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Deep Autumn Heat (Star Harbor #1)

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  817 Ratings  ·  159 Reviews
In this sexy new Star Harbor romance series, featuring the too-tempting Grayson brothers, a celebrity chef turns up the heat for a local café owner—and things start to sizzle.
Lexie Meyers decides there’s nothing sweeter than watching Sebastian Grayson’s perfect, wicked mouth devour her coconut cake. He’s hot, he’s hungry, and he’s sizing her up like she’s the best thing
Loveswept Contemporary Romance, 300 pages
Published July 9th 2012 by Loveswept (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jaime Arkin
Jun 20, 2012 Jaime Arkin rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, ebook-format, meh
so... this book had serious potential. I mean first- look at that cover. shirtless man on a motorcycle - GIMME!! - The plot of the story itself wasn't even bad either.

Lexie Meyers owns a restaurant in Star Harbor and is starting a catering business but when former bad boy Sebastian returns to town for his annual meet up with his brothers he finds he can't get Lexie out of his head. Sebastian, or Seb as he's called is a rising star in the cooking world - he has a very successful restaurant in NY
Liz F
Nov 08, 2012 Liz F rated it really liked it
Let me start off by saying that I normally wouldn't read a book with a title like this. It's just not usually my cup of tea. But wow, I'm glad Sara suggested it!! I loved it!!

Sebastian Grayson is a celebrity chef. He's come home to Star Harbor for a fishing weekend with his brothers but that all goes out the window when he meets Lexie Meyers. Lexie immediately captures Sebastian's interest simply because she isn't fawning over him like all women do. Maybe this should be a little lesson for us, l
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: 3.5/5

This contemporary romance, centered around two chefs and restaurant owners, has all the makings for a charming romance. Lexie owns her restaurant in small town, Star Harbor, a tourist destination and she’s launching her new catering business on the side. Seb, a big time, famous chef based out of New York, grew up with his three brothers in Star Harbor and is back visiting when he walks into Lexie’s café. His interest is evident when she
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Slick's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

Having read more than my share of romance novels I always enjoy discovering a new to me author. When the author delivers an exceptionally great product, I’m ecstatic! Deep Autumn Heat by Elisabeth Barrett is an emotionally charged, well developed, superb story.

Sebastian Grayson (Seb) is in Star Harbor to reconnect with his brothers as they always do on the anniversary of their father’s death. Seb now resides in New York, in addition to being a well known
Barbara Ann
Take two talented chefs, combine them lots of lust and passion, mix in a bit of mystery and suspense, add a dash of scrumptious food descriptions, and then top off with the hope for love and you have a delicious, mouth-watering read.

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Deep Autumn Heat is the first in a series about the four Grayson brothers “former resident bad boys” who return to Star Harbor, a small resort town outside of Boston. The opening scene sets the foundation for this series by describing four brothers who
Mandi Schreiner
Jul 08, 2012 Mandi Schreiner rated it liked it
For the most part, I’ve had good luck with Loveswept releases. First, they have been at a great price point, $2.99 and I’ve enjoyed Jessica Scott’s Because of You and both of Ruthie Knox’s books. I believe Elisabeth Barrett is a debut author, and I’m always on the lookout for a good contemporary. This one has a good set-up for the series as a whole, but I wasn’t quite sold on the book.

Every year, the Grayson brothers return to Star Harbor for a long weekend to remember their father. The brothers
T's Book ~ Tanja
A sleepy little town is the perfect place to escape from it all. Even escaping from an abusive ex. Lexie Meyers has rebuilt a life for herself in Star Harbor. As chef and owner of her own small restaurant Lexi serves up low brow fare and a side of spice.

Sebastian Grayson is a chef on the rise of stardom. High brow restaurants and television shows are his ticket. Seb also has a rep for being one of the hottest catches around.

Well from here on out you get the gist of it all. They meet; sparks fl
Oh no, i totally forgot i got this ARC :(

ARC courtesy to Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via NetGalley
Oct 01, 2015 Shari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This review was originally posted on Delighted Reader

I was blown away by how much I liked this book and now I am waiting impatiently for the next book in the series. Oh, wait, this one hasn't been released yet and I am asking for the next book? Yes, I am!

