Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas in the Cove by Carol Ross ~ Blog Tour + giveaway!

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Christmas in the CoveChristmas in the Cove
by Carol Ross

Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review

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.

My thoughts:  I enjoy second chance romances.d  Eli and Aubrey fell in love as teens.  Their relationship ended with unresolved issues, now as adults they reconnect and find that they still have chemistry and attraction.  They must get past the past and a mystery to have a future together.

This is a "heartwarming" book. It really's not that it's part of the Heartwarming line at Harlequin.  :)  The book takes a close look at Aubrey and Eli's relationship.  The book takes it's time as they come to terms with their feelings.  Their relationship is complicated and not easily resolved.  I enjoyed how Carol Ross let the reader understand the events surrounding them.  The story had a steady, but a little slower pace.  The family and friendship relationships played a large role in the story.  There is a large support group for the characters.

Without a mystery, the reunion between Aubrey and Eli wouldn't have taken place.  Eli is investigating illegal activity and has to keep his activities a secret.  This leads to some interesting situations.  I loved the blend of mystery and romance.

This is a fun book that takes place during the Christmas season.

This book is currently part of a giveaway at Goodreads.
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It closes on 12/23.

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.

Other Books by the Author

Tour Giveaway

- 1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon eGift Card and a copy of Christmas in the Cove (signed copy if US, ebook if international)
- Ends December 24th

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  1. Lisa, thank you so much for hosting me today! Extra special thanks for taking the time to read and review Christmas in the Cove. So glad you enjoyed it(: Merry Christmas!

  2. what an interesting sounding Christmas title. Would love to read it!

    1. It is interesting. It's a fun book to read during the Holidays. :)

  3. I've been looking for good Christmas books! Great review! I'll definitely check this one out later!
    I just followed you on GFC, if you could follow me back that'd be great! :)

    1. Thanks for the follow! I appreciate it. I am now following your blog on GFC.

  4. I like mysteries. Would love to read.


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