Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Review: Seaside Heartbeats by Stacy Claflin

Seaside Heartbeats: A Sweet Romance (The Seaside Hunters Book 2) by Stacy Claflin
199 pages,June 2015
My Rating: 4 Stars
Source: I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

Description: After years of hard work, architect Lana Summers just wants a relaxing vacation in the beach town of Kittle Falls. Instead, she suffers unexpected heart problems, and finds herself in the office of a gorgeous cardiologist—who only makes her heart work harder.

Brayden Hunter left his successful cardiology practice in Dallas to be closer to his aging parents. Focused on building a health care clinic in his hometown, he doesn't want any distractions. However, the beautiful Lana is one he can’t seem to avoid.

As their attraction grows, they stumble upon a 160-year-old mystery. Brayden catches her adventurous spirit as they chase after answers, and he can’t help falling for her. But can he convince her to stay in the small beach town and with him?

My Review: I love this cozy little town and it's the perfect setting for a summer romance. Brayden is a doctor and is only recently back in his hometown, where the locals know not to get too involved with the tourists because they always leave. Things are different with Brayden and tourist, Lana--they have a cute meet in his doctor's office and it's an insta-attraction on both parts.

Brayden comes across as a very serious guy, who takes his work, life, and family...well, seriously. Lana has a lot of the same characteristics, getting through a tough college degree in near record time, yet she's more open to adventure and really latches on to an unsolved mystery involving the founder of this town. The two of them have some romantic and suspenseful adventures while trying to solve the case and in turn, they fall deeper for one another.

The mystery added a fun and different element to this family series, but it wasn't the main point. The romance happened too fast for me, but I loved that both characters felt the same way and their thoughts were clear on about that. Lana's father had me feeling a little angry about the way he was handling her career choice, but as a parent, I could see where he was coming from. I loved getting to know the Hunter family and some of the brothers a little better and look forward to their stories. I enjoyed the ending and the way it wrapped up, leaving me feeling satisfied. This is Book 2, but can stand alone. This is a great, light, clean and romantic, summer read!

Content: a cuss word or two; kissing (clean); nothing else of note. Clean!

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Follow the other Hunter brothers from Kittle Falls:
Seaside Surprises: Jake, the heartbroken son who never left Kittle Falls - Available Now

Seaside Dances: Zachary, the struggling writer - Coming Soon
Seaside Kisses: Rafael, the disillusioned fashion designer
Seaside Christmas: Cruz, the wild tattoo artist

My review of Seaside Surprises can be found here. 

About the Author:
Stacy ClaflinI love writing, reading, and watching most anything. My favorite shows include Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, Pretty Little Liars, and Once Upon a Time.

I've been writing and telling stories for as long as I can remember. As a kid, my story telling would get me into trouble when I would try to convince others that my stories were real.

When I'm not busy writing, I spend time with my family. I also educate my kids from home.

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