Spring Fever (Holly Creek: Book Two) by Poppy Dennison ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

SpringFeverLGTitle: Spring Fever (Holly Creek: Book Two)

Author: Poppy Dennison

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Alexandria Corza

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 04/01/2016

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance

Blurb:

Holly Creek: Book Two

Jefferson Lee Davis, Holly Creek’s new Director of Publicity, is gearing up for the next big town event, the summer Rose Festival. The job is running smoothly, but the course of true love has hit a rocky patch. His hunky boyfriend, Sheriff Zane Yarbrough, is receiving mysterious phone calls he doesn’t want to discuss. While Jefferson Lee is blindsided by jealousy, the second shoe drops with the appearance of a handsome stranger in the small tight-knit community. Needing answers, Jefferson Lee enlists his best gal-pal Clover Crofton to help find out what secrets Zane is hiding. When they land themselves in more trouble than Jefferson Lee bargained for, he and Zane face the first big test of their relationship. Zane and Jefferson Lee must work through their trust issues if they’re going to make it as a couple, and Clover may just have a thing or two to learn herself.

My View:

If you like your books so sweet it makes your teeth hurt, the Holly Creek books are not for you. These stories are sweet. Almost sickeningly so. Jefferson Lee and Zane are both too good to be true. The town folks are over-the-top and the setting is picturesque. For some people that is heaven. For others it is hell. Which side of that line you fall on will likely determine your enjoyment of this story.

You need to have read the first book in the series, Dogwood Days, to fully appreciate Spring Fever. SF picks up a few months after the events of DD. Jefferson Lee and Zane have been dating for a few months, so now is the time for the growing pains part of the relationship. Those growing pains are what Spring Fever is about. Growing together or growing apart. Of course going back to my sweet comment, they will of course grow together.

There really isn’t any angst in this story as was little there could be is almost comical in nature. I am not saying this as a criticism. I am saying it so you get an idea of what this book has to offer. It is not a story I could read all the time. It is, however, one I could read when I need a smile. When I need sweetness… when I need a little tooth pain 😉

Links

Spring Fever (Holly Creek: Book Two) on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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Brandilyn
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