Scarlet Bay – where passions run deep and surely everyone deserves a summertime treat?
Oliver Wynn was fascinated by Meifeng Chan from the moment he was old enough to know what girls were for. Mei was too realistic to ever accept a date with him; Ollie from the billionaire Wynn family and the Chinese girl from the takeaway shop? Not going to happen!
Fifteen years later fate has slammed them together. Ollie’s cousin Anna has asked him to keep Meifeng hidden in the family’s new beach house so her abusive boyfriend can’t find her and beat her up again. Ollie is furious and protective and spoiling for a fight, but Mei is wary and defensive and no way ready to trust another man. They have three long days to keep their hands off each other.
About the Author
Hello - thanks for coming to see me. I love words, and I use them to make the world a happier place by creating people who are perfect for each other – although maybe they can’t see that to start with! I began writing at my local radio station in New Zealand. After living in Italy and London I returned home and worked in TV, radio again, several advertising agencies, and then spent happy years as a retail ad manager. Totally hooked on fabrics, I followed this by surprising everyone and going into business with my husband as a curtain installer and working for some of the capital city’s top designers. Good for my body, and it freed up my brain to write fiction. In twenty years I haven’t fallen off my ladder once through drifting into romantic dreams, but I’ve certainly seen many beautiful homes and met wonderful people, and I may just have stolen glimpses of them for the books. (I didn’t say that, did I?) If you love contemporary romance in exotic settings, that’s what I write. They're mostly sexy stories about couples who fall in love and into bed along the way, just like real people do. I’m the author of sixteen novels, three of which were finalists in New Zealand’s Clendon Award. Each can be read as a stand-alone, but some make up linked series. I hope you enjoy them all. My most recent novels are billionaire beach stories about the wealthy Wynn family in Scarlet Bay - Summer Sparks, Summer Secrets, and Summer Spice. See more at http://www.krispearson.com - and sign up for my occasional newsletter while you're there. Then you'll be able to download my bear shifter novella - available nowhere else. ~ ~ ~ Kris es una chispeante autora de romántica contemporánea, pura y simplemente. ¡Bueno, quizá no tan pura! Se trata de historias sensuales sobre parejas que, a medida que avanza la trama, se enamoran y acaban en la cama, exactamente como en la vida real. Cuando hace buen tiempo se dedica a trabajar en el jardín y si llueve, a escribir, y cuando está inspirada y no puede dejar de escribir, el jardín puede cuidar de sí mismo. Es redactora publicitaria y decoradora especializada y autora de "La cama del constructor de barcos", de la que se descargaron gratis más de un millón de copias en inglés, lo que permitió dar a conocer su trabajo e impulsar las ventas de todas sus demás novelas. Precisamente ahora, la versión española de esta novela se encuentra disponible gratis para los lectores de habla hispana, así que descargaos una copia ya. - http://www.krispearson.es
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
ARC for honest review with no compensation Summer Spice is book 3 of the Scarlet Bay series and a great addition. Ollie a pilot, engineer, sexy, wealthy Kiwi grew up being attracted to Meifeng (Mei) Chan but due to her Chinese heritage she was not permitted to date anyone who wasn’t Chinese. Now some 15 years later Ollie is asked to help keep Mei hidden from her abusive boyfriend and remain in the friend zone...which might not be easy as since they are together again he finds that the feeling he had for her when they were younger are just a strong or stronger. Mei feels the same about Ollie but wants to honor her parents... Ollie is determined protect Mei and show her that he will wait as long as necessary for her to decide that she needs to live her life for herself and not her parents and that love has no boundaries by race or color...
Summer Spice by Kris Pearson Scarlet Bay #3 This book...my my my...this book…it swept me back decades as I remembered my brother in a position similar to Olliver’s when he was in high school and then again much more recently to my nephew who is in his thirties who just married someone that could have been Mei in this book. I do believe that race, culture and expectations are still front and center in some groups and this book shines a light a subject all too many may think only occurred in the past...and yet...I believe it still exists today. Oliver had a big crush on Meifeng in high school and he let her know about it but her Chinese immigrant parents in New Zealand had plans for their children that included Chinese wives for their sons and a Chinese husband for their daughter...Oliver was not Chinese and definitely not for their daughter. Fifteen years later they remember one another well but can they have a relationship or will culture and parental expectations derail them again? Oliver was a shy smallish boy in high school who must have been a bit of a nerd but boy oh boy did he grow up into a strapping intelligent all-man man a few years later. Mei was tiny and petite but strong, smart, able to get away from home and take care of herself as she traveled the world. She did run into a bit of trouble that landed her with Oliver for a weekend – and – what a weekend they had! Oliver was sure they could have a future but with Mei’s mother ill, bad blood between the families and Mei’s desire to please her parents...would they be find a way forward...together? I loved Oliver...and I loved Mei. Together they sizzled as they made the fantasies of their youth come to life...and then some! Oliver was tender, caring but oh so much more and Mei was a feisty little thing willing to reach out and take what she wanted if even for only a weekend. Getting their happily ever after took a bit of doing but it was well worth the wait! If you have read the previous books in the series you will see the couple from those books and catch up with them and if you have not met them before this meeting may leave you wanting more. Thank you to the author for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars
Flickers become flames....again! I love every visit back to Scarlet Bay, both the chance to 'catch up' with old friends and couples but also to join new friends on their sometimes bumpy journey searching for love and a HEA. We have briefly met Mei and Ollie in previous books, but this is the first time we really get to know them, the Red Baron and his fierce Dragon Lady. Neither can deny or resist the sparks between them but with some huge hurdles and a whole mountain of an unknown past event between them and any sort of future this was never going to be an easy journey. But whilst Mei is resigned to have the future her family expects of her, Ollie is determined they should have the future they both want.....together. However after long buried secrets erupt even Ollie is unsure if this is even possible, will this mountain be the one that proves to be too big for them to climb? I was sent this book as an ARC but I loved it and (along with the rest of the series) it will be read again and again.