This Can't Be Love (Whispering Bay Romance, #5)

This Can't Be Love (Whispering Bay Romance, #5)

by Maria Geraci

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This Can't Be Love (Whispering Bay Romance, #5) by Maria Geraci

A 2018 RITA® Finalist for Best mid-length Contemporary Romance!

Luke Powers has a stellar career, a loaded bank account, and the perfect girlfriend. Or so he thought until she gives him a marriage ultimatum. Unfortunately, he's just not the marrying kind. After working six months non-stop, all he wants now is a few weeks of R&R in the beach house his late grandfather left him in his hometown of Whispering Bay. But when he shows up late one night, he finds something totally unexpected—a naked blonde in his bed.

Sarah Jamison is the antithesis of perfect. She's a college dropout, a bit of a slob, and annoyingly opinionated. But she also makes the best macaroni and cheese Luke has ever tasted. A roommate wasn't in Luke's summer plans, but she's here, so she and her macaroni might as well stay.

Sarah is in Whispering Bay long enough to help out a friend, then she's off to greener pastures. Spending a few weeks with the attractive, but acerbic Luke, won't be any skin off her nose. Except, the two of them have more in common than she originally thought, and those blue eyes of his have a way of making her panties melt.

As things between them begin to heat up, Sarah and Luke have to admit they've definitely fallen in lust with one another. But in love? No way.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154336830
Publisher: Chihuahua Publishing
Publication date: 06/27/2017
Series: Whispering Bay Romance , #5
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 10,314
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

This is Maria Geraci's first book.

