on August 7 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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He was the boy from the wrong side of the tracks. She was everybody’s princess. Ten years later, he’s back in town and this time he has something to prove.
Aiden Black never thought he’d return to the small beach town he grew up in. But as the new director of a luxury resort, he’s determined to make it a success. What he doesn’t expect is to run into an old flame, the girl that got away.
Single mom, Brooke Newton, cares about two things. Taking care of her son and helping out at the local animal shelter. Until she’s sent on a mission to save an endangered dog, and comes face to face with the only man she’s ever loved.
As soon as they meet, the attraction between them reignites. But Brooke has a secret – a big one – and she has no idea how to tell Aiden. As lies are exposed, and truths are told, they’re determined to take advantage of this second chance. It’s a shame not everyone in town has got the message…
**Sweet Little Lies is the third book in the Angel Sands series, set in a small beach town on the California coast. If you like a heartwarming second chance romance that’s low on angst and big on feels, this is the story for you!**
Carrie Elks takes us back to Angel Sands for the second chance romance between single mom Brooke Newton and “brought up on the other side of the tracks” turned success story, Aiden Black. I’ve loved getting to know this little group of woman and Brook is the last of the Angel Sands trio to get her story. She has a surprisingly edgier story with an interesting twist surrounding her son Nick. Seems that little miss socialite has her limits and like any good momma bear when push comes to shove, she’s ready to stand on her own two feet.
Carrie Elks writing is always stellar. Her characters are so well developed and the characters arcs are always strong and cohesive. With Brooke, we’ve seen glimpses of her trying to take back her life. Born out of love, her parents provide her housing and childcare, but always seem to be strings attached, expectations. With the re-entrance of Aiden back into her life, she seems emboldened to break away from her all too controlling socialite parents.
Aidens’s return to Angela Sands is a way of showing anyone who might care that he is a changed man. He was young and driven when he left, but he’s still weighed down by his families history in the town. He, Brooke and her son Nick have great natural energy and connection to each other, but Brooke has a pretty massive secret that will shake up everything in her life. I loved how this played out as this secret is a doozy. Aiden is very protective of both of them and will be tested by his desire to shield them. There is no way but up for this family.
If you are looking for a series to binge read while enjoying the beach or your final summer vacation, Angel Sands series is the answer. there’s just the right amount of angst, redemption, and romance. 5 Star book and series recommendation.
~Review by Cyndi
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