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Suddenly Last Summer

(O'Neil Brothers #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  2,940 ratings  ·  399 reviews
Bestselling author Sarah Morgan delivers another irresistible hero in her O'Neil Brothers series who's more tempting than dessert and twice as sinful!

Fiery French chef Élise Philippe is having a seriously bad day. Not only have the opening day plans for her beloved café fallen apart, but Sean O'Neil is back in town, and looking more delectable than ever. Last summer, they
Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by Harlequin HQN (first published 2014)
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Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is why I love Sarah Morgan. Think Sean and Élise could be one of my favourites.

“Never let it be said I don’t know how to show a woman a good time.”

Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ohhhhh <3 Das Ende war fast schon zu kitschig, aber es war alles so perfeeeekt! (und kitschig) und perfekt.

(Und kitschig.)
Claire Robinson
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
...Everything was perfect...
Cora Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Love, family, business, passion, food.

Damn, this book made me hungry. I just want an Elise of my own to cook me all of the delicious food from this book!

I love Snow Crystal. I want to go there so badly. I seriously wish it was real. It just sounds so beautiful, so dramatic, breathtaking. I want to be in a wooden cabin by a lake in the mountains, with a hot tub on the deck. I was to look up into the sky and see the milky-way because it's so dark and peaceful.

This second O'Neil Brothers b
May 18, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Non scrivo mai rece di lunedì. Io odio il lunedì, ergo sono più perfida del solito...
Ma devo dire la mia su questo libro anche se è lunedì, ragioni per cui vi avverto sarò stronza.
Ho iniziato questo secondo capitolo sulla fiducia, ovvero senza leggere nemmeno la sinossi, dato che nel primo la Morgan aveva saputo coinvolgermi completamente. Questo no. Anzi lo consiglio come coadiuvante del sonno.
A parte il fatto che sembra una sit com, con Maria de Filippi nelle mentite spoglie del nonno moribond
Jacob Proffitt
Jun 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: steamy, romance
This book was really uneven.

Sean was kind of a jackwagon and really hard to get to like. It's not just that he's pretty callus with women, it's also that he's more than a little bit emotionally constipated just in general—and not in the cute tongue-tied way, either. Also, when he decides to get domineering, he goes way past where I'd have been hitting him with blunt objects because blunt words didn't seem to be working. Some of his interactions are almost normal, and we do see some charm from ti
Cintya Larasinta
Liar, manis, menggoda.

Astagaaa.... aku sangat menyukai karakter Sean dan Elise. Apalagi aku sangat menyukai Sean O'Neil seorang ahli bedah yang cukup tampan n ahli merayu terhadap Elise. Rasanya aku menikmati membaca perjalanan romantis Elise dan Sean. ingin berulang membacanya. namun aku lebih suka novel yang pertama, Kayla dan Jackson, mereka pasangan yang termanis.
Bahkan aku amat menyukai gaya penulisan Sarah Morgan ini.
Dec 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Nov. 2018: I love this series so much! I think I love the first book and couple (Jackson and Kayla) a little more than this one, although I don't dislike Sean and Elise. They just come with more drama. The best thing about this book is the setting. The Vermont forests and trails CALL OUT TO ME. The trees and forests are mentioned throughout the story, and I love that. Unlike the first and third books, this one is set during the summer, which is fun. I love the O'Neil family and I'll keep rereadi
Loved it! No wonder Sarah Morgan is one of my favorite romance authors. I wish I was one of her heroines - and not only because her heroes are to-die-for. ;)

Note: I received this eARC from Harlequin via NetGalley. That had no influence on my review/rating.
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Une romance très sympathique et toute mignonne. J'ai adoré retrouver la famille O'Neil qui est tellement attachante et leur péripéties. Cependant, j'ai trouvé ce tome légèrement en dessous du 1er: un peu trop de clichés et selon moi; les choses sont précipitées à la fin. Une très bonne lecture tout de même.
Terri Wino
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: year-2018
3-1/2 stars rounded up to 4.

