Deep Autumn by Elisabeth Barrett

Deep Autumn Heat (Star Harbor #1)
by Elisabeth Barrett 
Published July 9th 2012 by Loveswept (first published July 2012)
ISBN0345534336 (ISBN13: 9780345534330)

Review courtesy of netGalley
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 brothers. Until Lexie, with her kissable lips and frosty “get lost” attitude, makes him want to forget his culinary empire and create some magic with her. After he fires up his charm—including challenging her to a televised cook-off to break through her resistance—it’s now hotter in the bedroom than it is in the kitchen and Lexie isn’t sure whether she’s lost her mind . . . or just her heart.

My Thoughts:

Food and romance what a great combination. Overall I like the story, there were a few things that I kept thinking I walked in on the middle of an existing book. When new characters were introduced it was like I was missing a piece of their story/their background, for instance, the characters Jimmy and Emma, I felt that I missed out on their story. I found the author did this with many of the secondary or minor characters that were scattered among the pages.

I loved the way the author built up the sexual tension between the two leading characters, and when they finally succumb to their urges- wow what an sexually explosive combustion. I loved their romance, although it may have elements of lust there was always the feeling of respect, love and kindness.

The author gave the readers some suspense which balanced out this book from being just about the romance. I would have loved to see more recipes, maybe even a section in the back spotlighting some of the dishes highlighted in the book.

The book was an even pace except at the end, I felt the author rushed through the ending, like she was tiding up loose ends. I felt rushed, I almost wished she just ended when the two lovers agreed to their HEA.  All in all, I think it was an enjoyable read and I will read more from this author.

My Rating



kimbacaffeinate said... Best Blogger Tips

Great review, bummer about the secondary characters..but the book sounds like a good read.

Amy Denim said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, yeah! Food and romance are a great combo. Totally adding this to my TBR pile!

Virna DePaul said... Best Blogger Tips

I just read Blaze Of Winter by this author and really enjoyed it. :) Thanks for the review.

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