Author: JoAnn Ross
Publisher: HQN Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Lisa Wray at HarperCollins
Goodreads: Summertime is the best time to lose yourself in the romance of Honeymoon Harbor…
When he lands in the emergency room after collapsing at the funeral of a colleague and friend, Wall Street hotshot Gabriel Mannion initially rejects the diagnosis of an anxiety attack. But when warned that if he doesn’t change his adrenaline-fueled, workaholic lifestyle he could end up like his friend, Gabe reluctantly returns to his hometown of Honeymoon Harbor to regroup.
As he adjusts to the sight of mountains instead of skyscrapers, Gabe discovers advantages to this small Pacific Northwest town he once couldn’t wait to escape. But it’s irresistible librarian Chelsea Prescott who, along with the two foster children she’s taken under her wing, makes slowing down seem like the best prescription ever.
Over the course of their summer romance, Gabe gets a taste of the life he might have had if he’d taken a different path. But with his return to New York City looming on the horizon, he’ll have to choose between the success he’s worked tirelessly for and a ready-made family who offers a very different, richly rewarding future…if he’ll only take the risk.
Ope’s Opinion: Chelsea and Gabes story was an enjoyable read. Even though this is the third in the Honeymoon Harbor series, this could be a stand alone read. JoAnn Ross does a good job of letting you know who everyone is and how they are related, so you don’t feel lost.
The descriptions in the book got too long for me. My mind wandered and I lost track of where I was in the story. Some of the details felt like they were added for word count, not to enhance the story.
The children were my favorite part of the story. The ending was abrupt, but what you would expect from a romance book.
I’m not a fan of books that don’t hold your total attention. I’ve read some that I had to back track so I knew what was going on.
Sounds like a nice, light story but I’d be distracted by what seemed like needless detail. I don’t want to be distracted when I’m reading a nice, light novel, you know? 😀