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Series: The Moore Sisters of Montana #2
Title: Valentine Kisses
Author: Ann B Harrison
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Published: February 20th, 2018
What a delightful romance this proved to be, I really enjoyed visiting Cherry Lake in this endearing story.
What do you do when your dreams have been achieved but the pressure to achieve still drives you to the point where your boss decides you need a six month break? In the case of television chef, Bella Moore, she goes to stay in a cottage in Cherry Lake, near to her sister and nephew. Mind you, she’s still a workaholic who loves cooking. She volunteers to cover for the chef at her sister’s Inn three nights each week and to cook the evening meal for her landlord and his family. Now, the fact that his family includes Jake Woods, the handsome local fire chief, might have something to do with that decision! She and Jake are seriously attracted to each other and, after he saves her from a kitchen fire, the connection grows and the sparks fly. He, however, is a widower and single Dad and his son has to be his first priority. Jake’s son is a definite favourite character for me and some of his comments are so spot on, they brought a big grin to my face. She’s also only there for only six months and then she’ll be returning to her television show in Seattle. Will love find a way to keep them together – and if so, where? Compromise is definitely needed for this to work out!
If you enjoy contemporary romance where compromises need to be made to enable them to have a future together, you’ll probably enjoy this as much as I did regardless of the season. This is definitely not only a story only for around Valentine’s Day. I found it a delightful read with great characters, plenty of dilemmas, tasty treats and a lovely ending.
I requested and received a copy of this novel via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Bella Moore thought she had everything she ever wanted. The host of a hit reality show, she’s at the top of her career. So when her show goes on hiatus for six months and she finally has downtime, she decides to return to her roots and visit her sister in Cherry Lake. What she doesn’t expect is to love the town and the temporary chef position she’s taken on at the Lake Hotel.
Jake Woods is focused on his son and his job as the local fire chief. Things are moving along nicely until the new chef at the Lake Hotel almost burns the place down. Jake knows that Bella inherited a mess from the chef before her and he’s keen to help her.
After weeks of working together in tight quarters, Jake and Bella can’t ignore the sparks between them. But Bella’s stay in Cherry Lake is only temporary and Jake still hasn’t recovered from losing his wife a few years ago. They’ll have to decide whether or not the flame between them can survive without the heat of the kitchen.