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Book 1: This is my first book by this author. I was very excited to find a book set in Alaska and written by an author that lives there. After I lived there for 26 years, I have often found myself disappointed with books set in Alaska as they do not often get some basic aspects of living there correct. That was not the case with this novel. The author completely understands what living in a small harbor town feels like. I also appreciated her knowledge of boating and survival on the water in Alaska. The whole book left me more than a little homesick to revisit some of my favorite Alaskan haunts and remembering many good times of the life we had there while raising our family.
Lucas is the perfect kind of grumpy fisherman hero. But there is more to him than meets the eye. I love that he has good character, a streak of protectiveness, and innate leadership authority with other locals. I also appreciated that he is struggling with the aftermath of his father's death. I liked that the author let him walk through the difficult emotions that are present when grieving a parent when the parent child relationship was difficult at best. His belief in Megan and his willingness to banter with her was fun to read.
Megan and her adorable prodigy daughter, Ruby, have started over in Alaska to run a nature/birding charter. I love that Megan is a loving mom who wants her child to experience a full, well-rounded life and not just a good education based on books alone. I have witnessed many kids in Alaska having some of the experiences that Ruby has in the story and found it heartwarming (though they may be foreign to parents in a lot of other places.)
I appreciate that Lucas helps Megan find her self-confidence and that he sees her as tough from the beginning. Their sparring and verbal banter is delightful and the chemistry between them is off the charts. This book contains moments of humor, a little drama, and some heat. It is written in third person from dual POV. I look forward to reading more in this series and more by this author who took me on a very enjoyable journey back to Alaska.
Book 2: I loved reading Zoe and Padric's story. This is a book about childhood friends-reunited-to-lovers. It is written in third person from dual POV.
Zoe does everything for everyone else before herself. She has put off dreams and given up on love after some bad luck in the romance department. Padric and Zoe were best friends until they were 15. After they were separated by a move, Padric grew to be an international music star. His return to Lost Harbor at a pivotal point in his career is eventful and life changing.
I loved the humor in this book. Zoe's family is loud, energetic, and passionate- leading to some funny and poignant events. I love the friendship that Zoe and Padric share, their knowledge of how to read each other is such a treat. There is some drama, some mystery and some heartache along the way to their HEA. But Padric realizes what is important to him in his life. Zoe learns to take some chances, and to put her own happiness at a higher priority.
This series is a real joy for me and I cannot wait to read more.
Book 3: Dr. Bethany Morrison is new to Alaska. She has an interesting meeting with Nate, Lost Harbor's most eligible fireman. That meeting leads to dating, friendship, fake dating, and finally love. This is written in third person from dual POV.
Bethany has a learning curve when she moves to Alaska, but Nate is helpful to her in the process. Nate is convinced that love and family is not for him and I loved reading as Bethany proved his theory wrong. They both have some family baggage that has to be overcome along the way to their HEA. This story packs heat, laughter, mystery, and a little drama. I loved continuing my journey with Lost Harbor's residents and I cannot wait to read more.
I have really been enjoying this series so far and this boxed set made it easy for me to binge read the first three books of the series. I highly recommend it. Individual book review is below.
Mine Until Moonrise 5☆ Aww what a cute enemies to lovers romance set in the wilds of Alaska. Really loved Megan's and Lucas' "verbal foreplay" as I read how their relationship developed. Fun and beautiful setting, good verbal foreplay, and some hot sexy moments to keep them warm in Alaska? Definitely an all around fun story to read.
Yours Since Yesterday 5☆ Seems like this series just keeps getting better. I absolutely loved Zoe and Padric. This was kind of a best friends to lovers/second chance/star crossed lovers type romance. It had it all and my heart loved every moment. I was seriously worried how these two would achieve their HEA because there were so many things standing in their way. But I am so glad they worked it out and proved that love is the most important thing. Definitely a sigh worthy and sexy love story.
Seduced by Snowfall 5☆ Nate and Bethany! Loved them. This opposites attracts romance was just so sexy and hot! These two had some crazy chemistry. Bethany had some personal issues that I'm glad she finally dealt with and I'm glad Nate realized he was in love with Bethany before it was too late. These two made a great team.
I read this series separately and I have to say this is such a great set of books! You will fall in love with the series. Each book can be read as a stand alone but when you read them all together, WOW. I love the setting, it's a character on it's own. I sooo want to visit Lost Harbor and go set down for a drink at the Old Crow. The characters are well written and quickly draw you in. The setting is so realistic you know it just has to be real. The stories each have their moments of fun, steam, and romance. So many great moments to just have you sighing and laughing and at times crying. I highly recommend this set to EVERYONE!