Deep Autumn Heat starts off the Star Harbor series about the four brothers Grayson. Cole, Val, Seb and Theo round out the cast of brothers who have looks that will melt you into a puddle! And if Seb wasn't enough in this book...he's a twin to
Deep Autumn Heat is Elisabeth Barrett's debut novel and the first book in her Star Harbor series staring the sexy Grayson brothers. If you like a not quite reformed bad boy then you're going to love sexy celebrity chef Sebastian but I have a feeling his brothers are going to be just as hot to handle and I can't wait for more of Val, Cole and Theo. I do love a series that is set around a family of characters that you can get to know and love more and more with every book and this left me very exc ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

In a brand new series called Star Harbor, Elisabeth Barrett introduces us to the sexy Grayson brothers. Each more hotter than the last, it seems that Elisabeth is planning on giving each brother a book in the series. You know what that means...there are only good things to come.

DEEP AUTUMN HEAT is the first book that features celebrity chef Sebastian Grayson and Lexie Meyers. When the worldly chef comes back to Star Harbor for awhile, Sebastian can’t help but notice Lex
Apr 30, 2012 Shari rated it it was amazing
I was blown away by how much I liked this book and now I am waiting impatiently for the next book in the series. Oh, wait, this one hasn’t been released yet and I am asking for the next book? Yes, I am!

Deep Autumn Heat starts off the Star Harbor series about the four brothers Grayson. Cole, Val, Seb and Theo round out the cast of brothers who have looks that will melt you into a puddle! And if Seb wasn’t enough in this book…he’s a twin to Theo, who gets his book next. Seb is a big time chef who
Jul 11, 2012 Inga rated it it was amazing
My review:

Deep Autumn Heat is the debut for Elisabeth Barrett and what a great debut! Deep Autumn Heat was well-written, hot sweet spicy romance with characters whom you would love to meet in real life! It is the best romance book I have read during this season and I will keep a keen eye on her upcoming books.

Regarding the plot:

Deep autumn Heat is a part of Star Harbor series and each book is presenting you one of the Grayson brothers and in this specific book you hear and read about Sebastian
Aug 11, 2012 Risbee rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley-read
This was more like a 2.5 rounded up to a 3.

I'm not sure where to start because I have two vastly different feels about this book.

As far as the story and basic plot are concerned, I liked it - and I'll even go as far as to say that I liked it a lot. Barrett did a good job creating warmth within the Star Harbour community and I am intrigued by all of her characters, especially the brothers. And the fact that Seb is a chef that interned for a time with Bobby Flay -- I mean, hello. Sold. Lexie held
Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
Courtesy of Random House Publishing Group through NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.

Deep Autumn Heat is the first book in the Star Harbor series which revolves around the Grayson brother's and I must say, Sebastian Grayson is simply love. His a star chef that owns his own restaurant Helena in New York City and when he ends up in Lexie's cafe, he steams her world.

The chemistry between the two cracks and pops out of the book. The attraction between them feeds and stems out of the fact that
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Sebastian Grayson is a well know New York celebrity chef. He is also a Star Harbor native. His restaurant, television show, and opening of another restaurant keeps him from visiting Star Harbor often, but he always returns once a year to visit his brothers on the anniversary of their father’s death. He is also very cocky, a bit conceded, and overly competent.

Lexie Meyers is fairly new to Star Harbor. She has her own restaurant there and has done a wonderful job of integrating herself into the t
Jan 14, 2013 Beth rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, own, netgalley
The last thing world renowned chef Sebastian Grayson expected coming back to his home town, for the weekend, was to have a run in with the sizzling café owner. He also didn’t expect the effect Lexie Meyers would have on him. He just can’t get the little spit fire out of his head and she also made the most succulent coconut cake he’d ever tasted. But that’s not all he wants to taste.

Lexie Meyers has set up shop in a small rural town, but she’s got a big secret. She came to this town to escape a v
Sue Grimshaw
Apr 25, 2012 Sue Grimshaw rated it it was amazing
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In this sexy new Star Harbor romance series, featuring the too-tempting Grayson brothers, a celebrity chef turns up the heat for a local café owner—and things start to sizzle.

Lexie Meyers decides there’s nothing sweeter than watching Sebastian Grayson’s perfect, wicked mouth devour her coconut cake. He’s hot, he’s hungry, and he’s sizing her up like she’s the best thing on the menu.

Worldly, famous, and notorious with the ladies, Seb had planned a weekend of fishing and relaxation with
Tina "IRead2Escape"
Deep Autumn Heat is the first book in the Star Harbor series and it's a definite must read! I can not say enough about this book. It didn't suffer from any of the first in series woes that so many series struggle with.

