Heat Factor: Steamy, but also very vulnerable and sweet
Character Chemistry: “Hello, I’m–SO INTO YOU”
Plot: Handyman/DIY Reality Star Michael almost immediately pegs his new featured couple as being half repulsive/shady and half his future wife. But while Emily leans on Michael to recover from the dumpster fire that was her ex, Michael ends up struggling with a secret trauma that threatens to torch his life and budding relationship.
Overall: This book was really, really awesome. I love a couple who knows how to take care of one another when they’re vulnerable!
Heat Factor: It’s a little more heart-centered than…pants-centered
Character Chemistry: The chemistry and connection is obvious from the first page with these two
Plot: Meredith is a wealthy widowed mother who moves back home to Blackberry Bay with her young daughter to start over. Cam has been living in his newly discovered (and deceased) birth grandmother’s lake house and is uncovering his origins when he starts to enjoy being drawn closer to his neighbor and her daughter.
Overall: This book was a cover to cover hit. Real characters, great setting, magnetic chemistry, and perfect pace.