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Monday, March 17, 2014

Blog Tour/Review - St. Barts by Emme Cross (#giveaway)


St. Barts.

Sunny O’Hara hopes to call the tiny slice of France her new home. Her parents met and fell in love on the Caribbean island, but she and her dad left after her mother’s death. Sunny is back on St. Barts hoping to build rental villas on some family land and finally have a social life after nursing her father until his death. Sunny hasn’t dated and sometimes feels as though she’s wearing a scarlet “V” on her chest.

Enter Sven Larsen, a Hollywood bad boy, a movie star in the making. He’s on St. Barts for what could be a career-changing role. He’s also antsy. His steady diet of booze and eager bed partners has left him feeling empty. He wants something more, something real. He’s intrigued by the strange woman he meets cooking after hours at a local restaurant. When she turns up on set as a translator, he gives in to temptation and asks her out.

Sunny turns the table at dinner and propositions her date. Will he be her sexual mentor? Sven is shocked, intrigued, and ultimately enthusiastic. The lessons proceed in scorching secrecy, but word leaks out, and soon the tabloids are hunting for Sven’s latest lover.

Not everyone is pleased about the liaison. Sunny’s friend, Mimi, worries that she’s in over her head. Sven’s friend, Clyde, worries the actor is getting too attached. As lust flares into love, someone decides to take drastic action and the romance between the virgin and the movie star takes a tragic turn.

St. Barts is a novel about the allure of celebrity and fame, about the enduring need for roots, and ultimately, about love. It’s also a love letter to a beautiful island.

A Review by Carol

Book – St. Barts
Author – Emme Cross
Publication Date – March 13, 2014
Type – Stand Alone??
Genre – Romance
Rating – 3 1/2 out of 5 Stars

Book provided by Author (Blog Tour) in exchange for an honest review.

What do you get when you combine sex, suspense, sadness, innocence, humor, manipulations, conniving asses and more sex?  You get St. Barts.  This was a pleasant surprise for a first time author – Ms. Cross served this up and DELIVERED an interesting and DIFFERENT type of love story.

I enjoyed how the story progressed between Sunny and Sven and how cute Sven was with Sunny – even though he was labeled a “Hollywood Bad Boy”.  It was almost like he was in high school all over again with how careful he was with her.  Some of the story was predictable but it didn’t take away from the story nor did it have me rolling my eyes with how easy it was to see what was coming next.

This was an adorable, frustrating and angsty love story – I rooted for Sunny and Sven the whole time and wanted all the other characters to take a long walk off a short pier!

Ms. Cross – congratulations for serving up a winner for your debut!

Introducing Emme Cross 

Emme Cross is a veteran journalist who has worked at the biggest media outlets in Canada and has met everyone from politicians to rock stars. She writes for and reads the news on the most popular radio station in the entire country and researches and writes for the largest radio news station as well. She is an avid reader, gardener, world traveler and foodie. She lives in Oakville, Ontario, with her husband and their English Bull Terrier.

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