I’m so happy! What an amazingly, sweet, romantic book. This was a gem. It’s one of those books that you start reading and instantly know you have hit the reading jackpot. I had a smile on my face from the first page that never left. Even through the angst I smiled, because it was that good. The writing was so fluid it never missed a beat. It had the perfect blend of humor, steam and romance. The characters were so throughly developed that I became so invested in the story I felt like I was reading about my friends. This was told in alternating POV and YAY! it was done brilliantly!
Kacie, single mom of 5-year-old twins, lives with her mom and helps run the family owned bed and breakfast. She’s 24, and going to school to be a nurse. Jaded from her past experiences of abandonment, a relationship is the last thing on her mind.
Brody, 27, a Pro-Hockey player, has never been in a series relationship and isn’t looking for one. Hockey is his life.
That is until a rainstorm hits and the roads close and he has to check in at the Cranberry Inn Bed and Breakfast.
Watching this romance blossom was a joy. While it was instant attraction, I wasn’t turned off by it. Because it was real, life like. I could see it happen. Isn’t that how we meet people, we are attracted to them first?
Kacie was guarded and afraid because her father had left her mother and her, her ex-boyfriend had left her and her girls. But her friends and family felt it was time she move on and give love a chance:
“I’m not an idiot, Kacie. In that kitchen I watched him, watching you. Tommy would never look at me like that, except maybe if I were walking toward him butt naked carrying a heaping plate of bacon.”
“He doesn’t exactly fit the mold, ya know? I’m playing it safe.”
“Screw your mold, Kacie. Make a new one.”
Brody was fahreaking awesome! So swoon-worthy, he is my new book boyfriend. Sorry to the others, you have now been replaced! His interactions with Kacie were sweet, but it was his interactions with her girls that were off the charts charming.
“Are you gonna dance with my mom?”
“Um, maybe. Would that be okay with you?”
“Yeah. My mom smiles a lot when she talks to you. I think she would be happy to dance with you.”
“Hey Lucy?” “Do you think I can dance with you too?”
Yep, this was a feel good book! The ending was a bit of a cliffhanger though and I had to immediately move on to the next book to continue the story.