Flirting with Forever; Lost Harbor, Alaska #8
(A standalone within a series)
Publication Date: March 9, 2021
Genre/Tropes: Small Town/Contemporary Romance
Author: Jennifer Bernard
Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars
A fun, flirty return to Lost Harbor and the people I love in that small Alaskan town.
No matter how often I return, the people Lost Harbor always bring a smile to my face. This book in particular was extra light and Chrissie and Ian had great chemistry right from the get go making their interactions fun and always flirty.
While Ian always felt awkward around people, he found a great ease every time in the presence with Chrissie. Something about her easy going personality makes him light up and open up, something that he often struggled with on a personal level. Hence, his hiring a matchmaker to find the perfect woman for him and then going a step further, once he finds such an easy rapport with Chrissie, asking her to teach him how to flirt.
Upon returning to Lost Harbor, Chrissie finds a hero, well – thanks to Ian’s adorably charming and spirited nephew, Bo – Ian rescues Chrissie from the side of the road when her car breaks down. Their chemistry is instant, but Chrissie has no plans to settle back down in Lost Harbor, so no matter how much Ian and Chrissie are attracted to one another neither make a move to act on it, but Chrissie agrees to help him and their friendship grows.
I absolutely adored their relationship and didn’t mind that it was a slow burn. Ian’s awkwardness was so adorable compared to Chrissie’s cute chaos that their chemistry just flowed off the page. I really enjoyed his open and honest personality which made her relaxed and open up even more because of it. Between them there were no games which made their relationship blossom and grow and in turn also made both of them so likeable and their story was really refreshing to read.
Lastly, I loved how supportive Ian was of his nephew, Bo. Their relationship is one I wish more people had not only with their own relatives, but with the world in general. Bo is so magnetic and I loved him every time he popped up on the page. You’ll also get visits from lots of old characters and some new ones as well. Lost Harbor is always a joy to return to.
A standalone romance in the Lost Harbor, Alaska series
Dr. Ian Finnegan knows all about brains; hearts, not so much. He’s ready to find the perfect match, someone as logical and sensible as he is. When the matchmaker he’s hired suggests he improve his seduction skills, he’s not sure where to turn—until he plucks a damsel in distress from the side of a snowy Alaska highway. She might be a “hot mess,” but Chrissie Yates could be just the fun and flirty tutor he needs.
Chrissie hasn’t been back to Lost Harbor since her eccentric recluse of a grandfather sent her away at the age of seventeen. Her family now consists of her beloved yellow lab and her broken-down car. Why Gramps has left her his property, she has no idea. She hopes to get in and out as quick as she can, but reconnecting with old friends and her quirky hometown makes her yearn for something she didn’t know she needed. Then there’s the sexy newcomer…
Flirting lessons turn to something more passionate, as Chrissie makes Ian feel things he never dreamed. Is it possible he had the wrong idea about who’s right for him? Can he put his new skills to good use … before a deadly storm threatens all he holds dear?