Mini Reviews: Sterling Shores Series, Books 2-6 (C.M. Owens)

After reading S.T. Abby’s Mindf*ck series, I knew I had to read more of her books. Luckily for me she had written under a couple different names. After hearing praise for the Sterling Shores series, I decided to give it a try. I started with book 2 because book 1 wasn’t in KU. I don’t know how much I missed, but I’m guessing some set up for the families and setting. Here’s what I thought of what I have read so far.

Tagged & Ashed
Series: Sterling Shores, #2

Author: C.M. Owens
Publication Date: June 22, 2014
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★

My thoughts:

This is my first Sterling Shore book. I enjoyed it. Ash and Tag were really cute together. The suspense plot was a little crazy, but worked. I guess the only thing that bugged me was one of the big surprises and how secretive Ash was. I got why the author went there, but I wish the communication would have been there at the beginning.

Note: After reading Tagged & Ashed, I have to admit I was curious what drew people to keep reading this series. I liked what I read in this book, but I might not have continued if I hadn’t already read this author before. I knew there had to somewhere in this series that it really started to take off. I went and read a bunch of reviews for upcoming books in the series. Those reviews led me to skip The Sterling Boys, book 3. I skipped ahead to book 4. 

Loving War
Series: Sterling Shores, #4

Author: C.M. Owens
Publication Date: December 18, 2014
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

My thoughts:

I skipped the third book in this series because of the reviews I read for it. I still haven’t decided if that was a bad decision or not. I had a little catching up to do with the history between Kode, Tria, Rain, and Dane. Once I knew what was up, it was easier to follow. I liked the relationship between Kode and Tria. Their enemies to lovers romance was fun. Kode was kind of a bully, but once they got things worked out he was a sweetheart. If you like jealous, alpha males you would probably like this book.

Breaking Even
Series: Sterling Shores, #5

Author: C.M. Owens
Publication Date: January 3, 2015
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

My thoughts:

This was my favorite book in this series so far! It was so much fun! I liked the opposites attract thing going on and all of the pranks. I laughed so hard that my husband asked me what was so funny. Rye and Brin were adorable! THIS is what I was looking for and why I kept reading this series when I had my doubts after book 2.

A Redo
Series: Sterling Shores, #6

Author: C.M. Owens
Publication Date: May 25, 2015
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ 

My thoughts:

Okay, so this is one of those books you have to read after reading previous books because there is a little set up in the drama between Wren, his ex-wife, and his brother. Those books helped set up this story a bit. Wren and Allie’s romance wasn’t quite a second chance, but almost. It was a sweet story about a one night stand that resulted in a child turning into more. I loved Wren and Allie together. Their daughter Angel was adorable and made me like Wren way more than I had in past books. This book was a good addition to the series.

So those are the books I’ve read so far in the Sterling Shores series. I’m excited to read more. I’m going to cherry pick which ones to read after reading reviews. I plan to another series review similar to this one in the future.

23 thoughts on “Mini Reviews: Sterling Shores Series, Books 2-6 (C.M. Owens)”

    1. They did! Luckily, these are contemporary. I did LOVE her romantic suspense, though. Kind of over the top, but in a good way.

  1. I’m glad that you ended up enjoying this series! Skipping that third book might have had you playing catch-up, but it sounds like it helped you get to the good parts of the series. Great review! 🙂

    1. Yes, it was! If you like darker romantic suspense and/or thrillers, her ST Abby series is amazing. This was good, too.

  2. Sounds like you were able to jump in and enjoy the series even without the starter, and with skipping one. As ridiculous as it is, I just can’t do it. LOL I have to read in order, even when I’m hesitant (like I was with Pipe Dreams). I hope you continue to find entries in the series that you really enjoy!

    1. Well, it would have made things easier to read that first book, but I was being cheap. LOL I have done it and had it work out for me in other cases as well. This time was a little harder because of so many related characters.

    1. I think you might enjoy them. It kind has a feel like Rosemary Beach since everyone is connected by friends/family. Some are better than others, though.

        1. Haha! I started with book 2 because all but 1 are in KU. That book was good, but not great. I skipped 3 and book 4 was good. I read reviews and skipped 7 & 8. The rest were fun.

    1. It was fun! Some were better than others. The ones that made me laugh were my favorite. The covers are old school, but could be worse I guess.

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