A Stella Review:Close to Home (Sawyer’s Ferry #4) by Cate Ashwood


RATING 4,5 out of 5 star

I excelled at two things: systems engineering and going completely unnoticed.
The engineering took work and determination. The invisibility came naturally. Until one day, the wrong person noticed me. Battered and broken, I fled, escaping to Sawyer’s Ferry and the only friends I’d ever had.
Now, I just needed to figure out what I was going to do next.

Life was good.
I had a great job, good friends, and a family who loved me. Even my roommate was decent. At least he was until he let his nudist brother come to visit. The opportunity to house-sit and help an injured friend couldn’t have come at a better time.
All I’d needed was to avoid an awkward situation for a few days, but I got more than I bargained for when my entire uncomplicated life flipped upside down. The last thing I’d been looking for was love, but it wasn’t until Witt that I realized just how much I’d been missing out on.

Close To Home was another great addiction to the Sawyer’s Ferry series. Cate Ashwood delivered another well done story. I like this kind of plot, even if the first pages, where Witt is struggling with his life, were not so easy to read. Luckly he reached his friends, Jackson and Logan, who were ready to open their home and host Witt during his recovery. Witt has lost everything, he really has no one in the world and it broke my heart more than once, his past, his choices, I wanted to hug him and shelter him from himself sometimes. Mason was a good match, so different, full of friends, with a job he loved, a huge family who support him. From the first time they met it was clear to me how good they were for each other and I had a smile on my face till the end, a lovely and sweet HEA.

Moreover in Close To Home the author gave me a peek of Frankie and Barrett and I was so over the moon, they are still my fave couple so far, I was so happy to see them.

I fell to rcommend this new release and the whole series, better read it in order to fully appreciate it but all the titles work great as standalone too in my opinion.

The cover art by Cate Ashwood is well done and fitting the story and the other covers. I like it a lot.



Kindle Edition, 275 pages

Published June 11th 2019

ASIN: B07T27BJ37

Edition Language English

Sawyer’s Ferry series #4

A Stella Review: Copper Creek (Sawyer’s Ferry #3) by Cate Ashwood


RATING 5 out of 5 stars

My life sucks.
After spending a year jobless and on the edge of becoming homeless, I’d officially reached a level of desperation that, even if I wasn’t completely broke, retail therapy couldn’t fix.
While Sawyer’s Ferry, Alaska, is the last place on earth I’d ever want to visit, when my best friend, Holden, begs me to fly out and plan his wedding, I can’t say no. What I didn’t expect was to stumble into the administrative chaos at Copper Creek Brewing—or its too-hot-to-be-legal owner.
Clearly the man needs my help, and I’m willing to go above and beyond.
Way beyond.

I am screwed.
Six months after my assistant up and quit, I’m not any closer to finding a replacement, and things at the brewery are starting to fall apart.
And then in walks Frankie. He’s not the typical guy you’d find in these parts, and he brings with him a world of confusion. Because as much as I need his help, I can’t seem to keep my eyes—or hands—off him.
He’s supposed to be getting my life in order, but instead there’s a chance he could turn everything upside down.

Cate Ashwood delivered another great book, I have to say I couldn’t wait for Frankie story, I knew it would have been awesome as he is. I was a big fan of him, he is a fabolous friend, a character always positive, open and ready to help, even when he is deep in problems and he can’t see some light shining in his future. Sometimes we really just need to wait and be brave and all the good can happen, in love and work, as it happens to Frankie.

I fell so easily into Barrett and Frankie lives. It was so clear from the beginning how much they were into each other. Although Barrett has never been attracted to a man in the past, although Frankie is in Sawyer’s Ferry only for planning his best friend’s wedding, still something important is beginning and it will change them. One thing I appreciate a lot about Barrett was how easily he accepted his love with another man, sure there were some initial doubts, but at end he easily saw how deep were this feeling for Frankie and tried to fix their relationship.

As everything Cate writes, Copper Creek was a lovely story, I liked everything about it, I was able to meet Holden and Gage again and see how happy they were, still the ending was the better part, so sweet and romantic, it was simple to fall in love with these men all over again.

I feel to recommend the whole Sawyer’s Ferry series, it’s very well done and you won’t be disappointed.

