Series: Star Harbor

Fiery! Slow Summer Burn by Elisabeth Barrett

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

Fiery! Slow Summer Burn by Elisabeth BarrettSlow Summer Burn by Elisabeth Barrett
Series: Star Harbor #4
Published by Loveswept on August 12, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 282
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Cameron Stahl has everything, so why does she feel like her life is incomplete? A beautiful Boston socialite and a successful entrepreneur, she’s just opened her second boutique in Star Harbor and business is booming. But one searing look from Val Grayson sends fire through her body and shows her exactly what’s missing from her life: a real man who doesn’t play games and who makes her feel like the most desired woman on earth.

DEA agent Val Grayson has always looked after his brothers. Now it’s his turn to find love—though Cam is the last sort of woman he ever dreamed he’d fall for. When courageous Cam realizes she has the insider connections to help Val take down a major drug player within Boston’s political elite, he can’t stop her from putting herself in danger. But as the drug bust of his career looms, all Val cares about is saving the woman he loves before it’s too late.

 

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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 know each other better, sparks fly on both ends.

 
I was just as eager to get to know Cam as I was Val. She was the enigma she seemed to be, struggling to live a more relevant life than one filled with charity fundraisers and the like promoted by her overbearing mother. Their romance developed slowly and Val’s concerns about her family’s acceptance of him were authentically presented.

 
There’s a continuing story arc related to drug smuggling and a shipwreck rumored to be somewhere in the harbor. It’s resolved here in a spectacular way, involving both Val and Cam. It was intriguing and brought a lot more excitement and tension than I’d anticipated.

 
This was a really good series and I regret having taken so long to read Val and Cam’s story. Both are admirable characters and their romance was pretty special. I loved how the mystery ended and how it impacted the main characters of the series. Well done.

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

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

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