We’ve seen book 2 before – Love in a Snow Storm – and I’m super excited to see another story. And just like that one, this one can easily stand on its own so don’t worry if you are new to the series.
Pine Harbour #4
by Zoe York
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: November 24, 2015
Never say never. Especially not to a determined bad boy.
Zander Minelli is exactly the wrong kind of man. He’s dark, dangerous, and knows far too much about sawed-off shotguns.
Faith Davidson finds him irresistible. The widowed single mother knows she should dip her toe back in the dating pool with someone solid and dependable. Definitely no tattoos. But every time she looks up, the brooding soldier is watching her, and she can’t help but wonder what it would be like to let herself have a taste…
Small town summer nights have never been hotter—and one transplanted city-girl’s heart has never been more fragile.
STANDALONE FACTOR: This book is the fourth story in the Pine Harbour series, but can be read as a single title romance. The main characters were introduced in the previous books. No cliffhanger.
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“If you’ve never read a Zoe York novel, start here. Read this story. Because this is the story that defines who Zoe is as a writer. This isn’t her first book, but I feel it is the best representation of who she is as a writer.”-OMG Reads
“Wrapped up in a flawless writing-style, you get this book which indeed is just beautiful!”-Jeri’s Book Attic
“Romance books are a dime a dozen, same old storyline with young people falling too easily in love. Not with this series, a far more relatable story to her readers’ more normal lives.”-Goodreads Reviewer
In the Series:
Love in a Small Town – Rafe and Olivia
Love in a Snow Storm – Jake and Dani
Love on a Spring Morning – Ryan and Holly
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He settled between her legs, not grinding—just there. Hard and ready. More teasing.
She was going to explode from the delayed gratification. Lifting her hips, she took on the task of remedying that herself.
At the first roll of her hips, Zander paused his worship of her breasts. At the second, he redoubled his efforts, helping her get right to the brink—then he reared up and reached for the waistband of her jeans.
She wanted to be naked with Zander more than anything else in the world.
But even under the cover of darkness, she realized she wasn’t quite ready for Zander to see her naked.
She grabbed at his wrists and tried to pull him back down on top of her. Maybe they could just dry hump. That had been hotter than it sounded. It had been hotter than her fantasies, and she was a writer with a pretty expansive vocabulary and a deep understanding of the dirty side of the Internet.
He wouldn’t be deterred. His fingers slid beneath her waistband, making her soft tummy quiver, and not in a good way. Okay, mostly a good way with just an edge of fear. But she still pushed at his hands.
He gave her an amused look. “Stop batting my hands away. I want to feel it when you come.”
She sighed, suddenly nervous, and he gave her another look, this time one of dawning awareness. She tipped her head back. The stars were so bright tonight. “I’ve got battle scars,” she whispered. “Stretch marks and a c-section incision that didn’t heal properly. You’ve only seen the good bits.”
Zander settled back on the blanket beside her and nuzzled into her neck. “Seriously? You don’t think I’ve got scars? Let’s go toe to toe.”
“Yours are different.” He was beautiful. All sculpted muscle and delicious shadows. “New plan. I’m going to touch you.”
“Be my guest.” His voice was low and rough, like a tumble of falling rocks. Danger, her heart thumped. He rolled away from her and pulled off his t-shirt, baring the tattoos that had caused her so much anxiety just a few days earlier. The flickering light from the fire caught the edge of a raised scar on his rib cage, and she sucked in a breath as she reached out and traced the knotted tissue that looked suspiciously like a slash in his skin.
“What happened?” she asked in a quick rush, then shook her head. “No. I don’t think I want to know.”
“You don’t. But it’s okay, I’m alive and here. That’s all that matters.”
Just like with Love in a Snow Storm, it’s the characters that make this book so great. York does a fabulous job with their motivation, history, and interactions – letting us get to know them as they get to know each other, being there with them as they fall in love and watching them have ups & downs. I love how real her characters and their issues feel.
Zander is absolutely fantastic, with an amazing amount of patience and understanding, but also a fun sense of humor – I absolutely love him from their first meeting. He’s always there to support Faith & Eric and he totally keeps his head each time that Faith gets scared, probably from that crazy Minelli family of his as well as his military training. Faith is having a little bit of a tough transition (York does such a great job of making sure we understand why), so she does a lot of dancing around her relationship with Zander. But he’s such a sweet-heart in a bad boy’s body that she has no hope of resisting 🙂
I think these everyday romances – where you feel like the people are friends and that their problems could be anyone’s problems – are my favorites. They are just so … well, real. And York is good at delivering on that with great characters that you can relate to, a good deal of humor to have you smiling and just that right amount of heat to make it spicy!
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Zoe York is a busy working mom of two young boys, wife to a very understanding soldier, and creator of modern, sexy, small town contemporary romances. Her debut novel, What Once Was Perfect, started the popular Wardham series, and her first military romance, Fall Out, was released as part of the international bestselling SEALs of Summer super bundle.
She lives in London, Ontario and is currently chugging Americanos, wiping sticky fingers, and dreaming of heroes in and out of uniform.
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