Fans of Robyn Carr's Virgin River series will love this small-town, feel-good romance!
After six years of focusing on her career, Natalie Armstrong craves the peace and tranquility that only Sapphire Bay can give her. But returning to her grandparents’ cottage isn’t as easy as she imagined. No one told her about her houseguest or the unexpected changes in the small town she calls home.
Gabe Lanigan is a former NYPD detective. His new career as a bestselling crime writer has brought him everything he didn’t want—fame, fortune, and a deep distrust of strangers. When Natalie arrives in Sapphire Bay, their unlikely friendship sparks into something he never expected. But he needs to be careful. The real reason he left New York City is closing in fast and Natalie is standing in his way.
FALLING FOR YOU is the first book in the Sapphire Bay series and can easily be read as a standalone. Each of Leeanna's series are linked so you can find out what happens to your favorite characters in other books. If you would like to know when Leeanna's next book is released, please visit leeannamorgan.com. Happy reading!
Praise for Leeanna Morgan’s books:
“I am addicted to Leeanna Morgan's books! The only problem with them is that I hate coming to the end of one, and can't wait for the next good read. I love how she weaves the characters together, and draws you right into their lives. If you haven't discovered her, please do give her books a try. You won't be disappointed, except for not having found her sooner!”
“I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down. I purchased it today and finished it just now. Captivating story from beginning to end. Definitely a five star book.”
Other Contemporary Romances by Leeanna Morgan:
The Montana Brides
Book 1: Forever Dreams (Gracie and Trent)
Book 2: Forever in Love (Amy and Nathan)
Book 3: Forever After (Nicky and Sam)
Book 4: Forever Wishes (Erin and Jake)
Book 5: Forever Santa: a Montana Brides Christmas novella
Book 6: Forever Cowboy (Emily and Alex)
Book 7: Forever Together (Kate and Dan)
Book 8: Forever and a Day (Sarah and Jordan)
The Bridesmaids Club
Book 1: All of Me (Tess and Logan)
Book 2: Loving You (Annie and Dylan)
Book 3: Head Over Heels (Sally and Todd)
Book 4: Sweet on You (Molly and Jacob)
Emerald Lake Billionaires
Book 1: Sealed with a Kiss (Rachel and John)
Book 2: Playing for Keeps (Sophie and Ryan)
Book 3: Crazy Love (Holly and Daniel)
Book 4: One And Only (Elizabeth and Blake)
Book 1: Safe Haven (Hayley and Tank)
Book 2: Just Breathe: (Kelly and Tanner)
Book 3: Always (Mallory and Grant)
Book 4: The Promise (Ashley and Matthew)
Book 1: Falling For You (Natalie and Gabe)
Book 2: Once In A Lifetime (Sam and Caleb)
Book 3: A Christmas Wish (Megan and William)
Book 4: Before Today (Brooke and Levi)
Book 5: The Sweetest Thing (Cassie and Noah)
Book 6: Sweet Surrender (Willow and Zac)
Santa's Secret Helpers:
Book 1: Christmas On Main Street (Emma and Jack)
Book 2: Mistletoe Madness (Kylie and Ben)
Book 3: Silver Bells (Bailey and Steven)
Book 4: The Santa Express (Shelley and John)
Book 5: Endless Love (The Jones Family)
Intriguing storyline with a few holes.
The quality of the writing is phenomenal in this piece. I felt like I was living in the moment with the characters. I love a good crime meets romance storyline - I’m a sucker for it and the author delivered with this one! The romance was clean and strong… great read. Only think is there were a few holes in the story that could have been easily patched, which I share below. Read at your own caution.
*SPOILERS AHEAD ALERT*
One major hole in the storyline was Natalie’s robbery. I felt this could have been easily linked back to Gabe’s stalker, further developed on its own, or left out all together. I’m not sure Natalie going through what she did in Italy strengthened the connection of her and Gabe or the storyline any more than if it were left out. Either way, I think this was a loose thread that could have been easily tied off with a paragraph of writing, which would make me not feel so dissatisfied.
Another hole I noticed was when reviewing Gabe’s story and creating a timeline, Gabe stated to Caleb and Natalie that he was sure the police didn’t link the book and the events together yet. First, this is highly unrealistic - the first thing a police would look at is a copycat, which they do make that conclusion later in that chapter, but if the three of them think of that, then of course the law enforcement have thought of that possibility also. Second, the dialogue between the three of them makes it seem as though they think the police know the link is there, a page after they just said they didn’t think the police knew! That felt a lot like a contradiction of two thoughts and really negatively impacted the storyline.
Overall, this was a great read with quality romance and a quality storyline. I felt like it was a but underdeveloped, which made me make this a 4/5 stars rating. Overal can’t wait to read the next book In the series because I think this author is highly talented!!!
Wonderful love story mixed with suspense. Written well enough to easily picture the characters and grasp their emotions. Even got tearful myself a couple times. I highly recommend to anyone who is a sucker for romance novels!
This is a sweet romance with a dramatic twist. The mystery plot is a little on the contrived side, but the issues stemming from violence are dealt with realistically. A good read for a vacation.