Thursday, May 21, 2015

[Kame's Review]: "Summer on Lovers' Island"

Summer on Lovers' Island by Donna Alward
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (May 5, 2015)
Series: Jewell Cove, 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Lizzie Howard's life is close to perfect, until her father's death brings her world crashing down around her. With her reputation and heart in tatters, she reluctantly agrees to temporarily take over her best friend's practice in scenic Jewell Cove, Maine—a position that's a world away from the high pressure career she once loved.

Josh Collins is no stranger to pain. After losing his wife, he moved home looking to start over. One of two doctors at the town clinic, his sleepy coastal practice is just what he needed. Until Lizzie Howard arrives. Lizzie is everything Josh wanted to get away from: brash, ambitious and not interested in a quiet life in a quiet town. But as the sparks fly between these two doctors, they realize that sometimes opposites really do attract.

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Reviews of Alward's Previous Novels:

The Cowboy's Valentine -- Kame

Kame's Review:

Lizzie Howard is reeling from all the changes in her planned out life.  She is on a forced leave of absence visiting her BFF in a small Maine town, when she goes with her gut and decides to take a temporary position in the town's clinic. How hard can it be to work with the Dr. running the clinic, he is a veteran and a widower. Lizzie meets Josh, she expected someone closer to her Mom's age with gray hair, not someone her age and gorgeous.

Lizzie has a lot going on in her life, and found her challenge to deal with it all refreshing.  I know that sounds weird, but often authors make characters too perfect. Lizzie had faults, made mistakes and continued to deal with personal issues the entire book. Josh has plenty of issues too but his aren't as obvious and he is slow to acknowledge them. Their connection was instant but their relationship was not, which I also enjoyed.

This is not the most steamiest book I have ever read - and most intimate scenes are behind closed doors. That does not detract from the emotions that I felt between these two characters.

This is a nice book in a series - I have not read the other books and I was never lost.


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Kame received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) 

Have you read Donna Alward before? Do you have a favorite of hers?


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Sharlene Wegner said...

Hi Kame! I talked to you last night on Writerspace! I have read a bunch of Donna's cowboy books & I am a fan. This book & series are on my list. Thanks for the review!

KAMEBookReview said...

Hey Sharlene - that was so cool to talk to you! So what book of Donna's should I read next?

Sharlene Wegner said...

I think you already read The Cowboy's Christmas Gift & The Cowboy's Valentine - I loved those! Sleigh Ride With the Rancher was good (it is part of a 3 author series with Fiona Harper & Shirley Jump). I also read some of the Cadence Cowboys - Little Cowgirl on His Doorstep and A Cowboy to Come Home To.