Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2020
Irene Hannon has two personalities. There's the contemporary romance author who writes mushy, sometimes angsty romances. Then there's the nail-biting suspense writer who keeps her readers up at night trying to figure out who is trying to kill, kidnap, maim, or otherwise harm her (usually) female main character. In Starfish Pier, she showcases her contemporary romance skill.

In this sixth installment of her Hope Harbor series, Hannon's female lead is the new first grade teacher. Physically, she is beautiful, but she has some balance issues. The male lead is former Delta Force warrior, Steven Roark. The minor players all stem off these two - the Roark brother who has a drinking problem, the neighbor who moved to town because of Oregon's assisted suicide law. Hannon skillfully weaves all of the threads into a beautiful love story, while keeping many of the characters who were introduced in previous installments of the series. There are the seagulls - Floyd and Gladys, Charley the fish taco maker, the pastor and the priest who love to compete with each other, etc. Every one of them makes me want to hunt for this town so I can visit.

If you have already started this series, don't miss book 6! Readers of contemporary romance will enjoy this story. I know I did! And, as an added bonus, there is a short taste of Hannon's next romantic suspense book at the end of this one. I can't wait until that one publishes!
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