Tuesday, March 10, 2015

ARC REVIEW: Guarding His Heart (Half Moon Bay #3) by Annie Seaton

Title/Series: Guarding His Heart | Half Moon Bay #3
Author: Annie Seaton
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Published: March 10th 2015
Format: eARC | Pages: 184
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Publisher
★★★★★ (5/5) Stars!!!

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Some people get under your skin.
Some get into your heart.

Bestselling author Liam Wyndham needed an escape, and Half Moon Bay, with its small town charm and beautiful ocean, is the perfect place to hide out from the scandal surrounding his estranged dead wife. A place where he can enjoy his writer's block in sweet isolation. But all of his plans to become a surly recluse disappear when carpenter Georgie Sacchi marches into his house…

Georgie wants an adventure, and she has a plane ticket that promises her everything she needs—excitement, independence, and a way to escape the memory of her last ruined relationship. Still, she has one last job to complete before she can leave the country. The last thing she needs is a recalcitrant author with a gorgeous face (and a hot body) distracting her from her plans.

But life doesn't always give you what you think you need… 

I received a copy of this book, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating!

I think that I'm a little bit in love with this book...and Liam. I was sitting here thinking everything through in my head as I tried to determine how I was going to rate this and what to say in my review and really there ended up being no question what to do. When I tried to formulate a list of things in my head that I didn't like about Guarding His Heart, things that could possibly take away points towards my rating, well, they were just so tiny and insignificant, nitpicking really, that giving it anything less than five stars honestly would just be me lying to myself.

There are so many things I can list to explain why I enjoyed this book so much. Characters would be at the top of the list but just below that would be the setting. I absolutely adored Half Moon Bay. Like to the point where I Googled it and am seriously contemplating visiting the area some day. It just seems so charming and quaint, plus the beaches and the ocean. It sounds like the type of place where I'm afraid if I go, I may never leave.

Of course the characters though were definitely what sucked me in so deeply. Georgie was very easy for me to relate to. She's a doer. She will happily give and do and be a rock to everyone around her and she'll do it with a smile on her face. Even if on the inside things aren't as cheerful as they seem, she puts on a smile and hides behind a mask and just gives everything she has to others. Not everyone is fooled by her outward appearance though and I really felt for her as she continually lied to herself and those around her just how deeply she's been affected by stuff from her past. 

Liam Wyndham is in a class of swoonyness (it's a word...) all of his own. First of all he's an author, so that alone had my bookish heart ready to sing his praises from the nearest mountain. But it's his sweetness and his passion and his actions that had me falling hopelessly. Plus I generally cannot resist a broken man and his story had me aww and sigh and want to wrap him up and hold him tight. Yikes, could I sound any more smitten? Yeah. I've got it bad!

Sometimes there is nothing better than a sweet romance like you find in these Bliss books. It's that kind of light and fluffy romance that you daydream about, and I mean that in the best way possible. And while these two fight their feelings out of fear, the spark between them is undeniable. Even the people around them see it and try to stick their nose in the relationship. And let me tell you this book is packed full of brilliant characters. With everyone's antics I was either laughing or sighing contentedly as I whipped through this book in one sitting! I haven't read either of the first two books in this series but that's something I plan on fixing very, very soon. I definitely need more of Half Moon Bay and these characters in my life!

Thanks Entangled Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book!

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