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Blaze of Winter by Elisabeth Barrett

Blaze of Winter

by Elisabeth Barrett

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Love love love this one. Sweet intellectual Theo knows just what he wants and what he wants is scared and confused Avery. He slowly but surely breaks down all her walls. Highly recommended read. ( )
  Bette_Hansen | Nov 3, 2015 |
I didn't find something especific about the book or the plot that I didn't like, just that there was something that bothered me. Maybe it was the way the characters behaved or the general plot for the book, but didn't feel much to me. ( )
  msralways | Aug 19, 2014 |
I didn't find something especific about the book or the plot that I didn't like, just that there was something that bothered me. Maybe it was the way the characters behaved or the general plot for the book, but didn't feel much to me. ( )
  msralways | Aug 19, 2014 |
At the beginning of this book I thought it was going to turn out to be a solid 3. After I got a few chapters down and started getting comfortable with the characters, I started to really like it. The book only got better from there. It is a very well balanced romance. It has an interesting plot that makes it more than your run-of-the-mill romance. I genuinely liked the characters and thought the main character's emotional struggles were realistic and believable. I also really loved the town and there is a rich cast of tertiary characters that bring a lot of depth to the novel. The town is quaint and cute, kind of like Star Hollow in Gilmore Girls or something, but the romance is steamy. Really great romance with sweet characters that you will love. ( )
  Kanic | Apr 9, 2014 |
Blaze of Winter by Elisabeth Barrett ISBN: 9780345534347
Theo Grayson had relocated from his loft in San Francisco to his
hometown of Star Harbor where he thought he might get some
inspiration to do some more writing. His first book was out
there=well not at his hometown library. He finds it hard to
write, sleep and to concentrate as he's on the houseboat of
his brothers and in total there are 3 of them there. Avery
Newbridge was taking care of the Star Harbor Inn for her aunt
who had recuperated from breast cancer treatments. She is hiding
out, not sure what to do with her life now. Her sister Kate had
told her she had heard noises and things moving at night and
some food had gone missing but nothing to be concerned about.
She tried to talk Theo out of staying at the inn but he took a
room, indefenitely... She is on a break from the drug rehab
center and she's tried to help so many and some don't make
it leaving her like she's failed. I first wanted to read this
book because of the name Grayson. I got it mixed up with another
ongoing series and thought this was the latest. It's the wrong
Grayson, but I like the storyline anyways and now I am happy to
say I gotta go get the rest of this Grayson series cuz it's that
good! Love when I stumble onto a new author! After dinner at the
local restaurant they go back to find an intruder had broken
into the inn. After reporting and the police showed up the
next day she's to get new locks and keys and find out everybody
in town knows about everybody and that they know she has a
violin case. The local ensemble practices Thursday nights and
they've asked her to join them. It's a friendly kind of 'knowing
everybody's business'. Although the book mainly concentrates on
Avery and Theo there are other relatives involved that come and
go into their daily lives and another book is dedicated to them.
I did not feel like I missed out or was left in the dark as some
of their backgrounds are gone into to make you feel not so lost.
She was trying to figure out what she wanted to do with her life
as her social worker job was on hold and other things keep
popping up, Theo and now the violin group... Theo's next book
is starting out well with help from others who lent him books on
the ship wreck nearby. He is just piecing the info together
while having a drink at the Nail with other locals. They spend
more time together decorating the inn for the Christmas holiday
and each of them talk about their jobs... There are many stories
of when the boys were younger and played pranks on others. some
very detailed they had to have originated from Theo. She doesn't
want to start anything she can't finish cuz she's told him he's
leaving by feb 1 and so is she. The ice skating bonfire sounds
so New Englandish I recall my younger days! Myteries surrounding
his writing and the Boston Harbor area... Avery gets a job offer
and is contemplating staying near her relatives and not going
back to her old job. Decisions, choices for the both of them...
Drugs, hospitalizations, wedding, and Christmas all make this a
very exciting action packed book with hot steamy sex to only add
to this tale. Love how everything was tied together at the end!
Recipes at the end, super! ( )
  jbarr5 | Aug 8, 2013 |
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Frustrated with her job in Boston, social worker Avery Newbridge welcomes the opportunity to reassess her life when family asks her to help manage the Star Harbor Inn. Trying to figure out her future is overwhelming enough, but she doesn't count on distraction in the form of one Theo Grayson, the gorgeous, green-eyed author who she knows is trouble from the moment he saunters into the inn.… (more)

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