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Friday, December 18, 2015

Review The Bad Boy of Butterfly Harbor (Butterfly Harbor #1) by Anna J. Stewart

Can people truly change?
Two things keep Holly Campbell grounded: her precocious son and preserving her forty-year-old family diner in the face of expansion and change. She doesn't need a blast from the past like Luke Saxon, who's back in Butterfly Harbor after more than a decade away.


When the trend is to blur the line between romance and erotica, stories as Bad Boy of Butterfly Harbor bring a sweet, clean air.

The main themes of this story are: to make peace with yourself and second chances: to offer and accept them. Both themes are to be found independent, but also entwined; together they create a generous scene in which the characters, main or secondary, have their specific role as to exemplify different paths and the results of their different choices.

But here it is not only about people, or maybe it is, but under another approach because the characters’ past, present and the promise of a happy future are deep connected with the past and present of their beautiful, but almost dying town. Butterfly Harbor is like a mirror image of the characters and just like them, it needs a second chance and love in order to survive.

The love story is sprinkled with some smiles, but also with dangers, most of them brought by the heroine’s son. The dangers in question will threaten a possible HEA, will spice the story and will fuel up the pace and tension in it.

Told in an attractive style, Bad Bay of Butterfly Harbor will be appreciated by those who enjoy a clean, but not a dull romance. I know I read it with pleasure.

About the author:
USA Today and national bestselling author Anna J. Stewart can't remember a time she didn't have a book in her hands or a story in her head. Early obsessions with Star Wars, Star Trek and Wonder Woman set her on the path to creating fun, funny, and family centric romances with happily ever afters for the independent heroines she writes for both Harlequin and Berkley. Anna lives in Northern California where she deals with a serious Supernatural & Sherlock addiction, surrounds herself with friends and family and tolerates an overly affectionate cat named Snickers (or perhaps it's Snickers who tolerates her).


Anna J Stewart said...

Thank you so much for the lovely review and for hosting me on my cyber tour!

Jan Lee said...

I'd like to read a nice, simple book like this :)