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This book blew me away with how enjoyable it was! I loved the story, I loved the individual characters, I loved the writing, and I loved the humour. All of those elements combined and created a novel that was way more than I expected.
As for the story, all I can say is this: think of a cynical polar opposite younger-hotter-dreamier-steamier George R. R. Martin who has isolated himself since rising to fame. This author then falls into a romance when escaping to a private island to finish ...more
Here are some of my thoughts:
• For this whole series in general, I love the strong family and friendship themes.
• It is funny how Pierce is a famous author of Clash of Crowns, the equivalent of Game of Thrones. I love how Emma has helped him with the typing and she gets to experienced his story-telling of the conclusion to his series.
• Emma is a chef and I appreciate that she has her own dreams and wants to commit to helping her family. She is also not afraid to fight back against Pierce an ...more
Have you ever read a book that’s steamy without actually being steamy? The sexual tension is just so hot t ...more
*A fun beach read with a humorous romance*
I’ve been craving some armchair travel since it seems like my passport sadly won’t be getting stamped any time soon. The Caribbean setting of Whisked Away caught my eye. And it certainly delivered on the light beach read front.
I enjoy the enemies-to-lovers troupe. And it made for some entertaining moments. The veiled references to the eternal wait for the end of A Game of Thrones to finish were comical and right on the nose. Emma and Pierce had ...more
Have you ever felt frustrated that you couldn't just sit down and read a book from start to finish in one go? I'm pretty sure you have. Then you know exactly how I felt about reading Whisked Away.
Granted I received my copy in a very hectic, crazy and happy time in my life, but I still wanted to read it so much it hurt to know I couldn't.
I absolutely loved what Melanie Summers did with this book ...more
I always love a book that makes me up all night. I was up until 5 am last night finishing this one. Twenty seven years old, Emma Banks recently graduated from culinary schools and can't wait to be the head chef in one of their family resort restaurants where she can experiment with her cooking as she likes and build her dream career. However, upon her arrival to Paradise Bay, her brother sends her off to their n ...more
I really liked that there was a lot more to this book than just the fiery romance. Both Emma and Pierce were very focused on the future of their careers and moving p ...more
Whisked Away was such a nice and enjoyable read.
It is the second book in the Paradise Bay series and even if it could be read as a stand alone I suggest you to start from the first story because Melanie Summers did a great job creating this carrabean island and all these characters.
I'm now off to get the third novel because I'm so curious to know what happens next.
There aren't enough ways to describe how much I loved this story and everything about it! It's hilarious, warm, witty, romantic and totally snarky! My kind of book! Add to that my all time favorite author and I fell so hard and fast for this one.
Emma has finished Culinary school in NY, one amazing chef a ...more
I just loved this book. I laughed so much and when I wasn’t laughing, I was chuckling.
Pierce and Emma have quickly become one of my favorite couples.
I love the way this author writes. Some books are slow to start or drag at some point but here... I didn’t notice and I was half-way through. That is some great writing.
It was great visiting paradise island again and catch up with the characters from The Honeymooner.
I can’t wait for book #3. Please get here soo ...more
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Emma and Pierce had quite a turn of events, which started with the two pretty much despising each other. Once that changed, the sparks quickly flew.
While I didn’t necessarily care for the big bump in their relationship, I loved every other aspect of their story, including their happily ever after.
I need to read the third installment and find out where this amazing group of people and up.
I received this book for free from Netgalley I'd return for my honest opinion. And in all honesty it was brilliant.
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At twenty-seven years old, Emma Banks has big plans for her life. After graduating from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, she's ready to take her place as head chef at one of her family’s resort restaurants. But upon arrival at Paradise Bay, she’s shuffled off to the resort’s new private island getaway, where she’ll be ...more
Melanie Summers resides in Edmonton, Canada, with her husband, three sporty nerd children, their adorable one-eyed dog, and one tiny puppy with a cute little brown nose. When she's not writing novels, she loves reading (obviously), snuggling up on the couch with her family for movie night (which would not be complete without lots of popcorn an ...more