* Review * FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME by Marina Adair

* Review * FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME by Marina AdairFeels Like the First Time by Marina Adair
Series: Destiny Bay
Published by Forever on April 25, 2017
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What's wrong with a little white lie?

There are a lot of things Ali Marshal doesn't do: pink anything, a day without chocolate, and Hawk, her sister's ex-husband. Sure, he's a sexy former NHL star who can make her pulse pound with just a wink. But he belonged to Bridget first. And no matter how long she's had a crush on him, how great he's always been to her dad, or that her sister is engaged to someone else now and Ali needs a date to their engagement party, she can't give in to temptation. Can she?

It's been years since his disastrous marriage crashed and burned, and Bradley Hawk has finally moved on. So when Bridget blows back into town with her new fiancé, throwing the engagement party of the year, he could care less . . . until Ali tells one little lie that lands him smack dab in a fake relationship. After one promise to be Ali's date and two of the hottest kisses he's ever had, Hawk can't deny how much he wants her. But what happens when this fauxmance starts to feel very, very real?

Loved this story! From the first scene of Ali and Hawk together, I was hooked! I was on pins and needles waiting to make sure they wound up together. Great characters, a sensitive combination of family and love. Such a great couple!

Aliana Marshal has been crushing on Bradley Hawk since she was a kid. She met him and was immediately smitten, and they were good friends … and then the worst thing imaginable happened! He met her sister Bridget and fell under her spell instantly. Ali had to stand by and watch the man of her dreams marry her sister … her selfish and demanding sister … her wishy-washy sister … the sister that up and leaves him just as his hockey career in the NHL is ending.

Hawk was crushed when Bridget wanted out of their marriage. He was in it for the long haul … and continued to let her string him along for a time or two even after it was over. Now he’s happy living back home in Destiny Bay, running his bar and brewing his hard cider with his best friend Luke … and best of all, having his buddy Ali working and living right next door.

When Bridget shows back up in town with news of an upcoming wedding, Ali struggles with how it’s all going to affect Hawk. She knows he’s still hung up on Bridget, so she needs to protect him. When a make-believe relationship between the two of them comes out of her mouth, they’re all shocked. And when the heat that comes off of them during a couple of “fake” kisses hits her, she’s blown away … and so is Hawk … and all of a sudden he wants them to be dating … and not for pretend anymore!



  1. I liked the first book of this series, but enjoyed this one so much more. Yet, the book I’m really looking forward to by Marina is the next in her Sequoia Lake series.

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