This book wasn't quite as good as the first in the series, but I still enjoyed it. I think what bothered me was throughout most of the book both characters constantly spout that they are 100% against relationships and falling in love and after a while it was like, okay, enough, we get don't ever want to fall in love, blah, blah, blah.

Other than that, I liked Sean and Elise very much and was entertained by the other characters. It was nice revisiting with this
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Suddenly last summer is the second book in super talented author Sarah Morgan's The O'Neil Brothers Series, and this time around we finally get the low down on sinfully sexy surgeon Sean O'Neil.

He lives for his job and nothing and no one interferes, and most importantly he never let's a woman interfere with his work.

Except when news of his grandfather collapsing comes he rushes back home to Snow Crystal, to be there for his family, even knowing they most likely don't want his there. Whist ther
A perfect summer read!

How could I ask for more? I kept picturing Dr. McDreamy and Dr. McSteamy when I thought of Dr. Sean O'Neil, orthopedic surgeon and resident heart breaker. Sean is not good at relationships. His job is way more important than anything else in his life. And he likes it that way. Until he meets Elise Bonnet, the charming French cook who works at his family's lodge in Vermont. Elise doesn't do relationships either, but she is attracted to Sean. The feeling is mutual, however th
Tyler works as a surgeon and he's really good at his job proving even in snow crystal how good. I'd want him as my doctor. He's so calm and confident with little Sam. It's really no wonder Elisa falls in love with him. She has demons of her own mainly regarding her time in Paris. Between Jackson and Sean they really did save her. All three Oniel brother are quite different but are all so likeable in their own way. Can't wait to read Tyler's story.
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2018
I read book one of this series almost three years ago. I remember enjoying it but not loving it, and somehow finishing up the series fell way down my TBR. But as I close out 2018, I can't seem to get enough of Sarah Morgan, and knowing book three was a Christmas book, I decided to head back to Snow Crystal and the O'Neil brothers. This book ended up taking me completely by surprise. Yes, it was fun and full of banter (often within the O'Neil family), but there was a ton of hidden depth. I often ...more
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Coffee dates with Suddenly Last Summer

First date: Sean O’ Neil is an orthopedic surgeon and a dang good one. Athletes fly in from all over the world to seek his opinion and skilled hands. Sean is a workaholic and dedicated to his life’s passion. He rarely makes time for life outside of the hospital and trips to his family’s lodge. In part to an argument with a family member. Elise Philippe has found a home at the Snow Crystal resort, far from the painful memories of Paris. Last summer she and
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May 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Sarah Morgan's writing! This is the second full length novel in the O'Neil brothers series - and it's HOT!

Fiesty French chef, Elise, has to face the fact that Sean O'Neil, of the seriously HOT O'Neil brothers is back on Snow Crystal Mountain Resort. Their brief but electrifying liaison last summer is still fresh in her mind but she knows that Sean only came for his grandfather and will have to leave again and resume his career as one of the best sport surgeons.
Both Sean and Elise must sto
Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
"Love isn't a sacrifice, it's a gift."

This second installment was fabulous and I devoured in just one morning while cuddled under a blanket. It had the perfect mixture of angst and banter. I have come to really adore this family and setting. It has been the perfect series to read over the holidays.
Why did I wait so long to try one of Sarah Morgan's books? WHY?!?! I'm so angry with myself since this habit of not trying out some wonderful authors sooner is starting to become a pattern. Thankfully though, it's summer and I can't wait to try out her other Harlequin titles because hey, I have the time.

I just loved this book to bits. It had everything I look for in a contemporary romance. There was a hunky surgeon, a spunky leading lady and a perfect setting. Plus as you can guess by the title,
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La mia recensione sul blog

Dopo essere stata conquistata da "Mentre fuori nevica", il primo romanzo che ho letto in assoluto di Sarah Morgan, non vedevo l'ora di tornare con la mente nel Vermont, luogo magico e incantevole in cui sono ambientate le vicende della famiglia O'Neil. Questo secondo romanzo della serie vede protagonisti due personaggi che abbiamo già conosciuto nel precedente: Sean, il gemello (dal carattere completamente diverso) di Jackson, ed
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2, 5 stelline

Libro carino sotto certi punti di vista, ma niente di che alla fine.

