Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Book review: Long Simmering Spring (Star Harbor #3) by Elisabeth Barrett

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Cole Grayson finally returns to Star Harbor, and now that he’s the town’s new sheriff, he’s upholding the law instead of breaking it. He and Julie Kensington, the local physician, have known each other since grade school, and she’s less-than-impressed with the bad boy he used to be. But after stints in the military and on Boston’s police force, the question isn’t whether he’s changed, it’s how much. It isn’t long before Cole realizes that his sweet, sexy doctor will force him to confront his past and help him to face the future

This is the 3rd book in the Star Harbor series. We finally get to the troubled military veteran brother Cole. As a combat vet myself it always gets to me when authors write about military people. There are so many things combat veterans can have issues with and PTSD is one of the most widely talked about. Cole suffers from it and is making headway when he finally get Julie his old classmate and the town's Dr to talk to him. She seems to calm him as they slowly start a relationship. Julie has always had an attraction for Cole but his player image didn't work for her. She smacks him a good one when he kisses her back in high school.  There are several things going on in this book but the main story is Cole and Julie. Both have issues they are working out and they try slowly to find their way through a relationship. I have enjoyed each book in this series. Elisabeth Barrett does a great job with each of the Grayson brothers. She continues  in this book as Cole strives to find his normal again after all he's been through. She also opens the eyes to PTSD and how it is to deal with it. Kind of a tough subject but Ms. Barrett takes it on with a lot of success.  5 out of 5 stars for Long Simmering Spring by Elisabeth Barrett.

Find out more about this series by Elisabeth Barrett here on her website www.elisabethbarrett.com

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