Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Review: "Hold on to Forever" (A Barefoot Bay Kindle Worlds novella) by Maria Geraci



Jack Martinez has the world at his feet. Heir to Florida’s most lucrative personal injury law firm, women love him and insurance companies quake at the mention of his name. But Jack harbors a secret wish. He wants to start a small practice of his own, away from the limelight, and he’s counting on his younger brother to finish law school and take his place at their parents' firm.

Felicity Reed wants to save her family’s dying PR company. Landing a big client like Jack would be a dream come true, but she’s made a pitch and he’s already shot her down. Which makes it awkward when her baby sister and Jack’s younger brother decide to do a destination wedding at the Casa Blanca Resort in Mimosa Key.

When the soon-to-be newlyweds announce that they’re deferring law school, Jack offers Felicity a deal; help him convince the young couple to stick to their original plan and he’ll give her PR firm a slice of his business. Which seems easy enough until Felicity finds herself actually falling for the arrogant ambulance chaser. Now she’s going to have to make a choice between family loyalty or a chance on a forever love.

Genre: Contemporary Romance

My Review:
What do you get when you combine a wonderful author and a beautiful setting - a 5 star book! Maria Geraci delivers a wonderful, sweet story set in Roxanne St. Claire's Barefoot Bay. Fittingly, Ms. Geraci's characters arrive for a wedding, but find themselves wrapped up in each other quickly. Despite its short length, Ms. Geraci packs in a complete story, full of a couple of twists and turns, and the happily-ever-after the reader cheers for.

I love Jack - from the image we're given by Felicity, you expect an uptight, rich snob but instead get a wonderful, grounded man who has a lot of personal insight but is being stifled by his view of "family obligations". Felicity's life is being driven by similar misguided family obligations and when you put her and Jack together, the sparks fly. Ms. Geraci also gives us a great glimpse into the lives of the Barefoot Bay bridal planners and a wonderful opportunity for us to check-in with some of our favorite Roxanne St. Claire characters.


About the Author:
Maria Geraci was born in Havana, Cuba, and raised on Florida’s Space Coast. Her love of books started with the classic, Little Women (a book she read so often growing up, she could probably quote). She writes contemporary romance and women’s fiction with a happy ending. The Portland Book Review called her novel, The Boyfriend of the Month Club, “immensely sexy, immensely satisfying and humorous.” Her fourth novel, A Girl Like You, was nominated for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA ® award.

Her current addictions include watching the STARZ adaption of OUTLANDER to drool over Sam Heughan, hitting the beach on the weekends, and searching for the perfect key lime pie recipe (but not the kind they served on Dexter).

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