Author: Elisabeth Barrett

Anywhere You Are by Elisabeth Barrett

Posted September 21, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Anywhere You Are by Elisabeth BarrettAnywhere You Are by Elisabeth Barrett
Series: Return to Briarwood #3
Published by Loveswept on September 20, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 272
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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As the daughter of a music legend, Grace Davingham knows all too well what it’s like to be burned by the media’s glare. Now all she wants is to be left to do her painting and conservation work in peace, with no intention of returning to the spotlight. But after she sprains her ankle hiking and a handsome real-estate mogul comes to her rescue, Grace once again finds herself in the public eye.

Sexy, successful, and averse to any attachments, Marcus Colby thrives on rigid discipline in order to manage both his real-estate investment company and his personal life. Marc has no time for fun, and no patience for crazy. Which is why meeting Grace—and inheriting an enormous Great Dane who won’t listen to a word he says—has turned Marc’s carefully constructed world upside down.

Only when Grace and Marc square off over a local controversy do they realize how different they really are. But if opposites attract, their love is destined to bind them together—forever.

 

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Grace Davingham is the daughter of a rock star and a supermodel who have a reality TV show. Two years ago she escaped the madness and landed in Eastbridge, living a life of solitude as a nature artist. She’s loved living her life on her own terms, even if it’s a bit lonely. Marc Colby couldn’t be more opposite. He’s a real estate investor from a wealthy, rather tight-lipped family. The odds of these two sustaining a relationship are pretty low but they bring out the best in each other.

 
Grace is so very aptly named as she’s very centered and clear about who she is and what she wants from life. She’s an absolutely lovely character who sees beyond Marc’s austere veneer, breathing much needed life into his workaholic routine. Add a wild Great Dane called Big Blue to the mix and you have quite the cocktail.

 
I really enjoyed this story. Both were passionate in their own way and Big Blue added adventure. The downside of fame and publicity surrounding reality TV was realistically portrayed and anyone craving this lifestyle would be given pause. This was an interesting series with diverse issues and characters that I found admirable and appealing. I’m sad to see it come to an end.

About Elisabeth Barrett

Elisabeth Barrett lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and spends her days teaching, editing, writing sexy contemporary romance, and enjoying time with her sometimes-bearded husband and three spirited children. She is constantly perfecting her home-work-writing juggling act, but in her free time she loves to hike open space preserves, grow orchids, bake sweet things her husband won’t eat, and sing in grand choruses.

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Fiery! Slow Summer Burn by Elisabeth Barrett

Fiery! Slow Summer Burn by Elisabeth Barrett

Posted August 23, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    This last book in the series slipped off my radar. What a mistake as it was one of the most interesting.   DEA Agent Val Grayson, the oldest of his three brothers, devoted his life to them after his father died in a storm when they were still in high school. He made certain they stayed out of trouble, are now leading productive lives and in committed relationships. Now that there’s nothing left for him to do, he’s taking a critical look at his own successful but lonely life. While he’s known boutique store owner Cameron (Cam) Stahl for awhile, he considers her out of his league as she comes from an old money Boston family. But, when they get an opportunity to […]


A Lovely Romance! The Best of Me by Elisabeth Barrett

A Lovely Romance! The Best of Me by Elisabeth Barrett

Posted January 8, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Jane Pringle is a pastry chef at the Briarwood Golf and Yacht Club, fulfilling a dream to be mentored by a master. She’s recently divorced from an abusive man and has sole custody of their 7-year old son, Andy. He’s challenging the custody arrangement out of spite and she’s doing everything to prove she’s a fit mother. When Preston (Press) North enters her orbit, she’s terrified that a relationship with him might jeopardize her custody battle and she doesn’t trust her judgment in picking men.   This was a lovely story considering Press conquered his own demons, rising from the awful depths of a year-long alcohol stupor to straighten out his life. Jane found her way out of an abusive relationship and has […]


Second Chances! Once and Again by Elisabeth Barrett

Second Chances! Once and Again by Elisabeth Barrett

Posted July 13, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    Carolyn Rivington, the once privileged and wealthy debutante, is now working for the country club where her family were once members. Crippled with debt and a financial scandal, Carolyn is making the best of the circumstances without the aid of long gone friends or family. Things get turned upside down, though, when the new owner of the Briarwood Golf and Yacht Club turns out to be Jake Gaffney, the boy (now man) who was her first and only love who her family (and she) ended up rejecting.   This was more than a second chance romance as Carolyn was a symbol of strength and perseverance as she pulled herself up by her bootstraps to craft a new identity and create a new life. […]


Dr. Amanda Aligheri New Year’s Resolution

Dr. Amanda Aligheri New Year’s Resolution

Posted December 16, 2014 by Jennifer in Author Guest Post | 13 Comments

    From the Personal Journal of Dr. Amanda Aligheri, December 16, 2014 Okay, this is my first attempt at doing one of these things. I’m more used to keeping a lab notebook than writing in a journal, but I’m giving this a go because I need to do something—anything—to get out of the rut I’ve been in. See, I’ve been working waaay too much (What can I say? I feel guilty), but it’s starting to wear on me. I know, I know, you’re thinking to yourself, but Mandy, you’re the life of the party! True. I show up, and I am a lot of fun when I’m there. But haven’t you noticed that after I say hi and make the rounds, I disappear for […]


Review of Long Simmering Spring by Elisabeth Barrett

Posted May 14, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

      Long Simmering Spring By Elisabeth Barrett Star Harbor #3       The Set UpIt’s back to Star Harbor and this time the über sexy Sheriff Cole Grayson is front and center with the town’s young doctor, Julie Kensington. He’s working to overcome his boyhood reputation and she’s trying to loosen up and have a life beyond her work. There’s never been any question about their attraction to each other. The IssuesCole was in the Army with the Special Operations Forces and returned suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Intense emotions, including his feelings for Julie, trigger the disorder and he stopped his treatments with his psychologist. There is also a situation going on in town that puts Julie in serious […]


CR Review: Deep Autumn Heat by Elisabeth Barrett

Posted July 9, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

Deep Autumn Heat by Elisabeth Barrett Book #1 in the Star Harbor seriesContemporary RomanceJuly 9th 2012 by Random House Publishing GroupARC from publisher via NetgalleyBUY: Amazon – B&NRATING: ★★★★ In this sexy new Star Harbor romance series, featuring the too-tempting Grayson brothers, a celebrity chef turns up the heat for a local café owner—and things start to sizzle. Lexie Meyers decides there’s nothing sweeter than watching Sebastian Grayson’s perfect, wicked mouth devour her coconut cake. He’s hot, he’s hungry, and he’s sizing her up like she’s the best thing on the menu. But she’s been burned in the past and flings just aren’t her thing. Too bad Sebastian can’t resist a challenge. Worldly, famous, and notorious with the ladies, Seb had planned a weekend of fishing and relaxation with his […]