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New Release Review: LOVE BITES by Ophelia London (A Sugar City novella)

A hero who chases sharks and smiles like Han Solo? Yes, please!

Love Bites
by Ophelia London


Falling in love is like swimming with sharks…

Sharona Blaire is only in Australia for a business audit, but she’s determined to make the most of her one free night. So when she spills her drink on a handsome stranger and they end up flirting, she does something completely out of character—she kisses him. But the prospect of taking it further totally freaks her out…almost as much as discovering the next morning that the man she’s auditing is the sexy, tanned stranger she left with zero explanation. 

An audit during his crew’s most important expedition yet is a complication marine biologist Jeff Cruz doesn’t need—especially when the auditor is the gorgeous, fascinating woman from the night before. Out at sea with nowhere to run, he’s forced to admit Sharona draws him in like a shark to blood. But Jeff’s one passion is his job, and nothing—not even love—will get its hooks in him…


A cute, fun, fluffy read! (Can a book with sharks in it be fluffy? Apparently so ;))

I loved Sharona (though that song is stuck in my head now; thanks, Ophelia London!)–except for her inexplicable love of accounting, she’s a heroine after my own heart. Between her wandering into first class in search of cookies, and spilling her drink on the hero not once but twice, I have found my kindred spirit. 🙂

As for the hero, as soon as Jeff was described as “Dr. Great White Han Solo Jeff Cruz” I was a goner.

Really! Han Solo! As if anyone could resist that! Certainly Sharona can’t…

Jeff’s actually a much nicer guy all-around (black moment craziness aside) than Han–it’s mostly his crooked smile that Sharona compares to that of my original favorite on-screen boyfriend. But once the comparison was made–I was sold! 😉

As a novella, it’s a quick read as well. I wouldn’t have minded the story being expanded and learning more about the characters, but it didn’t feel too rushed or incomplete at all. I just would have liked more–no one ever wants a good thing to end too soon, after all.

Altogether, this was a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a summer afternoon. It almost made me forget about the bad cold my daughter passed my way.

Looking forward to more from this series!

Rating: 4 stars / B

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

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