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Everyone says he's wrong for her, but she doesn't care
Sunny O’Hara young, pretty, and terribly innocent returns to her childhood home of St. Barts, an idyllic island in the West Indies. She meets Sven Larson, a movie star with a bad reputation for breaking women’s hearts. She falls in love with him and begins a journey of emoti
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Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published June 5th 2015 by Joffe Books Romance Series Reads
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Jin I did look up where St. Barts was.. It looked so pretty.
setting of any book does make big difference for me at least. I did really enjoy reading…more
I did look up where St. Barts was.. It looked so pretty.
setting of any book does make big difference for me at least. I did really enjoy reading about different places.. it really takes me to that place while i reading. (less)
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S.M. West
Jul 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review is combined with second book: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show....
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Sunny was born on St. Bart's. That was almost 23 years ago.
After moving all over the world for her Dad's job she's now back on the beautiful island to bury her father's ashes. It was his last wish to be laid to rest with his beloved wife.
And she's back on St. Bart's to finally start her own, grown-up life. She plans on building and then renting out vacation villas to all the über-rich and sometimes famous tourists.

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She's extremely busy with her renovations and the plans for the villas and jobbin
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Elizabeth
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
I had so much fun reading this book! First of all, it's set in an exotic location (at least for me) and secondly I loved the main character, Sunny. She is a breath of fresh air after some of the other books I've read. She's upbeat, smart, and a little like most of us. And Swen, well, he's just a hunk of a movie star! The chemistry between the two characters is electric and the sexual scenes are very tasteful, yet descriptive. I'm moving on to Book 2 immediately!

Thank you to NetGalley and Joffe B
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Laura
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r-r-s, romance
I really liked this book!  I went in not knowing much and not expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised.  Let me detail what I mean:

1.  The romance.  This is the first topic I want to talk about because it's such a central part of the story line.  This is a book in the romance genre, after all so the plot was pretty centered around the romance between Sunny and Sven.  Now, it's pretty predictable from the start what will happen but I'm starting to think that with all books (especially romanc
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Maja
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A while ago Ive read a review about 50 shades and it stated that its obvious that it must be chick lit (as in opposite to macho lit) as the first real sex scene is about on page 100. So. With Love on St. Barts you buy "a sexy romance beach read" and as we all have had our share of sex scenes you surely expect some hot encounters when you buy a book with such a subtitle. You wont be disappointed. But depending on the edition youve got, I guess youll notice: This is chick lit as well! Because alth ...more
Kate
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An amazing novel that ropes you into wanting to finish the series. Learn to love Sunny and Sven as they develop their relationship and their charters grow.
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Check out my original review on my blog: Readiculously Peachy

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My Review:


I received a copy from the author to read and review in return. 


With full enthusiasm, I opened "Love on St. Barts" by Emme Cross on my Kindle,  and started reading with exaggerated anticipation. This was going to be the book for me, set on a beautiful island bound with secrets, with a beautiful Scandinavian hunk and flared with some romance and mystery. I lived once upon a time on the beautiful island of Aruba myself
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Angel Hatfield
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, reviews
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review**
Sunny O'Hara was returning to St. Barts to discover her roots and to bring her dad's ashes back. She has plans on what she wants to do with her life on St. Barts.
Sunny was a very positive person. She had lists for everything. She was kind, sweet, and loyal. She also had a great personality, but she was also naive in the ways of sex. She was an excellent character and I loved her. Sven was working on his career and lived the lif
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elaine m. suda
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lessons Learned