Elise (ho già dimenticato dove vada l'accento) non l'ho sopportata praticamente mai: ragazza mia, calma, non ti devi infuriare senza motivo per qualsiasi cosa! Fa un bel respiro e conta fino a 10... Praticamente ogni volta che qualcuno apriva bocca all'improvviso veniva aggredito, e non sempre solo verbalmente. Un attimo era bella, brava e gentile, un'ottima cuoca, un attimo dopo ti stava insultando in inglese (ital
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lovely French cook Elise and sexy doctor Sean meet again and sparks fly! Enjoyable romance, I love the Snow Crystal resort.
Another good one by Sarah Morgan!
Tracy Kellies
Jul 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book! Wish I read the first book in the series before reading this but that is definitely next on my list.
Nicola Clough
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book of Sarah Morgan's it took me a short while to get into it but once I did it was really good. The characters are good and the plot to the story is good to. Shows you have to learn to love yourself so you can love others. Full of families and romance to and has a real sparkle to the read to.
Elise is a chef and she really wants to make the most of the summer with the opening her French cafe and she can't wait she's got close to the family she lives with and works with but one b
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Je lui mets un peu moins que le 1er tome car j'ai eu un peu plus de mal avec Elise. Je comprends le besoin de se protéger quand on a été blessé, meurtri et qu'on a peur. Mais Elise joue avec les sentiments de Sean et j'ai pas toujours apprécié. Elle ne s'en rend pas compte mais après tous les moments de partage et de passion, le repousser sans cesse devenait vraiment lassant. Surtout que Sean est un homme qui montre sa sensibilité au fur et à mesure des pages et qu'il mérite qu'on l'aime. Je l'a ...more
3.5 stars This was surprising. The guy was eh at times, but I really liked seeing his relationship with his grandpa improve. I also liked Elise as the protagonist - her background broke my heart, but it was amazing how strong and appreciative she became from it. I respected that.

The book got better as it progressed. Besides the sad things about the grandpa and Elise's story, I found reading this rather comforting - especially with all the descriptions of the Snow Crystal Resort.
My favorite aspe
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wieder eine schöne Wohlfühlgeschichte.
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Firstly a massive thank you to Cara at Harlequin for sending me a copy of this to review. It’s been on my TBR for quite a while but I’ve finally gotten round to it and it was totally worth the wait! I had only read a short story of Sarah’s before I read this and I really enjoyed that little bit that I’d read so I was looking forward to a full novel!

This is the second book in the Snow Crystal series although I have it on good authority that each book can be read as a standalone novel. So I starte
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Suddenly Last Summer (snow crystal trilogy Book -2) follows on from Sleigh Bells in the Snow. The 2 main characters are Sean (Jackson's twin brother) an Orthopaedic Surgeon who is a sexy handsome, yet commitment phobe sex god & Élise, a very fiery beautiful French chef at the family home run business, Snow Crystal Resort. This is set in the beautiful Vermont Mountain, perfect for summer holidays and a ski resort in the winter.
Sean has been absent through his choice at the resort, preferring
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USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes romance and contemporary women's fiction and her trademark humour and warmth have gained her fans across the globe. Sarah lives near London, England, and when she isn't reading or writing she loves being outdoors.

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“He is the nearest thing I have to family. And Jackson, of course. It makes me very happy to think he will marry you soon. And Elizabeth and dear Alice. And Tyler is like a brother to me, even though sometimes I want to punch him. It is normal for siblings to sometimes want to punch each other, I think. I love you all with every bone in my body.” The dark side of Élise’s life was carefully locked away in the past. Loneliness, fear and deep humiliation were a distant memory. She was safe here. Safe and loved.” 0 likes
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