Friday 28 August 2020

✪ TEMPTATION ON OCEAN DRIVE ✪ Jennifer Probst ✪ #SunshineSisters2 ✪ #BlogTour #Excerpt ✪

© Bianca Janeane ✰ 

• 25 August 2020
• Book #2 in the Sunshine Sisters series

4.65 Stars

Young widow Bella Sunshine-Caldwell is focused only on raising her daughter and running the family business, Sunshine Bridal. There’s no time for romanceespecially with her fellow wedding planner, Gabe, whom shes growing increasingly attracted to. Hes too enterprising to stay in Cape May for long, anyway. And too tall, dark, and handsome to be anything but a heartbreaker.

Every woman in town has her sights on Gabe Garcia. The only woman he has eyes for doesn’t seem interested. All he wants is to fall in love, be a father, and settle down. As he and Bella work together on a magical winter wedding, the distance between them closes, the nights grow warmer, and Bella might be seeing Gabe for who he really is: a man worth the effort.

But all it takes is a single rumor for these two hearts’ fragile love story to shatter. And now the happy ending Bella and Gabe hoped for is something they’re going to have to fight for.

We're back in Cape May on the Jersey Coast with the three Sunshine sisters who run their own wedding planner business.

Bella is the 2nd sister to tell us her story.
And it started as a dream story ... Bella married her childhood sweetheart, they had a daughter ... and three months later some drunk driver killed her husband.
Now, five years later, she's a busy single mom working for the family wedding planner business. And she loves it.
Then there's Gabe. He's been working with the sisters for three years now.
And since day one he's been in love with Bella. But she just doesn't see him that way. She thinks he's a ladies man - on a date every other night - soon to leave town for bigger and better things.
But that's so not Gabe. He wants Bella. He wants to be little Zoe's daddy. He wants it all.
He just has to convince Bella that he's worth it.
Let the fun times begin ...


I loved the first book in this series ... so much!
And this second book is just as adorable.
Also kinda sad though. First of all because Bella is a widow. But even more because we feel so bad for poor Gabe! He's so in love with Bella and she doesn't get it! Ugh. I wanted to hit her over the head with my kindle! LOL!
But I just loved reading this.
We're rooting for those two to finally figure things out!
It might take a little while though. ☺

This was a great love story.
It's an amazing series. Perfect location! Great cast!
I can't wait to read Taylor's story!

Also - I want to move to Cape May asap!
And I so want to see this whole thing on Netflix!!!

TEMPTATION ON OCEAN DRIVE was an adorable & sad & sparky & emotional & wedding-y New Jersey Beach Town love story! I loved it!
Run to your nearest amazon for your own Gabe - this one is mine!

ARC received for an honest review

You know when you pick up a JP book you are going to get a heartfelt, wonderful story that you are going to fall in love with.

However, I have renamed this story "Frustration on Ocean Drive".  Because oh my lord, did our leading lady Bella frustrate the heck out of me - and our gorgeous leading man, Gabe.

We have met them both already - Bella is one of the Sunshine sisters, and Gabe is Avery's assistant - and in my opinion, way to good for Bella.

Yes, I understand Bella has her reasons, but FFS woman, he is laying his heart at your feet and you keep trampling on it.  I want to hit you over the head with  my Kinde... and then come and steal Gabe from you all for myself.

I love the interactions and banter between the Sunshine girls.   I adore getting more of Carter and Lucy, and man, my heart also belongs to a little girl called Zoe.

It was a journey, but man it was good for our lovelies to finally get to their HEA.

I am looking forward to Taylor's story in the future.


He repeated the question. “I need to know. Why was it easier not to believe me?”

This time, she didn’t hesitate. “Because then I could pretend you weren’t the man I really wanted.”

“And do you? Want me?”

She jerked back. Her tongue slipped out to wet her bottom lip. Her voice was barely a whisper. “Yes.”

He muttered a curse. Then leaned forward, his hand cupping her chin. “I want to kiss you, Bella. I’ve been wanting to kiss you forever, but I need to know it’s okay.”

She stared at him, pupils dilated, ragged breaths panting from her lips, and he knew this moment would be carved out in his mind—the first time he saw her face reflect her open want for him. She gave a tiny nod.

He moved closer. His lips stopped an inch from hers. “No. You need to say it.”

“Yes. Kiss me, Gabe.”

His mouth covered hers.

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Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She is the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of The Marriage Bargain. She is published both erotic and sexy contemporary romance with Entangled, Decadent, Red Sage and TWRP. She has also written a children's book, Buffy and the Carrot, co-written with her twelve year old niece, along with a short story, "A Life Worth Living." Visit her website for more info!