Friday, February 26, 2016

BLOG TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - The Sweetest Chase (Heart of the Storm #2) by Sharla Lovelace

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Heart of the Storm #2
Sharla Lovelace
Releasing Feb 23rd, 2016

Photographer Quinn Parker is getting married in a month, and she’s almost happy about it. Even though her mother is planning the whole wedding. Even though she’s secretly had the hots for Simon Chase forever. But he’s her best friend’s brother and her coworker . . . off-limits even if she were single. So she’s marrying the man who should be her perfect match—and that’s that.

Simon Chase’s life revolves around his family’s storm-chasing business. The meteorologist of the bunch, he’d rather be out in the weather than reporting it—especially if Quinn Parker is along to photograph the run. He’s been hiding his crush on her for a long time, and it’s only intensified. But she’s marrying someone else—and that’s that.

Or is it?  When a Chase family wedding sets the stage for body temperatures to rise and the pressure of Quinn’s impending wedding to build, a new reality breaks.  Quinn and Simon discover their unrequited affections have been mutual all along. When the gathering storm of their attraction finally reaches its peak, will it leave their lives in shambles? Or will they find shelter in each other?

This was my first time reading anything by Sharla Lovelace and overall, I found this story to be entertaining. I didn't read the first book in the series, but it's not difficult to catch up with the storyline or the characters. I love the Chase family, they've got their quirks, but they're all there for each other when it counts. Unfortunately, I never really warmed up to Quinn; it's not that she's a terrible person, because she's not, she's actually got a good personality and a sense of humor, but what I couldn't get with was her bowing down to her family and not standing up for herself. Well, eventually she did, but it was the end of the book, so while there is a HEA, we don't really get a chance to see it because of how far into the story the HEA actually occurred. 

So while I wasn't exactly bowled over with Quinn's character, that's not enough of a deterrent to keep me from reading the first book in the series, and any of the future books that might be written.

ARC provided in exchange for honest review.


Sharla Lovelace is a bestselling, award-winning author of sexy small-town love stories. A proud Texas girl through and through, she lives in southeast Texas with her retired husband, a tricked-out golf cart, and two rambunctious dogs. Author of five stand-alone novels and the Heart of the Storm series, she loves connecting with readers; find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads, or subscribe to her newsletter at to keep up with new releases.

book one in the Heart of the Storm Series

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting THE SWEETEST CHASE today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours