Thursday, January 12, 2017

Book Review ~ It Started With a Kiss (Sequoia Lake #1) by Marina Adair

It Started With a Kiss
(Sequoia Lake #1)
by Marina Adair
Expected publication: January 31st 2017 by Montlake Romance

With a kidney transplant behind her, Avery Adams is determined to channel her inner adventurer and explore everything life has to offer. Only problem is, the closest she’s ever come to a real-life adventure was sixth-grade science camp. So to seize the summer in her rustic Sierra Nevada town, she takes a job as a guide at the local adventure lodge. But Avery doesn’t realize her biggest challenge will register at six-plus feet of rugged good looks and alpha-male charm.

As a member of the Sequoia Elite Mountain Rescue team, Tyson Donovan has made a life out of cheating death and rescuing weekend warriors from the treacherous terrain. “The world is my home” is more than just a motto; it’s what scares off women who would otherwise try to tie him down. When his dad’s health lands the family’s adventure lodge in serious danger of going up in flames, he moves home—and quickly remembers why he left. Until he meets Avery, the irresistible new guide who makes him want to stay.

Tyson gives the inexperienced Avery a lesson in romance that her books could never teach her. And with her undeniable spirit for life, Avery shows Tyson the healing power of love. But with one misstep, everything comes crashing down, and they’ll both have to take the biggest leap of all—into the kind of adventure that lasts a lifetime.

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I LOVED this story! It had all the feels that I crave in a romance novel.  It’s emotional, raw, funny and at times intense.  Avery Adams and Tyson Donovan are my favorite fictional couple so far this year!  They are just so cute together and the chemistry was off the charts.  Avery is the sweetest with her heart of gold and Ty is a seriously sexy man out to save the world.  I loved not only the characters but especially the small town in which the story takes place.  The details and descriptions of everything going on really brought the story to life and I felt as though I was right there in the story witnessing the most amazing love grow and family bonds that had grown weak get stronger.

It Started With a Kiss is an amazing start to Marina Adair’s new Sequoia Lake series and I can’t wait to dive into the next installment.  This was a seriously good read and one that I would recommend to anyone in search of an awesome romance story.  It started with a kiss, but ended with so much more!!!

Marina Adair is a #1 National best-selling author of romance novels and holds a Master of Fine arts in creative writing. Along with the Sugar, Georgia series, she is also the author the St. Helena Vineyard series, the Heroes of St Helena series, and her upcoming Sequoia Lake series. She currently lives with her husband, daughter, and two neurotic cats in Northern California.

As a writer, Marina is devoted to giving her readers contemporary romance where the towns are small, the personalities large, and the romance explosive. She also loves to interact with readers and you can catch her on Twitter at @MarinaEAdair or visit her at Keep up with Marina by signing up for her newsletter at

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