Friday, December 16, 2016

Blog Tour/Review: Christmas in the Cove by Carol Ross

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Christmas in the CoveChristmas in the Cove
by Carol Ross
Adult Contemporary Romance

Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
December 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Nobody is going to hurt her—not on his watch

A DEA stealth mission has brought coast guard Lt. Commander Eli Pelletier home. But when he ends up aiding rescue swimmer Aubrey Wynn during her own harrowing mission, powerful emotions reignite between them. Except Aubrey doesn't want Eli's protection. She wants answers.

Twelve years ago, Eli broke up with Aubrey without telling her the real reason he was leaving Pacific Cove. How can he try for a second chance if he's forced to deceive her again? Amid suspected drug trafficking and a sabotaged Christmas contest, Eli must find a way to regain Aubrey's trust without compromising his career or endangering the woman he loves.

Aubrey and Eli both work for the Coast Guard and haven't seen each other in twelve years, when he left town, breaking her heart. Eli has come back as part of a task force involving drug trafficking, along with his friend, Gale, but can't tell Aubrey why he's really there. They still have plenty of chemistry and he wants a second chance with her, but, based on their past history, she's having a hard time trusting him. 

I love second chance love stories and this one delivered! Eli and Aubrey were easy to cheer for but they had some issues to overcome. Eli starts to question the reasons he left in the first place and has to resolve his feelings for someone close to Aubrey. Aubrey still has strong feelings for Eli, but he's repeating the old patterns that tore them apart the first time. 

Pacific Cove is a great community with some fun events planned around Christmas so this was a perfect time of year to read this book. Aubrey played a huge role in that so there were some fun scenes that brought her and Eli together. There were other great characters that I enjoyed getting to know and hope to see certain ones in the sequel, which I'm already looking forward to reading! If you enjoy clean, second chance love stories with a mystery to solve, this is a book you will definitely want to pick up! 

My Rating=5 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy via Prism Book Tours, which did not affect my review in any way

Carol Ross lives with her husband and one loveable miscreant of a dachshund in a small town in Washington close to both the ocean and the mountains. She adores the Pacific Northwest because it provides her with endless opportunities for the activities she loves—hiking, running, skiing, and spending time outdoors. Although she enjoys reading in many genres, she writes what she loves the most—romance, especially light-hearted stories about the fun, flirty, and often-tumultuous path toward a happily ever after.

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