: Paperback / Kindle 

A Page of Love Rating: 


THE BLURB: 




The fifth enchanting novel in the Lucky Harbor series from New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis, laced with her trademark gift for humour, warmth and romance. Fans of Susan Andersen, Bella Andre, Rachel Gibson, Carly Phillips, and Susan Mallery will fall head over heels for the Lucky Harbor series. HER LOVE HAS COME ALONG...Amy Michaels loves her new life in Lucky Harbor. A waitress in the local diner, she's looking forward to her first weekend hike through the mountains. But when a wrong turn takes her off the trail, she finds herself up close and personal with forest ranger Matt Bowers. And even though she's tempted to kiss that sexy smile right off his face, she won't make the mistake of getting involved with the town heartthrob.A former cop whose life went south, Matt doesn't let anyone get too close. But something about the feisty beauty caught his eye the moment he first saw her in the diner. After a hot night under a starry sky, Matt can't deny their attraction - or the fact that for the first time in a long time, he feels the stirrings of something more. Now it's up to Matt to help Amy see that, no matter what is in their past, together they can build a future in Lucky Harbor. Want more sexy, fun romance? Return to spellbinding Lucky Harbor or visit Sunshine, Idaho in Jill's captivating Animal Magnetism series.


DAWN'S THOUGHTS: 

We're back in Lucky Harbor for another mouth watering, steamy romance from Jill Shalvis. This time, we're following on the story from book 4 Lucky In Love (read my review here), only we're focusing on the second member of the chocoholics club; Amy.

Amy has had a tough childhood, and it's made her tougher in adulthood, so tough that when Matt Bowers, Forest Ranger AKA Ranger Hot Pants who comes to her rescue one day when she finds herself lost in the mountains, calls her Tough Girl. If only he knew just the reasons behind her tough exterior! Amy has put up so many emotional guards, she doesn't let anyone in. Sex is .. just sex, no emotion, no attachment, and no hurt. So, when Matt takes her eye and makes her question everything, it more than throws her a little. 

Matt has been in Lucky Harbor a while, he's friends with Ty who we met in book 4, and they trained together in the past. Matt's also running, from his past, only its not really a secret. He failed in his marriage...or so he blames himself. And now he's here not wanting to build any bond with any female for fear of hurting them again. Amy has caught his attention on more than one occasion, but she's a Tough Girl, and hard work. Yet he finds himself compelled by her, and whilst he knows the trails in the mountains like the back of his hand, he has no map to understanding the feelings in his heart... for Amy. 

More than once, Amy and Matt are drawn back to each other, and through having to work together to help not just themselves, each other, but a young girl in need, they have to try and trust each other and themselves. 

***
I absolutely devoured this book, and I loved every second of it. I just cant put into words how talented Jill Shalvis is. Her writing is consistent and of a supreme high standard. She didn't falter once in this novel, it followed on nicely from the previous book, and I regard her work as serious contenders for the main screen. I am in no doubt about recommending her work to the world, as anyone who doesn't read a novel by her is seriously missing out. I for one, will not be without books by Jill on my shelf, and I would put my reputation as a book blogger, a book reviewer and a reader of fiction on the line to support Jill and her work. 

She is my absolute favourite author, who deserves all the success in the world. I will be continuing to read and review her novels in the Lucky Harbor series, and also have the pleasure of receiving her newest addition; Second Chance Summer (Cedar Ridge Book 1) which is available for pre-order now. 





The Little Flower Shop by the Sea by Ali McNamara





Title: The Little Flower Shop by the Sea 

Author: Ali McNamara

Publisher: Little Brown UK - Sphere 

Purchase: Paperback or Kindle 

A Page of Fictional Love OFFICIAL Rating: 









THE BLURB:

But Poppy Carmichael's spirits aren't lifted by the pretty West Country spring. Inheriting her grandmother's flower shop has forced her to return to Cornwall, a place that holds too many memories.
Poppy is determined to do her best for the sake of her adored grandmother, but she struggles with the responsibility of the more-shabby-than-chic shop. And with the added complication of Jake, the gruff but gorgeous local flower grower, Poppy is very tempted to run away...
The pretty little town has a few surprises in store for Poppy. With new friends to help her and romance blooming, it's time for Poppy to open her heart to St Felix and to the special magic of a little flower shop by the sea!
Let Ali McNamara, author of the much-loved From Notting Hill with Love...Actually, bring some sparkling sunshine into your life


DAWN'S THOUGHTS: 

When I finished reading this book I had the worst Book hangover ever... and that my lovely readers is a wonderful thing to have. It really is. I felt lost and had no idea what book to read next (even though as a reviewer I have piles of physical books and eBooks to choose from), because I was afraid that nothing would beat this little floral delight of a book. 

