Lily Everett grew up in a small town in Virginia reading Misty of Chincoteague and Black Beauty, taking riding lessons, and longing for a horse of her own. Sadly, her parents gave her a college education instead—but she never forgot what the world Subjects Fiction Romance Humor Fiction. In the third novella, Lantern Lake , Cooper Haynes can't believe how easily all his friends succumbed to romance during their trip to Sanctuary Island to attend a lavish wedding. Luckily, he knows he's safe, since the only woman he's ever loved is lost to him forever.
But when he sees the wedding program and discovers Vivian's name on the list of bridesmaids, Cooper knows he's in trouble. But Sanctuary Island has a way of reminding people of what really matters, and teaching them to fall in love all over again. Sep 22, Pretty Sassy Cool rated it it was ok Shelves: For more reviews and bookish talk, visit our blog at Pretty Sassy Cool Jan 14, MsChris rated it liked it Shelves: The book is set on Sanctuary Island where billionaire CEO Miles Harrington is about to be married and has asked his three best friends to spend the month before the wedding on the island to help him plan and prepare for the wedding.
This is a stand-alone novella you can enjoy without reading the first book, but it's a sweet, romantic series and I recommend you indulge. Everyone knows Zane is all about the fun and living life to the fullest. His parties are legendary and he is determined to make Miles and Greta's day the most spectacular party he's ever thrown. Miles and Greta have also hired the beautiful and successful wedding planner Felicity Carlson. Greta is all about organization, binders filled with notes, and romance. In other words, responsible and very uptight.
Zane and Felicity spark the moment they meet. There is a definite physical attraction, but they don't agree on any of the wedding details Felicity wants warm and romantic candlelight - Zane wants disco balls including where the reception itself will be held or the type of music to be played. Each are certain they know what will make Miles and Greta happy. They appear to be opposites in every way, but as they spend time together they begin to share the stories of their lives and realize they have something very important in common.
Both have lived through tragedy at a very young age and that pain has affected the choices they make as adults. Zane to live each day as it comes as if it were his last without making any commitments to the future. Felicity to be stable and responsible in all things, and to avoid risk in order to have a secure future.
This bonding leads to an passionate affair, but neither are quite prepared for the emotional ties they develop for one another. Zane who determinedly lives his life on the surface never diving into emotional territory about anything is lost with what he feels for Felicity. Felicity who needs security in her life is panicked at the thought of trusting her vulnerable heart to a man who is well-known as nothing but a playboy.
Bonfire Beach is a fun, romantic story of opposites attracting, sparking, battling, and falling in love! I enjoyed reading Zane and Felicity's story and rate it with 3. Jan 29, Char 1RadReader59 rated it it was amazing. Lily Everett did a nice job of bringing a little romance to Sanctuary Island once again. It looks like Miles knew what he was talking about when he made that bet with Leo, Zane and Cooper. Anyway, this little short was told in 76 pages and it was cute. It was just enough family background to see confl Lily Everett did a nice job of bringing a little romance to Sanctuary Island once again.
It was just enough family background to see conflict, there is the current conflict of meet and condition of working the wedding together. You see Felicity Carlson owns her own wedding consulting company of one her in Manhattan. Which his owner and CEO. He was asked by Miles, his friend, to help and she was hired by Greta. Neither told them they would be working together.
They are both very closed off people who never share personal details. Yet, each one can see that they are closed off. Zane, sees that she does this by all her control and structure she needs with regards to the wedding and reception. Felicity, can see it in Zane always wanting to be having fun, free, exciting new things not boring, yet, his eyes tell a different story.
For me it was a tear jerker. Then Zane being a guy sorry guys says something crazy because he is having feelings and boom…Ha-ha you will have to read to see how they will resolve it. Jan 20, DelAnne Frazee rated it really liked it.
St Martin's Press Published: Novella, series Overall Rating: As he is Title: Upon learning Zane plans a reception of Glitz and is planning to tear down the elegant decorations she has spent so much time putting up. Miles sees her as a challenge. One he does not desire to resist. Nor does he see her as a threat to the bet he and two other bachelor friends of Miles Harrington's made regarding that none of the bachelors would come to Sanctuary Island and leave without falling in love.
The winner would receive Miles' helicopter and a landing space at the club. Both Zane and Felicity have issues that keep them from committing to a relationship that they must deal with before the differences in their personalities tear them apart forever. This is the second book in the Billionaire Bachelor series, but can be read as a stand alone.
As with most stand alone books in a series I recommend reading all of them to get the full background in the story line. Lily Everette injects humor into her romances but also shows the deeper side of her characters. I found this a joy to read and Ms. Everett a writer I definitely want to read more from. Look for my review of the final book in this trilogy Lantern Lake to be soon. Jan 14, Lee rated it really liked it Shelves: Bonfire Beach is the second in the Billionaire Bachelors series and focuses on Zane Bishop, a billionaire playboy who lives life to the full and to have as much fun as he can doing that.
