Ani Winthrop has spent the last ten years trying to forget what it meant to be Ani Mackenzie, the girl who had to say good-bye to her childhood love Sebastian O’Reilly when she was just
sixteen. She married a wonderful man, had a beautiful daughter with him, and
opened up her own bakery, The Sweet Spot. But when Sebastian walks into her
bakery after fifteen years apart, she cannot ignore that he is the only one who
could ever truly find her sweet spot.
Sebastian has returned to Boston now, no longer a boy, a man with a feral intensity and a hard muscled body tattooed with the story of his years away from Ani. He has returned to claim the love of his life, only to find that Ani
is a wife and mother to another man’s child.
Now Ani has to choose between the love that she has for her husband Jordan, a handsome and successful pediatric neurosurgeon, and the love for Sebastian that she has never been able
to let go of.
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Sebastian’s eyes darkened with desire at Ani’s teasing words and he pushed her plate away
from her and leaned in to capture her lips between his teeth.
“Hey, I’m hungry,” Ani protested against Sebastian’s mouth with a laugh.
“I’ll feed you,” Sebastian whispered, picking up a piece of dripping chicken with his
fingers and sliding it into Ani’s mouth. Ani sucked Sebastian’s finger into her
mouth and licked the dripping juices as he fed her.
“More,” Ani whispered, twisting around and lifting herself up onto the table until she
was sitting in front of Sebastian with her legs in his lap.
Sebastian dipped his fingers into the dish of chicken and rubbed the dripping sauce
across Ani’s bottom lip as he slipped his thumb under her teeth, rubbing the
taste of curry on the roof of her mouth.
“I’ll never be able to taste curry again without thinking about you in my mouth,” Ani
moaned, throwing her head back as Sebastian continued to drip sauce onto her
“Still want to eat?” Sebastian breathed, pushing the bowl aside and laying Ani down
onto the table.
“Yes. You,” Ani moaned in reply, reaching for Sebastian and pulling him toward her.
“You want to know what I dreamed of in prison when I had my hand wrapped around my
dick?” Sebastian whispered, unbuttoning his jeans and pulling Ani up toward
“Yes,” Ani breathed, reaching forward and pulling Sebastian out of his jeans.
“I closed my eyes and imagined your hands on me instead of my own,” Sebastian
whispered, wrapping his hands around Ani’s as she stroked him. I imagined you
tasting me.” Sebastian rubbed his fingers across the tip of himself and wet
them with the beads of pre-come that oozed out. “I imagined this,” Sebastian
murmured, bringing his sticky fingers up to Ani’s mouth and rubbing them
against her lips.
“I missed the taste of you,” Ani moaned, licking the salty residue on her lips and
bringing her face down to run her tongue across the tip of Sebastian’s leaking
“But you know what I dreamed of the most?” Sebastian moaned as Ani took him in her
“What?” Ani breathed, lifting her head up to stare into Sebastian’s piercing eyes.
“Being inside you,” Sebastian confessed, pushing Ani back down onto the table and
spreading her legs open as he peeled off her jeans. “I yearned to sink myself
inside you.” He slid a finger into Ani, stretching her open for him.
“Please,” Ani begged, pulling Sebastian down on top of her.
“I remember our first time like it was yesterday,” Sebastian murmured, sliding his
finger out of Ani and thrusting inside her with a groan. “You were so tight and
wet, so sweet.” He traced the hickeys down Ani’s body with his tongue.
“You smelled like the sea,” Ani whispered back.
This is highly erotic, highly emotional, and highly addictive!
Wow! Even the cover on this novel makes me sweat! The story starts off with an explosive reunion between Ani and Sebastian that almost curled my toes. Then, Ani’s husband Jordan entered the story. I was completely torn from this point.
While I understand there’s no antidote for the “ole Irish charm”, Ani throws every ounce of responsibility and conscience out the window when Sebastian walks in the door. There’s an intense love between these two that seems to pick up right where they left off fifteen years earlier. I admit that while this is an enchanting affair that I sided with completely at first, the pain it caused Jordan and Raffi was too severe to remain so biased. I was also a little disappointed that she didn’t give him hell as soon as they were alone for turning his back on her; He deserved at least a slap for his audacity.
No matter how heartbroken I was for Jordan and their sweet little girl, the author played my weaknesses. Sebastian was just too much to resist! I’m a fool for the old language and although it can be a pain sometimes, the blunt approach of an Irishman leaves no room for misinterpretation. He’s funny, possessive, talented, hard-headed, and one hell of a lover!
There’s several supporting roles that make this novel complete. Ani’s sister, her girlfriend, and their landlord make a terrific comedic addition, not to mention a little sizzling extra. The background, though given in pieces, is informative and heartfelt. I could smell the ocean and feel the cool breeze of the harbor, as Ariel has depicted the setting beautifully. I loved the preview of the newest addition to this series and can’t wait to see how it works out! I’m also relieved to hear that the third is about poor Jordan. I’ll definitely be checking those out!
The Sweet Spot is the first book in the Boston Harbor Romances by Ariel Ellman. I absolutely loved this book in fact I read it twice before I started to write this review (a first for me). This book grabs at your heart and does not let go all the way through the book. It makes you rethink choices you have made in the past. I read this book in one sitting.
Ani Winthrop is faced with impossible choice. Her life is good; she loves her husband and has a great life between work and home. That is until her past loves walks into her bakery and back into her life. Now she is faced with a choice. Does she pick the man she always thought she would spend her life with or the man is married to?
Sebastian is back in Boston and while he tried to stay away from Ani but he is unable to. Therefore, nine months after his release from prison he is back and wants Ani in his life and bed. Sebastian is a hot and sexy man who is head over heels in love with Ani. He is also smart and made good use of his time behind bars.
The chemistry between Sebastian and Ani is blistering. They only have eyes for each other at first. I loved how patent Sebastian was as Ani tried to figure out things while he was battling his own regrets. If one accident did not happen how different his life would have been.
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A HUGE thank you for joining my blog tour this week and for your fabulous reviews of my book! I really appreciate it!!! Check out book II, Mixing It Up, it's out now and book III,Mississippi Spice will be released next month. I would love it if you would also share your reviews on goodreads and amazon!! 🙂 xoxoxoxo Thanks again!!! Ariel