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This Can't Be Love (Whispering Bay Romance, #5) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Cynthia181 8 days ago
Beautiful I won a copy of this book from Goodreads giveaways, I was not required to give a favorable review. This is a great story about 2 people who never thought they wanted to marry and have families. But a meeting at his home and a great summer changes that.
mabster More than 1 year ago
My favorite in the series! I happen to be a big Maria Geraci fan and I've read all of the Whispering Bay Series. This is my favorite so far. Mind you, after the first chapter or so I was afraid this was going to be one of those typical "came home unexepectedly and found a stranger in my bed" tropes. But the characters are too interesting to fall into the typical pattern. Both the h/H are smart and engaging. I've never been fond of reviews that retell the plot, so I'm including what I look for: Are the characters intelligent and interesting or cringe-worthy? I would definetly like to meet these people in real life. Does the author mistake sex scenes for plot and romance? No. Although there are some sex scenes in the book, this is definitely a romance. And there is an enjoyable story line. Vocabulary - The characters are capable of speaking and not just swearing! If you enjoy an HEA - pick up this book!
Cece56 More than 1 year ago
Luke Powers is trying to sneak into Whispering Bay, Fl for a well-earned rest at his beach house. Sarah is managing a cafe in Whispering Bay while the owners take a much deserved vacation. She thought she had hit the jackpot when she was able to rent a beach house for a small fee. Luke arrives late and finds a blonde sleeping in his bed. The summer is going to be a wild ride! Whispering Bay is a tourist town. It still has all the elements that make a small town so nice to live in. Everyone knows you and knows your business but they are right there to supportyou if you need it. I love this series. Luke and Sarah are both loveable, damaged people. You will not regret spending a coule of days in Whispering Bay!
pwall55 More than 1 year ago
Whispering Bay is one of my all-time favorite series so I was thrilled to see book 5, This Can't Be Love. Maria Geraci has given us a hit with Luke and Sarah’s story. From the beginning to the very end, I thoroughly enjoyed every word of this novel. It is easy to read with a well-crafted plot. It was great getting caught up with the other residents and family in Whispering Bay, but it was Luke and Sarah that commanded my attention. I liked them from the start, finding them endearing as the story progressed. Humorous and realistic to the point I think Maria Geraci must know some of my neighbors in my small landlocked town. There is genuine help that small communities give with the nosiness that goes along with it. Ms. Geraci does such a great job illustrating that the term “small towns” doesn’t mean small minded or simple people. Her characters are multidimensional with strong integrity and plenty of smarts. It was wonderful to be back in Whispering Bay with This Can't Be Love. If you haven’t read the previous books, this still reads well on its own. Though be warned, you will want to read the others. I highly recommend this book to romance readers everywhere. An ARC of the book was given to me by the publisher/author.
SullyGirl More than 1 year ago
Luke and Sarah are my favorite Whispering Bay couple, hands down. They are a great match in personality, charm and drive. This newcomer to town fits right in with the townspeople who Luke love and realizes he has missed after years of not being around. While it's always nice to catch up with old friends from former books, sometimes it can be too much of a good thing. My only pet peeve in this read is Luke's mother, Ann. What a piece of work! Of course, I knew this, having read the rest of the series and experiencing her attitude in Mimi and Zeke's book. But I loved how respectful Luke was of her, even as I wanted to smack her! Regardless of this, I thoroughly enjoyed watching Luke and Sarah fall in love, despite their protests and resistance to it. It made this fun read even better!!
D-does-reviews More than 1 year ago
I love visiting the seaside town of Whispering Bay, because it's a vacation destination that I could enjoy every summer because of the Mom & Pop shops where the charming, eccentric and downright nosy residents like to hang out. They're totally unapologetic about meddling in their neighbors' lives and it causes all kinds of chaos that never fails to amuse and makes me laugh out loud. After knowing these delightful characters through 5 previous books I know they're a friendly and supportive group that always come together to make their town a great place to live and that's what makes me love reading small town romance. Favorite son and part time resident, Luke Powers arrives in the middle of the night shocked to find a naked blonde stranger sleeping in his bed. Forced to tolerate each other Luke and Sarah are loners who have to learn to coexist which makes their relationship wonderfully engaging and so much fun to read. My favorite thing about this series is the soothing sound of waves lapping at the shore that runs in a loop through my head while I'm reading about life in this small southern town. I read a complimentary copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.
JaneN17 More than 1 year ago
This story is heartwarming and fun! Luke is a serious businessman who is a workaholic and doesn't have any plans of getting married. Sarah want to travel the Florida pan handle with her food truck making people happy serving great comfort food and has no desire to settle down with anyone. When Luke and Sarah meet it is, needless to say, explosive but they eventually work it out and begin to learn that what is on the outside isn't always what really is on the inside! I really enjoyed Luke & Sarah's story, especially the ending!!
JaneN17 More than 1 year ago
This story is heartwarming and fun! Luke is a serious businessman who is a workaholic and doesn't have any plans of getting married. Sarah want to travel the Florida pan handle with her food truck making people happy serving great comfort food and has no desire to settle down with anyone. When Luke and Sarah meet it is, needless to say, explosive but they eventually work it out and begin to learn that what is on the outside isn't always what really is on the inside! I really enjoyed Luke & Sarah's story, especially the ending!!
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Luke Powers finally returns home to Whispering Bay only to find that his sister and mother have rented out his house to a beautiful newcomer to town. Granted he hasn't been home in a while but really??? Not his typical way of meeting women but this one is intriguing. Sarah Jamison has the daylights scared out of her when Luke shows up in her bedroom doorway. She's only in town for a short time so renting this house for the summer worked out perfectly until the real owner shows out. With no where else to go these two decide to share the house. That shouldn't be a problem right?? Don't miss this fun sexy read as these two wunderlust people discover the love of family, roots, and community as well as a grand love for each other. Definitely a book I recommend.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
Once again, Ms Geraci gives us a story filled not only with humor, and romance, but also with family dynamics, as well imperfect and wonderful characters that you will come to love. The author takes us back to Whispering Bay, a coastal town in Florida filled with charming residents that tend to get into each others business. In this story our main characters are Sarah and Luke. Luke, a successful and wealthy marine engineer, and considered the prodigal son, has decided to stay a few weeks in the house he inherited from his grandfather. He needs the peace and quiet it will provide before going to see his family . Upon his middle of the night arrival, he finds a naked “ goldilocks” in his bed. Sarah is working the Summer in Whispering Bay and has leased the house from Mimi, Luke’s sister, who has no idea he’s going to be staying there for part of the Summer. Thus starts the fun, when after a lot of discussions ,they agree to be roommates for the Summer. I love the way the author shows us the lives of people just like you and me. With all the imperfections, insecurities, hopes, the curveballs we are thrown and how we deal with them. 
Sarah and Luke will touch your hearts. A story that will make you cry, laugh, cheer for everyone and leave you wanting to live in Whispering Bay. Thank you , Ms Geraci, for another winner. I was gifted this copy. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Welcome to the town of Whispering Bay, where the weather is warm, the people are friendly and the love is overflowing. Looking for a way to escape the rapid pace of life? Take a break, sit a spell and watch your load become light. Ms. Geraci charms her way into the heart with her brand of hometown appeal. This Can't Be Love proves that no matter how far we roam, we're never far from home. Watching Sarah shake up Luke's world of privilege and stability had it's perks. Light, bright and just right.