The Book Barista: Good Intentions by S.L. Scott


I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.  This book was released on September 5th, 2013.

Good Intentions

Two words sum up my summer in paradise—Evan Ashford. 

I have a life back home I must return to, though my heart battles this reality. What started as a carefree summer fling has become so much more. Evan has become so much more. He’s become everything. Cupping his face, I stare into his deep blue eyes, wanting to lose myself once more… needing to know he feels this too.

Although our connection won’t stop the summer’s end from rushing toward us or silence the demons Evan battles, I have faith our love can overcome the obstacles that will undoubtedly arise from us choosing to be together. I still worry… Will our good intentions be good enough? But I’m all in, willing to take the risk, knowing he can destroy my heart if I’m wrong.

Like a riptide, I was forever changed by one woman—Mallory Wray.

Our eyes meet and we spend a moment looking into the others’, reading the fear and the love that mingles within. I move slowly down and kiss her forehead, her nose, her eyelids, her cheeks, and her chin before I kiss her lips again—soft and gentle, not rushed, but sensual. She smiles and I die inside knowing that I won’t get to see her face every day. I’ve been spoiled by this sweet angel giving me all her days and nights. I possessively take hold of her wrists and like so many times before, the air stills as our connection intensifies. I can’t help myself when it comes to her.

I kiss her.

Rain pours down harder and I wrap my arms around her, engulfing her body, her love, her soul.

Good Intentions is book 2 in the Welcome To Paradise series.  You can see my opinion on Good Vibrations (book 1) here.

Good Intentions picks up where book one left off.  Evan and Mallory are happy, excited about their relationship and in love.  But at the same time dealing with the fact that their lives will require that they be separated.  Aside from dealing with being apart, they have to consider what it will be like to be in a long distance relationship.

We get more insight into the dynamic of Evan’s family.  His relationship with his parents and sister.  I can say that I understand his father but his mother is still a mystery to me….and *whispers* I don’t like her very much.

In the first book we know that something happened to Evan which has altered him.  Now we find out what that tragic event was and why it caused him tremendous guilt and pain.  We also discover what caused the rift between him and his former best friend.

One of the things that I love in this series is that we get both Mallory and Evan’s points of view.  I especially like getting the male perspective.  For me, this makes it an even more enjoyable read.

I do have to admit that I was surprised that there will be another book in this series.  Pleasantly surprised.  I don’t know why I was under the impression there would only be two books.  This one ends on a bit of a cliffie so I’m definitely looking forward to the next book.

I enjoyed this book and gave it four steamy cups of java.


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