Winter’s Harbor is the story of two women finding love in Provincetown during the off season. The premise had me interested from the beginning. I am a huge of fan of your good old fashioned romance without a mystery to solve, or murderer chasing the heroine down. This book while it had good intentions, it was not the romance for me.

The book first introduces us to Lia Brooks Lia is heartbroken, she has just left her home in New York City after finding her partner of 10 years in bed with a younger women. Total bummer! She picks up her bags and decides to lick her wounds and regroup in P-town during the 6 month winter break.
Alex McKinnon, is the owner and pastry chef at a local café in town. She is a serial dater, finding it easier to hookup and date the revolving door of women that come to Provincetown during its peak season. Alex has a no strings attached motto to the women in her life.

The issues I had with this book is that the two mains hookup pretty quickly into it. My personal preference is that this is held off a little longer, but other books have done a quick hookup with success, this one, not so much. I felt like I was reading a loop over and over again. The two characters repeat the same scenes, different outfits, over and over again. Have sex, go have coffee at Alex’s restaurant, and repeat. Also, these characters have zero depth beyond Alex is butch and cooks pastries, and Lia is a southern femme and cooks savory dishes as a hobby. To be honest I was bored to tears.

2 out of 5 stars

  • Publisher: Bold Strokes Books                                                                   
 Winter’s Harbor
by Aurora Rey

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