Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan

June 24th, 2014 Kimberly Blog Tour, Review 70 Comments

24th Jun
Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan
Suddenly Last Summer
by Sarah Morgan
Series: O'Neil Brothers #2
Published by: Harlequin
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

Bestselling author Sarah Morgan delivers another irresistible hero in her O'Neil Brothers series who's more tempting than dessert and twice as sinful! Fiery French chef Élise Philippe is having a seriously bad day. Not only have the opening day plans for her beloved café fallen apart, but Sean O'Neil is back in town, and looking more delectable than ever. Last summer, they shared an electrifying night together…and the memories have Élise really struggling to stick to her one-night-only rule! Her head knows that eventually Sean will be leaving, so all she can do is try to ignore her heart before she spontaneously combusts with lust. Being back in Vermont—even temporarily—is surgeon Sean O'Neil's worst nightmare. For Sean, returning home to the Snow Crystal Resort means being forced to confront the reasons and the guilt he feels about rejecting his family's rural lifestyle years ago. But discovering that Élise has settled in Vermont and still sets his blood racing is a very welcome distraction! Thinking he can persuade her into a replay of last summer is tempting, but remembering how good they are together is going to make walking away more difficult than he could imagine…

I was beyond excited to return to the Snow Crystal Resort in Vermont after my last trip there in November with Sleigh Bells in the Snow, the first book in Sarah Morgan’s O’Neil Brothers series. Suddenly Last Summer shares Sean O’Neil and French chef Elise Philippe story and it was as yummy as the dishes she whips up. Suddenly Last Summer is full of heart, romantic moments and family you will want to call your own. It can be read as standalone but I guarantee you will want to read them all.

Coffee dates with Suddenly Last Summer

First date: Sean O’ Neil is an orthopedic surgeon and a dang good one. Athletes fly in from all over the world to seek his opinion and skilled hands. Sean is a workaholic and dedicated to his life’s passion. He rarely makes time for life outside of the hospital and trips to his family’s lodge. In part to an argument with a family member. Elise Philippe has found a home at the Snow Crystal resort, far from the painful memories of Paris. Last summer she and Sean shared a passionate encounter in the woods. She often thinks about that night, and when he returns for a family emergency, she seriously considers breaking her “one-night-rule.”

Second date: You can feel the chemistry between Sean and Elise and ooh-la-la. The banter, confessions, friendship, and confusion the other elitists are delightful to observe. Elise loves Sean’s family, and she helps to mend the rift between Sean and his grandfather. Sean enjoys Elise’s company, and since she does not want a relationship either, he wants a repeat of the passion they shared last summer. It was such fun watching these two fight the emotions that developed. When Elise gets passionate or angry, she drops her “h’s” and switches to French. It is hilarious. Time with family and guests made Crystal Resort come to life for me. Morgan does a wonderful job drawing the reader in with these side stories and I adored them.

Third date: *le sigh* Morgan brings such heated passion to this couple and the romantic scenes while clean bring intense heat and give you all the feels. Some of the most romantic scenes EVER! Family meddling, fear, flight, heartbreak, and realizations had my emotions all over the place as we move towards the final chapters of the book. I love the late night confessions and growth in the characters. I laughed, cried and worried as I held my breath; hoping for happily-ever-after. Throughout the novel, we learn more about the other key characters, and I cannot wait for Tyler’s story. You will need truffles for the final portion of this book, but rest assured I ended this date with a smile.

I love Sarah Morgan and Suddenly Last Summer! The O’Neil family is special, and their family resort in the hills of Vermont is a place I would visit repeatedly. Fans of Robin Carr, Susan Mallory, and Bella Andre will adore Morgan and this series. Maybe This Christmas the third book will release in October 2014, and I cannot wait!

Final Elise web


Final Sean web

About the Author

Sarah MorganUSA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She has been nominated three years in succession for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and has won the award twice, in 2012 and 2013. RT Book Reviews has called her ‘a magician with words’ and she has made numerous appearances in their ‘Top Pick’ slot. Sarah lives near London, and when she isn’t reading or writing she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying. She loves chatting with readers by email and on Facebook and Twitter. More information can be found on her website.


