Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Home for the holidays…
Sierra O’Brien and Carter Grove have a lot of history—and regrets between them. Their high school romance didn’t survive after he went away to college. Despite tremendous business success, Carter never found another woman like Sierra and has two failed marriages to prove it. Sierra’s luck wasn’t much better, but after being widowed, she heads back to Bliss to plan her future. The last thing either expected was to run into each other or to reconnect to the magic that once drew them together.
Can Sierra and Carter make it work this time or are they doomed to repeat the past and let the same mistakes drive them apart? In Bliss, the inexplicable is an everyday occurrence, and anything is possible—especially during a blue moon.
Okay romance, but I needed more
Thoughts on Blue Moon Over Bliss Lake
You know when you’re in the mood for a sweet, quick read? Yeah, I thought I was. This book certainly fit the bill, but I really wasn’t feeling it once I started reading. I guess I’m just someone who likes their romance a little more dangerous. Or bloody. I don’t know.
So. This book wasn’t bad. It’s character driven and it has a high school sweetheart trope I usually find irresistible. My problem (and it really is my problem. I’m aware of this. I like the action!) is that I kept waiting for something to happen. Sierra’s backstory was present (not-so-great marriage with a verbally abusive husband who apparently only married her to put one over on Carter), but I never got a real feel for the anguish she went through or WHY she stuck with her dick of a husband for so long. Carter’s romantic life was likewise glossed over and the ex (or soon-to-be ex) who could have been a bigger issue showed up and then faded away before anything too crazy happened.
At its heart, this is a book about second chances. I can see why some of the past was left vague, but I would have loved a deeper look at what brought these two lonely souls to the place their at now. Ultimately, it was enjoyable enough, but not really for me.