Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The First Kiss of Spring (#14 Eternity Springs) Emily March Release Blitz

Emily March 

Contemporary Romance 

Publication Date 
27 February 2018

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?

Eternity Springs is the idealistic setting for this chance encounter novel. It's dreamy, healing, romantic and friendly.

Josh is a newcomer to Eternity Springs and is settling in well with his business venture. He is well liked by the community even though he doesn't talk about his past.

Caitlin is a successful designer in New York, but she is getting itchy feet and wants to start her own business in Eternity Springs to be near her family.

Caitlin is attending her friend's wedding in a resort near Eternity Springs when she bumps into Josh. An unfortunate occurrence gets them talking and they start an easy camaraderie. She is besotted by him whilst she is a breath of fresh air to him.

Josh has a dark past which has led him to where he is now. Even though his past is a well guarded secret, he is content with his new way of life. Fate puts him in Caitlin's path yet again and they can't deny the attraction. He makes it clear that he isn't looking for a serious commitment. His past has led him to believe that tragedy follows him. Caitlin is patient and is prepared to go along. A friendaffair as she calls it! When Josh puts himself at risk to save someone else, he finds himself in a situation where his past comes back with a vengeance. He is now regarded as a hero, but he feels more unworthy than ever. Will he push Caitlin away and succeed or will love prevail?

Josh's past is not what I expected and I admire him for fighting his demons to become who he is now. Caitlin's honesty, perseverance and caring nature are admirable. I wasn’t sure about her father's behaviour until his own secret is unveiled. I like Celeste and her wisdom.

It's a beautifully portrayed story with strong primary and secondary characters. Despite the dual dark sides of the story, there is light, fun and laughter. It's very well developed and the feelings are tangible. A beautiful romance with a wonderful conclusion.

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.

Emily March is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels, including the critically acclaimed Eternity Springs series. Publishers Weekly calls March a "master of delightful banter," and her heartwarming, emotionally charged stories have been named to Best of the Year lists by Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Romance Writers of America.