I received Simply Irresistible: Golden Isles Series #1 by Lauren Clark as a review copy from StoryOrigin and I am thankful to them for the same.
Discover summer love with this new standalone sweet romance from author Lauren Clark!
Amber Perry lives for her job as a junior advertising executive. When she’s given a chance to pitch a fantastic new product line, Amber’s convinced she can win the account. But the last person she expects to see in the Big Splash agency boardroom is the first guy to break her heart.
Five years ago, Kurt Stevens left St. Simons Island after a devastating break up. Now, he’s back to show everyone he’s made it. But the soon-to-be CEO of All Star Energy gets more than he bargained for when the impulsive, feisty, and beautiful Amber makes him an offer he can’t refuse.
When the pair is forced to team up on the energy drink launch, will this opposites-attract romance spark deeper feelings or burst into flames?
Find out in the new summer romance from author Lauren Clark!
Note: All the books in the Golden Isles series are standalone, happily-ever-after romances and can be read independently. Readers can visit Lauren at www.authorlaurenclark.com.
Abby Perry lost her parents in a head on collision when she was in college, and had to become an adult overnight, taking care of her brother, Quinn, the funeral and Amber, the girl who loved fairy tales with happily-ever-afters disappeared into herself after the tragedy. She met Kurt Perry, the boy from the wrong side of town, in college. Both type A personalities, smart, driven, stubborn. And they fell in love.
But they were too different and ultimately wanted different lives. He quit college and she broke off with him, because she could not handle a long-distance romance and wanted a clean break. So, she asked Kurt to leave her, half expecting that he would fight for her, but Kurt did not ague. He packed, closed the door behind him and boarded a plane to the West Coast.
Now, five years later, she works as a junior account executive in the top advertising agency in Georgia, Big Splash, located at St Simons Island. A big company is launching a new product, and has specifically asked for her to handle their account, and just before they arrive, she is having panic attacks. Becca, her best friend and co-worker, understands her and supports her as no one else.
Kurt is the mysterious client who is back to show off, who travelled all the way from Atlanta to serve his ego. He wanted to devastate Amber and leave the island forever. All he wants is closure, to end a chapter in his life.
And then he walks into the conference room of Big Splash with his best friend and boss, Mike, and Amber collapses in a heap.
The story is beautiful, a small town second chance romance. I really loved it. And the best part is that it has been written from the point of view of both Amber and Kurt.
I loved the setting, and also the characters. They are so realistic and relatable. I loved the protective Becca and the relationship Amber shares with Becca and also that with her brother, Quinn.
The story has been written beautifully, is fast paced and I finished it in one sitting.
I’m looking forward to reading the next book in this series, Becca’s story, The Longshot.
DISCLAIMER: I received a free e-book from StoryOrigin in exchange for an honest review. I have not received any monetary compensation for the same.