Love on a Spring Morning by Zoe York

Love on a Spring Morning

Posted on June 12, 2015 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 0 Comments

Love on a Spring Morning is an emotional story about love, healing, forgiveness and friendship.  This story is sweet, sexy and heartwarming. When it ended I found myself wishing there was more. This is the third book in the Pine Harbour series and it can be read as a standalone. The characters from the previous installments were featured, which makes me want to go and read their stories.

Love on a Spring Morning tells the story of Ryan Howard and Holly Cresinki aka Hope Cresswell. Ryan’s wife was tragically taken from him and he was left to raise his children.  He was struggling and found it difficult to deal with his loss.  His main focus was his children’s welfare as such he was not looking to get involved in a relationship. However, when Holly Cresinki came to Pine Harbour she made him see things differently. Slowly but surely she helped to heal and made him realise that moving on with his life was not an act of betrayal.

Holly is a famous movie star who came to Pine Harbour to film her latest movie.  She is tired of the fast life associated with Los Angeles.  Pine Harbour provided a tranquility that she has never felt in all her years of being in the spotlight. When she met Ryan she knew her life would change.

Ryan and Holly hit it off from the moment they met. They began spending a lot of time together getting to know each other at which point they discovered they had feelings for each other. Yet, throughout all this Ryan never once suspected that Holly was not who she portrayed herself to be.

The story drew me in and I felt as if I was a part of the happenings in Pinewood.  I enjoyed the well paced realistic  romance made authentic by  Ryan’s grief. I felt Ryan’s pain and it was easy to understand the struggles he was facing. Losing someone is never easy, especially if you believe that you are somehow responsible for the loss.  He believed that he was not capable of loving Holly and as such he kept pushing her away. He believed that he would break her heart.  His biggest obstacle in all of this was fear.  Fear of letting go of the past, fear of love, fear that secrets will be revealed and fear of his children getting hurt.

Holly was not afraid to let him know how she felt about him.  She never made any unnecessary demands on him as she understood his inability to be emotionally available.  She was willing to wait until he felt he was ready for all that a relationship had to offer.

This is my first time reading Zoe York’s work and I enjoyed it very much.  If you love contemporary romance, then I would recommend that you pick up a copy Love on a Spring Morning. Happy Reading.


‘ Forgiveness means letting go of the hope for a better past. ’ You won’t
be able to forgive yourself for not doing things differently until you stop
wishing things were different.”

Without letting go of her hips, he settled himself on the chair again, and she straddled his lap. In her tight spandex pants, she could feel every inch of how much he wanted her, and she rolled her hips, nestling his cock right at the apex of her heat. “Come here,” she whispered, pulling his face to hers.This kiss wasn’t like the ones on the deck outside the lake house.

This wasn’t just a kiss. This was heated foreplay and hunger let loose. She took her time, and he let her, but his hands were all over her back and her butt, and beneath her his entire body had turned to granite.

Her mountain man, in every sense of the word.

She pressed his lips open with hers, filled his mouth with her tongue. Slow, seductive strokes. Wet, teasing tastes. Breaths in and out, his air becoming hers and vice versa. All of it quieter than quiet and hotter than hot.

“How short do you want it?” she breathed after a time, as she kissed her way to his ear. She nosed at the yummy spot beneath his jaw, wanting to roll around in the perfection of his warm, tight skin.


“Your hair.”

“That wasn’t a ruse for you to get in my pants?”

“Nope.” She pushed back, bracing her hands on his shoulders. “I really want to cut your hair.”

He blinked at her, his face blank with confusion, and she giggled.

“You kiss me like a porn star and then take a break to cut my damn hair?” Pressing his fingers into the small of her back, he urged her closer, and she almost went. Her lips were still wet from his tongue and her mouth was already lonely.

But she had a task, and she really wanted to get it done.

“And just how do you know how a porn star kisses?” She mock frowned at him.

“We have the internet.”

“For that, I’m going to take my time.”

“I take it back. I’m an altar boy. You’re an angel. Come back here with those angelic lips…”

She slipped off his lap, keeping her hands on his bare torso as she swayed around his body. “You look like a ruffian.”

“Okay, let’s go with that. I’m a bad boy.” He reached his long arms behind him and possessively gripped the backs of her thighs, pinning her against the chair. “I’d like to corrupt you, come back to my lap.”

“You’re a reputable community member and a father and a member of the military. You need a haircut.”


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About Zoe York

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Zoe York is a busy working mom of two young boys, wife to a very understanding soldier, and creator of modern, sexy, small town contemporary romances. Her debut novel, What Once Was Perfect, started the popular Wardham series, and her first military romance, Fall Out, was released as part of the international bestselling SEALs of Summer super bundle. She lives in London, Ontario and is currently chugging Americanos, wiping sticky fingers, and dreaming of heroes in and out of uniform.
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