Duplicity. Desire. Denial. They were doomed from the start.
Ryan Howard has zero interest in the movie being filmed in Pine Harbour or the high maintenance stars staying in the cottages at the end of his lane. He’s just barely holding on to the raw remains of his life and the fantasy world being concocted around him is, as far as he’s concerned, a complete waste of time and energy. The one bright light in his life is an intern on the set, Holly Cresinski, and their quiet conversations at the end of the day on his back porch.
Holly hates her life, too, which is entirely unfair because she’s blessed beyond measure. She’s at the top of her career–as film actress, Hope Creswell–and surrounded by people that mean well. But Ryan makes her laugh, and cry, and before she can find the words to explain her deception, he kisses her.
Read on for my thoughts on Love On A Spring Morning. No true spoilers, promise.
Sometimes life takes us by surprise. It takes away something and often times, gives back something even more in return. Unfortunately, it’s going to take Ryan a bit of time to discover just how much more he has been given. A short time ago Ryan’s wife was killed in an accident, leaving behind three children without a mother and Ryan with a different life than what he thought he’d have. Each of his kids is unique and each is coping with their mother’s death in their own unique way. No one grieves the same no matter what the age.
Holly just wants a break from her life. As the actress Hope Creswell, she has everything the outside world believes she could possibly want. The truth is far different and for a while, one short week before filming begins she just wants to be herself. She didn’t expect her reaction to Ryan, she never meant to harm him or his adorable kids with her deception… but in the end giving herself a break from her reality changed other people’s lives and now she has to deal with that truth.
I completely enjoyed Love On A Spring Morning – even if at times I wanted to smack Ryan upside the head for being so dense or scold Holly for being the one to do the running back after Ryan’s denseness. But, let’s be honest here – it’s the way of relationships, especially ones that haven’t been entirely truthful from the beginning. I loved how Holly healed not only the kids, but the man as well in this journey. You cannot “heal” the death of a parent, that’s not what I mean… but you can help heal a heart or spirit and that Holly did so well. As well as the fact that these two were smokin’ hot together. I was rooting for their happy ever after throughout the drama of their lives.
I would easily recommend this story for everyone who loves a great story, an amazing couple and adorable kids who together will make up a brand new kind of family. You love a great love story? Then this one is for you.
*I received an e-ARC of Love On A Spring Morning from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
~Any review is just one person’s opinion. You might feel the same or totally different. The only way to know for certain is for you to read it. This was my opinion of this particular book.~
Love On A Spring Morning is available in paperback and for the Kindle