What he doesn't do is let people see beneath the surface, therefore not believing a long-lasting love is possible. That is until he comes to Sanctuary island to help out his friend Miles, who is getting married and needs his friends to help make this the wedding of his fiance's dreams. Zane is in ch 3. Zane is in charge of organising the setting for the nuptials and then planning the reception. The bride, Greta, has also organised a professional wedding planner, Felicity, to help Zane and this sets up a charming love story between the pair.
Felicity and Zane have had their share of emotional pain from past family trauma, and each have set up their own walls to guard against having their hearts broken again. I must say that I connected more with these characters than in the first novella in this series.
It didn't feel as rushed, although I would have liked a just little bit more in their first intimate encounter. I really enjoyed the back and forth between the characters and the banter had me smiling and wanting to read more. One particular scene had me laughing out loud because it was so much quirky fun, and I felt these characters really suited each other. When they tell their own past stories to each other I felt the emotion and could understand where their beliefs came from.
It was lovely to see them both learning to trust each other with their hearts and to see the way they understood each other was heartwarming. I really would have enjoyed a longer novel exploring these characters. Overall another quick, light, enjoyable read from Lily Everett. Next in the series is Coopers story. This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life I received an advance reader edition of this book from St. I found this book to be simply charming. This was a definite solid 4 out of 5 star read. It was short enough to read in one sitting and told the story of Zane and Felicity quite well.
This is the second novella in The Billionaire Bachelors trilogy. I enjoyed this story more than the first in the series, The Fire This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life I received an advance reader edition of this book from St. I enjoyed this story more than the first in the series, The Fireside Inn. The first two novellas can be read as stand alone stories. There are a few overlapping characters and scenes but nothing that would prevent the reader from enjoying these stories independent of each other.
Zane is on Sanctuary Island to help his friend, Miles prepare for his wedding. Miles has asked Zane to help with the planning of the wedding.
Felicity has been hired as the wedding planner for the wedding. Zane and Felicity disagree on almost every aspect of the wedding and reception at the beginning of the story, including the location for the reception. Zane encourages Felicity to have fun with the planning of the wedding and in turn they have fun with each other.
Zane and Felicity both have emotional scars from their childhood. I love that both of the characters are upfront with their past. They have a lot of chemistry as a couple as they learn to compromise and trust each other. This novella delivers the Happily Ever After that most romance readers are looking for. I would recommend this story to anyone who loves a charming romance. I look forward to the third installment in this trilogy and other future works by Lily Everett.
Jan 11, Tiffany rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the 2nd book of a new novella trilogy from Lily Everett. I fell in love with this author when she wrote foodie romances as Louisa Edwards and I have been super impressed with her new genre. I had the opportunity to receive a copy of the first novella from Net Galley and I loved it.
When the opportunity to read the 2nd book came up, I jumped at it. I must say, this one was even better than the first story, The Fireside in , and I really en Whew I must say, this one was even better than the first story, The Fireside in , and I really enjoyed the first one. We are still experiencing the same few weeks leading up to Miles and Greta's wedding, only this time, we are seeing the events from Zane's perspective. Zane is the wild, fun, incredibly good looking guy who runs a premiere event company.
His role in the wedding is to assist Felicity, the wedding planner, in planning the reception.
The sparks flew from the first page and never stopped. I loved Leo in the first book, but Zane gave him a run for his money. I think what tipped me in favor of this story, was Felicity. She was a well-developed and relatable character. Both Zane and Felicity showed remarkable depth and intimacy for such a short story and I soaked up every last bit of it.
These books are very quick reads, which make them the perfect escape.
Sanctuary Island is turning out to be a very magical place indeed and I can't wait to read the full-length stories. I think these short novellas are a fantastic way to introduce readers to the island. I, for one, can't wait for Cooper's story. I received a copy of this title from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review Jan 12, Jamie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Zane's story is Book Two in the Billionaire Batchelors series by Lily Everett and it has made me love this author even more!
Zane is quintessential billionaire playboy, used to getting whatever he wants, regardless of the price.
If its thrilling, he wants to do it. After overcoming a childhood tragedy, Zane has always lived life to the fullest. But will meeting Felicity on Sanctuary Island make him realize that love can be as thrilling as any thing else in life? Felicity has always been the respo Zane's story is Book Two in the Billionaire Batchelors series by Lily Everett and it has made me love this author even more!
Subjects Fiction Romance Humor Fiction. Everett has created a wonderful world and populated it with wonderfully diverse engaging characters. Flowing text, Original pages. Don't miss this unforgettable new novella trilogy about three billionaire bachelors who are about to discover that sometimes you have to let go of the life you planned in order to embrace the life of your dreams. I enjoyed reading Zane and Felicity's story and rate it with 3.
Felicity has always been the responsible one. One huge mistake when she was young made her realize just how responsible she needs to be if she wants to succeed. When she is paired off with Zane in planning the wedding and reception for his friend Miles' wedding, she immediately is wary of billionaire playboy who is her exact opposite.
Their chemistry is immediate and their characters compliment each other perfectly. I love how the author really showed how good these two were together and grew as a couple. When you find out about Zane's large secret, the way Felicity handles it just shows how perfect she is for them. But when they reach a bump in the road and Felicity pulls away, Zane fights against his feelings for her.
