The author of Once and Again (“Engaging, sexy, and immensely touching.”—Marina Adair) invites readers back to the Briarwood with a novel about a single-minded businessman and the rock princess who melts his heart.
As the daughter of a music legend, Grace Davingham knows all too well what it’s like to be burned by the media’s glare. Now all she wants is to be left to do her painting and conservation work in peace, with no intention of returning to the spotlight. But after she sprains her ankle hiking and a handsome real-estate mogul comes to her rescue, Grace once again finds herself in the public eye.
Sexy, successful, and averse to any attachments, Marcus Colby thrives on rigid discipline in order to manage both his real-estate investment company and his personal life. Marc has no time for fun, and no patience for crazy. Which is why meeting Grace—and inheriting an enormous Great Dane who won’t listen to a word he says—has turned Marc’s carefully constructed world upside down.
Only when Grace and Marc square off over a local controversy do they realize how different they really are. But if opposites attract, their love is destined to bind them together—forever.
Praise for Anywhere You Are
“Anywhere You Are is an emotional story seasoned with an equal mix of laughter and tears, and then topped off with a lot of sexy, hot love!”—USA Today bestselling author Alexis Morgan
“If you like opposites-attract romances, you don’t want to miss Anywhere You Are by the talented Elisabeth Barrett. It’s an entertaining mix of sexy and sweet. The perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon.”—Wendy S. Marcus, award-winning author of All I Need Is You
“A sweet story about two people who discover that meanings of family and home evolve over time, and that the people we invite into our lives shape those lives as much as we do. It involves a sweeping happily ever after. . . . Anywhere You Are is a lovely read.”—All About Romance
“I really enjoyed this story. Both Grace and Marc were passionate in their own way and Big Blue added adventure. The downside of fame and publicity surrounding reality TV was realistically portrayed and anyone craving this lifestyle would be given pause. This was an interesting series with diverse issues and characters that I found admirable and appealing.”—The Book Nympho
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Having not read the first two books in the Briarwood series, I was worried that I would be missing out on background information. I worried needlessly as this is definitely a stand alone book.
Marc is a very serious, sort of stick-in-the-mud workaholic. He doesn't know how to have fun and quite frankly, I don't think he cares to have fun. But there's no shortage of fun when he meets free-spirited Grace. She's an artist with a funky little, slightly run down house, a passion for conservation...and a secret. See, she's really he daughter of an actress and a rocker, as well as an ex-reality star. But she wants to leave all that behind her. And she can, for the most part. But what happens when that life collides with Marc's very private life?
Once that happens, I can understand both their points of view, but my allegiance really was to Marc. Frankly, family or not, I would have kicked Grace's family to the curb and not looked back. The author did a good job of redeeming them a bit, but I thought that the story fell apart a little with their introduction. And Grace's about-face seemed a little forced, as to add some conflict into her and Marc's relationship.
Overall, it was a very enjoyable first read for me by Elisabeth Barrett. I'll be back for more.
I received and ARC from Netgalley for an honest review.
Plenty of push and pull with these two
A life spent in front of cameras is hard at the best of times, but when you have no interest in anything that is important to your rock star father or model mother, nothing is better than getting away to manage your own life. Or so Grace believes when she sets out away from media’s harsh lights to pursue her twin passions, conservation and art.
A misstep on a hiking trail leaves her in need of assistance and in Marc’s path. He’s a real estate developer, buttoned up, tightly wound and completely uninterested in Grace’s special brand of media notoriety. His aunt’s recent passing and the inheritance of a giant Great Dane, Mr. Pipplepots, mean that his life is a bit topsy turvy from the careful constructed vision he has. But, Grace may just be able to help watch the dog, and she’s not too difficult to talk to.
Slowly but surely, Marc comes to see just how wonderful Grace is: he enjoys her free spirit and self-confidence, far different from the reality show bimbo he thought her to be. Grace enjoys poking at Marc’s shell, and enjoys him until a particular resort project falls into her eyeline.
Plenty of push and pull with these two, as the resort becomes a huge stumbling block in their budding relationship. Marcus had just started to unwind a bit, and he’s not a man who deals well with contradictory opinions that he can’t sway. With family pressures and obligations, a business deal and the two finding themselves on opposite sides of nearly every situation, it takes some real desire a dash of chemistry and plenty of conversation to bring these two around to the path for a happy ending. With Mr. Pipplepots providing comic and annoyance relief for them both, their connection that is palpable from the start does have a chance.
Easy to read as a stand-alone, this brings the series to a close with an epilogue that wraps everything up nicely. A fun book and series full of light moments, heart and heat.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
This was a wonderfully sweet and touching story. This is the third book in the Return to Briarwood series and wraps things up nicely. It can be read standalone though. Marcus and Grace were great characters and their story kept me turning the pages.
Grace Davingham has lived her whole life in the spotlight. With a rock star father and a mother that is the queen of reality tv, there isn't much she hasn't seen. Now she just wants to live a quiet life and focus on her art and conservation work. Briarwood seems to be the perfect place for this free spirit. Marcus Colby lives a very structured life. That's the only way he can balance all the responsibilities he has on his plate. Inheriting a great dane from his favorite aunt is not in his plan. Neither is meeting Grace and the feelings she pulls from him. This is a true opposites attract love story and everything is great until they find themselves over a local conservation issue. Then the media shows up and all bets are off. Can these two find their way back to each other?
Definitely a book I recommend.