Review: Shadowed Rubies by Ann Omasta

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☆☆➹⁀☆ 4 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

About the Book:

Dr. Danica Waters had valid reasons for moving away from her quaint hometown of Brunswick Bay Harbor, Maine.

Sexy firefighter, Max Malone, is a prime example of the judgmental jerks who made her want to leave and never look back.

When dire circumstances force brilliant Dani to return to the seaside village where she grew up and faced near-constant ridicule, she needs to prove that her tormentors didn’t win.

Although notorious bad-boy, Max, keeps rescuing Dr. Waters from precarious situations, the curvy stunner seems immune to his charm.

A tragic fire and the local fugitive bring Dani, Max, and their entire coastal Maine town together in surprising ways.

Will these delightful, damaged characters be able to heal each other and embrace love or will the dark shadows of their pasts destroy them? Find out now in Shadowed Rubies.

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My Thoughts:

The Brunswick Bay Harbor Gems series by Ann Omasta continues with Shadowed Rubies.  This latest installment features Dr. Danica Waters and Max Malone.  The two have been acquainted since childhood, and Max has secretly had a crush on Dani his entire life.

The book starts with two melodramatic events that push Dani and Max together.  While Dani’s self-consciousness makes her wary of letting any of her hometown contemporaries into her life, she eventually relents and goes on a date with Max. A misunderstanding leads to angst that is quickly and easily resolved.

Good storytelling, perfect plot tension and pace, and likable characters make Ms. Omasta’s latest novella an easy read.  Max and Dani are both empathetic characters, and they make a cute, fun couple.  Readers who are familiar with the series, will enjoy the inclusion of the wide cast of Brunswick Bay Harbor characters we’ve become familiar with in this series.  Ms. Omasta truly made me feel like I was a part of this small seaside village in Maine.

The books in this series can be read as standalones, but each contains an ending that is a clear segue to the next book in the series.


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