Author: Zoe York
Published: June 2nd 2015
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Caution: May contain spoilers
Duplicity. Desire. Denial. They were doomed from the start.
Ryan Howard has zero interest in the movie being filmed in Pine Harbour or the high maintenance stars staying in the cottages at the end of his lane. He's just barely holding on to the raw remains of his life and the fantasy world being concocted around him is, as far as he's concerned, a complete waste of time and energy. The one bright light in his life is an intern on the set, Holly Cresinski, and their quiet conversations at the end of the day on his back porch.
Holly hates her life, too, which is entirely unfair because she’s blessed beyond measure. She’s at the top of her career--as film actress, Hope Creswell--and surrounded by people that mean well. But Ryan makes her laugh, and cry, and before she can find the words to explain her deception, he kisses her.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book when I picked it up. I've read and very much enjoyed other books by Zoe York, so I knew it would be good. I also knew it would be an emotional one from the first couple chapters.
Ryan lost his wife not long ago, leaving him to father their three children by himself. It's rough for him, because he feels guilt over her passing, along with having to help his children cope with the loss, too. When Holly comes into his life, the two of them have a connection. Not one of the instalove connections--just a friendly connection. They spend their time talking, and even though they're feeling the attraction, they're struggling with how to proceed. She's only there temporarily, he can't give her everything since he has to take care of his family first. Then they kiss... and everything changes.
Love on a Spring Morning is so sweet, and it touches your heart from the beginning. It was definitely emotional, but there was some humor sprinkled throughout that made me chuckle. Especially the scene where Ryan was talking with his daughter, Maya, about fairies. The rest of the Pine Harbour series is definitely up there on books I must read soon.