When chef Abby de Messiéres returns to Silver Island with her sister to get their late mother’s affairs in order, she expected to inherit her mother’s bistro along with their childhood home, not to discover a half sister they never knew existed, and a handsome vacationer camped out on her mother’s patio.
Workaholic Aiden Aldridge has been sent to Silver Island on a work-free vacation, armed with a “Let Loose List,” and ordered to get a life by the much-younger sister he raised after the death of their parents. After years of focusing on his sister’s well-being, he’s blindsided by his intense attraction to the gorgeous, free-spirited Abby.
Aiden might not know much about chilling out, but he’s excellent at striking deals. He helps Abby with the restaurant in exchange for her help in tackling the items on his list. Sparks fly as Aiden and Abby work, and play, side by side. Intimate conversations lead to steamy kisses and undeniable passion. But there’s more to Aiden then Abby knows, and when the truth comes out, their new romance is put to the test, as the two find out if true love really can conquer all.
RELEASE DATE: May 4, 2021
My heart is racing. I nearly kissed a man I barely know– and I wish I had kissed him because now it’ll be all I’ll think about.-Abby
MF is one of my TOP authors (I’ve read her first and before all the hoopla, she is a top FAV) So to say when I saw this beauty in the mail of a paperback I about screamed! I couldn’t wait to dive into something NEW from Melissa! This something NEW happens to be interacted and well if you remember Remi from THIS IS LOVE well this book is Aiden’s story, the brother! And the heroine Abby comes from a mention in TEMPTED BY LOVE she and her sister and mother were mentioned there. So NEW but also familiar since you do get the characters you’ve heard of and love.
To me this book was a little more Woman’s Fiction okay it’s on the boarder, I don’t mind it it’s not my favorite to read but with that said this does come with a heavy doze of details which picturing it in your head is magical, but it did linger on for too long on certain areas which caused me to read a little faster to pass it. That said, that’s my only hang up with this book the rest of it I enjoyed because Aiden was the perfect hero and Abby even though she was the sweet, positive woman she had spunk to her. Their story flowed so naturally and beautifully, the side characters that are presented are there very much (I say that because this is also where it starts feeling a little more woman’s fiction reads) but it was beautiful in the end, I am glad that Aiden got his happy ending I know I always wondered if he would get a book after reading his sister’s. There were a lot of characters presented and I am looking forward to seeing who is next to get their story in this NEW series!
A little about the book: Aiden is a man that works hard and works harder. Having come from the past and losing his parents so young, taking care of his sister, he is in the professional aiden mode and doesn’t know he needs to get out of it. His sister Remi decides to pick a place for him to take a month off and make him a list of things to do WITH proof, yes to send photos to her that he in deed is doing them. But there is a twist, even though Aiden is on vacation he can’t seem to help and let the professional one peak out. Abby took a run one day after a frustrating meeting and encounter with her sister, only to run into a man who was sitting at her mother’s place, just eating breakfast in his fancy outfit, watching the beach. She is confused as to why anyone would be there since the place is closed down, after all she is there with her sister because their mother passed and they needed to figure out what to do with everything. Their encounter is sweet, funny, romantic and cute! These two strike up a convo and it all goes from there.
Aiden and Abby are truly a magical H&H I loved everything about them together, their dates, their kisses, their love making…it was all so natural and fit so well together. I won’t spoil too much but will say that sometimes things aren’t as they seem and when push comes to shove you really need to remember the good times. If you are looking for some fun in the sand, romance, swooning through the roof and passion…this is for you!!
Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Series
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