Welcome to the Blog Tour for Starlight Bridge by Debbie Mason. I’m so excited to share this new book with you. Read my review, check out Debbie’s playlist, and enter the rafflecopter giveaway for 1 of ten (10) mass market copies of Starlight Bridge below.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Starlight Bridgeby Debbie Mason
Series: Harmony Harbor #2
Published by Forever on February 28th, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Fiction, Romance
Purchase: Amazon |B&N |Kobo |iTunes |Google Play |IndieBound
Reading Challenges: 2017 New Release Challenge
A second chance for romance...
Hidden in Graystone Manor is a book containing all the dark secrets of Harmony Harbor, and Ava DiRossi is determined to find it. No one-especially not her ex-husband, Griffin Gallagher-can ever discover what really tore her life apart all those years ago. With Griffin back in town, it's more important than ever that she find the book before someone else does. Because her ex is still angry with her for leaving him. And he still has no idea Ava never stopped loving him...
Ava is no longer the vibrant, happy woman Griffin had once loved and married, and he would do anything to bring back the sparkle to her brilliant green eyes. But what's never changed are the sexy sparks of attraction between Ava and Griffin, and he won't give her up again without a fight. He knows there's the real possibility of a future together... if the truth doesn't burn the bridge between them forever.
I was anxious to read Ava’s story in Starlight Bridge by Debbie Mason. Hers was a story that needed to be told. I wanted her to have a happily ever after and knew that she was getting in her own way to achieving it. Thanks to a friendly ghost who kind of acts like a fairy godmother now, happily ever afters are just what every character might get in this series.
Ava, has practically given up. I felt for this character. Of course curiosity about why she is the way she is also played a role into why I felt such sympathy over her. Someone does not go from normal, happy, and outgoing to withdrawn, sad, and almost reclusive for no reason.
‘She’d tried to disappear, to hide in plain sight. She hadn’t wanted to attract attention. She understood why she hadn’t then. But more than a decade passed, and still she wore ugly clothes that were two sizes too big. She didn’t care what she looked like.’
A character like this is bound to pull at any readers’ heart strings. She pulled mine. I desperately wanted to know what happened to her and when there was a little hint to what it was…I felt dread, anger, and sadness all at the same time. Wow, Debbie Mason, thanks for that whammy of a backstory.
So, of course, like our friendly ghost Colleen, I wanted Ava to be happy. Seriously, I would have done exactly what Colleen did to help bring Ava and Griffin back together again. He needed to know what happened so he wouldn’t be mad at her anymore. I’ve never felt such a pull into a story before.
But, melodrama aside, it’s not all seriousness. There are humorous moments that involve a cat who happens to be Colleen’s sidekick, and a scene with cookies (see my post on that here.) Of course, firemen and hoses, play a role too…
“I bet you have a very big hose,” an older woman said to Griffin with a lascivious wink.
“I’m with the Coast Guard, ma’am. My brother here is the firefighter. His hose isn’t that big though.”
Overall, if you like a story that tears your heart out and puts it back together again, then you will love this one.
A little note…
- Can be read as a standalone…BUT if you want the true backstory (especially about Colleen’s state) read the series from Book 1. If not, you can still get the overall gist of it.
- You get to read Ava, Griffin’s, and Colleen’s POV.
Debbie’s Playlist for Starlight Bridge
- Rise Up—Andra Day
- Fight Song—Rachel Platten
- I Swear—John Michael Montgomery with All-4-One
- A Thousand Years—Christina Perri
- Let Her Go—Passenger
- Chasing Cars—Snow Patrol
- Someone Like You—Adele
- One Call Away—Charlie Puth
- Sailing—Christopher Cross
Check out the rest of the books in the Harmony Harbor Series!
(click on the banner to take you to the Goodreads series page)
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