Monday, September 2, 2013

The Star Harbor Series

The Star Harbor Series by Elisabeth Barrett
Deep Autumn Heat
This first installment of The Star Harbor Series, Deep Autumn Heat, was a treat to read. This romance with a hint of mystery will capture readers and leave them wanting more. From the hot hero to the sassy heroine, to the plot with a twist Barrett nailed it. This series is sure to be a fan favorite.

Ok I am giving an honest opinion; I liked this book and the thought of having 4 brothers, two of which are twins, and each falling in love in a different season. That idea is brilliant! I loved the hot Sebastian, and that he was a famous chef. This book did not blow me away but was a good read altogether. I found the twist intriguing, and the plot simple but it worked for me. I will be reading the rest of this series and can’t wait to see how the rest of the Grayson brother fall in love.

From Goodreads

Lexie Meyers decides there’s nothing sweeter than watching Sebastian Grayson’s perfect, wicked mouth devour her coconut cake. He’s hot, he’s hungry, and he’s sizing her up like she’s the best thing on the menu. But she’s been burned in the past and flings just aren’t her thing. Too bad Sebastian can’t resist a challenge.

Worldly, famous, and notorious with the ladies, Seb had planned a weekend of fishing and relaxation with his brothers. Until Lexie, with her kissable lips and frosty “get lost” attitude, makes him want to forget his culinary empire and create some magic with her. After he fires up his charm—including challenging her to a televised cook-off to break through her resistance—it’s now hotter in the bedroom than it is in the kitchen and Lexie isn’t sure whether she’s lost her mind . . . or just her heart.

Blaze of Winter
The second installment of the Star Harbor Series was a captivating read. The read will enjoy the light hearted mystery of the ongoing drug case from book one as well as the romance brewing between Theo, twin of Sebastain in book one, and Avery. This book definitely compliments the series as a companion book and has all the characters from book one. With a deeper look at characters from book one and some added characters to the series, this book is a must read.

This series is a great series to read for adult romance readers. As I said above I love the all brothers, and falling in love in different season’s theme. I also like the dynamic of the Grayson brother with each other, their significant other, and the people of Safe Harbor. I also like the hint of a mystery and the historical background that is referenced through out this book. I give this book 3 ½ stars, and I am anticipating the next installment in this series.

From Goodreads
Frustrated with her job in Boston, social worker Avery Newbridge welcomes the opportunity to reassess her life when family asks her to help manage the Star Harbor Inn. Trying to figure out her future is overwhelming enough, but she doesn’t count on distraction in the form of one Theo Grayson, the gorgeous, green-eyed author who she knows is trouble from the moment he saunters into the inn.

Not only does he have a talent for writing swashbuckling adventures, but Theo also has a soft spot for big-hearted damsels in distress, especially a woman who’s great at helping everyone—except herself. Avery’s demons challenge him, but for desire this hot, he isn’t backing down. With every kiss and heated whisper Theo promises her his heart . . . if only Avery is willing to open up and accept it.

Long Simmering Spring (Star Harbor #3)
by Elisabeth Barrett


The Grayson boys are back in the third installment in the Star Harbor Series by Elisabeth Barrett.  This is one of the tamer of the three books on the romance aspect but is not lacking at all. 

This story has all your favorite characters from previous books, but Cole Grayson finally gets his chance at love in this one.  As followers of this series know there is a mystery going on in Star Harbor with the Lorielei (a shipwrecked boat) and a notorious drug ring and as Cole being the police chief of the quaint town the story-line follows suit with his profession. 

Cole Grayson, police chief, is an ex-military man with PTSD who lives on a boat with his brother Val.  He has been running away from his demons for quite some time.  When he bumps into Julie Kinsington, resident doctor, he remembers the first time he tried to kiss her in high school and she punched him in the face.  Time is supposed to heal all wounds but Julie can not forget the kiss that Cole tried to give her and the feeling of worry is dredged up again and knowing that this Grayson boy would break her heart someday leaves her standoffish.  Can these two workaholics make time to find love?

So the Star Harbor Series is without a doubt one of my favorite series that I have read this year.  I love the Grayson boys.  This particular brother piqued my intrest (I like Val the best…he has that mysterious sexy thing going for him) and I could not wait for his story to come out.  I am glad that Ms. Barrett included his back-story in this book, I was curious about the circumstances as to him coming back to Star Harbor from Boston.  I like that she also included the mystery that started and has continued through out the series and recent influx of drug traffic. 

Overall, it was not one of my favorites in the series but was well written.  I give this book a 4 solid star review.

Slow Summer Burn (Star Harbor #4)
 by Elizabeth Barrett


Slow Summer Burn is the fourth installment of the Star Harbor series by Elizabeth Barrett.  I have read this series from the start and was so sad to see the final book in the series was out.  I wish this series could go on forever. 

I have loved this series from the start and the premise of 4 brothers each one hot, single, and lonely finding love in different seasons was a great concept.  I did, however, find this finale a little lackluster.  I guess the other books were so high up on my list I didn’t want to see it come to a close.  I wanted to read Val’s story and wanted him happy, but I also wanted a conclusion to the other brothers as well. 

I love the fact that the mysterious shipwreck, the drugs, and the keys that were included in the previous books were concluded in this book and all the loose ends were tied up.  All in all, I am on the fence with this book.  I love the fact that Val found love in Cameron, but the romance felt a bit deflated compared to the past brothers.  I don’t know if the author was trying to wrap up story-lines and lost focus, but that’s what it seemed like. 

This series is one of my favorites and I hate to see it go.  For this series I give it a solid 4 stars.  For the finale, Slow Summer Burn, I have to give it 3.5 stars.  I was hoping for more.


Val Grayson has been a strong, steady presence in his younger brothers’ lives. Now that the other Grayson men have settled down, Val is able to focus on himself … and he has gorgeous, privileged Cameron Stahl in his sights. Cam has just opened her second antique store in Star Harbor and is more than receptive to sexy-as-sin Val’s advances. But Cam’s family isn’t too keen on their precious daughter dating a DEA agent. It’ll be up to Val to convince Cam–and himself–that he’s worth it. And man, is he worth it!

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