Long Simmering Spring

Star Harbor

Book 3
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Spring comes to Star Harbor, bringing unexpected passion for a sexy sheriff, as the next Grayson brother finds love with the town’s beautiful doctor.
 
Julie Kensington grew up in the same small town as the Grayson brothers and remembers when the boys were nothing but trouble. As teenagers, Cole’s rugged sex appeal set Julie’s heart ablaze, but she did her best to ignore it. Now a grown woman with a medical degree, Julie still can’t resist her searing attraction to the roughest, toughest Grayson. He’s ex-military, tormented, and sexier than ever, but are his wounds too deep to be healed by her loving, gentle touch?
 
Even back in high school, straight-arrow Julie had a way of making Cole think twice about his bad-boy lifestyle. When Julie decides she’s finally ready to embrace her wild side, Cole knows he is just the man to show her the way, unleashing years of pent-up desire. Neither of them counted on falling in love, but when Cole’s demons threaten to derail their relationship, it’s up to Julie to show him that together, they can overcome the past . . . and build a future.

Praise for Long Simmering Spring
 
“The Star Harbor series just keeps getting better and better! Long Simmering Spring delivers on all counts for heat, heart, and humor!”—New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst
 
“I love the author’s writing style; from the first page you know that this is going to be a page turner.”—Forever Book Lover
 
“The story and characters are good as well as the pacing. I highly recommend this book to fans of the Star Harbor series. You will not be disappointed. I swear I literally could not put this read down and read it in one sitting. I was that hooked on it and I’m sure you will be too!”—Kawehi’s Book Blog
 
“Star Harbor makes me want to emigrate! The Grayson brothers series keeps getting better.”—I Love Romantic Fiction
 
“Barrett does another great telling of the story of a Grayson brother of Star Harbor.”—Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy
 
“The small town feel is prominent and the romance is steady and strong, creating a bond that is both uplifting and inspiring.”—Under the Covers
 
“I really enjoyed reading Long Simmering Spring. Cole’s initial wooing of Julie is tender and heartfelt. Hot romantic encounters, a damaged but genuine hero, appearances from characters we’ve come to love in the previous Star Harbor books and a suspense filled mystery, this story had it all. I’m definitely a fan of Elisabeth Barrett’s Star Harbor series and am looking forward to reading more about this fabulous oceanside town.”—Tome Tender
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Deep Autumn Heat, Blaze of Winter, and Along Came Trouble.
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Book 2
In the follow-up to Once and Again—hailed by bestselling author Claudia Connor as “a beautiful second-chance love story”—Elisabeth Barrett returns to the Briarwood, an unforgettable place where legacy and longing make dreams come true.
 
Jane Pringle never meant to fall for her boss. After landing a job as a pastry chef at the exclusive Briarwood Golf and Yacht Club in Eastbridge, Connecticut, she just wants to keep her son in a good school district and find some peace and quiet, far away from her manipulative ex-husband. But when Briarwood’s charismatic co-owner takes an interest in her, Jane’s best-laid plans go awry . . . in the sweetest way possible.
 
Rich and handsome, the grandson of one of the most powerful men in New York City, Preston North hasn’t lived quite the charmed life everyone believes. His family taught him everything he needs to know about betrayal—and Press wants no more of it. What he wants is Jane. The gorgeous single mom is selfless and kind, plus she’s got a backbone. To win her trust, Press just needs to shake off his playboy reputation.
 
They’ve each been burned in the past. But now Press and Jane will have to choose between letting their fears get the best of them . . . or breaking free and following their hearts.

Praise for The Best of Me
 
“Elisabeth Barrett takes readers on a real—and sexy—emotional journey without ever losing sight of the good in people or the sweetness of family, friends, and community.”—Serena Bell, USA Today bestselling author of the Returning Home series
 
“Humor, flirting, and sizzling sex give Preston and Jane an opportunity to move beyond their pasts.”—Library Journal

“As Preston and Jane begin to fall in love, they have genuine reasons to worry about the stability of their relationship, and Barrett gives them both a degree of emotional intelligence and a good set of priorities.”—Publishers Weekly

