28 October 2013

Donna Kauffman's sexy, fun, and moving Pelican Point is a five star winner!

A lighthouse, the coast of Maine, a brooding hunky hero with a sex god voice, and a strong, beautiful heroine overcoming emotional challenges - what more could you ask for in a romance? Well how about a little implied magic, another hunk with an Irish brogue, a tell-it-like-it-is diner owner, a pub owner uncle that everyone wants to hug, and a grumpy proprietor of an antique shop with very special tree growing within in it.

If this all sounds as fascinating to you as it did to me, you won't be able to put down Pelican Point either. The first of Donna Kauffman's Bachelors of Blueberry Cove novels, I received it from the publisher late Sunday night and was reading it until the wee hours on Monday morning. It was worth the slightly bloodshot eyes - and strong cup of coffee - as I fell in love with Kauffman's novel and don't regret a moment of lost sleep.

We first encounter Alex, a lighthouse restorer who has just experienced severe emotional trauma, having a mini-breakdown as she wends her way to Pelican Point and a dilapidated lighthouse. Police chief Logan is first on the scene to help her - and is also the owner of the property she is heading to. What transpires between these two guarded individuals is magic - and not just the kind that might be found in the antique store.

The way that Kauffman provides us with their inner journey through emotional heartaches, which could have permanently crippled them, is enlightening and inspiring. The romance is beautiful and their encounters are quite hot, and even when the water heater runs empty, their generated heat could steam the shower mirror.

I was really looking forward to this book as I enjoy Kauffman's deft touch with characters and absolutely love stories set in Maine, my home away from home. But this book surpassed my expectations. It's perfect reading at this time of year as the story is set around Thanksgiving. I highly recommend Pelican Point with a five star salute and look forward to the next book in the series, Half Moon Harbor, to be released in April 2014. An excerpt is contained at the end of Pelican Point and am really looking forward to hearing more of Brodie's Irish brogue.

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From the Publisher



Pelican Point by Donna Kauffman
Kensington Books
Kensington
ISBN 9780758292773
Price $14.00

"Humor, heart, and characters you wish lived next door." –Mariah Stewart

Blueberry Cove, Maine, is as small-town as small towns get. More than a little quirky, it has sheltered generations of families. But there's always room for a new face…

Fixing things has always been Alex McFarland's greatest gift and keenest pleasure. But with her own life thoroughly broken, she's signed on to renovate the dilapidated Pelican Point lighthouse, hoping to reconnect with herself. The last thing she expects is to find herself falling in love--with the glorious coastline, with age-old secrets and welcome-home smiles…with rugged Logan McCrae, the man she just might be able to build new hopes on.

DIY is so much better with two...

Includes an easy do-it-yourself restoration project!