On Tour with Prism Book Tours.
by Kate James
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
March 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming
Can his safe haven be enough for her?
Emma Meadows never imagined that sticking to her principles against an act of corruption by a New York senator would cost her her job as VP of communications. Heartbroken, she retreats to her cottage in the Adirondacks to lick her wounds and, in the process, rescues an injured dog that only Josh Whitmore can save.
The veterinarian works diligently to bring dog and woman back to full fighting form, until allegations against the senator become more serious. Seeing Emma’s reaction to the increasing pressure, Josh realizes that inevitably she’ll find a way back to the top…and he’ll likely lose her for good.
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What can I say? I love this line from Harlequin. Clean, sweet, emotional and always heartwarming. This one is a bit different, though. There’s kissing in it. I know, right? You feel the love flow through Josh and Emma slowly at first. Ms. James takes her time with them in becoming a full-fledged couple. Sure, they date and kiss but it’s that inevitable saying of the 3 little words from Josh throws a wrench into Emma’s thoughts and feelings. I liked that. Typically, it’s the woman that falls first but not here. Oh no, Josh falls hard and fast. He would do anything for her and Max and Theo.
Their cute meet is funny but also kinda sad. Like the lump in throat sad because of Theo. But no worries in the end. I just loved how Ms. James brought Josh’s practice into the story and Emma finds a friend in Sherry. She’s a nut but the good kind. A sounding board for Emma but also one that lets Emma have her first true girlfriend. I also liked Anna, Josh’s sister. Speaking of parents, the scene where Emma meets Josh’s parents for the first time. Classic but charming nonetheless.
The suspense element is clever, too. The way that Ms. James wove it in…Between Richard, the ex-boyfriend, Daniel the reporter, Arlene and even Chad. Some of the things that were done by the senator. I just can’t imagine and the depth of the corruption. It was very interesting how Ms. James came up with that plot. I’m in awe. I would have never thought of that. It read like any great suspense/political thriller that I’ve ever read. 😉 Trust me, it’s that good.
Overall, I just loved Emma and Josh. They took their time in their romance and realized just how much they truly meant to each other. Bravo to the people at Harlequin for this line. You have a fan for life. Did I mention that there are dogs and puppies?
About the Author
Kate spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result, Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word. Kate’s goal is to entertain her readers with engaging stories featuring strong, likable characters. Kate has been honored with numerous awards for her writing. She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors, with their beloved Labrador Retrievers, Harley and Logan.
Kate would love to hear from you! You can connect with her by email, through her website, her Facebook page, Twitter, or mail at PO Box 446, Schomberg, ON, L0G 1T0, Canada.
March 11th: Launch
Katie’s Clean Book Collection
Hearts & Scribbles
Rockin’ Book Reviews
underneath the covers
Becky on Books
With Love for Books
Zerina Blossom’s Books
deal sharing aunt
My Devotional Thoughts
Getting Your Read On
Thoughts of a Blonde
Christy’s Cozy Corners
A Slice of Life
The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
Granny Loves to Read
Reading Is My SuperPower
March 17th: Grand Finale
US/CAN PRIZE PACK, which consists of:
– San Diego K-9 Series T-shirt (winner’s choice of size S, M or L)
– San Diego K-9 Series tote bag
– San Diego K-9 Series mug and a small pack of gourmet coffee
– Signed copy of When Love Matters Most (second book in the San Diego K-9 Series)
– Signed copy of The Truth About Hope
– When I Found You (third book in the San Diego K-9 Series) key chain
– An assortment of bookmarks and bookplates
Open to US/CAN only
Ends March 21st
7 thoughts on “#Review of Sanctuary Cove by Kate James w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @KateJamesBooks”
What a wonderful way to start my day!!
Thank you for hosting me on your blog, Harlie, and for the fantastic review of Sanctuary Cove. I am so glad you enjoyed it!
Best wishes and happy reading . . . and writing!