lunedì 2 maggio 2016

Review & Giveaway: A Wedding at Meadows Shore by Eva Charles


A Wedding at Meadows Shore
by Eva Charles

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GENRE: Contemporary Romance

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BLURB:

Meadows Shore is the childhood home of the five Clayton sisters and the six Harrington brothers, the family seat where these irresistible characters gather regularly…or whenever they need the comfort of Portuguese home cooking and the love and wisdom of elder women.

After Sophie Clayton catches her husband in bed with a young intern, she creates a new life for herself as the executive director of a failing domestic violence agency. It’s the perfect job for a woman born to fix everything. A friend’s broken heart, a tattered agency, a flat tire—she’ll roll up her sleeves and make it as good as new. Sophie rarely encounters anything she can’t fix…until she meets the devastatingly handsome and insufferably arrogant, Max Parker. One of Boston’s most eligible bachelors, he’s never without a stunning young woman on his arm and in his bed.

When Sophie’s forced to deal with Max, sparks fly, and somewhere in the crossfire of verbal daggers and clever barbs, she discovers his darkest secret.
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My Review:

This was a wonderfully written contemporary romance which I enjoyed very much. It was a story hard not to like. The plot kept me on edge from start to finish. I was excited each time I got to turn the page. There were love, passion, family, betrayal, humor, emotion, pain, courage. 
Sophie had to start over again after she caught her husband with oe of his mistress. She has found the right job for her: help women victims of domestic violence. Helping others is her specialty. She has decided not to  want more men in her life. Until she meets Max, a charming but arrogant businessman, still struggling with some demons of his past. Will they heal their wounds?
All the characters are believable and lovable, are people I would like to know. Sophie is a brave and generous woman with a big heart. Max is sexy, charming but very cocky and arrogant. Sophie is the right woman for him, she knows how to keep his head. The chemistry between them is truly magical, I love their love / hate relationship, their squabbles are really funny. I also loved Sophie's family, many nosy relatives that cheer you and complicate your life.  Meadows Shore is a warm and safe place to take refuge in times of trouble or for some enjoyable family reunion, is the house that everyone should have
This is a truly engaging and delightful read and I look forward to reading the others in the series, I want to know more about other members of this wonderful Portuguese family.
I definitely recommend this one.



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EXCERPT:


Suddenly she realized what was happening—the moans were coming from her. She needed to stop. This was a bad idea. She knew he was an expert at making women melt. She forced her brain to wrest control from her body, and pulled away.

“Sophie, don’t,” he pleaded.

“I can’t do this.”

He cradled her face in his hands. “Sophie, we’re both adults. This is something we both want. I know you want this—maybe not as bad as I do, but you want it.” He kissed her neck and whispered, “Say it, say it…please say it.”

She looked tortured. If he persisted, he could wear her down. But he didn’t want that. What he wanted was to take her to bed, take her body to new heights, visit places she’d never been before. He wanted to exorcise the painful memory of her ex-husband, snuff out the memory of every man she’d ever been with.

He wanted to enjoy her pleasure, wanted her to enjoy him, with no regrets. If he pressed her now, there’d be regrets in the morning, lots of regrets. Regrets he couldn’t afford, because he meant to have her again. One night with her would never be enough to satisfy him. He didn’t want her forever, didn’t want anyone forever, but he wanted her for a little while. Just a little while.



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Eva Charles is the author of the multi-titled Meadows Shore Series that chronicles the lives and loves of the Clayton-Harrington family. She invites you to visit their beloved Meadows Shore nestled in the charming seaside town of Fair Harbor, where you’ll enjoy love, laughter, loyalty, and an abundance of mouth-watering food, Portuguese style.

After being a confirmed city-girl for more than thirty-five years, Eva moved to beautiful western Massachusetts in 2014. There, she found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkeys, deer, and coyotes roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she’d been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into a romantic tale.

When she’s not writing, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons, or playing with the two cutest dogs you’ve ever seen, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story.


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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Eva Charles will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

22 commenti:

  1. Thank you for hosting A Wedding at Meadows Shore today, and for your lovely review of the book. I'm available today to answer questions from your followers. Grazie Mille!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Thank you for stopping by, and good luck!

      Elimina
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    1. I'm grateful for the review, too! Good luck with the contest!

      Elimina
  4. Which comes first for you--the story or the characters?

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Great question, Becky! In A Wedding at Meadows Shore the story evolved more quickly than the characters, but in the second book of the series which comes out June 1, and in the third, which I'm working on now, the characters came first because I created them for the first book.

      Elimina
  5. A really great review. Very sexy excerpt.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt! There are a few more sexy scenes in the novel as well ;)

      Elimina
  6. I liked the review and excerpt.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Hello Rita, I'm so happy you enjoyed the excerpt!

      Elimina
  7. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

    RispondiElimina
  8. Really great review!! Thanks for sharing :)

    RispondiElimina
  9. I really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!

    RispondiElimina
  10. Thanks for the chance in your giveaway. Enjoyed your review.

    RispondiElimina
  11. Good Morning and thank you for the great post, blurb, review and giveaway

    RispondiElimina
  12. Awesome review and excerpt, sounds like a great hit........

    RispondiElimina
  13. I enjoyed reading the excerpt and the review. This book sounds like an interesting and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book.

    RispondiElimina
  14. I enjoyed the entire post! Thank you for sharing!

    RispondiElimina

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