Monday, August 29, 2016

Review: Last Kiss of Summer (Destiny Bay #1) by Marina Adair

"I think stubborn is sexy, and when I said this, I meant you, sweetness. I want you to stay because you're simply you." - Luke Callahan

Last Kiss of Summer
Series: Destiny Bay #1
Author: Marina Adair
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Source: Publisher for Review.

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He's one bad apple she just can't resist . . .

Kennedy Sinclair never dreamed she'd own a pie shop and an orchard in a small town like Destiny Bay. But nestled between the mountains and the Pacific Ocean, it's the perfect place to cross something off her "Life's short so eat the icing first" list and start her life over from scratch. Her shop, Sweetie Pies, is famous for its hot, flaky apple turnovers and sinfully delicious deep dish pie. For Kennedy though, nothing is more enticing than the tall, strapping slice of temptation who keeps coming back for more.

Luke Callahan is determined to make his hard cider business a success. With his beloved father's cider recipe and the opportunity of a lifetime in his grasp, he'll stop at nothing to get this deal done. There's just one catch: he needs Kennedy's apples. At first, he thinks it'll be as easy as pie to charm those apples right off her trees. But Kennedy isn't falling for his tender charms or his wicked ways. When the negotiations start heating up, so do the feelings they have for each other. And it takes just one kiss to seal the deal . . .

Oh, my goodness! This book had me in stitches! I love Marina Adair. Her Sugar, Georgia series was fabulous. And although I have yet to read her other popular series, I was so looking forward to the start of her brand new Destiny Bay. Last Kiss of Summer was perfection as the first book in the new series. It had everything I love about her books - fantastic writing, wonderful characters, and just enough sizzle to make me want more. In one word, Marina's writing is witty. Her books make me laugh and smile. Her characters are always lovable. Kennedy was strong and resilient, determined to make a name for herself. While Luke is a bit wicked, he only has the best intentions and, better yet, he learns that things aren't always as they seem. Once he learns the error in his ways, he strives to make things right for Kennedy. I loved their chemistry. Luke's teasing was hot. The man could flirt and tease like a champ. They tried to fight their attraction, but it was only a matter of time until it ignited. The setting was breathtaking. And I was craving apples throughout the entire book... I could not put Last Kiss of Summer down. In fact, I totally devoured it in one day. Happily, I might add. I didn't even look to see who gets their HEA in the next book so I can delay the surprise. That wait, though... I'll have to pick her Marina's older books to keep me company. 

Marina Adair is a #1 National best-selling author of romance novels and holds a Master of Fine arts in creative writing. Along with the Sugar, Georgia series, she is also the author the St. Helena Vineyard series, the Heroes of St Helena series, and her upcoming Sequoia Lake series. She currently lives with her husband, daughter, and two neurotic cats in Northern California.

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