Monday, February 26, 2018

The First Kiss of Spring (Review)

Spring has come to Eternity Springs in The First Kiss of Spring, the newest installment in this New York Times bestselling series by Emily March.

Life could be a dream...

Goal-oriented and gorgeous, Caitlin Timberlake's dreams took her to the top of the corporate ladder in New York City. Now years later, her goals have changed. She wants to come home to Eternity Springs and build a business and a family of her own—with the new man in town. So what if sexy mechanic Josh Tarkington wants nothing more than a fling? Caitlin is a patient woman who knows how to work hard and strategize to win what she desires. She desires Josh. Unfortunately, he has other plans.

If only things were different...



Josh craves Caitlin and all she has to offer. However, he is a man with secrets. He has worked hard to overcome his tragic past, but he's afraid to risk having a future because he knows trouble is never very far away. When a selfless act brings that trouble to his door, he stands to lose everything he cares about—including Caitlin. Will her love and the healing magic of Eternity Springs be enough to save him?
The First Kiss of Spring
Eternity Springs #14
Emily March
Pub Date: 3/27/18
St. Martin's Press
Genre: Romance
Rating: 5/5
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Emily March welcomes spring with a dazzling romance set in Eternity Springs, a town of healing and new beginnings. Caitlin Timberlake is ready for a change of scenery from her big New York job and single life. After meeting and connecting with Josh Tarkington at her friend's wedding in Telluride, she is even more determined to see her dreams realized and snag her dream guy.

The First Kiss of Spring is filled with layers of pain, love, and hope. Caitlin's move home comes as a surprise to her parents and she has to convince them that she's serious about starting a business in Eternity Springs and hopefully starting her own family one day. When Josh finds out that Caitlin is starting her business next door, he knows his carefully created life is about to come crashing down. In most romances, the man usually pursues the woman but Caitlin flips the script by pursuing Josh with single-minded focus. It's fun to watch him try to resist her while she's basically got him wrapped around her finger!

This story is full of highs and lows that kept me turning the pages. When Josh gets hurt in a selfless act, he starts to relive his past which is presented in journal entries throughout the story and gives insight to his determination to not get involved with Caitlin. From the first chapter, I knew this wasn't going to be the average romance, and Emily March did not disappoint. With every turn in the novel I never knew what direction it was going to take or whether there could really be a happy ending to this story. I'm definitely sticking with this series as it continues and will get caught up on everyone's previous stories. It's a whole romantic world to explore! The Eternity Springs series is perfect for fans of RayAnne Thayne, Robyn Carr, and Jen Gilroy!
*ARC provided via Netgalley*

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