“[A] wonderful author whose characters come to life page by page.”—Fresh Fiction

“A heartwarming and romantic story of a single mom not just trying to make it on her own but succeeding . . . a wonderful, emotion-filled path to happily ever after.”—FicCentral
 
“I loved how both characters were portrayed, highlighting the best of them without overlooking their flaws. The romance was wonderful and the challenges they both faced were realistic and expertly woven into their relationship development. I really enjoyed this story and am very much liking the direction of this series.”—The Book Nympho
 
“This book has very developed characters and I loved reading their story.”—Pages of Comfort
 
“[A] rather edgy environment, with lots of high emotions, broken people, and one little boy in the midst of them.”—Books and Spoons
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

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Publisher
Loveswept
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Published on
May 13, 2013
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Pages
274
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ISBN
9780345541642
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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Book 4
As the sizzling Star Harbor series concludes, the fourth sexy Grayson brother, a dedicated DEA agent, shows a high-society beauty the true meaning of love.
 
Cameron Stahl has everything, so why does she feel like her life is incomplete? A beautiful Boston socialite and a successful entrepreneur, she’s just opened her second boutique in Star Harbor and business is booming. But one searing look from Val Grayson sends fire through her body and shows her exactly what’s missing from her life: a real man who doesn’t play games and who makes her feel like the most desired woman on earth.
 
DEA agent Val Grayson has always looked after his brothers. Now it’s his turn to find love—though Cam is the last sort of woman he ever dreamed he’d fall for. When courageous Cam realizes she has the insider connections to help Val take down a major drug player within Boston’s political elite, he can’t stop her from putting herself in danger. But as the drug bust of his career looms, all Val cares about is saving the woman he loves before it’s too late.

Praise for Slow Summer Burn
 
“This book was like a breath of fresh air. I was stuck in a rut where the books had instalove and so much angst, my chest felt congested. However, Elisabeth Barrett came along and absolutely thrilled me with this last installment to the Star Harbor series.”—Under the Covers
 
“If only Star Harbor were a real place; the town is charming and Barrett perfectly captures that New England beach town feel. . . . [It’s] a beachy kind of Stars Hollow, filled with people whose company make everything seem more special. I wouldn’t mind going back again.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers
 
“I don’t think I could have asked for a better ending to this series. . . . My one wish [is] that this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Star Harbor!”—Contemporary Romance Café
 
“A great book and a wonderful series . . . I suggest you all give them a read.”—Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy
 
“I have enjoyed this series immensely and I am sad to see it end. I look forward to what Ms. Barrett has in store for us next!”—From the TBR Pile
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Deep Autumn Heat, Blaze of Winter, and Long Simmering Spring.
Elisabeth Barrett
The wickedly handsome Grayson brothers are all grown up—but will they ever give up their bad-boy ways? Set in the picturesque Cape Cod town of Star Harbor, Elisabeth Barrett’s contemporary romance novels weave sensual stories of desire and redemption. Now, with the entire series collected in one sizzling eBook bundle, there’s a Grayson—or four—for all seasons.
 
DEEP AUTUMN HEAT
 
Worldly, famous, and notorious with the ladies, celebrity chef Sebastian Grayson had planned a weekend of fishing and relaxation with his brothers. But Lexie Meyers, a local café owner with kissable lips and a “get lost” attitude, makes him want to forget his culinary empire and create some magic with her. Sebastian fires up his charm and even dares her to join him in a televised cook-off. Lexie’s been burned in the past and flings just aren’t her thing. Too bad Sebastian can’t resist a challenge.
 
BLAZE OF WINTER
 
Frustrated with her life in Boston, social worker Avery Newbridge welcomes the opportunity to help manage the Star Harbor Inn—but she doesn’t count on distraction in the form of Theo Grayson. Not only does the gorgeous, green-eyed author have a talent for writing swashbuckling adventures, Theo also has a soft spot for bighearted damsels in distress. With every kiss and heated whisper Theo promises her his heart . . . if only Avery is willing to open up and accept it.
 