Sebastian Grayson is on top of the world. His career is at it's peak and shows no sign of slowing down. As a chef of his own restaurant he is used to being in charge and now that he is getting his own show he can share his talents with the world. He, however, isn't prepared to mee
Claire Robinson
What a great start to the Star Harbour Series.

I love a collection of books that focus on one town, and one family in particular in this series Elizabeth Bennett is giving us the lives and loves of the Grayson Brothers, Theo, Val, Cole & Seb.

In Deep Autumn Heat we meet consumate player, and celebrity Chef Sebastian Grayson, who doesn't love a motorbike riding, tall, dark handsome man that can cook!!! Seb meets Lexie Meyers, fiery owner/chef of the local eatery, and the spark they feel is in
Jeanie Jackson
Jul 11, 2015 Jeanie Jackson rated it really liked it
Deep Autumn Heat is an excellent romance with an edge of suspense. From the first couple of paragraphs, I knew this was a series I would follow to the end. Elisabeth Barrett does a wonderful job of creating characters and relationships and of building both the romantic tension and plot tension.

Lexi left California three years ago to get away from a crazy, and I do mean crazy, boyfriend and has kept so busy she hasn't had time for anyone in her life. When a local boy turned successful chef comes
Jun 18, 2013 Rebbecca rated it it was amazing
ARC given for an honest review.

This is the first book in the Loveswept series by Elisabeth Barrett. It tells the story of Seb, a famous chef who comes back to his hometown of Star Harbour to visit with his 3 other brothers on the anniversary of their mother's death. He ends up meeting the local diner's owner Lexie who's feisty and doesn't take too kindly to his arrogance, which Seb is definitely not used to. Seb sees this as a challenge, not realising that Lexie has a past which will not make he
Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
Full review can be found on my blog (un)Conventional Bookviews.

This was a great début! It had romance, friendship and suspense in a neat story, and I look forward to reading more from this author. Of course, the fact that there was a lot of cooking going on made it even better!
Jennifer Probst
Nov 13, 2012 Jennifer Probst rated it it was amazing
This series is wonderful and cannot be missed!
Oct 20, 2012 Bungluna rated it it was ok
Shelves: category
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Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
3.5 stars


I don’t think I have read many romances featuring chefs. Either they didn’t make an impression on me at all, or my innate dislike of cooking has steered me away from books with chefs. I just don’t find them very sexy. Sure, it would be divine to have a culinary artist at my beck and call, preparing mouth-watering dishes to please my taste buds and tame my wild heart, but then I remember what a glutton I am, and I realize that if I did find a sexy chef of my own, I would soon weig
May 24, 2013 Ilaria rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
Lexie Meyers is the owner of the LMK restaurant in Star Harbour. She has move in Star Harbor from California due to an abusive, stalker and psychopath ex boyfriend.
Sebastian Grayson is a black hair, green eyes, more than six-feet tall man. He is a chef, own a restaurant in New York and host a tv show. But, most important, he was born and raised in Star Harbor.
For Seb is the time of the year when he return in town to visit his brothers, Cole, Val and Theo.
One mornig, the four brother eat breakfa
Jun 13, 2012 Sandy rated it really liked it
DEEP AUTUMN HEAT (Star Harbor 1) by Eliabeth Barrett

DEEP AUTUMN HEAT is the first novel (July 2012 release) in new author Elisabeth Barrett’s contemporary romance Star Harbor series. Set in the quiet seaside town of Star Harbor, Maine Elisabeth introduces us to the Grayson brothers-Val, Cole, Theo and Seb. Deep Autumn Heat is Sebastian’s story.

Every Labor Day weekend Sebastian, along with his brothers, returns to Star Harbor, in memory of their late father. Although technically only Seb and his
Ever start reading a book and know right off that there is something special about it? Yeah, me too! and Deep Autumn Heat is one of those. Elisabeth Barrett starts her Star Harbor Series with a wonderful book. She introduces us to four unique and individual brothers, sexy as sin of course. Hometown bad boys, excellent romance and a bit of suspense.

Sebastian Grayson is home to spend Labor Day weekend with his brothers. They do this every year in memory of the father they loved and lost way to s
Jul 19, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it
This is Elisabeth Barrett's debut book for Loveswept. I loved the cover of course. Just look at it. I also liked the idea of four hot brothers. A no brainer there too. Now i just hoped the story would be good to go with all that and the great blurb i read. You get to meet the 4 Grayson brothers in the beginning of this book. They all come together once a year to remember and celebrate their dad's life. So sweet! There are two older brother's Val and Cole and then the twins Seb and Theo. All thes ...more
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