Tides of Passion

Garrett Brothers, Book 2
Narrated by: Kimberly M. Wetherell
Series: Garrett Brothers, Book 2, Seaswept Seduction, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
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National Reader's Choice Winner: Best long historical

In this passionate, provocative romance, a spirited woman committed to stamping out social injustice finds herself battling a town constable...for her heart.

She is his greatest temptation.

He is her forbidden desire.

A battle of wills leads to love.

Spirited Savannah Connor is passionately committed to stamping out social injustice. Yet, when she arrives in Pilot Isle, North Carolina, ready to take up a new cause, she quickly finds herself on the outs with the town constable. 

Zachariah Garrett is the most arrogant, infuriating, maddeningly attractive man it’s ever been her misfortune to meet. And suddenly, Savannah is fighting a whole new battle - this one against her own yearning for a man who is impossible to resist.

Ever since his wife’s death two years ago, Zachariah Garrett has dedicated his life to keeping the peace. And avoiding love. But Savannah Connor isn’t an ordinary woman, and she proves hard to ignore. She’s a beguiling beauty with the power to awaken emotions Zach thought he’d never feel again and the tenderness to help him forget his fears. And risk his heart once more.

Tides of Passion was originally published by Zebra Books, a Kensington Publishing imprint, and was awarded the Reader's Choice Best Historical and the Beacon for Best Historical. 

Two adults and one magnificent challenge. Get this Amazon best seller in historical romance.

©2011 Tracy Sumner (P)2019 Tracy Sumner

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Savannah Fights for Women’s Rights, Zachariah Feels Responsible

The second book of the Garrett brothers follows Zachariah, the oldest, the widower, the man who feels responsibility for everyone and can’t move past guilt for all the bad things that happen in life.

Savannah fights for women’s right and causes some upheaval ... and Zachariah as law enforcement needs to deal with her...and unexpectedly finds himself attracted to her...and she him.
What a sweet story..Savannah falling for a very staid man...he falling for a woman and filled with guilt because he is a widower.
Two wonderful likable characters...each fighting their attraction...a man who takes on responsibility and subsequent fear what may go wrong..also the steamy and romantic scenes between the two spare heart warming.
Loved the story...‘‘tis funny how a brother who is the hero in his book denies, feels guilty and makes mistakes and almost loses the girl, but his two brothers have all the answers for him, but have no clue in their own love life.
I received a free audiobook for an honest and voluntary review.

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Great Characters

I am loving this series! the characters are so strong and fully developed and the stories of how their love blossomed is so stinking cute.

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Enjoyable story if not a tad juvenile.

Enjoyed the book but the first part reminded me of a YA novel with a little more sex. The action picked up in the rest of the book. I would enjoy reading more from this author in the future. "This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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A sensual American historical romance

Tides of Passion follows spirited suffragette Savannah Connor to a small Southern coastal town, where she immediately locks horns with the devastatingly-handsome local Constable, widower Zachariah Garrett. An enemies-to-lovers romance, this audiobook proves that sparks often fly when two world collide.

Set in North Carolina in 1898, Tides of Passion is a steamy American historical romance that proved very easy to listen to, despite not having heard the first book in the series. While there are a few 'spoilers' for the first book, I think, it certainly worked well as a stand-alone.

I'm not familiar enough with the period to know how historically accurate the costume descriptions and language were, as a lot of the dialogue in American historicals always seems very contemporary to my British (Regency-tuned) ear.

I liked the inclusion of the women's rights movement, but thought it was a shame that it only seemed to inform Savannah's perspective in an antagonistic sense, and was often presented as being wholly at odds with femininity. It would have been fantastic to see their values and beliefs incorporated more fully into their lives and families, rather than just being used as a point of conflict. This was sweetly addressed in the epilogue, but it was a shame not to have integrated it a little more earlier on.

It was nice to be able to lose myself in the story and just let the pretty words flow over me like the waves around Pilot Isle. Listening on a very fatigued week meant that I needed something that was relaxing but not dull, and this fit the bill, with the feisty relationship between the protagonists helping stave off any stagnation.

I enjoyed the quotes from principled men and strong women at the beginning of each chapter, tying Savannah's story to the activists and abolitionists who made writing it possible.

The intimate scenes were sensual rather than graphic, with the focus centering on the feelings generated by their union more than the nitty-gritty of the coupling itself.

When this story began, one of the things I liked most was the open communication between the hero and heroine. I hoped that this meant it would not become one of those books where a single conversation could have averted the huge misunderstanding that drives the plot and keeps the lovers apart. Sadly, their candour diminishes in inverse proportion to the deepening of their affections, and their behaviour becomes rather immature as a result.

Other than that, it was a nice seaside escape to a small town far away in time and place, and was very easy to listen to. I liked the Garrett brothers and the community in Pilot Isle, and will be checking out the other audiobooks in the series.

The narrator, Kimberly M Wetherell, performed the book well, with a friendly voice, nice tone, and good pacing. I wish her voice for Zach had been more rounded and resonant, but it's always difficult for female narrators to really deliver a swoon-worthy hero.

I'd recommend this audiobook to anyone who likes historical romance or enemies-to-lovers romance, and doesn't mind a few crossed wires along the way.

*I received this audiobook free of charge in the hope of an honest, unbiased review.