Sunday, September 10, 2023

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Innocent in Istanbul by Heather E. Andrews

Title: Innocent in Istanbul
Series: The Vagabond Series
Author: Heather E. Andrews
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance
Release Date: August 20, 2023

One glance at the gala. One dance around the floor. One night of passion.
She lost her innocence in Istanbul….

Celia had finally arrived in the magical city—Istanbul. Halfway through her internship at the museum, she discovered a world-changing archaeological find—a career-maker that would change what’s historically understood about Istanbul.

Then, without warning, authorities shut down her dig.

Deniz had finally greased enough palms to get the land he wanted. Now he could build the most architecturally advanced hotel in Istanbul––and prove to his father that he was ready to take the reins to Kemal Industries, his family’s real estate empire.

But then it happened––a beautiful face he thought he’d never see again stormed into his office, making demands and flipping his world upside down…

No, the woman I wanted ran away, leaving me with my pants unzipped under the full moon.

She left me there, frozen, unable to go after her, still stunned by the magnitude of what’d happened to me.

I’ve been with women. Many women. All sizes, shapes, and nationalities. I’ve enjoyed every single one of them and never left a customer unsatisfied.


Her name comes off my tongue like a sigh of pleasure. I found myself saying that name over and over, wondering what she was doing. Did she think of me? She is all I thought about. How could she not?
Momma says: 3 stars⭐⭐⭐
Innocent in Istanbul is a second-chance romance for Celia and Deniz, and what it lacks in realism, it makes up for in entertaining storytelling. Now, don't take what I said about realism to mean that I didn't like the book because I did. It's a quick read with an interesting locale. I've really been enjoying the places visited in The Vagabond Series. Plus, these little romances are great for an afternoon or evening on the porch for a bit of escapism after a long day. I also like that I'm getting to meet some new to me authors. That's always fun, and the different writing styles are great for variety in a series. I've liked some better than others, but that's typical of any anthology or multi-author series, at least for me. As I mentioned, this one is entertaining, and I liked the characters. I'll be interested to see what this author does next. 

Heather E. Andrews grew up in the Pacific Northwest but followed her parents to the East Coast, leaving behind the sandy beaches of Camano Island for the mountains of the Adirondacks. After spending years in school pursuing an academic career, she put down the calculator and decided to follow her dreams. Now she fills her days writing stories of heroes and heroines overcoming their struggles and finding happiness in each other’s arms. Her life is full with a loving husband, two neurotic pugs, and four very needy guinea pigs. She loves to hear from readers at and


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