Debut author, Elisabeth Barett, is off to a great start with her Star Harbor series. The series features the Grayson Brothers. Four very sexy men who grew up in Star Harbor. The first two books, Deep Autumn Heat and Blaze of Winter are out now. If you are looking for a new series to be come addicted to, try this one out!
Lexie has been hurt in the past by a stalker ex-boyfriend She has moved across country to get a fresh start. I liked that she was hesitant to get too serious with Seb at first. I also loved that it was him that admitted his feelings first. There is a little bit of a mystery thrown in to make the tension even higher. Someone keeps threatening Lexie. Is it her ex or the rival shop owner who wants her coconut cake recipe? Along with all of this, the peripheral characters add to give the reader a great sense of the town. They are the type of people I would love to have as friends and neighbors.
I loved Theo and how he just seemed to know Avery so well. I will admit to not liking Avery at first. I know one can expect self doubt when when something happens at work that makes you question your judgement, but I thought she was a bit too insecure for a social worker. Honestly, I didn't blame Theo for walking away when she thought he was breaking up with her. She did redeem herself in the end and I loved their HEA.
As in the first one, there is a little mystery. Weird noises are heard in the inn and things are moving on their own. Is it a ghost or is someone playing a joke? You'll have to read to find out. I will say that the solution involves a story arch that I think may play out in all four books.
Ms. Barrett is a wonderful writer and I know she has a bright future! I look forward to the next book, Long Simmering Spring, due out next May!