LONG SIMMERING SPRING
 
Dr. Julie Kensington remembers when the Grayson brothers were nothing but trouble. Back in high school, Cole’s rugged sex appeal set her heart ablaze. Now Julie’s finally ready to embrace her wild side, and Sheriff Cole Grayson—ex-military, tormented, and sexier than ever—is just the man to show her the way, unleashing years of pent-up cravings. Neither of them counted on falling in love, but together, they can overcome the past . . . and build a future.
 
SLOW SUMMER BURN
 
Cameron Stahl is the last sort of woman DEA agent Val Grayson ever dreamed he’d fall for. A beautiful socialite and successful entrepreneur, she’s just opened her second boutique in Star Harbor. But one searing look from Val shows her exactly what’s missing from her life. When Cam realizes she has the insider connections to help Val take down a major drug player, he can’t stop her from putting herself in danger. But all Val cares about is saving the woman he loves before it’s too late.
 
Praise for Elisabeth Barrett’s Star Harbor series
 
“A delicious debut that leaves the reader hungry for more.”—Emily March, New York Times bestselling author of the Eternity Springs series, on Deep Autumn Heat
 
“Absolutely adorable . . . a terrific contemporary tale complete with two complex characters who have full lives separately and even fuller lives once they start their relationship.”—RT Book Reviews, on Blaze of Winter
 
“The Star Harbor series just keeps getting better and better! Long Simmering Spring delivers on all counts for heat, heart, and humor!”—New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst
 
“If only Star Harbor were a real place; the town is charming and Barrett perfectly captures that New England beach town feel.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers, on Slow Summer Burn
Book 1
For readers of Shannon Stacey and Susan Mallery, the heartfelt Briarwood series begins with a tale of forbidden love, broken promises, and second chances.
 
Growing up in Eastbridge, Connecticut, Carolyn Rivington was a young debutante who did whatever her parents asked. So when her father demanded that she break things off with the boy from the wrong side of the tracks or else, she did. Now Carolyn’s family is deep in debt. She’s no longer a member of the Briarwood Golf and Yacht Club, she’s an employee. And the tanned, tattooed, dangerously handsome stranger who saunters into her lobby isn’t just her new boss . . . he’s also her first love.
 
The last time he saw Carolyn, Jake Gaffney was in the back of a police cruiser, handcuffed and humiliated. But seeing her again stirs other memories: a blanket on the beach, the moon above their heads, and the most expensive bottle of wine he could afford. Now the tables have turned. As a real-estate magnate and Briarwood’s new owner, Jake doesn’t have to answer to anyone. But now that he’s back home, he’s finding it hard to live down his old reputation.
 
Before they can move forward, Jake and Carolyn must face their pasts. But it’ll take more than sizzling chemistry for them to heal old wounds and return to the love they once shared.

Praise for Once and Again
 
“Elisabeth Barrett’s Once and Again is a beautiful second-chance love story. A great summer read!”—New York Times bestselling author Claudia Connor

“Engaging, sexy, and immensely touching, Once and Again is a wonderful start to a new series.”—Marina Adair, #1 bestselling author of Summer in Napa

“Elisabeth Barrett weaves true-to-life characters, sizzling sexual tension, and gripping emotional intensity into a heartwarming story of forgiveness, family, and second chances.”—Lia Riley, author of the Brightwater series
 
“A sexy reunion romance overflowing with second chances to make friends, reconcile with family, and rekindle lost love.”—Tracy March, author of Should’ve Said No

“Once and Again is a fantastic read with a set of equally fantastic characters. It’s also a fast-paced, smooth-reading tale that is deeply rooted in honest emotion and filled with intriguing characters and crisp, rich setting details that so easily allow readers to picture the story, people, places, and events. I loved this book!”—Okie Dreams Book Reviews
 
“Barrett has won me over with her great writing style and I cannot wait to read more from this author. I definitely would recommend adding Once and Again to your To-Be-Read Shelf!”—Underneath the Covers
 
“Once and Again is the first book I have read by Elisabeth Barrett, but it certainly won’t be my last.”—Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews
 
“A sprawling story with well-written characters. An engaging read.”—MM Jaye Presents
 
“If you are looking for a pleasant romance novel . . . give this one a read.”—Books Movies Fandoms
 
“A heartwarming story about second chances, new beginnings, youthful romance rekindled, and life at the Briarwood country club.”—Books and Spoons
 
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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