REVIEW: The Fireside Inn by Lily Everett
One billionaire in love bets his three friends that they will be in love by his wedding date. To win the coveted prize, one of them must stay out of love when the other two fall. The fun will be wondering if any of them will win at all in this new series of novellas that take place on Sanctuary Island.
The Fireside Inn by Lily Everett
Series: The Billionaire Bachelors series
Category: Contemporary Novella
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Release Date: January 7, 2013
Rated 3.5 out of 5 Stars
Format: eBook from NetGalley
We’re back at Sanctuary Island for a new series of novellas by Lily Everett, THE BILLIONAIRE BACHELORS, which kicks off with Miles Harrington’s wedding. What does a soon to be happily married guy do when he has several unmarried rich friends? Invite them to help with his wedding and bet them that they’ll soon be head over heels in love, too. The billionaire who doesn’t fall in love gets Miles’ custom built helicopter and landing pad pass at their private club in Manhattan. They can all easily buy their own helicopter but they covet that restricted, unobtainable helipad access.
Zane Bishop, Cooper Haynes and Leo Strathairn are about to enter the bet they’re sure they’ll win. But Leo doesn’t plan on meeting the very smart librarian who tries to help him choose a reading for the wedding. Can he easily ignore his attraction to her and keep his focus on the prize for not falling in love?
Serena Lightfoot finds the British voice of the man who visits her library before hours, irresistible. Can helping him find a poetic reading for his friend’s wedding be done without losing her heart?
I haven’t read any novellas by Lily Everett prior to this one. I have read SANCTUARY ISLAND and loved the emotion in that novel. I didn’t find a lot of similarities between this first novella in THE BILLIONAIRE BACHELORS series in relationship to SANCTUARY ISLAND the novel, other than the location and some deep felt emotion. Sweetly sensual, this novella is sexy but not sexually explicit or erotic.
THE FIRESIDE INN is a light and quirky relationship novella about two people from completely different backgrounds who are thrown together due to circumstances. There was a moment toward the end where my own emotion took me by surprise. That sentimental, emotional moment is what makes this novella a good book for the romantic in all of us.
Next in THE BILLIONAIRE BACHELORS series is Zane Bishop’s story in BONFIRE BEACH, a novella releasing January 14, 2014, then Cooper Haynes’ story in LANTERN LAKE, a novella releasing on January 21, 2014. I’m especially looking forward to SHORELINE DRIVE, book two in the SANCTUARY ISLAND series of novels, by Lily Everett, available on January 28, 2014.
Reviewed by Dorine, courtesy of Romance Junkies.
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January 18, 2014 at 12:07 pm
Isn’t it funny about book titles and how they have gone from Millionaires to Billionaires? That’s inflation got you…hits everywhere!
The plot of this series sounds like it could have some pretty funny moments. Thanks for your review.
January 22, 2014 at 5:21 pm
hahaha — that’s so true, Karen. That inflation is even creeping into our book titles.
I think it’s a cute idea for a series of novellas 🙂
January 31, 2014 at 7:06 pm
You need any reviews. I write on up to 10 sites.
February 10, 2014 at 12:36 pm
Thanks for the kind offer, Jane. I don’t have plans of expanding. This site is for the pure enjoyment of talking to others about the books I pull out to read from my ever-growing TBR.