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Review & Giveaway: Feels Like the First Time by Marina Adair

April 25th, 2017 by Debbie's World of Books

Series: Destiny Bay, #2

On Sale: April 25, 2017

Publisher: Forever

About the book

In the tradition of New York Times bestselling authors Rachel Gibson, Kristan Higgins, and Jill Shalvis, comes the second book in a funny and charming new small-town contemporary romance series by Marina Adair.

What’s wrong with a little white lie?

 There are a lot of things Ali Marshal doesn’t do: pink anything, a day without chocolate, and Hawk, her sister’s ex-husband. Sure, he’s a sexy former NHL star who can make her pulse pound with just a wink. But he belonged to Bridget first. And no matter how long she’s had a crush on him, how great he’s always been to her dad, or that her sister is engaged to someone else now and Ali needs a date to their engagement party, she can’t give in to temptation. Can she?

It’s been years since his disastrous marriage crashed and burned, and Bradley Hawk has finally moved on. So when Bridget blows back into town with her new fiancé, throwing the engagement party of the year, he could care less . . . until Ali tells one little lie that lands him smack dab in a fake relationship. After one promise to be Ali’s date and two of the hottest kisses he’s ever had, Hawk can’t deny how much he wants her. But what happens when this fauxmance starts to feel very, very real?

My Thoughts

Marina Adair is one of those go to authors that you can rely on to deliver a solid romance that will make you fall in love with the characters and world. Feels Like the First Time was no exception though I was in for a surprise. I despised Bridget so much through most of the book and couldn’t wait to see Ali win Hawk but surprisingly by the end I was interested in seeing Bridget have her own story. I would love to see her grow and find her own HEA.

Ali and Hawk were both great characters and I fell head over heels for Hawk. The chemistry between the two is amazing and the side stories were just as great as the main story. Can’t wait for the next Destiny Bay installment!



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Marina Adair is a #1 National bestselling author of romance novels and holds a Master of Fine arts in creative writing. Along with the Destiny Bay series, she is also the author of the Sugar, Georgia series, the St. Helena Vineyard series, and her new Heroes of St. Helena series. She currently lives with her husband, daughter, and two neurotic cats in Northern California.

As a writer, Marina is devoted to giving her readers contemporary romance where the towns are small, the personalities large, and the romance explosive.








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