Feb 28, 2018

The First Kiss of Spring by Emily March Review

The First Kiss of Spring
Eternity Springs #14
By Emily March
Release Date: February 27th, 2018
St. Martin's Press
Source: ARC provided by the publisher

Spring has come to Eternity Springs in The First Kiss of Spring, the newest installment in this New York Times bestselling series by Emily March.

Life could be a dream...

Goal-oriented and gorgeous, Caitlin Timberlake's dreams took her to the top of the corporate ladder in New York City. Now years later, her goals have changed. She wants to come home to Eternity Springs and build a business and a family of her own—with the new man in town. So what if sexy mechanic Josh Tarkington wants nothing more than a fling? Caitlin is a patient woman who knows how to work hard and strategize to win what she desires. She desires Josh. Unfortunately, he has other plans.

If only things were different...

Josh craves Caitlin and all she has to offer. However, he is a man with secrets. He has worked hard to overcome his tragic past, but he's afraid to risk having a future because he knows trouble is never very far away. When a selfless act brings that trouble to his door, he stands to lose everything he cares about—including Caitlin. Will her love and the healing magic of Eternity Springs be enough to save him?

*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

This is the very first Emily March book I have ever read, so when I picked up The First Kiss of Spring I was unsure just how I would like it, but I thought that I would give it a good opportunity, and just jump straight in! Big mistake! This book is apart of the Eternal Springs series, and naively I had assumed, that like with many other authors, you could just start anywhere, but I was wrong, I would state that Eternal Springs is a series that you should read from start to finish. And even though the author does give the backstory on the characters, it wasn't enough for me, and it just left me without a good connection.

Now don’t get me wrong, The First Kiss of Spring is a good story that is well written, and if you are familiar with the authors work, I would totally recommend that you read it, or if you are willing to read the series from the beginning, I would totally recommend this book, but for those you, who like me, are jumping in and reading the books out of order, you will struggle to relate to the characters. And for me, the main this was the “diary entries” that were are the beginning of the chapters, I struggled with the harshness and the imagery it spoke about, so I will admit, I skipped over some of those, as they were quite tough to read.

I give The First Kiss of Spring 3 stars.


Emily March is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels, including the critically acclaimed Eternity Springs series. Publishers Weekly calls March a "master of delightful banter," and her heartwarming, emotionally charged stories have been named to Best of the Year lists by Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Romance Writers of America

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Emily is an avid fan of Aggie sports and her recipe for jalapeƱo relish has made her a tailgating legend.

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