Donna Kauffman's sexy, fun, and moving Pelican Point is a five star winner!
A lighthouse, the coast of Maine, a brooding hunky hero with a sex god voice, and a strong, beautiful heroine overcoming emotional challenges - what more could you ask for in a romance? Well how about a little implied magic, another hunk with an Irish brogue, a tell-it-like-it-is diner owner, a pub owner uncle that everyone wants to hug, and a grumpy proprietor of an antique shop with very special tree growing within in it.
If this all sounds as fascinating to you as it did to me, you won't be able to put down Pelican Point either. The first of Donna Kauffman's Bachelors of Blueberry Cove novels, I received it from the publisher late Sunday night and was reading it until the wee hours on Monday morning. It was worth the slightly bloodshot eyes - and strong cup of coffee - as I fell in love with Kauffman's novel and don't regret a moment of lost sleep.
We first encounter Alex, a lighthouse restorer who has just experienced severe emotional trauma, having a mini-breakdown as she wends her way to Pelican Point and a dilapidated lighthouse. Police chief Logan is first on the scene to help her - and is also the owner of the property she is heading to. What transpires between these two guarded individuals is magic - and not just the kind that might be found in the antique store.
The way that Kauffman provides us with their inner journey through emotional heartaches, which could have permanently crippled them, is enlightening and inspiring. The romance is beautiful and their encounters are quite hot, and even when the water heater runs empty, their generated heat could steam the shower mirror.
I was really looking forward to this book as I enjoy Kauffman's deft touch with characters and absolutely love stories set in Maine, my home away from home. But this book surpassed my expectations. It's perfect reading at this time of year as the story is set around Thanksgiving. I highly recommend Pelican Point with a five star salute and look forward to the next book in the series, Half Moon Harbor, to be released in April 2014. An excerpt is contained at the end of Pelican Point and am really looking forward to hearing more of Brodie's Irish brogue.
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I received an digital galley of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.