on November 6, 2018
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"A fun, flirty, sweet story filled with romance and character growth and a perfect happily ever after."--CARLY PHILLIPS, New York Times bestselling author for I'll Be There
ExclusiveWhen little-known writer Taylor Scott is granted two weeks to interview a famous reclusive author, it's the opportunity of a lifetime. So is the chance to rekindle her friendship with Mike Greene, who happens to be the author's assistant. But as feelings deepen and time winds down, Taylor will have to choose between the story that could launch her career and an unexpected chance at love.
A Touch of HeavenAs Regan Amerson makes the emotional decision to sell their family home, her mother wins a home makeover from a reality TV show. Regan is furious, and jaded host Sawyer Bennett isn't thrilled either. That is, until he meets Regan--and finds himself enamored by the fiercely independent beauty. She may want nothing to do with him, but Sawyer isn't one to give up easily...
What People Are Saying about Samantha Chase: "Encourages readers to sit down, put their feet up, and enjoy."--Publishers Weekly for Until There Was Us "Chase just gets better and better."--Booklist"Classic, thoughtful, and as lyrical as the stars."--Kirkus Reviews for A Sky Full of Star
~~Reviewed by Evelyn~~
EXCLUSIVE/A TOUCH OF HEAVEN offers two previously released Samantha Chase stories, now re-edited and re-released in one book. As is expected with Samantha Chase, both offer a fun story that grabs you right from the beginning and holds your interest with great characters and lots of romance all the way through to the end.
EXCLUSIVE is the story of Taylor Scott, a rookie reporter for a small magazine. She is inexplicably offered the story of her life when super reclusive best-selling author Jonathon Wade offers to give his first-ever interview to Taylor. Before meeting the mysterious Mr. Wade, however, Taylor must work with his assistant who turns out to be, to Taylor’s surprise, someone she knows. Mike Greene had been the best friend of Taylor’s ex-boyfriend, but Taylor never knew that Mike had been in love with Taylor way back when and would like nothing more than to have a relationship with her now. Taylor finds herself getting involved with Mike, who has changed a lot since working for Mr. Wade, but she is also getting excited for Mr. Wade to show up so that she can get on with her career-changing interview.
A TOUCH OF HEAVEN is the story of Regen Amerson and her mother Caroline who own a day spa together. When Caroline decides it is time to sell the family home, she is approached by the star of a home-improvement show who wants to renovate her home for his show. Caroline thinks it’s a great idea but Regen is not happy because she thinks it will destroy the home she grew up in and the memories of her father that she still has there. What neither Regen nor Caroline counted on is that they would be so attracted to the stars of the show, father and son team Max and Sawyer Bennett.
Both stories, while somewhat predictable, are filled with well-written characters and witty dialog. The story lines are well-developed for short novels, and each one can easily be read in one sitting. While not necessarily a negative thing, I found the sex scenes in A TOUCH OF HEAVEN to be far more explicit than I’ve come to expect from a Samantha Chase novel. She usually leaves the intimate details behind the door and in the reader’s imagination. On the other hand, the sex scenes in EXCLUSIVE were far less explicit, but if this couple truly had as much sex as was suggested in the book, they should have both been dead by the last page!!
A fun read for a rainy weekend. Four stars for Ms. Chase.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.