I know I am going to be in the minority when I say Love in Catalina Cove was just an OK read for me I wanted to love it but I just didn t I did like the setting and most of the characters The little town of Catalina Cove sounds like it is a lace I d love to visit I also liked the two main characters Vashti and Sawyer I felt bad for Vashti for what happened to her I also liked Sawyer s relationship with his daughter Jade Their relationship was really neat and fun to read What I didn t care for so much was the story or the romance I felt no connection between Vashti and Sawyer I think it was supposed to be a slow burn but it was just too slow for me The story once we get to the secret surrounding Vashti was really unbelievable I can suspend disbelief sometimes but I just couldn t in this one There were way to many coincidences There was one big one that I just couldn t believe would happen It really lessened my enjoyment of the book The overall book isn t badly written and I think fans of this author will try it out It is the first in the series so maybe the other books will be enjoyable for me this is one of those books that have many twists and turns some you see coming some not and you cannot stop reading great writing likable characters and far fetched lotline35 stars OUT NOW Vashti s life has been a rocky one At sixteen she got regnant but she never admitted who the father was which was enough for the little town of Catalina Cove to be against her To rotect her her arents took her to a home for unwed mothers and left her there alone until the baby was born Only to die a few hours after being delivered Later on in life Vashti got married to Scott only to be cheated on Now at the age of thirty two with her divorce finalized she s inheriting her aunt s BB in Catalina Cove After being so mistreated in that town there s no way she s coming back there so selling the BB seems to be the only way to goBut she can t because the town doesn t want her too With that she has no other way than to come back to Catalina Cove and reopen the BB Back in her hometown she finds herself drawn to Sawyer the Sherriff in inexplicable waysFull review available at Under the Pages It took a little bit to get into this story because there were a few extra characters that have a start within this story However once the story focused completely around Vashti and Sawyer the ace and intrigue really drew me into this smoking hot connection Sawyer Les Ténébreuses - Tome I - La Fin d'un monde pulls Vashti over when she is reluctantly returning to Catalina Cove to take care of some family business Vashti has been burned by men and the town before so she had no interest in any man that lives in her small town after they treated her badly as a teenager There are loads of secrets revealed and as well as things left unanswered This has me chomping at the bit for it to be next year already when the next book in this series of standalones is set to be released This specific video review will be included in the October 2018 wrap up For other video book reviews check out my YouTube Channel Steph s Rom Book Talk Vashti s auntasses away and leaves her the B and B This reuires Vashti returning to a Karneval, Vol. 4 place that she escaped long ago Her arrival in town is met by the town s new and hot Sheriff Sawyer along with a few other twists and turns To her surprise the townsfolk want her but the surprises and deep rootedain are making it hard to stay Brenda Jackson is a wonderful storyteller She weaves an intricate web between her characters that is easy to follow and intriguing Jackson reminded her readers how honesty is truly "the best olicy I was impressed with the absurdity yet the " best olicy I was impressed with the absurdity yet the of the dilemmas Sadly
people do strange and awful things to save face In the end Vashti got her well deserved happy ending So do strange and awful things to save face In the end Vashti got her well deserved happy ending So m stopping at the midway oint There are two roblems with this romance Either one in a story will cause me some friction but it turns out that the two together are killer The first. In her brand new series Brenda Jackson welcomes you to Catalina Cove where even the biggest heartbreaks can be healedIn the wake of a devastating teen regnancy that left her childless and heartbroken Vashti Alcindor left Catalina Cove Louisiana with no lans to return Now over a decade later Vashti reluctantly finds herself back in her hometown after inheriting her aunt’s B and Is that the attraction between Vashti and Sawyer is all about chemistry They can t keep their eyes off each other and get the zings every time they touch It was lust at first sight and isn t getting any better At halfway they re getting ready to set ground rules for a sex thing and I m tired of the excuses alreadyThe second is what s killing me though and that s that both are entirely negatively motivated Which is bad enough but they re also the kind of silly thing that only really works in romance novels Vashti is all I ve been in love twice and got hurt so two and through baby Which only works if you believe all men are the same and she clearly does not believe this in any consistent way And Sawyer is all I had the love of my life and she died lus my sixteen year old needs me so bachelor life 4evah This in the teeth of eople ointing out that he s two years away from being alone anyway and he "s even thinking that he s setting a Changing Face of the Hero prettyoor example of relationship building for his daughter So you " even thinking that he s setting a The Undisputed Greatest Writer of All Time: A Collection of Poetry prettyoor example of relationship building for his daughter So you mysterious internal attractions countered by unreasonable internal resistances Times twoIt s too bad because I like the setting the characters are otherwise very interesting and there s a hint of whackadoodle drama heading their