This book is so good, you can SMELL it's success... and the fact that it's about the cutest flower shop ever just adds to it's charm. From the word go on this book I have been eagerly awaiting to get my fingers on a copy.. paperback or eBook version, so when I did I simply curled up in the arm chair and devoured - every - single -word! 

It's no secret that I have been raving about this book on social media, and I will continue to do for a very long time. It is one of my top 5 of 2015 (it won't be moved from that position) and it's one of my top 10 .... EVER.
I find that this is simply the best blend of both Jenny Colgan's Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, and Milly Johnson's The Teashop on the Corner. 

And yet it still is completely unique! Ali is extremely talented, which is why we get to see her filling up our shelves with her delightful words. 

Now, a little about the book itself because I want to tease you a little. We meet Poppy Carmichael when we discover that her beloved Grandmother Rose, has passed away and left Poppy her Flower Shop; The Daisy Chain. The thing with this news is that Poppy can't stand flowers... it brings out her worst fears and panic consumes her. Still, Poppy who went off the rails and ended up in therapy for 15 years agrees to go to the little seaside town and take a look at her inheritance. 

While there is so much that can be said about Poppy's story, we meet her new friends, Jake, Amber, and old friend Stan, and we discover how their stories all entwine with other more than a vine of Ivy around a Bride's Bouquet. 

There is a rumor that the flower shop; Daisy Chain, is a magical shop, and this rumour goes back to well before Poppy's grandmother Rose was running it. The discovery of flower books helps put not only Daisy Chain on the map, but also St Felix, and the way in which it does this is purely ... magical. 
It also features the cutest little dog ever, and I have to say that I needed Kleenex at one point... lots of Kleenex...I still keep a tissue handy for when the moment comes back to me. I especially enjoyed how the characters lives whilst at the start are all singular and separated, but by the end of the story (if fact far before the end of the story) all of the characters are entangled in the most beautiful way and really share a sense of family. 

I cannot recommend this book highly enough, and I simply can't wait to see all the top reviews on Amazon, and in book clubs, and in the supermarkets, book shops when people get their hands on this, because the joy it will bring to so many is a testament to Ali's talent and why we can't wait for her next book already! 

Any plans yet Ali? Can you share any future book secrets? *Smiles angelically* 



eBook Review : The Girl from the Opera House by Nancy Carson





Title: The Girl from the Opera House

Author: Nancy Carson

Publisher: Maze

Source: Purchased

Purchase: Amazon  (Free) 

A Page of Fictional Love Rating: 








THE BLURB: 


DISCOVER A BRILLIANT NEW SAGA WRITER.

CHARMING, AUTHENTIC TALES OF LOVES AND LIVES IN THE BLACK COUNTRY…

Will Millie get what her heart desires?

1920s Dudley. Millie is the proud owner of a daring Egyptian bob haircut and a job at the new opera house.

So when Millie meets Augustus Johnson, a rich patron of the opera house, she dares to hope for more than a just a passing smile.

Will dreams come true for Millie? Or will the past forever shape her future?

DAWN'S THOUGHTS: 

I adore the cover of this eBook, and it particularly caught my eye as it's set in the 1920s in the Midlands. I remember reading the blurb to my Mum and she thought it sounded interesting. Only 31 pages long, I had to have it! 

I devoured the book in a single sitting which isn't hard to do, but it was so charming, and vintagely (I know - I made that word up) romantic. It was like reading a black and white movie script as the hint of romance and 'courting' was simply sweet.

After I finished reading it, I read it out aloud to my Mum, and she smiled, laughed and her overall opinion was; 

"Awww Your Nan would have loved that! Has she written anymore books?" 

Well, yes Nancy Carson has, and I have them lined up on my kindle, and even went giddy when I saw one on the actual shelves in a local Tesco's. This really is worth a read, it will make you smile and it will warm your heart. And if you love the 1920s era like me, it will make your day. 

