Title: Sweet Home Alaska
Author: Jennifer Snow
Publication: March 24, 2022
Publisher: HQN Books
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
Skylar Beaumont never wanted to return to Alaska. Still, when duty calls, she can’t refuse. And, as a third-generation “Coastie” and the only female captain in the local coast guard, she has too much to prove. Being stationed in her hometown of Port Serenity isn’t ideal—but she’ll tough it out until her transfer goes through and she can move on to warmer waters. That’s the plan, at least, until she crashes into Dex Wakefield. Again.
Shocked to see his secret high school sweetheart after all this time, Dex can’t help but wonder if he should finally come clean. Skylar deserves to know the real reason why he abandoned the dream they’d shared—and broke her heart. But this small tourist town is home to one big grudge where their families are concerned… And leaving the past behind might be the only way Dex and Skylar will finally realize that their first love deserves a sweet second chance.
**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
I always get as giddy as a school girl when I get the romance email from publishers come across my computer. I always look forward to them and finding new books and authors. So when I saw this description and title of this book I knew I needed to read it.
Skylar is returning home to her hometown to take a what she says is a temporary position as a Capt in the Coast Guard. On day one she runs into her ex boyfriend Dex, as she drive her rental car into the marina. 6 years have passed since she has seen him last and he still gives her butterflies. I loved this book I finished it in it’s entirety from 55%. It was that good. While the sex scenes lacked ompff the other stuff they did with each other had all of the steam and sweat. The characters are loveable and I found myself cheering Dex and Skylar on from the very beginning. I wanted them so bad to end up together. I did however, find myself ticked off a Dex for hiding his medical condition from Skylar for so long. All he had to do was tell her on day one and she wouldn’t have been so angry with him. I mean I understand why he did it, but that is besides the point.
The folklore that was woven through with the giant of the water was interesting. While I can’t find anything about it in a quick Google search, I still found it interesting. I loved the small town where everyone knows everyone and everyone knows each other’s business. It reminded me of my hometown. Although I don’t think mine is as small. I loved the writing style. It flowed easily and kept me wanting to read more to find out what will happen next. Maybe it me but I think this book gave off major Sweet Home Alabama vibes to the point that I actually needed to watch the movie when I actually finished reading the book! I am anxious to read any more books in this series since I fell in love all the characters in this book and I want to get more of a Dex and Skylar story.