The cover art by Cate Ashwood is clean and simple, it follows the style of the other covers in the series, I like it.

Sales Link:  Amazon


Kindle Edition, 213 pages

Published March 25th 2019


Edition Language English

Sawyer’s Ferry Series



Bishop Ridge

Whisky Christmas 2.5

Copper Creek

A Stella Review: Bishop Ridge (Sawyer’s Ferry #2) by Cate Ashwood


RATING 4,5 out of 5 stars

They found exactly what they weren’t looking for.

I had almost everything I’d ever wanted—career, friends, my own easy life in Sawyer’s Ferry, Alaska. I’d given up on filling in the missing pieces long ago. Now, I was more than satisfied with the perfectly practiced, perfectly predictable routine I’d created for myself. At least until Jackson Daley walked into my clinic.

Working the rigs is temporary. Everything in my life is. Jobs, cities, and the guys I take home—nothing sticks, and that’s exactly the way I like it. After four years in Alaska, I’m itching to pick up and leave. I’m ready to move on and start over someplace new, until a one-night stand I can’t seem to shake has me breaking all my own rules.
Now as I get closer to walking away, my reasons for leaving seem blurrier than ever, and for the first time in my life, there could be something worth staying for.

This new release by Cate Ashwood is one of the reasons why I love the author so much, Bishop

Ridge was a very good novel and I will surely reread it in the future. This second installment in the Sawyer’s Ferry series was perfect as the first one.

I followed with enthusiasm and trepidation the love story between Jackson and Logan, how beautiful they were together, really made for each other, although Jackson’s determination at not falling in love with the sexy doctor. He needed an almost life ending situation to finally admit that he wanted logan in his world so badly. The chemistry was explosive sure, but what I adored the most was how the author matched the sex scenes with as many scenes where the characters deeply talked and knew each other backgrounds, they discovered their fears and qualities. And I was able to feel them and they caught my heart, and then meeting again Hoden and Gage was a huge bonus.

I was hooked by these characters lives from the beginning and really got stuck to them till the ending, I loved the writing, the dual POV was well done. The only reason why I am not giving Bishop Ridge the full five stars is that I need a little more from the ending part, I wasn’t ready to let these men go, I think they had a little more to say and for just a tiny moment, at the end, I was disappointed. I so hope the author will decide to write again about them.

The cover art by Cate Ashwood is lovely and fitting, I like it.



Kindle Edition, 191 pages

Published November 13th 2018


Edition Language English

Series Sawyer’s Ferry #2

A Stella Review: Alaska (Sawyer’s Ferry #1) by Cate Ashwood


RATING 5 out of 5 stars

Nobody says no to a Prescott.

Not even one of their own.

Living up to expectations had never been easy, but when I went after something, I got it. Success. Money. Victory. I was standing on the doorstep to having it all. There was only one thing standing in my way.

Power and prosperity are overrated. Especially when they come at a price. When enough became enough, I walked away. Nothing had ever tempted me to look back, until one day the past showed up in my backyard.

I’m not so sure I can walk away a second time.

Finally a book that truly satisfied me and left my heart full. I’m so happy Cate Ashwood wrote Alaska, she did an amazing work and missed nothing. A perfectly written book, with well defined characters, a good plot, clear and real chemistry and love between the MCs, hot sex scenes, a dreamy ending. And so much more. What else could I request?

Gage and Holden conquered my heart from the beginning, I was caught into their minds and was so curious to know how they were going to get their HEA, I couldn’t put my Kindle down. Maybe for the first time I’m glad the blurb told me pretty much nothing, that’s why I’m not going to reveal nothing in this review. Just know it will be almost impossible to be disappointed by the story, it’s funny, sweet and sexy, an easy read, with just a tiny bit of drama. I loved Alaska, every words and every characters. I can’t wait for the next book and the next couple to love.

With this first installment in the new Sawyer’s Ferry series, the author gave me everything I want to find in a story. It was a huge success and I can’t stop myself from recommending it to all of you. I think I’m going to reread it right this second.

The cover art by the same author is lovely, I can see Gage in the model even if his face is eyes are cut off.



Kindle Edition, 1 edition, 183 pages

Published April 22nd 2018 by Cate Ashwood


Edition Language English