Nov 11

Insatiable by Melanie Harlow Review

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I didn’t mean to see him naked–it was an accident.

It had to be, right?

Because Noah McCormick and I have never been anything more than friends. In all the years I’ve known him, he’s never once laid a finger on me. And even though he was a cute lifeguard at 16 and a hotter-than-hell sheriff’s deputy at 34, he’s always been that protective guy I could trust to keep his hands to himself. I never wanted to mess with that.

Until I walked in on him getting out of the shower and saw his hard, muscular body totally bare and dripping wet. At that moment I never wanted to mess with anything so badly in my entire life.

I should have covered my eyes. Said I was sorry. At the very least, I could have handed him a towel.

After all, I was only in town for a few days, and he was just doing me a favor by escorting me to my sister’s wedding. It wasn’t a real date.

But I didn’t apologize. And he didn’t cover up.

(Talk about a hot mess.)

After all those years of being just friends, suddenly we’re insatiable.

He’s made it clear he’s not interested in romance. Which is fine with me because

I’ve got a plane ticket back to my real life at the end of the week.

It’s all in fun…or is it?

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I love Melanie Harlow’s beautiful writing—she just writes the kind of unputdownable, addictive stories that I simply can’t read fast enough and usually wind up inhaling in a day. I’m a relatively new reader of hers, but I am absolutely a fan of her richly emotional, captivating storytelling. Full of all the feels, her sweet, steamy romances and endearing characters come together into tender love stories that I never fail to get swept right up into.

The third book in the Cloverleigh Farms series, Insatiable was a heart-tugging, heat-filled friends-to-lovers, small town romance. Meg Sawyer and Noah McCormick have been friends since they were teenagers when Noah saved her from drowning. These two knew each other as well as they knew themselves, and I loved their witty, comfortable banter. A workaholic whose priority is her career as a political strategist in Washington DC, Meg is fresh out of another failed relationship and home at Cloverleigh for her sister’s wedding.

Meg has always been career-driven, but she’s beginning to feel like life is passing her by as she sees her dreams of becoming a wife and mother slip further away. For the first time in a very long time, though, Meg is truly happy, despite her recent break-up, and the contentment she feels at being home, with her family and Noah, isn’t lost on her. Noah, a sheriff’s deputy in their hometown, has deep roots in this community. Noah is very devoted to his family, especially to his special needs twin brother, Asher, and he stepped right into the void left by the passing of his father, the much beloved town sheriff. His relationship track record isn’t exactly stellar either, and part of it has to do with the only commitment he is willing to make—to remain unmarried and childless.

For Noah, it’s always been Meg Sawyer. He never let himself go there, though, choosing the role of her friend and protector instead. Meg wrongly assumed that Noah didn’t have the same feelings for her that she felt for him, so she contented herself with him as one of her closest friends and her personal hero. But things are different this visit home, and it seems that the heat always simmering between them burns a little hotter. So when the opportunity presents itself, they decide to give in to their attraction with the understanding that it would be a one-time-thing since Meg was headed back to her life in DC at the end of the week.

Insatiable by Melanie Harlow was a great addition to this fantastic family-based, small town romance series. Intensely emotional and passionate, at times bittersweet and a bit angsty, Meg and Noah’s hard-earned happily-ever-after was all the more rewarding for the struggles they endured and the love they found on the other side of them. Insatiable by Melanie Harlow gets 5 smooches from me!

~Danielle Palumbo




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