Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer at the Shore Review & Giveaway with V.K. Sykes


Summer at the Shore
Seashell Bay # 2

By: V.K. Sykes

Releasing June 30, 2015

Grand Central: Forever






Morgan Merrifield sacrificed her teaching career to try to save her family's bed-and-breakfast and care for her younger sister. She can't let herself get distracted by Ryan Butler. After all, the rugged ex-Special Forces soldier is only in Seashell Bay for the summer. But her longtime crush soon flares into real desire-and with one irresistible kiss, she's swept away.


Ryan values his freedom. As much as he wants Morgan, he's not ready to settle down with anyone, much less in sleepy Seashell Bay. But his code of honor doesn't allow him to leave a woman in distress-and she's in desperate need of help to fix the inn. It only takes one day working under the same roof and Ryan is already hoping for a lifetime of hot summer nights . . .



Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23341861-summer-at-the-shore?from_search=true

Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/129828-seashell-bay


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Author Info

V.K. Sykes is really two people – Vanessa Kelly and Randy Sykes, a husband and wife team who write USA Today Bestselling contemporary romance and also romantic suspense. Randy excels at plot and characterization, but tends to fall down on the job when it comes to that pesky old thing called emotion. That’s where Vanessa steps in. She usually writes the sex scenes too, since Randy is a bit uncomfortable when it comes to that sort of stuff. Vanessa also writes award-winning Regency-set historical romance for Kensington Zebra under her own name. You can check out Vanessa’s bestselling historical romances at


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When Ryan returns he wants to keep to himself and figure out a few things but Morgan has another idea. Although the attraction is their and growing strong these two just can't stay away from each other. Although they are good friends they are both trying to fight the attraction while saving the b&b.

I liked Morgan she is strong and independent. She asked Ryan to help get the b&b back in better shape but he goes above and beyond to try to make her and her sister happy which is super sweet since he doesn't plan on staying.

Ryan is sexy and trying to find his next mission in life by coming home he never thought he would be spending so much time with the sexy Morgan. I love how he made not only their friendship but their relationship seem more important then anything else. Not only is he super sweet but loves kids.

This story was well written and I liked each one of the characters. Some of them are more funny then others but it makes this island special. I loved how the author didn't rush the relationship between them and let it run its course. I am excited to read the next book in the series and hoping its about holly and the hot sheriff.

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  1. Thanks for hosting us today! (Vanessa & Randy)

  2. I liked the review. Sounds like a good read.

  3. Thank you for hosting SUMMER AT THE SHORE!