He has never been one to settle down but once he realizes Felicity is the one he wants by his side, the way he wins he back took my breath away. I am growing to love this author more and more with every book that I read by her. She manages to still give characters great chemistry that we can watch grow in only a novella.
Not every author can do that. I look forward to reading more from her!! This review also appears on http: In book one of the series, the groom, Miles Harrington has bet his friends that they will come to Sanctuary Island and find love. Of course, Zane is ada This review also appears on http: Felicity wants to plan a romantic wedding and Zane is thinking of a club-type bash. In the process of working out the details of the wedding together, they open up and discover secrets about each other that bring them closer.
Turns out that Zane really does know about creating a romantic wedding, setting up a very charming HEA for these two. This was a nice little read when you are looking for a romantic novella. So if you are looking for a short, easy, romantic read, this may be for you. Dec 01, Happily Ever Chapter rated it really liked it Shelves: Billionaire, Miles Harrington Island Road , is getting married and has laid a wager to three of his fellow Billionaire friends.
His custom helicopter and restricted access to the helipad at the Biltmore Club. I am betting that each of you will find the course of your life forever altered by your trip to Sanctuary Island. In fact, I'm wiling to bet each of you will find love there. Each f Billionaire, Miles Harrington Island Road , is getting married and has laid a wager to three of his fellow Billionaire friends. Each friend is asked to help with the wedding process is some capacity, now they have 4 weeks on the island to make it happen.
Bonfire Beach is the second novella in the series. Zane is the billionaire playboy entertainment mogul of the three bachelors.
He's all about the party and fun times, but that's only on the surface and only as a result of some deep-seeded childhood guilt and trauma. He's been tasked with helping to make the reception party fun and memorable. Felicity landed the slot of wedding planner and it's her first major gig for her new upstart business.
Knowing this wedding could make or break her future in the business, she takes this job very serious. Too seriously, if Zane has anything to say about it.
But the ideas coming from Zane absolutely horrify her. A disco ball and live heavy metal band? These two will have to work together to remember that the event should be a reflection of the newlyweds and find a compromise that suits them all.
Jan 04, Mary Mooney rated it really liked it. I received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review, so here it is. Well it is time for friend number two in the bet to try and not fall in love to win Mile's helicopter and private landing at the club. Zane Bishop is in charge of the party decorations and finds himself meeting the wedding planner Felicity Carlson. He loves her fire until she finds out who he is and then she treats him like everyone else.
The billionaire play-boy who owns an entertainment comp I received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review, so here it is. The billionaire play-boy who owns an entertainment company and several night clubs. When the sparks fly between them, Zane thinks that Felicity needs more fun in her life. How do you work with someone who thinks the very opposite of what you do? Felicity can't make Zane understand that Greta and Miles wants romance, not flashy, rock-n-roll and disco balls at the reception.
After trying to work together for a few weeks, Felicity gives up and tells Zane he can handle the reception and she will handle the wedding. They are both miserable. Can they come to terms with there feelings for each other? Will Felicity leave Sanctuary Island with a broken heart? Or will she break down the walls around Zane's heart? Will Zane give in to her? I am loving this series and can't wait for book 3 to see what Cooper has in store for him.
I am loving it! Jan 14, LJT rated it really liked it. It is official, I have become a Sanctuary Island groupie. So much so that once I finish reading this series, Billionaire Bachelors, I am going to begin the earlier published Billionaire Brothers trilogy. The Billionaire Bachelors series of novellas is about three single billionaires, Leo, Zane and Cooper, who happen to find love on the magical island of Sanctuary Island. Their good friend Miles fell in love on the island and is now getting married.
This story focuses on entertainment mogul Zane Bishop and wedding planner Felicity Carlson. Miles has asked Zane to assist Felicity with the wedding details while on the island. As Zane and Felicity spend time together, one thing leads to another and they begin to fall in love. Zane shows the tightly wound Felicity how to let go and have fun. Felicity is able to get Zane to understand and accept his past, which allows him to experience the world in a whole new light. I teared up a time or two while reading, so you may want to have some tissues handy.
If you are in the mood for a sweet romance with genuine and touching characters, give this book a gander. Bonfire Beach is the second novella in Billionaire Bachelors series and I can't wait to read the third, Lantern Lake, which will be released on January 21st. ARC received via NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Jan 04, Heather rated it really liked it. This is the second novella in the Billionaire Bachelor series. In the previous book, The Fireside Inn , Miles made a bet with his friends that they would all find love on Sanctuary Island.
This book features Zane and Felicity who really are two complete opposites. Zane has gone through life never taking anything seriously, while Felicity spends her life trying to make up for her college years when she spent too much time having fun. Even though there is a connection between the characters, overco This is the second novella in the Billionaire Bachelor series. Even though there is a connection between the characters, overcoming their personality differences and personal baggage might just prevent them from having anything other than an island fling.
However, the magic of Sanctuary Island has once again prevented Zane from winning the bet.