Series: Harmony Harbor #2
Author: Debbie Mason
Release Date: February 28, 2017
Source: publisher for review
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Hidden in Graystone Manor is a book containing all the dark secrets of Harmony Harbor, and Ava DiRossi is determined to find it. No one—especially not her ex-husband, Griffin Gallagher—can ever discover what really tore her life apart all those years ago. With Griffin back in town, it's more important than ever that she find the book before someone else does. Because her ex is still angry with her for leaving him. And he still has no idea Ava never stopped loving him...
Ava is no longer the vibrant, happy woman Griffin had once loved and married, and he would do anything to bring back the sparkle to her brilliant green eyes. But what's never changed are the sexy sparks of attraction between Ava and Griffin, and he won't give her up again without a fight. He knows there's the real possibility of a future together...if the truth doesn't burn the bridge between them forever.
I know that clean, or sweet, romances can be a hit or miss with some authors. Some can't quite build up the sexual chemistry to a level where it becomes believable that the characters are actually having sex behind that bedroom door. I've read books where the chemistry just wasn't there and when that door closed, I pictured them playing Monopoly instead of messing up the sheets. Debbie Mason is one of the few authors that I've read that always brings the chemistry and sexual tension without needing to be in the room. The chemistry between her couples is always sizzling. Once the spark ignites, it's amazing and such fun to watch.
I started pining for Ava and Griffin from the moment I met them in the first book from this series. Ava tugs at your heart. She's drastically changed since her divorce from Griffin. No longer the bright and bubbly person he once loved, Ava tends to fade away in the background. Once they reconnect, all of those feelings they thought were buried so deep come rushing back to the surface... His need to not only protect her, but also buy her shoes. It's a cute story, trust me. Ava starts to blossom back into her usual self and it doesn't take long for Griffin to notice. I adored them together, especially how open Ava was when it came to accepting Griffin's past. Honestly, I don't think I could open my arms as wide as she did, but that is what makes Ava such a strong woman. It takes a while for her to shed the shell surrounding her heart, but it is a wonderful transition once she does.
From start to finish, Starlight Bridge enchanted me. There's an element of magic in Debbie's romances that is on a whole different level. I love how everything fades away as I immerse myself into her creative worlds. It's a place where I'd love to live filled with characters that I would love to call friends. If you are ever in the mood for a sweet, behind closed doors romance, never pass up one of Debbie's books. Trust me, you won't regret it.
Debbie Mason is the USA Today bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado and Harmony Harbor series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews). When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, three wonderful children, two adorable grandbabies, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella in Ontario, Canada.