Love on a Spring Morning by Zoe York

Title: Love on a Spring Morning
Series: Pine Harbour #3
Author: Zoe York

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 2, 2015

Duplicity. Desire. Denial. They were doomed from the start.

Ryan Howard has zero interest in the movie being filmed in Pine Harbour or the high maintenance stars staying in the cottages at the end of his lane. He's just barely holding on to the raw remains of his life and the fantasy world being concocted around him is, as far as he's concerned, a complete waste of time and energy. The one bright light in his life is an intern on the set, Holly Cresinski, and their quiet conversations at the end of the day on his back porch.

Holly hates her life, too, which is entirely unfair because she’s blessed beyond measure. She’s at the top of her career--as film actress, Hope Creswell--and surrounded by people that mean well. But Ryan makes her laugh, and cry, and before she can find the words to explain her deception, he kisses her.

This is book #3 in the upcoming Pine Harbour series by NYT and USA Today bestselling author Zoe York.

4 stars****

A few tears, a few giggles, a lot of sexual tension! I do love this series and I was happy to see Ryan open to finding happiness again. LOVE the kiddos... kids always make stories a little more interesting don't they?? :)
My heart went out to Ryan as he struggles to take care of his three children on his own. But, he is a wonderful father and wants nothing more than to protect and safeguard his children. The death of his wife is surrounded by unfortunate circumstances that will always haunt him. I love how he always puts the children first, even putting his career on hold to find something that works around his now full time job as a single father.
When Holly strolls into town to work on the movie being filmed, this kind of throws a kink in his plans. She wakes up longings and urges that has him struggling with feelings of guilt and worried about the consequences of bringing a new woman into his children's lives.
Holly is very attracted to this rugged, sexy but simple living mountain man who sees her just as a regular person. Always being the center of attention as a successful actress doesn't always lead to trusting relationships. She sees something potentially real with Ryan for the first time in her life.
What started out as a hello, leads to many nights of getting to know each other on his front porch steps. Except for one thing... Ryan is unaware of her fame. His need to protect his children just might become the one thing that keeps them apart.
I loved the slow pace of this relationship. It made sense considering the emotional struggles of Ryan. It wouldn't be easy to open yourself up to a new relationship when the wounds of his loss were still so fresh. He had to make peace with his feelings of guilt.
I loved the easy way the children accepted Holly. Sometimes we need to look at life through the eyes of a child before we can see what's right in front of us.
Great installment to this series... great couple with great chemistry and of course we get to re-visit the Pine Harbour gang and get an update on how everyone is doing! Lots to look forward to in the future of Pine Harbour.
This is a great series for fans of Small Town Romance who also like a little steam thrown in for good measure. Heartwarming stories that continue to win me over with each installment.
You probably could read this as a stand alone but I would highly recommend starting with book one and going in order so that you know Ryan's back story and the History of his relationship with his wife.  

Thanks to the author for the ARC copy...  :) 

Without letting go of her hips, he settled himself on the chair again, and she straddled his lap. In her tight spandex pants, she could feel every inch of how much he wanted her, and she rolled her hips, nestling his cock right at the apex of her heat. “Come here,” she whispered, pulling his face to hers.

This kiss wasn’t like the ones on the deck outside the lake house.

This wasn’t just a kiss. This was heated foreplay and hunger let loose. She took her time, and he let her, but his hands were all over her back and her butt, and beneath her his entire body had turned to granite.

Her mountain man, in every sense of the word.

She pressed his lips open with hers, filled his mouth with her tongue. Slow, seductive strokes. Wet, teasing tastes. Breaths in and out, his air becoming hers and vice versa. All of it quieter than quiet and hotter than hot.

“How short do you want it?” she breathed after a time, as she kissed her way to his ear. She nosed at the yummy spot beneath his jaw, wanting to roll around in the perfection of his warm, tight skin.


“Your hair.”

“That wasn’t a ruse for you to get in my pants?”

“Nope.” She pushed back, bracing her hands on his shoulders. “I really want to cut your hair.”

He blinked at her, his face blank with confusion, and she giggled.

“You kiss me like a porn star and then take a break to cut my damn hair?” Pressing his fingers into the small of her back, he urged her closer, and she almost went. Her lips were still wet from his tongue and her mouth was already lonely.

But she had a task, and she really wanted to get it done.

“And just how do you know how a porn star kisses?” She mock frowned at him.

“We have the internet.”

“For that, I’m going to take my time.”

“I take it back. I’m an altar boy. You’re an angel. Come back here with those angelic lips…”

She slipped off his lap, keeping her hands on his bare torso as she swayed around his body. “You look like a ruffian.”

“Okay, let’s go with that. I’m a bad boy.” He reached his long arms behind him and possessively gripped the backs of her thighs, pinning her against the chair. “I’d like to corrupt you, come back to my lap.”

“You’re a reputable community member and a father and a member of the military. You need a haircut.”

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Zoe York is a busy working mom of two young boys, wife to a very understanding soldier, and creator of modern, sexy, small town contemporary romances. Her debut novel, What Once Was Perfect, started the popular Wardham series, and her first military romance, Fall Out, was released as part of the international bestselling SEALs of Summer super bundle.

She lives in London, Ontario and is currently chugging Americanos, wiping sticky fingers, and dreaming of heroes in and out of uniform.

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