Bountiful by Sarina Bowen ~ Review & Swoon Thursday (@SarinaBowen)

I haven't read all the books in this series, but I enjoyed the third book and I know I need to go back and read the first two. Hell, anything by Bowen and I'll have to read it!
Bountiful (True North, #4)
Title: Bountiful
Author: Sarina Bowen
Series: True North #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: October 20th 2017

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No last names. No life stories. Those were the rules.

Once upon a time a cocky, copper-haired tourist sauntered into Zara’s bar. And even though she knew better, Zara indulged in a cure for the small-town blues. It was supposed to be an uncomplicated fling—a few sizzling weeks before he went back to his life, and she moved on.

Until an accidental pregnancy changed her life.

Two years later, she’s made peace with the notion that Dave No-Last-Name will never be found. Until one summer day when he walks into her coffee shop, leveling her with the same hot smile that always renders her defenseless.

Dave Beringer has never forgotten the intense month he spent with prickly Zara. Their nights together were the first true intimacy he’d ever experienced. But the discovery of his child is the shock of a lifetime, and his ugly past puts relationships and family out of reach.

Or does it? Vermont’s countryside has a way of nurturing even tortured souls. The fields and the orchards—and hard won love—are Bountiful.

I'm telling you, this one started off hot and heavy! Dave and Zara had so much chemistry and I could see how good they were together, but Zara wanted to keep things casual and didn't allow Dave to get too close. She tried to keep the distance between them, however their intensity lead to an issue that surfaced after Dave left.

It was fun to see Dave and Zara together in the beginning, but I loved it more once they ran into each other two years later. The attraction was still there, but things had changed for both of them. Dave was in a bit of shock initially, but he soon stood up and was the man I expected him to be. He had plans for the future, as he was focused on his ice hockey career. He didn't plan on ever being in a relationship, or having a family for that matter, but the best surprises are those you least expect.

Zara had changed as well, as any mother would. Her priorities were different and she did everything she could to support her child. I loved that she had close family around her to help her each day. She had also built some close friendships and co-owned a successful business.

Zara and Dave grew so much throughout this journey, they learnt a lot more about themselves and each other. They took on each new challenge, especially Dave, and Zara was able to let Dave shoulder some of the responsibility. They turned out to be a great team aand stronger together.

Bountiful was a read that will reach into any mothers heart. It was sweet to see an accidental pregnancy bring two people together. Sabrina Bowen constructed these characters perfectly, and allowed a sweet bundle tie them together in the future. There were a few loose ends in this story, which I think may come up again in Benito's story... which I'm eager to get!

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

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This kiss guys! It was sweet and I love how a girl can take control!

And maybe weddings did make people crazy. That’s the only excuse I could think of for why I leaned forward and kissed the corner of his mouth. Just a sweet little touch of my lips against his.
He made a sexy grunt of surprise and pulled me in toward his body. When our chests collided, he angled his head and kissed me for real. His mouth was salty sweet and his kiss so tender that my heart expanded in my chest.

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Originally inspired by YA Bound
Sarina BowenSarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction. She lives in the wilds of Vermont.

Sarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction. She lives in the wilds of New England.

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She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college. Also, the The Gravity series.

With Elle Kennedy, Sarina is the author of the RITA award winning HIM, and its sequel, US, as well as the WAGs novels.

Sarina also has a new Vermont contemporary romance series, True North. She's also unrolled new hockey novels from Penguin Berkley including Rookie Move.

Sarina enjoys skiing, espresso drinks and the occasional margarita. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

Other reviews featuring Sarina Bowen
The Ivy Years series
True North series
Keepsake #3 
Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry

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