Monday, 12 September 2016

Petite Madeleine - Eva Charles - Release Blitz & Review

Eva Charles
Petite Madeleine
Meadows Shore Book 3
A Meadows Shore Novel
September 12, 2016

The Claytons and Harringtons are back!
Drew Harrington loves baseball, drumming and Cassie Anteros, although not necessarily in that order. After his parents die, Drew finds comfort in all the wrong places, until Cassie discovers him passed out, facedown, in his own vomit. 
Cassie Anteros is a big-hearted, sheltered princess who Drew abandons when he leaves school to get himself together. After graduation, with an Ivy League degree in hand and years of grooming behind her, Cassie is well-positioned to take over her father's Wall Street firm, but a lump in her left breast sets her life on a different path.
Now eight years later, he's the very sexy general manager of the Boston Blues baseball team, and she's an award-winning baker in Baltimore. When the two come face-to-face, the earth trembles under their feet, threatening to swallow them whole. She still owns a piece of his soul, and he lives-on in her heart, but is that enough for Drew and Cassie to get a second chance at love, or has time and suffering already sealed their fate?

4.5 Stars 

Petite Madeleine is the third book, in the Meadows Shore series.  Much like the two previous books in this series, this book is well written, and a wonderful blend of heat and sweetness.   Petite Madeleine is an emotion filled, moving and heartwarming read that delves into some difficult topics.   Cassie and Drew parted ways after he was devastated by the death of his parents, ten years later fate intervenes and they are given a second chance at finding their happy ever after. 

Drew is a lovely hero, like any realistic and relate-able character he has his flaws but overall he makes for a lovely book boyfriend.  He's fun, flirty, loving and incredibly loyal.  He's particularly family orientated and has incredibly strong bonds with his siblings and cousins alike. 

Cassie is a lovely, sweet heroine.  Although she and Drew found love at a young age, she has changed both physically and emotionally since their relationship and carries scars and insecurities  that she has to overcome if they are to find happiness. 

I love how this book can be read as a standalone, but the characters from the previous books are still integrated into the story line.  I can't wait to see which of the Claytons or Harringtons has their story told next.  

I thoroughly recommend Petite Madeleine, especially for anyone who loves a romance series, or family focused contemporary romance. 

Eva Charles is the author of the multi-titled Meadows Shore Series that chronicles the lives and loves of the Clayton-Harrington family. She invites you to visit their beloved Meadows Shore nestled in the charming seaside town of Fair Harbor, where you will enjoy love, laughter, loyalty, and an abundance of mouth-watering food, Portuguese style.
After being a confirmed city-girl for more than thirty-five years, Eva moved to beautiful Western Massachusetts in 2014. There, she found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkeys, deer, and coyotes roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she'd been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into a romantic tale.

When she's not writing, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons, or playing with the two cutest dogs you've ever seen, Eva's creating chapters in her own love story.

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A Wedding at Meadows Shore

A Meadows Shore Novel

Meadows Shore Book 1

Prepare to fall in love with the Claytons and Harringtons, a wealthy and powerful New England family with a rich Portuguese heritage. Visit their beloved Meadows Shore nestled in the charming seaside town of Fair Harbor, where you'll enjoy love, laughter, loyalty, and an abundance of mouth-watering food. 
A Wedding at Meadows Shore is Sophie Clayton's story. Smart, stubborn, and strong, family means everything to her. After a failed marriage, she creates a new life for herself, one that excludes men. Sophie doesn't trust men, or maybe she doesn't trust her judgment when it comes to them. Then she meets Max, a man who leads his life in a way that challenges those very trust issues. 
Max Parker is a handsome playboy with a taste for younger women and a past that haunts him. He keeps what's left of his heart well protected behind a cool exterior, and fills the emptiness with lucrative business deals, punishing exercise, and women he'll never love. But there's another side to Max, one that he keeps well hidden, until Sophie blows into his life like a whirlwind and knocks him off his game, threatening to expose his darkest secrets. 
There's an Old Portuguese adage that translates as, "the rooster crows loudly, but it's the hen who's in charge". And so it is with the Claytons and Harringtons: strong women, alpha males, and of course, Avó Angelina, the family matriarch who keeps them all on their best behavior. 
Bem vindo à família, Welcome to the family!

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My Sweetest Sasha

A Meadows Shore Novel

Meadows Shore Book 2

Meadows Shore is the childhood home of the five Clayton sisters and the six Harrington brothers, the family seat where these irresistible characters gather regularly, or whenever they need the comfort of Portuguese home cooking and the love and wisdom of elder women.

Cole Harrington, the oldest of those swoon-worthy Harrington brothers, is a gifted trauma surgeon with a cocky smile and a whole lot of swagger. He’s assigned an executive coach after he smashes the thermostat in the operating room to smithereens.

Alexa Petersen is a nice girl from Minnesota who’s been tasked with shadowing the naughty trauma surgeon, and writing a report to end his promising career. While she might prefer pretty lace panties, Alexa’s not afraid to slip on a pair of steel-toed boots when Cole needs to be knocked down a notch or two.

Hospital drama and small-town woes, the truth obscured by secrets and lies. Where nothing is as it appears—not even Cole and Alexa.

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