Thank you for this titillating story about Sunny and Sven and the exciting events taking place on St. Brats. I really wanted their story to go on, but I look forward to reading more of your work.
Clare
Jun 13, 2017 rated it liked it
This was quite a good book although I felt the ending was a let down. I don't really know if I'm going to read the next one in the series!
Marsha Spohn
First reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Love on St. Barts is such a charming yet ssexy story of a young, sheltered, innocent woman’s coming of age. At the ripe old age of 23, Sunny is on her own. She is returning to St. Barts to fulfill her father’s final wish and take possession of their family home on this lush island. While the villa will need work, she is also planning on building on the adjacent lot. Vacation styled villas that will hopefully become a constant source of income – but she has to g
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Bookmafia
Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This book series is fabulous. There are moments where I seriously rolled my eyes at the female lead thinking no woman in her right mind would be so understanding. I wanted to thump the male lead in the forehead for all his bone head thoughts and the way he rationalized his actions. I found myself very involved in this series. I knew in all reality where it was going but it was so well written I didn’t mind a bit. This series is focused around two main characters but isn’t just written solely fro ...more
Rachel Gilbey
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Love is the first of an eight book series, featuring the ups and downs of Sunny's relationship with Sven. There is something about knowing there are eight books before you start book one, that meant I could glance at all the blurbs, and can make certain assumptions about their longevity before I even start reading.

Now although this isn't necessarily a bad thing, it has meant I'm happy to just stop at book one and imagine what happens next, and take this by itself as a beautiful novel of one wom
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Jin
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, netgalley
Thanks to netgalley for my copy.

This book takes me to exotic place called St. Barts. I did had to look at up and it looked so beautiful. This book was fun to read and characters were definitely different from other romance series.

Abigail A.K.A Sunny O’Hara comes back to St. Barts to fulfill his father’s wishes also she is back to take care of house she has and build villas. She was sheltered by her father after her mother’s death. She did not experience normal relationships nor friendships with
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Dympna Mahon
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-arcs
Sunny was born on St. Bart's. That was almost 23 years ago.
After moving all over the world for her Dad's job she's now back on the beautiful island to bury her father's ashes. It was his last wish to be laid to rest with his beloved wife.
And she's back on St. Bart's to finally start her own, grown-up life. She plans on building and then renting out vacation villas to all the über-rich and sometimes famous tourists.
She meets Sven , a famous actor who is starring in an upcoming movie on the islan
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Maye
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary
This book was a struggle. I had to skim-read the whole book just to get through it. The writing is too simple, and the story is full of stereotyping and cliches, and nothing really sets it out from the crowd of summer beach reads. I also think that the author tried to make the main character, Sunny, too perfect, which I think is really boring. I also didn't feel the chemistry between Sunny and Sven. Their interaction felt unnatural and too descriptive. There wasn't even a character development. ...more
Christina Young
Jul 29, 2015 rated it liked it
As much as I enjoyed the overall story, I had a hard time actually reading the book. The story started off a little slow. The descriptions of the setting and everything in general were a little boring. The conversations between characters were unnatural... almost like when you hear a radio commercial and you think “no one talks like that!” It just felt like the author was trying to convey too much information through dialogue.

And everytime I read the name Sven, I pictured Sven the reindeer from
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GetYourSmutOn
Nov 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
How do you build a life when you have been sheltered so much that you've never been on your own? Sunny never felt like she was sheltered but she wasn't able to live the life that most kids live. Are you still sheltered if you don't know any better? Lets find out...

Read the full review here (enter shameless self promotion) http://getyoursmuton.com/2015/11/20/r...
Karen
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Yummy and sexy. The characters are well developed and the story is interesting. This is a must read if you love Sidney Sheldon (but a nicer version) and tropical small island life. I love Sven and Sunny.
Melissa
Aug 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
Perfect beach read..or couch read. I loved the characters and felt drawn to them from the beginning. The author does a great job with descriptions and the movie unfolds like a movie. Cant wait to read more in this series.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley.
Lou
Aug 16, 2015 rated it liked it
This didn't do it for me at all, will read the next to see if it improves, but doubt I'll be reading all 9 books
Ash P Reads
Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Claire Sayan
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really REALLY loved this :) Sunny is so cute and Sven, for all his mistakes, he was actually trying you do the best by her. No cliff hanger which I'm happy about. Straight into book 2
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