Author: Susan Hatler
Length: 137 Pages
Release: November 2016
My Rating: 3/5 Stars
I received a copy of this novel through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Susan Hatler has a talent for creating fun and sweet romances that you can read in one or two sittings. This was definitely no exception. And one of the best things about her books is that even though most of them are a part of a series, you don't really have to read them in order. In the Kissed by the Bay series each story focuses on a different character, so it's not like you lose much by jumping around.
Harper was a likable main character and easy to relate with. She was hurt in the past and thought that second chances were too good to be true. As a divorce attorney she was committed to helping people end hurtful relationships.
Harper ends up stuck in a cabin over the Christmas holiday with the opposing attorney in her current divorce case. It was nice to see her thaw around him. He was really sweet and had never given her any reason to dislike him, but she was always wary of men, afraid that she would get her heard broken again.
The romance in this was really cute (as usual), but it was a bit too faced paced for me. The entire story takes place over five days, which to me is not enough time to develop this type of a relationship. Sure the characters had met in the past, but other than a few interactions they didn't really know each other. I would have been more ok with it had they known each other on a more personal level to begin with. As is it was really cute and sweet, just not as deep as I would have liked.
Another great thing about these is how clean they are. I am not a fan of romance novels in general because they seem heavy on sex and light on actual story. With these you get a sweet love story that focuses more on the characters getting to know each other. And of course some sweet kisses. Rarely is there anything more than that. And for me that is perfect. I really am not interested in reading explicit romance. It's just not something I want to do. So these are the perfect thing for when I want a love story because they give me that without everything else I typically associate with the romance genre.
This was a really fun and sweet story that I very much enjoyed reading. I look forward to reading more of the books in the series in the future.