More than Pancakes was an amazing journey to the heart of two wounded people, afraid to truly live again.
From the minute the book began I was engaged by the lead hero, Rick, his motley crew of family members, and their remote location in Vermont. There’s something about the heavily wooded location of the town, and slower pace of life that wrapped me in a cocoon and held me captive.
Rick is a rugged gentle man with rough edges, and a secret that’s shaped him for life. I loved his adorable awkwardness, and the mysterious air he held. Watching him blossom and open up I feel a little more in love with him every chapter that passed. In love with the land and the bakery and maple factory he runs, he has no intent on selling out to the big name company that wants to buy him out and build a five-star resort. What he’s not immune too however, is the pitch woman, Lily.
The granddaughter of the former owner of the land that sits next to Ricks’, Lily is a city girl with roots in California. She has a love of travel, fashion, and gourmet restaurants. Her only goal is to buy out Rick’s property and sell it along with her share to the company she works for. With Ricks’ determined refusal to sell, she’s forced to stay in Vermont much longer than she’d like. The wilderness scares her, and the ghosts from her past rise up at every turn, forcing her to face her fears. The relationship she develops with not only Rick, but his family shows her things aren’t always as they seem.
I loved taking the path to love and self-discovery with Lily and Rick. They had unique back grounds and careers I found extremely interesting. This is a well written story of triumph, love, discovery, and adventure. I can’t wait to read more in the series.
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Kisses to remember by Christine DePetrillo
Genre - Romantic Suspense
Length - Novel
TBR Reviewer - Daniella
Rating: 3 Stars - A good read.
Heat: 3 handcuffs - Blush Worthy.
When corporate pilot Holden Lancaster discovers the shady dealings of his employer, he finds himself crashing his plane on a field in Nebraska. The field belongs to Johanna Ware, who lives with her son Kameron on a farm. The crash leaves Holden with amnesia and the company he worked for denies they ever employed him, but Johanna decides to open her home to a stranger. The sparks fly between the two from the start, but dare they take the chance and
open up their hearts, not knowing what may happen when Holden remembers his old life?
It is a little hard forming a serious opinion about this book. The writing is really great and the story flows at a good pace. The characters are very well done, even if they are all just a little
bit to perfect. I actually enjoyed most of it. However, to really enjoy the story, one must embrace what is at times a pretty implausible plot. Still, this is a nice story about finding love and choosing your own family. This would not happen if the doctor didn´t release an amnesiac man to live with a stranger, or the police would have bothered to investigate a plane crash causing the death of a man, or anyone had bothered to try and find Holden´s family or friends when they have his wallet with his name and address. Also the bad guys were kind of cartoonish, you know like in old superhero shows, where the hero gets tied to a table under a laser beam, the bad guy walks away without actually checking that the work is done and is then surprised when the hero shows up again.
Still, the writing style, the great characters and a sexy couple pulled me in.