Today is also Black Country Day where celebrations of all things Black Country (Even the dialect :-/) is being celebrated. So, why not take part, wherever you are and grab this FREE eBook, and fall in love with pure 1920s romance. 


NEW NetGalley Badge

I am so excited about this epic news! 

I've just logged into my NetGalley account which book bloggers are signed up to to stay in touch with publishers and book heaven of whats going to be hitting our shelves. It's like the santa's toyshop for book bloggers.

Anyway, I've been awarded a shiny new badge as a blogger which is now proudly displayed on your right ---->>>> in my sidebar. It's my "Approved" badge which means that I've been auto-approved by publishers so that I can get my bookish hands on their beautiful book babies at the touch of a button.. quite literally. 


I think it also adds to my credibility as a book blogger, so that you know I do what I do with full support of not only authors but also publishers, and its nice to know I'm doing a damn good job. 

So here is my badge for you to see, stroke through your screen and wave at; 


Review: Wellies and Westies by Cressida McLaughlin



Title: Wellies and Westies 

Author: Cressida McLaughlin

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Source: Review Copy

Purchase: Amazon

A Page of Fictional Love Rating: 





THE BLURB: 

Hilarious, touching and fun, Primrose Terrace will appeal to dog lovers everywhere and fans of Lucy Diamond, Cathy Bramley and Trisha Ashley.

Catherine ‘Cat’ Palmer realises, too late, that bringing an adorable puppy into work at the local nursery was a bad idea, especially after the ensuing chaos gets her the sack.
Determined to turn a negative into a positive, Cat decides this is the perfect opportunity to get her dog-walking business off the ground with the help of her flatmates, Polly and Joe. After all, Primrose Terrace where she lives, is full of home-alone hounds…

Wellies and Westies is the first part of a serialized novel told in four parts – all set in Primrose Terrace.

DAWN'S THOUGHTS: 

I was looking forward to reading the first of a new set of stories that looked and sounded cute, fun and enjoyable. However, I really should have known from my own personal tastes that books about dogs... in fact books about animals in general are generally not my cup of tea.

Anyway, I sat down to read this over the weekend and although I found myself turning the page, I have to say I wasn't bowled over by it. I feel awful writing this review. I want to express how it has nothing what so ever to do with the author or her writing - which is superb, it is solely down to the fact that I don't really enjoy books that spend a huge amount of time talking about animals. For example the paragraph in chapter 3 where Cat takes 6 dogs for a walk... really was worse than listening to nails down a blackboard... it's not my thing. I couldn't get excited about it or feel ... enjoyment from it. My loss hey? 

Now, I can see why so many people would adore this book, it has cute dogs, designer pooch names such as Dior and Valentino. It has puppies (who doesn't love a puppy!), and it has a woman determined to earn money after being fired from her last job. She starts a dog walking business and manages to sign up the super local famous author who has 3 designer pooches. Word spreads, and Cat finds herself happier than she thought. 

So, if you are a dog lover, I am sure you will LOVE, ADORE and DEVOUR this book in a single sitting, but if you're like me and not a fan of dogs or books about animals... perhaps steer clear. 

Well worth a read if your curious, and i'm sure the follow ups will be just as riveting for the right reader. 





My Week in Books 12th July 2015

Many of you will realise that I've been somewhat absent from my blog. I've not had the time or energy to blog or even read for that matter as I've got a lot going on in my personal life at the moment. However I feel that it may be beneficial if not a tad therapeutic for me pick up my books again and read, and then share with you on my blog. 

So, for the first time in over a month, this week I finally picked up a book. It's still raw and painful for me to pick up a book, read and escape. It sometimes makes me feel guilty for 'carrying on' as normal, as if nothing matters, as if the pain isn't there. But believe me it is. My heart is still sore, raw and battered. 

Back to the books; I've managed to read a couple of books and buy a few more, and also receive a few more from NetGalley from publishers (THANK YOU!!) 

So here's what I've read this week or so; 

The first one I read, that has honestly been a savior to me was Ali McNamara's "The Little Flower Shop by the Sea" which I will be sharing my review with you all towards the end of the week as we approach publication date. 



