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Today, we're joining a Pump Up Your Book blog tour already in progress starring a recent Contemporary Romance release via Sourcebooks. It's the first title in the new At the Shore series, and from the sound of things, your hot summer nights are about to carry right over into the Fall. So, ladies, carefully wrap your hearts, fellas get those commitment fears under control, because today's title is on deck...
At the Shore series, Book 1
About the book...
An offer that’s impossible to accept . . .
Maggie Sinclair has tried everything to save her family’s business, including mortgaging their beloved beach house on the Jersey Shore. But now, she’s out of options.
The Sinclair and Pierce families have been neighbors and enemies for almost thirty years. That hasn’t stopped Owen Pierce from crushing on Maggie, and he’s determined to invest in her success. Now he has to convince her that he’s more than just trouble with a capital T…
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At first, I was torn.
I mean, I was curious about the REAL reason behind the whole Sinclair family versus Pierce family feud...because a business deal gone south doesn't carry THAT kind of stamina...and LOVING the long lived sparks between Maggie and Owen (think Romeo and Juliet without the ACTUAL death scene). It gave the story history, and pull, so what's not to like, right? The "torn" part came in when a particular scene (grant it, it was in the first 50 pages of the book) went from full steam ahead, leading the charge was Maggie (surprise!), but then full stop?! It had me thinking...if a few shards of glass can douse those flames, maybe they were imagined in the first place. Now that I've finished the read, can I say...I'm glad I was wrong?
Now, don't get me wrong, the path to any sort of happiness is littered with business deals, fatherly misguidance, past secrets, and current untold truths for these two, making it more a meadow of landmines than a walk through the park. BUT, as they say, the heart wants what it wants, and sometimes love CAN find a way, if the two souls are strong enough to see past the facades to the underlying feelings burning brighter than any old feud...and especially if those two souls have sisters from other misters and actual brothers (who despite the same father is nothing like him) watching their backs. Okay, so there's a little plotting...a small amount...nothing drastic...and they do have their best intentions at heart.
In the end, I was sold! From the star-crossed-potential-lover story to the heart felt battle to hang on to those things in life that mattered for memories sake, it make it care about the characters, their fates, and ultimately the fates of those in their surrounding family. I was glad to see the changes that came over Maggie's friends (Carlos, I think you got a chance buddy!) as well as Owen's brother (though I am DYING to know more about what's going on there between him and Connie!), and another person I shall not mention but trust me, it will be well noted (took you long enough!). Recommended for adult Contemporary Romance readers only because yeah...there's definitely some sexy times on that path towards a potential forever.
About the author...
Caridad Pineiro is a transplanted Long Island girl who has fallen in love with pork roll and the Jersey Shore, but still can’t get the hang of tomato pies. When Caridad isn’t taking long strolls along the boardwalk to maintain her sanity and burn off that pork roll, she’s also a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author with over a million books sold worldwide. Caridad is passionate about writing and helping others explore and develop their skills as writers. She is a founding member of the Liberty States Fiction Writers and has presented workshops at the RT Book Club Convention, Romance Writers of America National Conference as well as various writing organizations throughout the country.
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Special thanks to Dorothy at Pump Up Your Book for the chance to participate in this promotion. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, or those tours on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now via Sourcebooks, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!