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Review by Suze
After a nasty incident Anna's therapist prescribes a timeout. Anna needs to go on holiday and she chooses to spend it in Honeywilde, a beautiful mountain resort. It should be the perfect place for her to recharge her batteries. Devlin owns and runs the business together with his siblings. He's the local bad boy, but he's trying to improve his image by being more responsible. He isn't supposed to date guests, but when he sees Anna he knows that's going to be difficult. Anna doesn't know how to relax and Devlin wants to show her what it's like to actually be on holiday.
Devlin wants to bring a famous summer festival back to his hometown, but he can't do it alone and his brother doesn't want to back him up. With Anna's help he might have a chance to show his brother what he's capable of and to prove that he can make a difference. While they are working and having a good time together Anna and Devlin become closer, but they know their time together won't last forever. Anna has to go home again after two and a half weeks. Will a brief holiday romance be enough for them?
A Date with Desire is an amazing romantic story about two people who weren't happy at home when they were younger. Both Devlin and Anna deserved so much more than they received and they're still struggling with the lasting effects. They confide in each other and form a very special bond, which was something I really loved about this story. Their emotional connection is deep while there's also chemistry and there are plenty of sparks, so they click on many different levels. Anna is reserved while Devlin is impulsive and they meet each other in the middle, so they both benefit from each other's strengths. Heather McGovern describes their love in a pure and honest way, which is heartwarming.
Anna and Devlin are made for each other. A Date with Desire is a love at first sight story, which is something I love to read about, so I liked this book from the start. Heather McGovern has chosen a stunning setting for her series and I enjoyed reading her detailed descriptions of the resort and the mountains. The surroundings are a vital part of the resort and Devlin and his siblings try to provide the ideal mountain vacation. He has an interesting family and it was fun to read about everyone's tasks at work and their personal lives. There are struggles, but there's also plenty of affection, which I found endearing. While they're at the same place at the same time Devlin keeps Anna away from his siblings and I couldn't wait to find out how they would react when they'd find out. Heather McGovern makes it easy to picture both sides of Devlin's world while slowly brining them together. I loved the way she handles everything and think A Date with Desire is a fantastic complete story.
A Date With Desire is the second book in the Honeywilde Romance series. It's a great series and the books can easily be read as standalones. They're perfect for readers who like romantic stories set in a gorgeous remote area.
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About Heather McGovern
Heather McGovern writes contemporary romance in swoony, southern settings. While her love of travel and adventure takes her far, there is no place quite like home. She lives in South Carolina with her husband and son, and a collection of Legos that's threatening to take over the house. When she isn't writing, she's working out, or binging on books and Netflix.
She is a member of Romance Writers of America, as well as Carolina Romance Writers, and she's represented by Nicole Resciniti of The Seymour Agency.
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