Friday, May 30, 2014
Here to Stay
This is the first book I read by Melissa Tagg, and I really enjoyed it. It has been a while since I have read contemporary fiction, and I was reminded how much I enjoyed these type of books. I had not read the previous book in the series, and I really didn't realize there was one before this one. Let me tell you a little bit about the book Here to Stay.
About the book:
After playing nomad for five years, Blake Hunziker has finally had enough of adventure. Not sure what reception he'll get from everyone back in Whisper Shore, he's stunned at not only a warm welcome from his hometown but also a job offer. The job is his if he can successfully pull off the annual Christmas Festival. If only he knew the first thing about coordinating events...
If there's one thing Autumn Kingsley knows, it's Whisper Shore. For years, she's been stuck running her family's inn when all she wants is to see the world. Now she has a visit scheduled from a potential investor who could take over the inn, as well as a dream job offer in Paris. But with just two weeks to whip the inn into shape, her chance at escape is a long shot.
The Hunzikers and the Kingsleys may not get along, but Blake knows Autumn's the only one who can help him. She agrees to a trade--she'll help with the Festival and he'll help with inn repairs. But what was meant to be a simple deal quickly becomes much more than that when the guy who's done running away joins forces with the girl who can't wait to leave.
This was such an enjoyable book for me and I read it rather quickly. The characters face inner struggles to which the readers can relate. There is a family relationship struggle between Autumn and her Mom and sister since her Dad died. This struggle is evident through the entire book. Blake is back in town and does not receive a welcome from some in the city; he carries with him guilt over his brother's death. Autumn dreams of living in Paris, and it looks like that dream is about to come true, causing mixed feelings for her as she prepares to leave Whisper Shore. Blake and Autumn's families have had a disagreement for years and are known for not getting along.
Should Autumn continue with her dream to go to Paris or abandon her dreams for the sake of the Kingsley Inn?
I hope you will check out this author. I look forward to her next book for sure.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for my review. Thanks!
Have a day of blessings!