Blaze of Winter by Elisabeth Barrett

Book Trailer:
Winter heats up in this hot new Star Harbor romance, as another sexy Grayson brother, a wickedly handsome writer, plots his happily ever after with a sweet stranger. 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. 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Deep Autumn Heat, Callie's Cowboy, and About Last Night.

This was a fun and intoxicating read. I'm beginning to love Barrett's writing style, and getting to know yet another Grayson brother was worth waiting for after Deep Autumn Heat's wonderful Sebastion and Lexie story.

Theo Grayson is a writer well-versed in romance and game-playing in metropolitan San Francisco, but when he hits a wall with his writing he comes back to the small East Coast village that was his childhood hometown. He finds comfort in family, and what he is looking for in more ways than one but having to convince Avery of is frustrating him. Theo is both protective and honest with her, yet shows he has a reputation as a lady's man. All around good guy who knows what he wants. Avery is hesitant and needs to find herself before she can accept anyone in.

I enjoyed the subtle treasure adventure theme running through the books, and hope it plays out with all the brothers. It is set around Christmas time, so if a holiday romance is in order this would be a good pick. And, of course, my pastry chef side was well rewarded with a little 'goodie' from the author at the end - or I should say, Lexie finally submitted and shared her secret with Sebastian. :) Loved it.

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Disclosure: This was provided by the publisher and any opinions are my own.

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