Friday, June 7, 2019

Blog Tour: Summer on Mirror Lake by JoAnn Ross

Author: JoAnn Ross
Publisher: Harlequin
Date of publication: June 2019

Summertime is the best time to lose yourself in the romance of Honeymoon Harbor…

When he lands in the emergency room after collapsing at the funeral of a colleague and friend, Wall Street hotshot Gabriel Mannion initially rejects the diagnosis of an anxiety attack. But when warned that if he doesn’t change his adrenaline-fueled, workaholic lifestyle he could end up like his friend, Gabe reluctantly returns to his hometown of Honeymoon Harbor to regroup.

As he adjusts to the sight of mountains instead of skyscrapers, Gabe discovers advantages to this small Pacific Northwest town he once couldn’t wait to escape. But it’s irresistible librarian Chelsea Prescott who, along with the two foster children she’s taken under her wing, makes slowing down seem like the best prescription ever.

Over the course of their summer romance, Gabe gets a taste of the life he might have had if he’d taken a different path. But with his return to New York City looming on the horizon, he’ll have to choose between the success he’s worked tirelessly for and a ready-made family who offers a very different, richly rewarding future…if he’ll only take the risk.

Summer on Mirror Lake is the third book in the Honeymoon Harbor series.  This is Gabe and Chelsea's story.  Gabe has returned home for a summer off from his high profile Wall Street job.  Chelsea is the town librarian who is more than willing to help him relax over the summer.   For the most part, I enjoyed the book.  It held up well as a stand alone.  I felt like there was a good connection between Gabe and Chelsea and did find myself rooting for them.  But more than the romance, I loved the couple's relationship with the two girls.  It was very endearing. 

The only thing I didn't really like about the book was the amount of town history and Norse mythology that was included in the book.  Some of the conversations about both felt like major info dumps and didn't feel natural. I did skim a few of those parts.  Still, this is an enjoyable read and one that would be great for a day at the beach.

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About JoAnn Ross

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author JoAnn Ross has been published in twenty-seven countries. A member of Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll of bestselling authors, JoAnn lives with her husband and three rescued dogs — who pretty much rule the house — in the Pacific Northwest. Visit her on the web at

Connect with JoAnn

JoAnn Ross’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, June 3rd: Bookmark Lit
Monday, June 3rd: @nerdybooknurse
Monday, June 3rd: @angelareadsbooks
Tuesday, June 4th: Pacific Northwest Bookworm and @pnwbookworm
Wednesday, June 5th: Book by Book
Thursday, June 6th: Reading Reality
Friday, June 7th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, June 10th: Romancing the Readers
Monday, June 10th: @_ebl_inc_
Tuesday, June 11th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Wednesday, June 12th: Booked on a Feeling
Thursday, June 13th; Bibliotica
Friday, June 14th: A Chick Who Reads
Monday, June 17th: A Holland Reads
Wednesday, June 19th: Amy’s Book-et List
Thursday, June 20th: Why Girls Are Weird
Friday, June 21st: The Lit Bitch
Monday, June 24th: @simplykelina
Tuesday, June 25th: Seaside Book Nook
Wednesday, June 26th: Jathan and Heather
Thursday, June 27th: Lori’s Reading Corner – excerpt
Friday, June 28th: @cassies_books_reviews

1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

Thank you for being on this tour, I'm glad you enjoyed it! Sara @ TLC Book Tours