Secondly, I finished just this morning Rebecca Raisin's "Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm" which I will be sharing my thoughts of on 28th July as part of the blog tour (details and dates are in the sidebar menu to your right ----->>> ) 



Next up are the books I've recently been out and spent my money on; 



So as you can see, I got my hands on Milly Johnson's new book "Afternoon at the Sunflower Cafe" and I can't wait to find time to sit down and devour each page. I also picked up a promo copy of Hello's Fashion Magazine which came with a complementary copy of Lindsey Kelk's About a Girl which i'm reading at the moment. I'm also reading Jill Shalvis' At Last which I received from the publishers a while ago. It's book 5 in the Lucky Harbour Series, but book 2 of the trilogy if that makes sense...there are 4 sets of 3 trilogies.. :-/ 




I've recieved a lot from publishers via NetGalley, and fear it may take me far too long to share with you, but i'll share when I'm reading and reviewing them. You can always check back and see that book is featured on my "Currently Reading" tab in my sidebar! Or stalk me on social media - i'm bound to be bragging on there about them. 


So that's a very brief My Week in Books post for you, maybe next week i'll have a tad more gusto and gumption and will dazzle you. 

Now it's your turn to share what you're currently reading either in paperback, hardback on eBook wise... so go ahead and leave a comment below or share with me on social media. 






Book Review: Lucky in Love (Lucky Harbour 4) by Jill Shalvis




Lucky in Love (Lucky Harbour 4) by Jill Shalvis 

Published by Headline Eternal 

Available in: Kindle & Paperback 

A Page of Fictional Love OFFICIAL Rating: 



THE BLURB: 

The fourth enchanting novel in the Lucky Harbor series from New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis, laced with her trademark gift for humour, warmth and romance. Fans of Susan Andersen, Bella Andre, Rachel Gibson, Carly Phillips, and Susan Mallery will fall head over heels for the Lucky Harbor series.

Mallory Quinn has had enough of playing it safe. As a nurse and devoted daughter, she takes care of everyone but herself. And as the local good girl, she's expected to date Mr. Right. But for once, she'd like to take a risk on Mr. Wrong. And who could be more wrong than Ty Garrison? The mysterious new guy in town has made it clear that he's only passing through, which suits Mallory just fine. Besides, his lean, hard body and sexy smile will give her plenty to remember once he's gone...
For the first time in his life, Ty can't bear to leave. Helping this sexy seductress-in-training walk on the wild side is making him desire things he shouldn't, including leaving the military for good. As their just-for-fun fling becomes something more, Mallory and Ty wonder if they could really be this lucky in love. After all...anything can happen in a town called Lucky Harbor.


DAWN'S THOUGHTS: 

I initially wanted to read this book based on the print size of the writing inside (I do love a good easy read), and the added fact that my Mum was reading Book 1 in the series and couldn't stop raving about it, meant that I was intrigued. 
From the first chapter I was hooked - more hooked than a fish to a fisherman's line! I couldn't get enough of the characters who were not just believable and realistic, but the writing style and talent of Jill Shalvis meant that for me, it was as good as watching a new hit series on the TV. I loved how Mallory was as a person, she worked hard, she cared for others in more than just a professional capacity, and she was always labelled 'the good girl', the 'one who would never do anything scandalous'. I think we all know someone like this! So when Mallory did exactly just that - she made out at a town event in the roof top with a hunky newcomer, I was cheering her on! Good on you Mallory! 
Lucky Harbour, reminds me a little of Cedar Cove from Debbie Macomber's hit series, but it is still entirely unique enough to keep you interested. And if the Harbour doesn't keep you interested enough, Ty Garrison surely will... he's so hot the firemen need to be on standby when he's around! There's something about his name that is addictive... Ty Garrison.. go on, roll that name around your tongue... haha. Seriously though, Ty and Mallory each have their own demons from the past, (don't we all?!) and it's truely inspiring how these two find their attraction helping them beat the odds.

It's a saucy novel, so don't be surprised by the steamy scenes that are... well very steamy, but fear not... it's NOTHING as sordid or disgusting as 50 Shades... it's not bad smut... this is the good stuff, the sex that we all know happens, the sex that's real, the sex that isn't of the fantasy variety. This is the stuff that turns on your boyfriend... your partner, your husband... and You of course! 
I utterly loved it, and Jill is my NEW FAVOURITE Saucy Author. Because the stuff she writes is not only HOT, it's Real, Raw and  Passionate to the Core. I loved every page, every sentence, every word. I can't wait to read the rest!