Title: A Little More Love
Kira Andersen’s professional instinct for a story has never led her wrong. So when she learns of a famous writer hiding in plain sight in a tiny New England town, she can’t resist following the trail. The only problem is everyone in Harvest Cove seems intent on keeping her from tracking down the elusive author—especially a handsome distraction who’s making it very hard to focus on the job...
Henry “Fitz” Fitzroy has no intention of letting a nosy reporter uncover his alter-ego as superstar writer Malcom Roy. Only Kira’s persistence is hard to deny—as is his own attraction to her. The more time he spends with her, the more he discovers he’d give almost anything to keep her in his life. But as work and play become inexorably entwined for Kira and Fitz, they realize that getting what they want for their careers might mean losing everything their hearts desire...
Author: Kendra Leigh Castle
Series: Harvest Cove #5
Published by Berkley Source: Publisher
Published: September 6, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Oh, this book! It transported me right back to my homeland – New England! – and did so with such accuracy, it made me a little homesick.
Kira is a reporter who’s gotten a lead for a great story. She’s to uncover the person who’s writing as Malcolm Ray, a superstar sci-fi author. She’s tracked him to a tiny New Hampshire town, where her brother’s now living, and she’s picked up at the airport by Henry “Fitz” Fitzpatrick.
It’s no secret to the reader – or anyone else in the close-knit circle of friends Kira lands in – that Fitz is Malcolm Ray. But he’s worked so hard to fit in, and he doesn’t want anyone outside of his friends knowing him as Malcolm Ray. So he’s determined not to let Kira in on his secret.
However, the town is small, and the circle of friends is even smaller, so Kira and Fitz spend a lot of time together. They are drawn to each other, each unable (or unwilling) to figure out why, and decide to simply go for it. Knowing that she’s leaving at the end of a month, Kira’s fine with a fling, until it becomes a bit more than a fling.
The character development was fantastic in this story, and the secondary characters had me itching to pick up their stories as well.
So, the setting…it makes me wonder if Castle is a New Englander herself. **WARNING: The following statements are made from within the perspective of romance novel settings, not necessarily real life.** This small town is one hundred percent New England. It’s not Texas (bigger is better, small town romances abound with “the whole town coming out”), it’s not one of the Carolinas (where the family unit is central to the characters) – it’s New England. What that means is close-knit friends instead of huge town gatherings and one-on-one relationships built outside of a larger group setting. Castle hit the nail on the head capturing this not-often-written-about region, concentrating on a couple within a small group within a small town. Well done, and I’ve already picked up Harvest Coves 1-4.