Book Review: My Sweetest Sasha (Meadows Shore #2) by Eva Charles

Goodreads Synopsis:

Meadows Shore is the childhood home of the five Clayton sisters and the six Harrington brothers, the family seat where these irresistible characters gather regularly, or whenever they need the comfort of Portuguese home cooking and the love and wisdom of elder women.

Cole Harrington, the oldest of those swoon-worthy Harrington brothers, is a gifted trauma surgeon with a cocky smile and a whole lot of swagger. He’s assigned an executive coach after he smashes the thermostat in the operating room to smithereens.

Alexa Petersen is a nice girl from Minnesota who’s been tasked with shadowing the naughty trauma surgeon, and writing a report to end his promising career. While she might prefer pretty lace panties, Alexa’s not afraid to slip on a pair of steel-toed boots when Cole needs to be knocked down a notch or two.

Hospital drama and small-town woes, the truth obscured by secrets and lies. Where nothing is as it appears—not even Cole and Alexa.

Chick and Brain Rating 4 out of 5

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review

This is a first time reading anything my Eva Charles for me. I was not aware that this was part of a series, so I am happy that it read well as a stand alone. I am interested in going back and reading the first story in the series to see how they tie in together. I immediately fell in love with Charles writing style and her dedication to detail to ensure we understand her characters story.

My Sweetest Sasha is centered around hot-shot trauma surgeon Dr. Cole Harrington. He has made enemies out of the wrong people at Boston General and they are just itching to get him out of their hair for good. His temper finally gets the best of him one day and he is put up for review. This is how we meet the lovely Alexa Petersen. She is assigned to be Dr. Harrington’s executive coach, which is a nice way to say babysitter, and to write a report of her findings. What neither Cole or Alexa bargained on was falling in love.

Charles shows amazing dedication in showing the relationship between all of her characters. We are all drawn into the pages and are able to feel their pain and love for one another through her writing. Charles takes the time to build this love story from the ground up. Even though these characters seem to love each other rather quickly, they work for their love and have hardships they must face to ensure their love with survive the test of time. Although there are some trials, Charles gives us a beautiful love story with no major angst to deal. A wonderfully realistic lover story that can stand the test of time.

Although I loved the story, I am drastically torn with the cover art and title of the story. I spent most of my time reading looking for a home wrecker named Sasha to come and ruin the happy bubble. It was not until about half way through that this question is answered, but I personally was so focused on this that it took away from the story for me in the early stages. Also being a cover judge, the story takes place mostly in the city so why is there a farmhouse background? I understand that Alexa is from rural Minnesota but again that is not what the story is about so it should not be reflected on the cover. It caused me personally some confusion when reading the story until I got to about the middle and we gained more information about Alexa’s background.  I personally am not a writer, but as a reader I look to the cover, blurb, and title for information as to what the story was about. Keep these facts in mind the cover and title give off and entirely different vibe for the rest of the story.

Charles is an amazing writer and creates characters the we can not help but fall in love with upon meeting them. I am sure with this Harrington family being so large that the Meadow Shore series is going to be going on for a long time to come. I look forward to reading more in the future.

Until next time,

 

XOXO

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