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Asylum Harbor (The Salty Dog Series Book 1) by [Grey, Isla]
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Trouble is the last thing Devon Brown needs when she leaves the painful memories of her past behind and heads to Shell Island. As the Salty Dog’s new bartender, she finds herself drawn to Kerr, the Shell Island harbormaster. But finding her happily-ever-after is difficult when dealing with an obnoxious bootlegger who supplies the bar with illegal liquor and a jealous coworker.

A standoffish loner with damaged emotions, Kerr avoids relationships like the plague. Things change when Devon catches his eye. As a simple flirtation grows serious, the coworker and bootlegger quickly become obstacles to any future Kerr and Devon may have together. As the situation worsens, Devon realizes that even the still waters of Asylum Harbor are no refuge during a storm.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 457 KB
  • Print Length: 194 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (16 September 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #933,897 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars ... of this book for an honest review I really enjoyed Asylum Harbor 26 September 2015
By UIBB - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I received an ARC of this book for an honest review
I really enjoyed Asylum Harbor. It was a quick read, that had me hooked right from the beginning. I feel the characters could have been developed more and I was left with questions. I like that Devon is so independent and that Kerr is tough but has a soft side. This book left me wanting more from these characters(I hope we get more). I had all kinds of emotions when reading love, fear, excitement and heartache. The storyline is great, would love a little more into what made the characters the way they are and as stated above hope to read more from these characters (maybe Danny's and Diane's story?!)

Reviewed by Raychel
5.0 out of 5 stars Gifted book for honest review. 27 September 2015
By Theresa F - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
5 Stars

The sleepy town of Shell Island is just what Devon Brown needs to try and escape a painful family situation that escalated out of control. She arrives to take a new job as a bartender, but finds much more than she ever bargained for. Devon meets her fellow co- workers, and new boss, only to quickly realize they're a unique group when you throw in the locals as well as other friends they entertain.

Kerr is the harbormaster who spends time at the Salty Dog bar where Devon now works.Their attraction to one another is explosive with lots of angst and denial thrown in. Kerr is the dark, brooding type that Devon knows she needs to avoid at all cost, but she's drawn in anyway. Now she just needs to figure out a way to handle whatever this is between them without getting her heart broken in the meantime. Throw in an insanely jealous waitress, her bootlegging boss, as well as Kerr's brother into the mix, and it just adds to the drama and mystery of this great read.

And a great read it was from Isla Grey in this first book of her Salty Dog Series. The characters sucked me in from the first few pages of chapter one, and I couldn't wait to see what they were up to next! As an avid reader, author, and reviewer it was beyond exciting for me to have the privilege of reading this book before it's September 16th release date. When I read the last page my thoughts were, "no, don't be over yet!" and then "I want more of this story!" Luckily for me, and everyone else who reads Asylum Harbor, we'll get our next fix when the series continues. The tag line Ms. Grey uses... "Still waters run deep..." is an apt description for the intertwining lives and personalities of this story's characters.

I would definitely recommend this book be a purchase for your e-reader of choice on the release date coming soon.

4.0 out of 5 stars Not your typical seaside romance- gritty, dangerous roller-coaster fun 22 September 2015
By Katie O'Sullivan - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Devon Brown is a young woman on the run, not from the law but from her abusive stepmother and stepsister. She's taken as much as she's willing to and is looking for a clean start. She's a strong character, no longer willing to take crap from others and always speaking the truth.

A friend finds her a bartending job on a barrier island that's popular with tourists and fishermen but also a pretty isolated and insular community. She quickly gets to know the locals, one in particular who makes her heart race despite his surly behavior.

Harbormaster Kerr is handsome, brooding, and not the trusting sort, but somehow Devon eases her way into his heart. He's been lied to in the past and made mistakes that hurt people he loved, and is quick to believe he deserves anything bad that comes his way, but not as quick to admit his feelings for Devon or talk through problems when they arise.

And of course problems arise. Trouble rears its ugly head in the form of a few nasty locals with their own agendas, keeping the story racing along a wild roller coaster of highs and lows through several misunderstandings and several chilling fight scenes.

This was a fast-paced novella that I really wish had been a full-length story. The characters were so complicated and layered, I wanted to learn more about each and every one of them. The back stories were outlined but not fleshed out, which is fine in a story this length, but like I said, I wanted more! The author does a wonderful job in making us care about these characters with so few words, and covering lots of ground time-wise without making the story feel too jumpy.

If you're looking for a quick satisfying romance with a hint of mystery, and a smattering of danger, I recommend Asylum Harbor. But if you're like me, be warned that while satisfying, you may end up wanting more. Ms. Grey better have a few more books in the works!

I received an ARC of this book before publication in exchange for my honest review. 4.5 stars, because whiel I enjoyed it, there were a lot of loose ends that left me wanting more.
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Stars 23 September 2015
By LHamp - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Devon Brown is looking for a fresh start when she takes a job at the Salty Dog on Shell Island. She has worked as a bartender and has managed to get a job doing just that. After a rocky ferry boat ride, she meets her new boss and moves in to her new place. Devon has learned everything that she knows about tending bar from her dad and she does her job really well. She can only hope that the change she is making is for the better. Running away from hr problems is not the best solution, but this time it nearly cost her her life.

Kerr, is the local Harbormaster and town loner, so to speak. He does his job and keeps to himself. His demons of his past are what make him the way he is, until he sets his sites on Devon. There is no denying the electric charge that flows between them and he wants to find out where it may lead.

This is the first book I have read by Isla Grey and I need book 2 now!!! She writes a story filled with colorful characters, some twists and turns and learning to love again and find your place and some happiness in this world. I would have liked to see more back story on Kerr and what makes him really tick. I love the brooding character that he is though. He takes a chance at opening himself up to Devon, knowing that he may not fully be able to give himself to her. I really loved Devon's character, she is strong and independent. She takes charge and can handle herself. She is a take-shit-from-no-one type of girl.

Over all I really enjoyed this story. I was sucked in from the very first page. Go and grab your copy today, you will not be disappointed.
5.0 out of 5 stars Victoria is one of the dancers at the Salty Dog who is in love with Kerr 28 September 2015
By Annamaria Folkerts - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
5 Stars Romantic suspense! This book keeps you on the edge of your seat with every twist and turn. Devon comes to Shell Island to get a fresh start after leaving her abusive, dysfunctional family behind. She starts a new job as a bartender at the Salty Dog. While working there she meets Kerr. Kerr is the harbormaster and he has a bunch of demons in his closet. The two of them meet and form an instant attraction towards one another. The story is told from Devon's point of view. The supporting characters in the story are Diane the bartender and owner of the Salty Dog. Danny is the brother of Kerr who was involved in an accident years prior and is now disabled. Porter is the town troublemaker who has an axe to grind. Victoria is one of the dancers at the Salty Dog who is in love with Kerr. Lastly is Haylee and she is also one of the dances at the bar. Will Kerr and Devon be able to overcome their past? Will the two of them find love finally?. This story was a fast paced novel. The author makes it so that your interested in held throughout the whole story. I really enjoyed the story and look for more from this author. There was just the right amount of suspense to keep you holding on. This book is the first book in the Salty Dog Series. I feel that this book is a must read and I highly recommend it!

I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This book was read and reviewed by Annamaria for Alpha Book:Club.