First Time in Forever
Happily-Ever-After isn’t on Emily Donovan’s agenda…
Emily’s been too swept up in a challenging year of firsts, from becoming a stand-in mum to her niece Lizzy to moving to remote but beautiful Puffin Island, to think about love.
But that’s before charismatic local yacht club owner Ryan Cooper kisses her…
Ryan knows Emily has a complicated past that she’s struggling to face....more
Emily is hiding out in Puffin Island with her niece Lizzy after her famous half-sister died in a plane crash. Ryan is a former journalist who lives on the island. They're attracted to each other but because of their individual baggage, can't commit to a long term relationship. So they ...more
First date: We meet Emily and Lizzie her niece as they make their way on the ferry to Puffin Island. Emily has an overwhelming fear of water and is very unsure of her new role as Emily’s stand-in Mom. Morgan allowed me to connect to both of them and I am anxious to see what develops. Enter Ryan Cooper. He owes Brit a favor and when she asks him to check in on her friend staying at the Castaway Cottage he agrees. She isn't his type and the kid should be an ...more
How does Sarah Morgan do it? How does she manage to take you away to these perfect places? I'd already fallen in love with Snow Crystal with her last series, and with this new one, I am so in love with Puffin Island.
This was a fantastic read, a perfect escape.
Emily is a fantastic character, and I loved how she changed as you read. The further the story progressed, the more she grew up and discovered who she was. I loved the tension and the ...more
I am starting to get a little author crush on Sarah Morgan, I fell in love with her writing style and easy going story telling after reading her 2014 novel Maybe The Christmas, so when the opportunity presented itself to read the first book in her new Puffin Island series, it was a total no-brainer.
First Time in Forever is the perfect beginning, three friends
Emily, Brittany and Skylar have used Brittany’s grandmothers beach home ...more
Emily, our heroine, has just had a massive life changing experience and she will never be the same again. She is strong but oh so vulnerable. Having been made the guardian of a six year old child whom she's never met and having to all of a sudden be a parent figure is difficult enough. Moving to a place where her biggest phobia exists just makes it even more difficult.
Enter Ryan, our hero - caring, loving, supportive ...more
Emily is one of those heroines the author expects us to believe has been essentially the same her entire life. She suffered an early trauma and that has supposedly affected her entire life until now. There are a few reasons that doesn't work. First, nobody is entirely the same her entire life. ...more
Blog rating: C-
If you’ve read any of my past reviews, you’ll already know I’m a sucker when it comes to sweet small town, or island in this case, stories, and that’s what we get with this new Puffin Island series. Ryan, a former journalist, moved back to the island after a tragic accident while he was on assignment. He was injured and the accident killed his friend and co-worker. After a childhood cut short by his parent’s deaths, he was forced to grow up ...more
So how did this one go?
Well, I was absolutely LOVING it as well!!
In the beginning, I didn’t know whether I could warm up to Emily. Emily discovered that she has become a guardian ...more
I just really, really liked this on the day I read it. And I can't ask for more than ...more
I'm a little worried about Ryan's other siblings. We hear so much about his care and love for Rachel, but I guess the poor twins had to fend for themselves!
(view spoiler)[I think the brother might be Lisa's lost love, though. (hide spoiler)]
FIRST TIME IN FOREVER is the first book in Sarah Morgan’s new Puffin Island series. Think small town romance on the sweeter side that kind of reminds me of Jill Shalvis’ books a little bit. In this book, Emily Donovan experiences a whole life change that doesn’t seem fair to her. After her Hollywood starlet sister gets killed in an accident, her young daughter Juliet is thrust upon her, leaving Emily with no choice but to leave her own life and start another on Puffin Island where she hopes ...more
Emily Donovan has had a challenging year of firsts, including becoming a stand in mum to her niece Lizzy and moving to Puffin Island, a remote but beautiful place. The last thing she is thinking about is love…that is, until Ryan Cooper kisses her. Ryan knows Emily has a complicated past, but can he help her move forward, trust him, and help her enjoy the chemistry they have?
I love love love ...more
In this book we meet Emily Donovan. She is on the run with her niece Juliette Elizabeth, Lizzie, who is being hounded by paparazzi upon the death of Lizzie's mother. We also meet Ryan Cooper who ...more
My one complaint is that every so often the dialogue felt British. I don't know many people in the U.S. who say things like "mustn't" in casual conversation. (I realize the author lives near London but the book is set in Maine sooooo...)
Ryan and Emily are similar in some respects: Both have childhoods ...more
Emily has been working hard in New York City until she gets a call that her estranged sister, a Hollywood actress, died in a plane crash, leaving her six-year-old daughter behind. The supposed ...more
I loved the beginning of this book, it had something touching, gripping and emotional and it took me in immediately.
It’s a wonderful way to get to know Emily and the whole situation she is in. I could relate to her from the start and I just wanted to be there for her.
Emily goes to Puffin Island with her niece Lizzy for a fresh start. This whole situation is totally new for Emily, caring for a child and going to a place ...more
I absolutely adored this book! The characters are endearing, sexy, and vulnerable; while the plot is sweet and entertaining. After reading the From Manhattan with Love series, I became a big fan of Sarah Morgan, and I have to say this book did not disappoint. I can't wait to read the other two books in the Puffin Island series!
Sarah Morgan writes the sweetest romances. I adore her O'Neil Brothers Series. When I heard that she was coming out with a new series; I was so excited! First Time in Forever lived up to my expectations of a Sarah Morgan story. We get a tender feel good romance, and a story based on friendship, family, community, and healing.
Ms. Morgan is very talented at bringing a sense of setting to her readers. First Time in Forever takes place in Castaway Cottage and the breezy, beautiful, ...more
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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