Thursday, November 1, 2012
Review: Blaze of Winter
Author: Elisabeth Barrett
Genre: Contemporary romance
Heat Level- Spicy
Length- 318 pages
Reviewer name: Nikki
Rating- 4 Lightning Bolts
Blurb: Frustrated with her job in Boston, social worker Avery Newbridge welcomes the opportunity to reassess her life when family asks her to help manage the Star Harbor Inn. Trying to figure out her future is overwhelming enough, but she doesn’t count on distraction in the form of one Theo Grayson, the gorgeous, green-eyed author who she knows is trouble from the moment he saunters into the inn.
Not only does he have a talent for writing swashbuckling adventures, but Theo also has a soft spot for big-hearted damsels in distress, especially a woman who’s great at helping everyone—except herself. Avery’s demons challenge him, but for desire this hot, he isn’t backing down. With every kiss and heated whisper Theo promises her his heart . . . if only Avery is willing to open up and accept it.
Review: Trouble seems to find Avery no matter where she goes. She's in attempt to salvage her life and her heart, to evaluate what's next. The perfect place? Star Harbor. Until trouble walks in, again. This time it's in the form of Theo Grayson.
Theo is in the same place as Avery...Okay, yes, they're in Star Harbor, but that's not how I meant it! Mentally. They're both a bit restless, needing some time and space to work out their frustrations. Theo is trying to write his next book, and Avery, well, she's a major distraction.
I'm loving this series set in Star Harbor! The Grayson brothers are to die for, and yes, if you've read Deep Autumn Heat, you'll recognize a few characters. And no, you don't need to read these in order, you won't really miss anything, but for those that are series in orders buffs, I know that won't mean a thing.
The sexual tension between Avery and Theo is strong, right from the star. Their continuous attempts to deny it only make things worse. Theo has come a long way from the rowdy, trouble causing teenager he once was, and has now made a success out of his life with writing. Avery is haunted by her past, her career up in limbo because she isn't sure she can handle going back, but that doesn't mean that her past won't catch up to her...
Blaze of Winter is sexy, sensual, and and enjoyable read. I can't wait for more books in Star Harbor, and for more of the Grayson brothers. Check them out if you're a fan of contemporary romance.
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