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About Sarah Morgan

USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She has been nominated four years in succession for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and has won the award twice, in 2012 and 2013. She also won the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award in 2012 and has made numerous appearances in their ‘Top Pick’ slot. Sarah lives near London, and when she isn’t reading or writing she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying.

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70 Responses to “Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan”

  1. Kathryn

    I’ve just read this, and wrote my review up today, for publishing later, so couldn’t resist popping in now to read yours. Great review. It is reviews like this that made me aware of Sarah Morgan when the first book came out, that made me say – I want to try her. In this book my ‘gulp’ moment was between Sean and his grandfather. Loved it. Agree with you, romantic scenes are clean but hot. Looking forward to reading No 1 and 3.

    Kathryn recently posted: The Promise. Robyn Carr
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo yeah on that moment. Enjoy book one I loved it and I am anxious for three.

  2. Sharlene Wegner

    Sleigh Bells in the Snow was one of my favorite books last year! I am not surprised that you loved Suddenly Last Summer! Can’t wait to read it!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I loved it too Sharlene and this was wonderful!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Debbie, i look forward to the interview!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo I knew she would. This series is wonderful Nick, you would so love them!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      If you haven’t read book one you so need to Candace!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am not a huge fan of contemporaries, but in a small-town setting w/family ..I cannot get enough.

  3. Kristin

    There are so many books like these (or at least it seems like it), how do you weed thru and find all these gems with the cute story lines. I love that the author can write romance and HEAT and not have to resort to spelling it out. I love when it just builds up with tension 😀 I’m not always in the mood for the obvious, if you know what I mean?

    I liked your dates!! I don’t think I’ve read anything with a French character/transplant who drops her “h’s” when she gets mad – that’s got to be something to witness!!! So cute!!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I got lucky with this one, the first book is set at Christmas, and you know what a holiday themed junkie I am..well Sleigh Bells in the Snow rocked and a love affair was born. As for Carr…she and I have been dancing for years and my hubby gifted me the first Virgin River book.

  4. Stephanie

    So many excellent summer books being released. I really enjoy reading books in the opposite season their set. Gives me a chance to cool off or warm up when necessary. That makes Sleigh Bells in the Snow a perfect place to start. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Stephanie recently posted: Review: The Promise by Robyn Carr
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Love Sleigh Bells in the Snow so enjoy Stephanie!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I totally agree, they aren’t like the books my mum use to read..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Angela, and happy to hear you are enjoying them too

    • kimbacaffeinate

      She writes good stuff that is hot, gives you the feels and yet is seriously it!

  5. Andrea

    Sleigh Bells in the Snow is still my favorite, but I enjoyed this one quite a lot. I’m glad you did too!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      *waves* I discovered her during my search for holiday themed reads for the Ho-Ho-Ho read-a-thon and I am so glad that I did.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Naomi..i adore banter and this was delicious!

  6. danielle hammelef

    I am putting this on my summer-by-the-pool reading list. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Ginny

    I reviewed this one on Monday and like you I enjoyed it just as much as Sleigh Bells in the Snow. Sarah Morgan has become one of my go to authors for a book when I am in the mood for a light hearted book that delivers the “feels”. Thanks for introducing me to her books back in Nov. I think that’s when you reviewed book 1.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo I am so glad you listened to me and started this series. I adore them

  8. Lindy

    Kim! I loved Sean and Elise’s story also!!! What a beautiful review 🙂 I loved all the same things you loved about it. Such as the O”Neil family, the side stories, the passion between Sean and Elise, and their late night confessions! I am beyond excited for Tyler’s story! His and Brenna’s story can’t come soon enough! He needs to wake up and smell the coffee. I have a feeling Kayla and Elise are going to help him realize that he wants to be with her!!!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am loving this series and like you cannot wait for Tyler and Brenna!

  9. Dora Balfour-Lyda

    I haven’t read them yet but plan to soon! I love a great series!

  10. Kim

    Thanks for the giveaway. I have Sleigh Bells in the Snow in my TBR pile. I hope to read it soon.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love Sleigh Bells in the Snow, good luck Kim