Lavender Shores #7
Jasper Getty is living his dream as the owner of the charming bookshop, Lavender Pages. For seven years, he’s enjoyed the safety and freedom to be himself, selling books by day and curling up and getting lost in novels by night. But a dark page from the past comes back to haunt Jasper as his ex begins stalking him. Russell Wallace hit reset on his life in Nashville and became a bodyguard after decades of living according to family expectations. But even years later, he doesn’t believe he deserves happiness. When Russell is asked to travel to the beautiful seaside town of Lavender Shores to protect a friend’s brother, he expects nothing more than a job and a paycheck. But Lavender Shores reveals a world Russell never imagined, and his immediate attraction to the adorably geeky Jasper complicates an already difficult job. Jolted by the memory of a shared moment and paths that crossed years ago intensifies the sparks into a bonfire of passion and hope. When danger comes pounding at the door, Jasper is in danger of losing his life… and his heart.
Back in Lavender Shores and loving the sexy men. This is the first book that did not involve a member of one of the founding families, which I thought was great because it shows that everyone is accepted not just members of those families. I also enjoyed the addition of the support group and the encouragement of the next generation. Maybe a spin-off, Lavender Shore - The Next Generation??
The prequel really set the tone for this book and gave you all the insight you needed into both characters. This is not only a May/December romance but also dealt with accepting who you are at an older age.
As with all the books in this series there is hilarity and love and family and hot, hot steamy sex! I know what I am going to get when I crack open a LS book and I am never disappointed.
RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. This book was given to us by the author.