Summer in Eclipse Bay by Jayne Ann Krentz

Jayne Ann Krentz is an author that will drive you to read her books once you got one in your system.  Summer in Eclipse Bay is the third book to the series Eclipse Bay.

Word gets around fast in Eclipse Bay.  Nick Harte should know-his family’s legendary feud with the Madisons fueled the local gossip mill for years before finally cooling off.  But people are still talking-and rumor has it Nick’s involved with someone new…Art gallery owner Octavia Brightwell doesn’t take chances-especially on handsome, charming men.  But that’s only part of the reason she turned Nick down six times before finally agreeing to a date.  Octavia’s related to the woman who sparked the long-running family feud-and fears that falling hard for Nick would only ignite the flames again.  Octavia knows her family’s past is best kept hidden.  But her secret isn’t safe in Eclipse Bay…

The third edition to the Eclipse Bay left me smiling.  Krentz is a master at telling stories and giving the characters witty banter back and fourth.

The story of the two main characters lets the reader find the love that is starting to blosum but also to end the mystery of the Harte, Madison feud.

The characters were fun to read and the addition of Carson was nice to read about.  It was enjoyable to read about all the family on both sides.  Each brought their own unique humor to the pages.

Krentz brings a charming, enjoyable and entertaining novel in the final book of Eclipse Bay.

Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James

Julie James is definitely an author to look out for.  Her plot and characters are witty, determined, funny, and believe in sabotage and deceiving but with the best attentions.

“Payton Kendall and J.D. Jameson are lawyers who know the meaning of objection.  A feminist to the bone, Payton has fought hard to succeed in a profession dominated by men.  Born wealthy, privileged, and cocky, J.D. has fought hard to ignore her.  Face-to-face, they’re perfectly civil.  They have to be.  For eight years they have kept a safe distance and tolerated each other as coworkers for one reason only: to make partner at the firm.

But all bets are off when they’re asked to join forces on a major case.  Though apprehensive at first, they begin to appreciate each other’s dedication to the law-and the sparks between them quickly turn into attraction.  But the increasingly hot connection does not last them will be named partner.  Now it’s an all-out war.  And the battle between the sexes is bound to make these lawyers hot under the collar…”

I loved the sexual tension that Payton and J.D. had between the two.  Both of them had it from the very beginning but wouldn’t acknowledge it.  So now as the tension of the partnership rises the tension is even worse and finally the two start working towards a similar goal.  But their sexual tension is not the only thing that is there.  Each of them have their own prejudices against each other with how they grew up but are they really so different?  The two will find they will be able to relate to each other as they grow closer through the case.

I loved this book.  It was a fast pace modern romance which kept you turning the pages.  The book has its up and downs, and some surprising results as the end of the book concludes.  “Practice Makes Perfect” gives an ending you are happy for.