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Sailing In Style | Dana Mentink Marathon

Today I am reviewing Sailing in Style, the second book in the Love By Design series, by Dana Mentink.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Danger: Heartbreak ahead!

Piper Brindle has spent her entire adult life trying to live down the stigma of her family’s checkered history.

The one bright spot was Cy Franco, the talented California designer with the surfer-boy looks. She ended up only breaking his heart.

Now an acting gig on the historic River King reunites her with the guy she pushed away. She knows she doesn’t deserve him, but how can she pretend she’s immune to Cy’s charms?

As her past explodes into her present, Piper knows they can never have a future together.

But with their irresistible chemistry drawing them even closer than before, how will she be able to walk away a second time?

MY THOUGHTS:

I REALLY LOVE THIS SERIES!

Romance… Intrigue… Danger… Laughter…

Yes, I know I said that about the first book, but it really applies to this one, too. Dana Mentink is an amazing writer; her characters are some of the best I’ve read.

Picture this… Cy is in his stateroom — on the historic River King — when he sees Piper outside his porthole! I won’t tell you who Piper is… or what happens next, but suffice it to say — Cy is absolutely SHOCKED!

Dana Mentink goes above and beyond with the action, intrigue and excitement in this story. Although many of the characters from book one are here, there are many new characters — who add lots of spice and charm to the story.

I won’t say much more or reveal any spoilers, but let me assure you — this is a great story! This is a really great series! And I’m hoping more sequels will be written in the future…

What happens with Cy and Piper?

You should really get a copy of Sailing In Style — and find out for yourself.

 
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Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

 

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Return To Pelican Inn | Dana Mentink Marathon

 

 
Today I am reviewing Return to Pelican Inn, the first book in the Love By Design series, by Dana Mentink.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Her design scheme didn’t include him!

Struggling interior designer Rosa Franco and her twin brother, Cy, are bent on transforming the timeworn Pelican Inn into the jewel of the California coast, even if it kills them.

And it will kill Rosa if they fail. Their business, and her future, depend on winning the Great Escapes Magazine design contest that lured them back to the town where some of her best–and worst–memories were forged.

Memories like those of Pike Matthews, the innkeeper’s nephew, her high school heartthrob turned humiliator, now infiltrating himself into every aspect of the project.

Is he purposely frustrating her efforts?

Behind that killer smile is he carrying a grudge…or a torch?

 
MY THOUGHTS:

This is such an awesome series!

Romance… Intrigue… Danger… Laughter…

Dana Mentink takes her readers on an adventure they won’t soon forget.

Oh boy, does it start out with a bang! Just when Rosa has designed the perfect library, she loses the job. Of course, that’s the way things have turned out for her since high school. Why would she expect things to get better?

After she’s convinced to return to Pelican Inn; after entering the “Great Escapes” magazine contest, she runs headlong into several people she’d rather have never seen again. But fate is working overtime for Rosa…

I can’t say too much or reveal any spoilers, so let me just assure you right now — this is a fantastic story! A story you’ll fall into — and you’ll want to stay.

What happens with Rosa? and Cy? and Pike?

Don’t wait another minute… get a copy and find out for yourself. But hurry, because tomorrow, I’ll be reviewing the second book in this series… Sailing In Style!

 
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Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

 

Love By Design (series) | Dana Mentink Marathon

Introducing the . . .

 

LOVE BY DESIGN series!

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Return to Pelican Inn

Her design scheme didn’t include him!

Struggling interior designer Rosa Franco and her twin brother, Cy, are bent on transforming the timeworn Pelican Inn into the jewel of the California coast, even if it kills them. And it will kill Rosa if they fail. Their business, and her future, depend on winning the Great Escapes Magazine design contest that lured them back to the town where some of her best–and worst–memories were forged. Memories like those of Pike Matthews, the innkeeper’s nephew, her high school heartthrob turned humiliator, now infiltrating himself into every aspect of the project. Is he purposely frustrating her efforts? Behind that killer smile is he carrying a grudge…or a torch?

Sailing in Style

Danger: Heartbreak ahead!

Piper Brindle has spent her entire adult life trying to live down the stigma of her family’s checkered history. The one bright spot was Cy Franco, the talented California designer with the surfer-boy looks. She ended up only breaking his heart. Now an acting gig on the historic River King reunites her with the guy she pushed away. She knows she doesn’t deserve him, but how can she pretend she’s immune to Cy’s charms? As her past explodes into her present, Piper knows they can never have a future together. But with their irresistible chemistry drawing them even closer than before, how will she be able to walk away a second time?

 
And don’t forget to click below to find out how you can enter Dana’s GIVEAWAY contest!

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God bless you!

 

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AUGUST 2015 MARATHON | Dana Mentink

 

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I am dedicating the month of AUGUST on my bookshelf blog to:

DANA MENTINK

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Dana has graciously offered to sponsor six (6) special giveaways!

ONE WINNER will be selected each Saturday…

AUGUST 1st: Jungle Fire

AUGUST 8th: Secret Refuge

AUGUST 15th: Love By Design series

AUGUST 22nd: Secret Refuge

AUGUST 29th: Love By Design series

 

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on August 31st…

and will receive Secret Refuge,

and the Love By Design series:

Return to Pelican Inn and Sailing in Style

…and a $25 SEE’S CANDY gift card!

 

WOOHOO!

 

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Please remember that giveaways are limited to US residents only. Visit my giveaway rules page for a complete explanation of the terms and conditions of this giveaway.

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