Saturday, February 26, 2011
Bed, Breakfast, and You by Maddie James
Publication Date: February 13, 2011
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Ladies of Legend Series
Format I read: E-book
Other Reviews for this author: The Heartbreaker
Book Blurb: Suzie Schul has it all. A booming business, a wonderful town to live in, and, well, food. Yeah, she loves to cook and she's the best darned cook in Legend, Tennessee. Everybody says so. She runs her own B&B, has published a cookbook, conducts cooking classes on Saturdays, and caters for special events and holidays.
What more could she want, really?
Nothing that she will admit, anyway. And let's not even think about that brief escape to Gatlinburg several months back when she had separated from her then-husband, Cliff. Or the fact that the man ran off with her little sister while they were, um, estranged. And let's definitely not bring to light that she'd never really revealed to anyone in the small town of Legend what exactly had happened between her and Cliff.
Or the fact that while she was off "finding herself" and "losing her husband" at the same time, she sort of, well, had a fling. But never mind about that, because "the fling" is long gone and likely doesn't even know where to find her. Besides, he was trouble.
And just when Suzie thinks all is well, Mr. Trouble rides up to her B&B doorstep on a bad-ass Harley and tosses her perfect little world into some kind of big, bad tumble.
Bed, Breakfast and You is an ebook novella from the print book/anthology Finding Home by Janet Eaves, Magdalena Scott, Jan Scarbrough, and Maddie James (available March 2011).
My Thoughts: This book is a perfect afternoon read when you just want to lounge around and get lost in a short romance. Suzie is a well rounded character who I think most women will relate too. She is independent and happy in her life the way it is. Brad is the man who wants to change this. One thing that helped make this story so good, was that the characters had history. They knew one another so we didn't have to spend time having them get to know one another. When they hopped in bed together, it wasn't a shocker since the two had a previous relationship. There was a good plot to this story, even with it being short. Despite the cover, this is a very clean book when it comes to the romance scenes. I have read this author before, and this book wasn't lacking the Maddie James charm. Definitely worth an afternoon.
**This book was provided to me by the publishers in return for my honest review.**