Title: Crystal Coast Craving
Author: Sierra Brave
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Military
TBR Reviewer: Amy
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read
Heat: 3/5 - Blush Worthy!
Caroline is a school teacher in her late twenties still living under her overprotective, Southern Belle mother’s watchful eye. She longs for adventure and romance and is excited to head down to the Crystal Coast to spend summer break as a waitress at her aunt’s bar and grill with her best buddy, Ryan. Jake is a soldier with a secret keeping him up at night. He’s biding his time, working at the Military Ocean Terminal near Crystal Coast Beach, finishing the last few months of his hitch while finishing his college degree online. When Caroline waits on Jake and his friends, Jake and Caroline are immediately drawn to each other. They both want each other, but it might take more than a little convincing to get a good southern girl like Caroline in the right frame of mind for a summer fling. Not to worry--Jake has an idea: a spanking.
The story has a lot of promise. Caroline is discovering herself while away from her mother and her overbearing ways. Jake has issues he’s trying to deal with. When they meet, they seem to click instantly. A misunderstanding causes problems between the two that is believable. I like their instant attraction and connection. Both of them have way different lifestyles, but they are perfect together. I give this story 3 stars because, I did feel that the ending is rushed. The characters story left me wanting more from them and where they were headed in their new relationship.