by: Serenity Woods
Series: The Four Seasons
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 12, 2016
Four friends. Four seasons. Four ways to fall in love.
A hot fling offers them both a chance to escape their pasts…
Bridget Hitchcock – Birdie to her friends – is getting married to the man of her dreams. Or so she keeps telling herself. When Fate intervenes to ruin the big day, Bridget’s devastated, but she’s honest enough to admit that the humiliation and embarrassment has upset her more than actually losing Mal. Standing on Wellington quay in the rain in her wedding dress, she contemplates where to go from here, and has no idea.
Aaron Reed is dashing through the rain with his son to their hotel room when he spots the beautiful bride who looks as if she’s about to jump into the water. With a struggling veterinary business miles away in the Northland, a seven-year-old who’s having a sneezing fit, and a crazy ex-wife who’d insist the boy had pneumonia if it meant scoring a point against Aaron, the last thing he needs is to complicate his life even more, but when Bridget looks into his eyes, he’s lost and has to help.
All her life, Bridget’s been one of the good girls. She’s reliable, trustworthy, and sensible, and she’s always done the Right Thing. But for the first time, she acts on impulse and takes up the offer of a man she’s just met to go away for a week to a tiny island where there’s nothing to do except eat ice cream and snuggle up to the cute guy who can’t seem to leave her alone.
Maybe life’s not so bad after all. But it’s difficult to move forward when old habits are holding you back. Will their hot fling be enough to help them escape the chains of their past?
Warning: contains a cute veterinarian with large feet. You have been warned.
Persuading Spring is the 4th and final book in The Four Seasons Series. Each book focuses on one of four girlfriends from New Zealand who all went to university together and later started a very successful lingerie business of the same name. Each girl represents a season either by name or personality. This book focuses on Bridget “Birdie” Hitchcock and what happens to her after she is jilted at the altar and meets a very nice guy named Aaron Reed and his young son Mateo. While everyone else is watching a distraught Bridget look as if she is going to jump into the water, Aaron jumps into action and talks her off the ledge and convinces her to spend the afternoon in the hotel room with him and his son. They soon find that they both had been in one-sided relationships that ended up in heartbreak and pain. Aaron invites Bridget to visit him at his island home for a few days and she does something completely out of character and agrees.
I loved everything about this story. It appeared to be a lot more reflective than the other 3 books. And, there was definitely a whole lot more sex. Since it’s the last book, I felt like Serenity Woods decided to go all out with the sexy time. At one point, I felt like I was reading from the pages of Playboy, and that’s not a bad thing. Aaron and Bridget held nothing back. They also were willing to give into each other emotionally even though everyone else was concerned that their fling would end in tragedy. They went into everything with all eyes open and took the time to evaluate their feelings along the way. I felt that Serenity portrayed everyone in an honest and refreshing way. I was also relieved that their relationship wasn’t totally treated like a fairytale. There was definitely a happy ending but legitimate time did pass before the happy conclusion. More importantly, everything for all of the Four Season girls was wrapped up in a nice bow.
**Received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest unbiased opinion.**
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