Suddenly Last Summer (O’Neil Brothers #2)
written by Sarah Morgan
published by Harlequin HQN
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. I read it every free chance I had. It is a great summer read.
Sean and Élise are both very strong, very stubborn, and very hot for one another. Their chemistry is palpable. And when they are together, they are hot! Besides the chemistry, Sean and Élise each have issues they are trying to overcome. It takes a while to get to the truth behind those issues, but the wait is worth it. Élise’s attitude and jealousy is a bit comical . . . but not in a bad way. It was fitting giving her background, his background, and their heat together. The comical part is when Sean gets under her skin and gives her that smile, and she starts dropping her hs. 😉
There are two parts in the last third of the book that had me on the edge of my seat. I’m not going to spoil it, but wow, Sean is amazing. In so many ways.
As for the rest of the story–the story beyond the heat and passion–there is a lot of emotion. A lot of issues. The O’Neil family is strong together. They love each other and are there for each other even when they want to punch each other. The family bonding and resolution of a few secrets shows the love they have for each other. Walter is my favorite. He may be old, gruff, and stubborn, but he sees and knows a lot.
Would I recommend it: Sure! I’m going to have to read book 1, Sleigh Bells in the Snow.
About the book: USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan introduces another irresistible O’Neil brother who’s more tempting than dessert and twice as sinful!
Fiery French chef Élise Philippe is having a seriously bad day. Not only have the grand opening plans for her beloved café fallen apart, but Sean O’Neil is back in town and looking more delectable than ever. Memories of the electrifying night they shared last summer leave Élise very tempted, but she knows all too well that eventually Sean will be leaving…again.
Being back in Vermont—even temporarily—is surgeon Sean O’Neil’s worst nightmare. Returning home to the Snow Crystal Resort means confronting the guilt he feels about rejecting his family’s lifestyle years ago. But discovering that Élise is still in Vermont and still sets his blood racing is a very welcome distraction! Remembering last summer and how good they were together is going to make walking away more difficult than he could imagine….
About the author: USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She has been nominated three years in succession for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and has won the award twice, in 2012 and 2013. RT Book Reviews has called her ‘a magician with words’ and she has made numerous appearances in their ‘Top Pick’ slot. Sarah lives near London, and when she isn’t reading or writing she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying. She loves chatting with readers by email and on Facebook and Twitter. More information can be found on her website.