Monday, July 25, 2016

LOVE BLOOMS ON MAIN STREET Review & Giveaway with Olivia Miles



Title: Love Blooms on Main Street
Author: Olivia Miles
Series: The Briar Creek Series, #4
On Sale: July 26, 2016
Publisher: Forever
Format: Mass Market & eBook
Price: $5.99 USD (MM) & $4.99 USD (eBook)

Love is always in season . . .

Florist Ivy Birch fantasizes about the day a man will surprise her with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Especially if that man happens to be Brett Hastings. One stolen kiss at her best friend's wedding and Ivy can't get the sexy ER doctor out of her head.

In the small town of Briar Creek, you can't avoid anyone for very long. Not that Brett has been trying to avoid Ivy. He just can't afford to let anything distract him from his work-not again. So when a hospital fundraiser throws them together, love is the last thing on his mind. But with her quick wit and sweet laugh, soon the one woman he's tried to keep at arm's length is capturing his heart...

When I start a new series I never know what to expect but once I was drawn into Briar Creek I started to fall in love with the characters and the town. Love Blooms on Main Street is the fourth book in this fantastically romantic series and I loved every minute of getting to know Ivy and Brett as a couple. 

Ivy runs a successful flower shop and while all her friends are falling in love she is just waiting for her time to come. After sharing a sweet kiss at her friends wedding she thinks things are finally coming together but when Brett starts to avoid her she is determined to move on or finally win him over.

Brett is returning to Briar Creek only temporary but staying away from Ivy is nearly impossible. He knows she has the power to distract him if he lets her but when they are thrown together for the fundraiser he realizes just maybe he can have it all but the last thing he wants is to loose focus on work or hurt the beautiful Ivy.

I loved Ivy and Brett and thought that they were a realistic couple. While Ivy was dealing with Heath issues I enjoyed how Miles paired her with a doctor. Brett understood her needs and genuinely wanted to help her even when he was falling for her. I love how Ivy backed off and made him believe that the kiss didn't rattle her. It showed Brett that he was maybe over thinking things and gave him more of a mystery where Ivy was concerned.

The more I read the series the more I feel like I'm a part of this town. The characters are likable and I enjoy how close they are to one another. I also enjoyed catching up with the previous characters and seeing how their HEA are turning out because it just wouldn't be Briar Creek without them.

This was a cute romantic read that I couldn't put down. It had the right amount of romance and conflict without added in drama that just worked for the story. I'm hoping their will be more love stories blooming in Briar Creek in the future because this is one series I can't get enough of!


Mistletoe On Main Street, #1
A Match Made On Main Street, #2
Hope Springs On Main Street, #3
Love Blooms On Main Street, #4
Christmas Comes To Main Street, #5



A small gasp escaped from her but was quickly silencedby the firm press of Brett’s mouth on hers. Unlike their last kiss, which had felt so tender, this time Brett was leaving no room for confusion about his intentions. She stiffened against his touch, trying to resist him, but pleasure pooled warm in her stomach and the space between her legs began to ache as he wrapped two arms around her waist and pulled her to his chest.
Oh, God. She wanted to fight this. The feeling he was stirring within her. The need for more. She opened her mouth to him, letting him in. He kissed her deeply, not giving her a chance to break away, and she wasn’t so sure she could, even if she wanted to. Her hands, which had been pushed off her hips by the strength of his arms, hung loosely at her sides, as if determined to stay out of this drama she was creating for herself, but, like her mouth, they lost the fight. She slid her hands up onto Brett’s arms, taking in every curve of his hard muscles, and up onto his shoulders as she leaned into him. His breath was heavy as he kissed her harder, and she parted her legs to let his slide between and press against the tightness that was building within her.
“What are we doing?” she asked when they finally came apart. She blinked up at him and resisted the urge to flatten his disheveled locks. I did that, she realized with a flutter.
“I don’t really know.” Brett’s voice was low and coarse.“But I like it.”
She firmed her mouth and smoothed her dress. Not goodenough.
Turning to stare at the folding table, she felt her spiritsbegin to sag. She’d let him in again. Let him take her to places she’d wanted, to dream dreams that should have stayed in her unconscious. And nothing had changed. Men don’t change, Ivy. That’s what her mother had always said. When would she learn?
“Well, it can’t happen again,” she insisted.
“Oh no?”
She glanced back to see that slow, sexy smile. “No.” Buteven as she said it, her body was saying yes.


Olivia Miles is a Chicago-based romance writer. Having grown up in New England, Olivia attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec before settling in Chicago where she lives with her husband, their daughter, and two ridiculously pampered pups.

When she is not chasing after her little ones, she is hard at work creating feisty heroines and alpha heroes with a heart. A city girl with a fondness for small-town charm, Olivia enjoys highlighting both ways of life in her stories.



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