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3.74  ·  Rating details ·  101 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Shawn Richards (aka S.K. Richardson) is a romance author. She’s had her heart broken badly again and is done with love. Ditching San Francisco, she moves back home to Southwest Florida to get her feet back under her and finish her latest novel.
Carrie Alexander is a huge S.K. Richardson fan, but has no idea what she looks like. She does, however, like the looks of the new n
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ebook, 1st edition, Smashwords, 201 pages
Published June 5th 2016 by Desert Palm Press
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Loek Krancher
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definitely an excellent love story.

When you meet someone and you feel an instant connection, that feeling can be very scary. Shawn is afraid of this feelings and runs away from it. Everything becomes complicated. Finding her trust in love again she has to learn to face her demon. Has Shawn the courage to embrace love or will she remain content with playing it safe? The characters are engaging and very likeable. The descriptions of the hurricane made me feel like I was experiencing the storm just
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Luce
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-read, 2-stars
2 stars. I considered rating it 3 stars, but because I had to force myself to finish, I couldn't justify it. It wasn't a horrible book, nor badly written. I just couldn't get into the romance and I really disliked Shawn, especially after she visited Tracie. I just didn't feel the connection between Shawn & Carrie. Carrie was too quick to forgive. Personally, I was rooting for Carrie & Kelly - they seemed to have more chemistry together. ...more
CLo
Jun 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I have read from this author and I think it is her first book as well. I liked the concept behind the book but I don't feel that characters and situations were as developed as they could have been which would have enhanced the story and even the connection between Shawn and Carrie. For example, the situation with Jess and Carrie was very briefly touched upon but never addressed again. Carrie said no and Jess just sorta dropped out completely. Then there was the issue with ...more
Les Rêveur
Romance author Shawn Richards moves back to her home to Florida. She is ready to move on from her ex-girlfriend but doesn’t expect to fall for her gorgeous neighbor, Carrie. Carrie is looking for a storybook romance and who better to give her that than the sexy romance novelist lying on her street. Unfortunately Shawn isn’t ready for what she and Carrie feel for one another…

Unfortunately I didn't enjoy this novel as much as I hoped I would. When I originally read the synopsis it ticked all the b
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Amy
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lesbian-fiction
This is a pretty good debut novel. Shawn and Carrie meet by accident and are drawn together by attraction and desire. The problem? Shawn's last relationship was a trainwreck and she's still trying to recover from it. It makes her wary and closed off to taking a chance on the possibilities she senses she'd have with Carrie. And that's a lot of the plot, and possibly the problem as well. Carrie does a lot of waiting around for Shawn to get her stuff together, and gives her more than one second cha ...more
Velvet Lounger
Jul 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: traditional, romance
3.5

This is the most trad of trad romances. Sweet, gooey and as soppy as can be.

Shawn Richards is a well known romance writer under the name S.K. Richardson. She has retreated to her Florida home to escape the heartbreak she cannot seem to get over, and to finish her next novel. Carrie is a huge S.K. Richardson fan but with no jacket photo she has no idea the cute woman she falls over in the grocery store is her idol.

While Shawn is instantly attracted, her heartache and bad experience dating a fa
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Kitty McIntosh
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a very sweet, beautifully romantic book and I felt that I really knew the characters and wanted them to be together forever. Shawn has been badly treated by a former lover and is very wary of getting involved again. Carrie is a hopeless romantic, who loses herself in the kind of novels written by Shawn. Shawn knows Carrie wants the whole package and not a quick romp so keeps backing off when things get interesting. Believe me this is very frustrating - and not just for Carrie! They are o ...more
Woody
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyable Easy Read

Quite a good first debut effort. It was a “proper” romance story. Shawn a writer of Romance novels has had her heart broken by a fan turned lover. Carrie is a reader of romance novels looking for Ms Right.
Carrie falls for Shawn not knowing she is her favourite author. Shawn won’t commit because she is too afraid of getting her heart broken again. The romance “Chase” is on. I was enjoying it until I got to Tracy. I couldn’t see why Carrie thought the Shawn and Tracy incident wa
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Catherine Moore
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved the characters in this love story. The setting was warm and familiar. This was a great debut Novel for this amazing Author. I can't wait to read more from her with her up and coming Snowbird Season.I also loved the character of Kelly. Patiently waiting........
B.J.
Jun 13, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-own-books
This is my own book, so I can't review it. I hope readers enjoy it.
Laure
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reread
🏳️‍🌈👩‍❤️‍👩📚👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩☔️🌪 ⚢📖👭🏳️‍🌈

There are so many books to discover that it’s still very rare for me to re-read one …

I wanted to re-read HURRICANE SEASON because I’ve loved it the 1st time and, also because I wanted to refresh my memory before reading its sequel « Snowbird Season » …

My rating : 5 ⭐️

The story sets high in Southwest Florida and focus on Shawn Richards (aka S.K. Richardson) ,a romance author, & Carrie Alexander, a secretary in a construction firm who is a huge S.K. Richardson fan, b
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Taylor Lakke
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was quick read. Enjoyed the characters very much. The setting was spectacular. Glad Shawn was able to clear her head and allow herself to love Carrie. Don't know what I will do tonight not being able to see what they are up to. When is Hurricane Season Two coming out? I want to read more.
Elisa Rolle
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Hurricane Season by B.J. Phillips
Pretty good debut story. Some dialogue was a little quirky in my opinion. I really liked both MC's but the supporting cast could have been developed a bit more. The ending was a little drawn out as well. I would read other works from this author.
Fara Marthone
Not what I expected

I read the first 2 chapters of this book and was captured by the story ahead...of boy was I disappointed. The characters are in their late 30s but the voices and actions were more teenagers like. I liked Carrie but Shawn wasn't well developed.
Heather Henkel
Jun 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lesbian
Good book

I enjoyed reading this book. I liked the characters and the relationships they had with each other. I recommend this book.
Kobie
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
loved the premise, liked the characters, but the internal dialogue ruined it for me. DNF at chapter 5.
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BJ Phillips writes romance novels set in her home state of Florida. She grew up in the South, spending most of her growing up years in Florida, barefoot or in flip flops. She lives with her partner and their two four-legged girls, in central Florida in an honest to goodness resort (it says so on the sign out front). When not writing or reading, she enjoys watching baseball, sitting on their front ...more

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