Shelter Bay series

B-
Castaway Cove

Castaway Cove was the first book I’ve read by JoAnn Ross, and although it was a nice enough read, I don’t know how soon I’ll get around to a second. The story was fine, the characters were sweet, but there wasn’t anything exceptional about it. I could just as easily have spent my day reading ...

B-
Moonshell Beach

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Like many published writers who have been writing a long time, JoAnn Ross has perfected her style of writing and it hasn’t changed much over the years. Though a favorite author of mine for a long time, lately I'm finding I have an uneasy time with the perfection of her characters and the lovefest ...

B
On Lavender Lane

Public humiliation must be very difficult to deal with, but celebrity chef Madeline Durand handles it with aplomb when a video of her celebrity chef husband and a married heiress having sex goes viral while Maddie is giving a cooking demonstration in Omaha. That’s not to say Maddie isn’t devasta ...

B+
The Homecoming

The Homecoming is my type of romantic suspense. While there is a mystery, it never dominates the story; the focus is almost completely on the hero and heroine and their relationship. I enjoyed this one from beginning to end. Kara Conway and Sax Douchett knew each other growing up in Shelter Bay. ...