Saturday, November 9, 2013

Review: Rocky Coast Romance by Mia Ross

Title: Rocky Coast Romance
Author: Mia Ross
Source: FirstReads
Genre: Clean Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 23, 2013
Reviewer: Jasmyn


Book 1-Holiday Harbor: Where love is just around the bend...

Journalist Bree Farrell heads to the village of Holiday Harbor to salvage her career. And walks straight into the arms of handsome young mayor Cooper Landry. Cooper's fighting to keep his sleepy Maine community from the clutches of big-city developers. And Bree knows it's a major scoop. But the longer she's in town, the more she's won over by the quirky townsfolk-and the charming Cooper. Will Bree ever follow her heart instead of a story and make Holiday Harbor her permanent byline?

Rocky Coast Romance is a clean romance.  There is no sex, but there is a lot of story and there is plenty of romance.  Bree comes to Holiday Harbor as her last chance.  Her last chance at her journalism career after thoroughly blowing it on a previous assignment.  Her last chance at independence, and her last chance at love (even if she doesn't realize it at first).  Writing a bit of a fluff piece about the small ocean side fishing community to help boost tourism, she discovers that there is more to the story of the struggling town that she thought at first.

At the center of it all is the Mayor, Cooper Landry.  Cooper is hoping Bree's article will boost tourism for the small community so they don't decline any more than they already have.  There is a big time land developer waiting in the wings for the town to flounder so he can come in and buy it up for cheap.  Cooper has been hurt in the past by women, so he is determined not to let Bree effect him, but he finds that more difficult that he thought it would be.

Cooper and Bree bond over the small town's history and culture and she falls in love with the small town before she knows it, but it takes a bit longer for them both to realize just how perfect they are for each other.  With a little bit of conflict thrown in to keep things really interesting, this was a great romance story.

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