Monday, July 9, 2012

Review: Deep Autumn Heat by Elisabeth Barrett

eBook, 300 pages
Expected publication: July 9th 2012 by Random House Publishing Group (first published July 2012)
ISBN 13: 9780345534330
Source: NetGalley, for the purpose of an honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Stars: 2
Flames: 3

Sebastian Grayson is a well know New York celebrity chef. He is also a Star Harbor native. His restaurant, television show, and opening of another restaurant keeps him from visiting Star Harbor often, but he always returns once a year to visit his brothers on the anniversary of their father’s death. He is also very cocky, a bit conceded, and overly competent.

Lexie Meyers is fairly new to Star Harbor. She has her own restaurant there and has done a wonderful job of integrating herself into the town that she now calls home. She is also in the process of starting her own catering business.  Lexie is a lady with some secrets that are about to cause her a great deal of trouble. Lexie’s life is a series of disastrous train wrecks. There was just entirely too much drama surrounding her life. It became distracting.

I felt that Lexie and Seb were so busy with their careers that they did not have time for their romance. Seb and Lexie interact with the other characters in Deep Autumn Heat more than they do each other. They also spend more time apart than they do together. Lexie and Seb worked as a couple for me, but I really needed more romance and interaction between them. The sexual tension between them was great, the sex scenes were hot, but I was left wanting more romance.

I will be moving on with this series. I am very curious about the Grayson brothers, Star Harbor, and how the legend of the Siren Lorelei will play into each book. I enjoyed the setting and all of the characters. I think each of the Grayson brothers will have a great story to tell. I of course have to read Theo and Blaze of Winter. I am a sucker for a sexy man who drives a Jeep.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a contemporary series that I would like. I think I would miss the interaction between the main couple too but it does sound like a great basis for a series.