Thursday, January 16, 2014

3 1/2 stars for Bonfire Beach by Lily Everett


They’re single, they’re rich, and now these billionaire bachelors are heading to Sanctuary Island in a new e-original novella series from Lily Everett! Fall in love with the island’s latest catch.

Leo, Zane, and Cooper made a pact to stay bachelors and enjoy the single life forever, and when they receive an invitation to their friend Miles’ wedding, they head down to Sanctuary Island determined to talk some sense into the errant groom before he makes a life-changing mistake. But Miles knows his own mind, and he makes a vow of his own: before he walks down the aisle, he’ll have Leo, Zane, and Cooper changing their tune about matrimony. Because Miles knows, better than anyone, that all it takes is a little Sanctuary Island magic to turn romantic cynics into true believers.

Zane Bishop has always been the life of the party, the guy who makes sure everyone is having a blast, and he turned his experiences as a college DJ into a multi-billion-dollar entertainment company. He can’t wait to take control of the bachelor party, but Zane’s plans for an all-night rager come up against wedding consultant Felicity Carlson’s ideas about getting Miles to the church on time and sober. While Zane works overtime tempting Felicity into having fun, she discovers that there’s more to the party boy than meets the eye—but can a woman who makes her living planning other people’s perfect romances ever find true love of her own?

3.5 out of 5 stars

Oh, I liked this second installment in this the Billionaire Bachelor series! It’s a sweet little romance set at Sanctuary Island, where Zane Bishop, the groom’s best friend and Felicity Carlson, wedding planner meet. In book one of the series, the groom, Miles Harrington has bet his friends that they will come to Sanctuary Island and find love. Of course, Zane is adamant that he won’t fall, until he meets Felicity Carlson and there’s an immediate connection.

Felicity wants to plan a romantic wedding and Zane is thinking of a club-type bash. In the process of working out the details of the wedding together, they open up and discover secrets about each other that bring them closer. But when Felicity doesn’t see any hope for a long-term relationship with Zane, she breaks it off and ends up miserable.

Turns out that Zane really does know about creating a romantic wedding, setting up a very charming HEA for these two.

This was a nice little read when you are looking for a romantic novella. Although it’s fairly tame, the lack of explicit sex did not hinder the telling of the story and sets a really nice tone throughout the story. So if you are looking for a short, easy, romantic read, this may be for you.

Thank you St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for the ARC and the opportunity to read and review.

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