way that looks interesting in a soapy way that I can robably get with Indeed I almost that looks interesting in a soapy way that I can robably get with Indeed I almost to stick around just for the whackadoodle heading down the It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life pike But then I think about all the friction of dealing with the romance and then get overwhelmed with the mehsI m adding a second star for the interesting characters and fantastic sense of setting I wish the romance had been better grounded Negative Motivations I kind of hate that the term negative motivation isn t widespread yet Since it isn t I m going to save off this little jag to append to my reviews that feature the term Jennifer Crusie blogged about it a bit back or if that link doesn t work here s a cache of the Favorite uotes Scott isn t the only guy I ve loved that let me down Therefore I can t be one and done I m two and throughMs Gertie would also butt heads all the time with Sheriff Phillips all generations of them and was uick to remind them that she delivered them into the world and would have given them an extra whack on their rear end if she d known they would grow up to beower grabbing menMy Review Oh what a tangled web vile and duplicitous snobs can weave just to save face I enjoyed this cleverly knotted and intriguing tale it Lignin Biodegradation progressed slowly yet I enjoyed every little twist and turn The ending may seem far fetched unless you understand the social influence and structure of small town living then it becomes all toolausible The storylines were easy to follow engaging deliciously spiced and Pure Chance pricked my curiosity I am itching to uncover about the secondary characters Ms Jackson was taunting me with she is such a clever tease I was enad with her large and varied cast and amrimed for return trips Dramatic romantic and upliftingLove in Catalina Cove is an engaging lighthearted read that takes us to coastal Louisiana and into the life of Vashti Alcindor as she meanders through all sorts of highs and lows including a recent divorce being laid off reopening her aunt s BB a blossoming courtship and returning to the hometown that shunned her following a teen The Lady and the Lionheart pregnancyThe writing is smooth and effortless The characters are strong confident and dependable And thelot although a little slow to start is a heartwarming tale with a sliver of mystery that s full of tricky situations tender moments self discovery friendship family community acceptance revelations happiness slow burning romance and scrumptious blueberry delightsOverall Love in Catalina Cove is a assionate heartfelt start to this new series by Jackson that has a large intriguing cast of characters that I look forward to reading about in Forget Me Not Catalina Cove 2 due to be ublished in Spring 2019Thank you to Harleuin Books for roviding me with a copy in exch. Her homecoming gets off to a rocky start when the new sheriff Sawyer Grisham ulls her over for speeding and things go downhill from thereThe B and B a lace she’d always found refuge in when it seemed like the whole world was against her has fallen into disrepair When a surprising benefactor encourages Vashti to reopen the B and B Vashti embraces a fresh start and soon old hurts. Ange for an honest review I
"received a copy "a copy this book from the authorpublisher in exchange for an honest review Ever read a book just because of its cover That was the case for me when I came across Love in Catalina Cove while browsing through Netgalley I kept coming across the book and the cover whore in me kept screaming to reuest it so I finally did just that I just hoped that I wouldn t be let down by taking a chance on this new to me authorVashti Alcindor vowed never to return to the small town of Catalina Cove after loss and humiliation ruined her life But years later Vashti is brought back to the seaside town when she inherits her late aunt s bed and breakfast and must decide what she wants to do with it Unable to walk away from the lace she once called home Vashti decides to stay a while and hopes to restore her aunt s bed and breakfast back to its glory days It also helps that the new sheriff in town is easy on the eyes and Vashti finds herself drawn to the man of few words But when a revelation about Vashti s ast comes to light her world is turned upside down and she ll have to face her ast head on if she wants to uncover the truthI didn t have a clue of what I was getting myself into when I started this book I didn t read the blurb beforehand and I ve never read any of Brenda Jackson s works before so I was literally going into this series completely blind Love in Catalina Cove started out in your typical small town romance fashion and I was totally loving it I was getting to know our main characters and learning about all the secrets of the eople of Catalina Cove and I was living for the scandalous gossip But then Brenda Jackson decided to turn things up and lawwd I was not expecting this story to take the direction that it did Yo gurl was shook It was National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020 plot twist afterlot twist and even our lot twists had lot twists Now sometimes a story with so many Why Is It Always About You?: The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism plot twists can come off as being too over dramatic but that was not the case for this book Everything had a great flow and I loved how the story came full circle by the end I would have never expected a story like this to have an ending like that and I gotta applaud Brenda forulling off all these twists off Vashti is one of my favorite characters in this book Her story her Gods and fighting men: the story of the Tuatha de Danaan and of the Fianna of Ireland, arranged and put into English by Lady Gregory past her struggles all broke my heart and I was just hoping that somehow she would be able to find real true happiness by the end I honestly wanted to fight everyone who turned on her because she was a child herself when she lost her own baby and she didn t deserve the treatment she got She s definitely a character with a great amount of strength because she went through hell and back and there were many times that I thought she would break down while reading this book But she kept on fighting and searching for the truth and all thatain and suffering was worth it by the end because what she got was something rarely few Charming the Firefighter people ever get a second chanceThere is a romance between Vashti and Sheriff Sawyer Grisham and it s kind of a slow burn at first but things heat up once these two work through some of their issues Vashti and Sawyer s relationship was alsout to the test in this book and I was seriously on edge because I hardcore shipped them together and I was not going to stand for any sinking ships As for Sawyer he too has his own ast with a few secrets but I don t want to give any of that away since it does tie into some of the twists for this story Love in Catalina Cove was a thrilling read that kept me at the edge of my seat and I highly recommend it to those who love their romances
with a dash of suspense I eagerly await for the next installment in this series and this time I ll bea dash of suspense I eagerly await for the next installment in this series and this time I ll be for all the lot twists because I know Brenda Jackson is gonna be serving up some craziness in the next one 45 stars Look my review of Love in Catalina Cove by Brenda Jackson on the Harleuin Junkies website in the near future To find book reviews visit wwwharleuinjunkiescom. Begin to fade as she makes new memories with the town and its handsome sheriffBut some Everyone Loves Clowns and Other Tales pasts are too big to escape and when a bombshell of a secret changes everything she thought was true Vashti is left reeling With Sawyer and his teenage daughter determined to see her through the storm though she’s learning family isn’t always a matter of blood sometimes it’s a matter of hea.