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A DEA stealth mission has brought coast guard Lt. Commander Eli Pelletier home. But when he ends up aiding rescue swimmer Aubrey Wynn during her own harrowing mission, powerful emotions reignite between them. Except Aubrey doesn’t want Eli’s protection. She wants answers.
Twelve years ago, Eli broke up with Aubrey without telling her the real reason he was leaving Pacific Cove. How can he try for a second chance if he’s forced to deceive her again? Amid suspected drug trafficking and a sabotaged Christmas contest, Eli must find a way to regain Aubrey’s trust without compromising his career or endangering the woman he loves.
I love reading Christmas books! They’re usually so sweet and heartwarming, and this is the case with Christmas in the Cove. But this isn’t just a sweet, heartwarming book. It is a book filled with excitement and suspense too.
Aubrey has a very dangerous job as a coast guard rescue swimmer, but it fits her personality perfectly. Not only does she love helping people, but she also loves to be in control. Her job allows her to do both. She’s very passionate about teaching people to swim which leads her to be passionate about saving the town’s public pool. The way she can do that is by helping her town win some grant money through lots of Christmas themed town events. I love her passion, and I also love how when the time comes, she is willing to forgive. I don’t want to give too much away, so I’ll let you discover that part yourself.
Eli is definitely a hero that you’ll fall in love with. He has so much compassion towards Aubrey, and his giving spirit shows through his personality. You’ll also love how well the supporting characters are written and how their parts in the story are interwoven through the theme and not just thrown in for window dressing.
The romance just adds another depth to this really well written story. It’s not all about the romance. It is about the desire to help others, and it is about forgiveness. I definitely recommend this book to clean romance lovers.
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About the Author
Carol Ross lives with her husband and one loveable miscreant of a dachshund in a small town in Washington close to both the ocean and the mountains. She adores the Pacific Northwest because it provides her with endless opportunities for the activities she loves—hiking, running, skiing, and spending time outdoors. Although she enjoys reading in many genres, she writes what she loves the most—romance, especially light-hearted stories about the fun, flirty, and often-tumultuous path toward a happily ever after.