Series: Book Two in the O'Neil Brothers
Published By: Harelquin (June 24, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Tour Host
Fiery French chef Élise Philippe is having a seriously bad day. Not only have the opening day plans for her beloved café fallen apart, but Sean O'Neil is back in town, and looking more delectable than ever. Last summer, they shared an electrifying night together…and the memories have Élise really struggling to stick to her one-night-only rule! Her head knows that eventually Sean will be leaving, so all she can do is try to ignore her heart before she spontaneously combusts with lust.
Being back in Vermont—even temporarily—is surgeon Sean O'Neil's worst nightmare. For Sean, returning home to the Snow Crystal Resort means being forced to confront the reasons and the guilt he feels about rejecting his family's rural lifestyle years ago. But discovering that Élise has settled in Vermont and still sets his blood racing is a very welcome distraction! Thinking he can persuade her into a replay of last summer is tempting, but remembering how good they are together is going to make walking away more difficult than he could imagine…
USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She has been nominated four years in succession for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and has won the award twice, in 2012 and 2013. She also won the RT Reviewers' Choice Award in 2012 and has made numerous appearances in their 'Top Pick' slot.
Sarah lives near London, and when she isn't reading or writing she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying.
I have a confession to make, I had no idea this was a second book in a series, which knowing I read them out of order, normally would have driven me nuts and I would have felt lost and confused. Thankfully this acted as a stand alone so no irritation or confusion happened..at all, which, let me tell you, was so nice!
This was such a cute read. It has everything I look for in a good romance. Sweet moments, frustrating moments, relatable characters, tension (sexual and nonsexual) and a great setting.
Sean wasn't an easy character to love at first, in fact I had to warm up to him but, once I did and I understood him better, look out because I really liked him and felt for him.
I can see why so many people are drawn to Morgan's writing and characters and even to this series. Not only do we get romance but a wonderful loving family dynamic as well in the O'Neil household. You can feel their love, respect, caring, and friendship with one another and I absolutely ate it up. I adored the grandpa and wanted more of him. The whole family was wonderful as a whole and I love that we really get so much more than Sean and Elise's story in this, that we really get a whole family and all that comes with it. Chaos, love, arguments, worry, butting into everyone's business, and all those other glorious (but sometimes eye rolling) events.
This truly was a quick heartfelt read and I really enjoyed it. I can say with certainly that I would look this author up again in the future.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by an outside source. I was not compensated for this review.*