Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Deep Autumn Heat by Elisabeth Barrett - 5 star Review and Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday!

I am so excited to share the review of Deep Autumn Heat with you! Deep Autumn Heat is a hot and lovely romance written by Elisabeth Barrett and it was published just 2 days ago by Loveswept at Random House. I can tell you already now that it is so far my favorite romance I have read lately! I loved it with capital L!

First few details of where and how you can buy your copy and then we will come to my review. I have also a surprise to you. You can win a PRINT copy of Deep Autumn Heat by filling the Rafflecopter. Thanks goes to Loveswept and Sue for making the giveaway possible!

Buy Links:

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Author: Elisabeth Barrett
Title: Deep Autumn Heat
Series: Star Harbor #1 Seb's Story
Release date: 9th of July 2012
Published by: Random House
Imprint: Loveswept
Reading level: FICTION – Adult: Romance
Pages: 325 pages in eBook version
Source: Received galley from Romance At Random and from the author for review


In this sexy new Star Harbor romance series, featuring the too-tempting Grayson brothers, a celebrity chef turns up the heat for a local café owner—and things start to sizzle.

Lexie Meyers decides there’s nothing sweeter than watching Sebastian Grayson’s perfect, wicked mouth devour her coconut cake. He’s hot, he’s hungry, and he’s sizing her up like she’s the best thing on the menu. But she’s been burned in the past and flings just aren’t her thing. Too bad Sebastian can’t resist a challenge.

Worldly, famous, and notorious with the ladies, Seb had planned a weekend of fishing and relaxation with his brothers. Until Lexie, with her kissable lips and frosty “get lost” attitude, makes him want to forget his culinary empire and create some magic with her. After he fires up his charm—including challenging her to a televised cook-off to break through her resistance—it’s now hotter in the bedroom than it is in the kitchen and Lexie isn’t sure whether she’s lost her mind . . . or just her heart.

My review:

Deep Autumn Heat is the debut for Elisabeth Barrett and what a great debut! Deep Autumn Heat was well-written, hot sweet spicy romance with characters whom you would love to meet in real life! It is the best romance book I have read during this season and I will keep a keen eye on her upcoming books.

Regarding the plot:

Deep autumn Heat is a part of Star Harbor series and each book is presenting you one of the Grayson brothers and in this specific book you hear and read about Sebastian Grayson. It can be read as standalone novel, but I am sure after you have read the first book, you will ache for more!

Sebastian is visiting his home town in Star Harbor to meet with his brothers and the last hing he expects is a very lovable and hot woman - Lexie. Sebastian is a very famous chef and he is used to that women adore him. when he meets Lexie, he is surprised and awed by Lexie. Lexie's attitude and sparkiness is blowing Sebastian's mind. She is hot, adorable and resisting him with her quirkiness. But not for long, because Lexie is very attracted too him.

To get closer to Lexie, Sebastian is challenging Lexie to his TV-show for cook-off competition and from there things can't possibly get more hot: the attraction, the competition, the heat in the kitchen - these are all combined into a fabulous story!

I loved how the author increased the tension between the main characters and that there was a piece of mystery woven into the story. The dialogue was excellent, quick and funny, the settings were well created and as a result you get a book which is simply lovable.

Regarding the characters:

Sebastian is the best-described male hero in a romance book! There was something mysterious and attractive in him which you could not point your finger at in details. The way he looked and talked and acted made him masculine, sexy, strong, protective, sweet and at one point vulnerable. Sebastian is a kind of a man every woman would love to have in their life!

Lexie was adorable! Sassy, quirky, independent, smart would be the words to describe her. I really enjoyed her character and I think she was a perfect match for Sebastian - in the kitchen, in the bedroom, in his life.

The relationship between Lexie and Sebastian was nothing less than sizzling. They challenged each other, the supported each other and they made Deep Autum Heat for such a positive reading experience!


Buy it today! That's all I am going to say. Loved it!

5 Flowers!
5 stars.

Thanks goes to Sue and Romance At Random for providing me with the review copy!

About the author:
Raised in a sleepy little Connecticut town, Elisabeth draws on her upbringing to write small-town romances. Her summers spent living and working on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard were the inspiration for the Star Harbor series, which kicks off with Deep Autumn Heat and continues with Blaze of Winter (coming September 2012). Currently, Elisabeth lives in Northern California with her husband and three children.
And now, ladies and gentlemen, you have the chance to win a print copy of Deep Autumn Heat!

To win Deep Autumn Heat please enter the Rafflecopter below.
Open internationally from today until 31st of July.

Good luck!

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Happy reading!


  1. Thank you for this chance to win a print copy. The description and your review made this an instant TBR wishlist book!! The Loved it with a "capital L" had me sold!! Thank you :)

    1. Hi Melissa! Thanks for coming by! I hope that you will love Deep Autumn Heat as much as me and good luck with the giveaway! :)

  2. This sounds great. I love the chef idea. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway opportunity.