Title: Welcome to Havenport
Author: Lita Harris, Emma Kaye, Ruth A. Casie, Nicole S. Patrick
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
A multi-author romance novella boxed set.
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SUMMER’S HEATING UP!
After a much-needed revamping of The Final Chapter, resident sweetie Olivia Baxter has reopened the bookstore as A New Chapter–and launched Serendipity, a metaphysical shop next door. But that’s not all she’s been up to. The grapevine tells me that cutie Max Porter is back in town, and they’ve made an intimate connection. Sounds intriguing. After all, there’s nothing better for New Beginnings than young love…
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Rumor has it Christa Morrow skipped town on that hunky Jeremy Pearce months ago. Heard he wasn’t so faithful. Now she’s back…and I love to see a man grovel. There’s something strange in the air around these two. A little magick? Hocus-pocus, and maybe they’ll be a couple again. Can’t wait to watch. Christa might just be able to get Jeremy back and Under Her Spell.
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Did you hear Beth Holmes and JD Watson are in town? Will sparks fly? Only if it’s the ones between these two lovebirds. Pick up autographed copies of their latest best sellers at their tent. Now those two should craft a book together. He writes compelling mystery and her steamy stuff is to die for. Adventure on the horizon? Who knows…maybe The Game’s AFoot.
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I’ll be keeping my eye on Augusta Moore, owner of Wags and Walks, who’ll have a tent set up for the animal shelter during the July Fourth festivities. Why isn’t she attached? She’s irresistible with those furry cuties she helps get adopted. And don’t forget to cheer for our very own Evan Washburn in the parade. The hunky Marine can save me any day. Who doesn’t love a man in uniform? He’s throwing his hat in the ring for town council, too. Havenport could benefit from a Hometown Hero. Hmm…sounds like a match made in Havenport heaven…
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Enjoy the July 4th parade and celebration, including vendor tents, food and Mayor Owen to kick things off. Fireworks display over the harbor starting at 10PM. (weather permitting)
Happy July 4th!
Looking for a beach read this summer? Welcome to Havenport offers something for everyone. From young love budding amongst family/life struggles to one couple’s magical romance to a romantic suspense featuring my favorite couple (Beth and Jarrod) to a military/pet romance. This boxset has it all.
New Beginnings- While I like this couple as they’re trying to navigate life and falling in love, I found the story to be out of place in a romance boxset. The romance takes a backseat and it’s all about Max discovering who his birth parents are plus Olivia dealing with her obtrusive sister and family. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a solid story but I’d classify it as New Adult fiction rather than contemporary romance. If this isn’t your thing, please skip to the next one. I promise, you won’t be sorry.
Under Her Spell – I’m a big fan of paranormal romance and this story was fantastic! I loved Christa and her conflict. She fled months ago and left Jeremy high and dry… but with good reason. Can she overcome her fear and face the truth about her feelings for him or will the dark magick finally destroy her? I loved this I can’t wait to find out more about this couple. The author draws you in and doesn’t let go. Plus, the scenes with Jeremy are downright yummy!
The Game’s Afoot – Beth and Jarred are back in Havenport, only it’s far more dangerous than either of them realizes. They made the decision to collaborate last Christmas but it’s more difficult than they thought. Every time Jarred sends her notes, Beth cringes with self-doubt. She needs to confess her feelings to him before it pulls them apart. But that’s the least of their issues when Beth accidentally stumbles upon a criminal plot in the least-likely place. Can Jarred protect her or will he be too late? A beautifully written romantic suspense by Casie and it only made me love this couple more. Casie kicks up the adrenaline at just the right spots and has a talent for romantic suspense. Well done!
Havenport Hero – Who doesn’t swoon over a military man? Evan and Augusta are such fun in this story. I remember them from The Final Chapter (previous collection) and their story continues. Evan decides he wants to run for town council and I’d salute him anytime. * winks * Augusta and her furry pets are adorable and I want to read more! A blend of pet and military romance that’ll make your heart beat faster.
The Game’s Afoot. I loved everything about this story from the plot to the pacing. This is Casie’s first attempt at romantic suspense and she’s got a talent for it. Plus, Beth’s mobile app is a must-own for any author. Jarred is sexy as can be while still being sensitive to Beth’s needs. Can’t wait for more from this couple!
My Rating for the Boxset: 4 stars
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RUTH A. CASIE is an author of swashbuckling action-adventure time-travel romance about strong empowered women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all. Her Druid Knight novels have both finaled in the NJRW Golden Leaf contest. Ruth also writes contemporary romance with enough action to keep you turning pages. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before she found her voice, she was a speech therapist (pun intended), client liaison for a corrugated manufacturer, and international bank product and marketing manager, but her favorite job is the one she’s doing now—writing romance.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N