by Cathryn Fox
Series: Blue Bay Crew #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathryn Fox comes the first in the hot new Blue Bay Crew series that follows the sexy, blue collar Owens men who take over their family’s construction business in the small town of Blue Bay, CT.
Summer Wheeler is on the run. Hiding from the men who killed her father, Summer is on her way to her childhood cottage in Blue Bay when she runs into Sean Owens, the forbidden bad boy from her past. After giving him a fake name, she gives in to one steamy night with him, never expecting to see him again.
Sean isn’t sure why Summer is pretending to be someone she’s not, but he’ll play her game if that means he can indulge in one of his oldest fantasies – a night with Summer. He’s shocked to see her when he returns to Blue Bay, and even more surprised when Summer offers him a job renovating her old family cottage. Hot workdays turn into hotter nights, but when Summer’s secret catches up with her, she’ll have to decide if she can trust Sean with her heart—and her life.
DEMOLISHED is exactly what I did to this sexy, sweet small-town romance that kicks off the Blue Bay Crew series by Cathryn Fox. I read about 12% late Friday evening and woefully neglected my chores to devour it Saturday morning. Hot and heartwarming with a touch of suspense, I am already loving this series and cannot wait for each of the brothers’ stories.
Summer Wheeler recently lost her Dad when he died in a motorcycle accident, but not before he gave her package with instructions on what to do if something happened to him. When, her boyfriend of six months, a Navy Officer who worked with her Dad begins asking about a book her Dad owned she senses danger and puts the contents of her Dad’s package to use. She heads to their summer cottage. One neither has visited since her Mom’s death. While driving to Blue Bay, she stops at a greasy truck stop for food and her childhood crush, Sean Owen, is there. She pretends she doesn’t recognize him and uses a fake name. The two end up having a hot and sexy one night stand. Now, Owen recognized Summer right away, but if she wants to play strangers he is more than willing. Little do they know, they are both headed to Blue Bay. Yep, this is gonna be good.
The story that unfolds is hot, sexy and humorous. Summer isn’t fooling anyone yet she still refuses to admit she is Summer. Owen’s own father has recently passed and he is back to take care of the families’ construction business. The old cottage is in a sad state of neglect, and when Summer needs a handyman, folks refer her to the Blue Bay Crew and before you know it Owen is spending time working on the cottage.
Fox did a great job of introducing family members, local folks and giving us background on some of the local dirt and tiffs. The Owen boys are a handful and I absolutely loved the way their Gram wrangles them in and keeps them in line. Owen is having a hard time dealing with guilt and the loss of his Dad. Of course, I swooned for this sexy lug. I was in puddles when he brought Summer coffee. (quickest way to my heart) The summer progresses and we see an emotional connection develop between Sean and Summer that went beyond the sizzling chemistry.
The romance is hot with plenty of detailed scenes to over heat your Kindle, but it was balanced with growth, assorted threads, and the suspense about the missing book. The drama was kept low, in part because Owen knew something was up but was respectful enough to wait Summer out.
The suspense thread was clearly in the background, but it did bring about a climactic scene, confessions, and heart-melting moments. While you might have to swallow the little blue pill to believe it all, I had a complete blast with DEMOLISHED and cannot wait to revisit this town by the sea.
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Yes please! I like the on the run premise and the fact that the guy knows exactly who she is. I love a good contemporary romance with a bit of suspense and this sounds like a great one!
This was fun Katherine, with family banter, and a touch of suspense.
Sharon - Obsession with Books
This sounds like it has a great blend of everything that I enjoy in a contemporary romance and what a great cover 😉
A lovely review Kimba! Sharon – Obsession with Books
It does exactly that Sharon, and you know I am a sucker for brothers and feisty grandmas!
Yay a new series by an author I’ve had my sights on! Great review Kim it sounds really interesting
Thanks, Debbie. This was fun.
Sounds like a fun read! And not owning up to who she really is? Isn’t she originally from the town?Confusing, but still fun and from what you wrote mega hot! Glad you had a good time with this one, hope the next one is just as good!
Yes, but moved away rather young. He isn’t fooled though.
That is one mighty fine tool belt. 😀
Hot, sexy, and humorous, and set in a small town? This sounds like a perfect weekend read. I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂
Yes. Good times.
lol I love when there is an awesome Gram character in the book. This sounds super fun and so do the brothers
Ha, oh me too Lily!
Melissa (Books and Things)
Oh you have me intrigued. This sounds like the kind of adult contemporary romance I do enjoy.
Yay. I hope you try it!
This sounds great. It sounds like everything came together nicely with this one. I am so glad you enjoyed it!
Thanks, Carole, I did and enjoyed the added humor that comes with siblings and an ornery Granny.
“she runs into Sean Owens, the forbidden bad boy from her past” — “forbidden bad boy,” always a cue for a high heat level (LOL!). Thanks for the post.
That sounds like a lot of fun. That cover is pretty nice too, if only there ere a face. lol
I don’t mind the cut off head, I alway seem to add a face in my imagination.
It can be funny when a character things they are so slick, but didn’t really fool anyone. Sounds like a good one.
No, she was awful at hiding who she was. LOL
Love that this has a good dose of humor mixed in with everything else. Sounds like a fun read for sure.
It was fun and of course, I am a sucker for brothers.
Jenea's Book Obsession
Okay, so you had me at sexy, small town romance…. This sounds amazing and it is the first book too. Yeah!!!!
LOL, that always gets me too!
This story sounds like it could really happen, making more tantalizing, at least to me. Sounds like a book that would keep me up reading!!!
Yes, it has a nice pace and addictive tale that allows you to devour it.
Geybie's Book Blog
Yay, sounds awesome! One of my favorite tropes!!! I always love this kinda story, especially when there is a little suspense in it. MINE. Thanks for introducing me to this book and this author. She is new to me. Awesome review! ❤️
Hot, sexy and humorous. A great combination.
Indeed. Thanks Nadene
Hot, sexy and humorous is what I was looking for, so thank you very much for pointing this my way! 😀
Me too Silvia. This was a fun one.
Oh it’s nice, some mystery, a good romance and some abs on the cover. what more can we ask for?
Yes a little of every dang thing 🙂
Ooh hot, sexy and humorous! I need this in my life, Kim! I’m glad you had fun reading this one. 🙂
I hope you grab it.
SOunds like a great town to visit, I do love those
Me too Linda.