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5+ stars for Gavin – Last Man Standing by @AuthorKathrynH #sweetromance #romance #bookreview

Title: Gavin – Last Man Standing

Author: Kathryn Hills

Genre: Contemporary Sweet Romance

Book Blurb:

Sometimes making waves is the only way to chart your true course.

Gavin Hart’s intentions are noble. He’s putting all his energy and every penny he’s got into the marine science education program he devised with his grandmother, a world-renowned environmentalist from Cape Cod. Big boat, special equipment, and a crew of salty characters—everything is ready to launch. All he needs is the backing of his influential family. Turns out that’s the one thing he won’t get—unless he agrees to settle down and marry the woman of their choosing. A self-proclaimed bachelor for life, he’s never been tempted. That is until he meets Sophie.

High school science teacher Sophie Martin is only subbing in town for a few months. Yet the allure of the Cape—its nautical charm and off-season ambiance—has her wishing she could stay longer. Not to mention she’s falling for a local man with a heart of pure gold. They have a lot in common, including a passion for inspiring young minds. Too bad her days there are numbered. Plus, her boyfriend back home is hinting at a ring. Should she return to her previous life? Or is she brave enough to upend everything and take a risk on a man she barely knows?

My Review:

A self-proclaimed bachelor falls for a woman who makes him want to sail off together but can it work? Gavin is working round the clock to get his marine science foundation for kids off the ground. He needs money and resources, but his wealthy family won’t back it. They think it’s a pipe dream. He’s determined to prove them wrong but gets sidetracked when he meets Sophie. She’s a high school science teacher, working and living in Cape Cod on a temporary basis. She’s luminous and has the same love of teaching science to kids as him. She makes him feel things he’s never experienced. Is this love? Gavin’s not sure but he's willing to find out. Can Gavin and Sophie sail away together while both achieving their career goals, or will this romance run aground?

Gavin – Last Man Standing is a sweet romance I couldn’t stop reading. As someone who loves coastal towns and studying marine wildlife, I was totally in my element while reading this book. There’s no greater hero to me than teachers. Sophie is a teacher who wants to make a difference. I connected with her right away. I also connected with Gavin. He’s one focused man who is in need of a partner, someone to share his passion with. Their chemistry is electrifying yet stays sweet in Gavin – Last Man Standing. I loved reading their romance bloom into something wonderful. The emotional narration thrusts the reader into the story. Every emotion, every thought, and every feeling is poignantly described. The setting is the Cape and the seaside vibe is interwoven throughout the story. The plot moves at an excellent pace and the ending…wow! If you love romance, you’ll want to read Gavin – Last Man Standing. A sweeping sweet later-in-life romance not to be missed, Gavin – Last Man Standing is your next reading adventure. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

Hauntingly romantic… Unless she’s writing sweet!

The rich history and many mysteries of New England are the perfect backdrop for many of KATHRYN’s books. Winding roads lined by old stone walls, forgotten cemeteries, grand homes with shadowy pasts...all sparks for her imagination. Whether it’s a quaint seaside town or the vibrant city of Boston, it’s easy for this “hauntingly romantic” author to envision the past mingling with the present. No surprise, some of Kathryn’s favorite stories include ghosts! Sprinkle in some magic, and you’re off on a great adventure.

When not writing, this best-selling author is reading, researching, gardening, or cooking up something special in her chaotic kitchen. She shares her colonial home in the north woods with those she loves most – her wonderful husband, daughter, and three crazy dogs.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

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