Nothing blows a perfectly good summer like an ex messing up your plans. When freelance editor Celeste Myers must find last-minute child care for her two young boys, she fears the nanny choices left may be the bottom of the barrel. Fortunately for her, the last nanny standing turns out to be a hot young hunk of male named Dakota Nelson.
This book was like a beautiful summer breeze, sweeping you up in its refreshing warmth as you sip a cold one and say "aahh." It's no surprise to any reader that Dakota and Celeste will end up in bed together, despite their significant age gap, but like ordering a favorite sweet cocktail, you know you're still going to savor every last drop.
I'm a fan of the younger man-older woman scenario, so its heartwarming to see a happy ending and Celeste and Dakota's relationship blossom with such tenderness throughout the story. Her Dakota Summer is a book that deserves to be enjoyed from the bliss of a deck chair, with sunblock and icy drinks at the ready!
Paranormal, erotica - novella
TBR reviewer: B.H.
Curses, spells, fairy tales...no thanks! Sakaria Thorpe prefers the reality of running a café over the nonsense of make believe. But is it really make believe?
When she finds herself cursed to be a shapeshifting cat, she becomes a believer. Good thing she’s able to fit shapeshifting into her schedule. Life’s fine until she discovers she will be
cursed to be a cat forever if she doesn’t find a man to break the spell by midnight on Halloween.
Desmond Fields sticks to routines and cold hard facts. He falls for the beautiful but quirky Sakaria the minute he sees her behind the counter.
Now Sakaria must convince Des of the improbable, that the woman he’s falling for needs him to recognize her inner feline in order to break the spell. Time’s running out and Sakaria is getting desperate...will true love save the day?
Sakaria Thorpe has everything a girl could want, her own business, a house, and an awesome best friend. All that’s missing is a nice guy that she could spend the rest of her life with but things go down the drain after a bad date. The date doesn’t like that Sakaria isn’t interested so he curses her to be a cat forever. Sakaria’s only chance is for her true love to recognize her in cat form.
What grabbed my attention from the beginning is that this is a cat shifter book. Sure they're out there but rarely are they done so well with a large amount of detail. The author literally takes us through what it might be like to walk in Sakaria’s paws, and I admit that there were things that I hadn’t thought about before.
I loved all the characters even the secondary, mostly because the author didn’t go with the typical stereo type. Each character was three dimensional. Sakaria for instance was far from the stereo typical African American Heroine. Despite her being a successful business woman, she is such a procrastinator and though she occasionally shows some attitude it’s only when provoked. Desmond Fields is far from the normal leading man, he is attractive but it’s in the normal average guy way and he works at home as an insurance accountant not some rich self-made millionaire.
Basically this is a story about your average normal people put in a non-average abnormal situation. It made for a hysterical plot.
This was a sweet, well written, and humorous story that I absolutely recommend.