Monday, November 9, 2015

ARC REVIEW: Your B&B or Mine? (Maple Cove #1) by Melissa West

Title: Your B&B or Mine?
Series: Maple Cove #1
Author: Melissa West
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Published: November 9th 2015
Format: eARC | Pages: 165
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Publisher
★★★★ (4/5) Stars!

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All's fair in love and war, especially in the Deep South...

Savannah Hale never planned to come back to Maple Cove, Georgia. Her hometown has too many painful memories, especially of her high school sweetheart, who was killed during combat. And yet here she is…broken-hearted from her mother's death and left to deal with the Hale family legacy—Maple Cove's landmark bed and breakfast. In need of repairs and near foreclosure, she’s hanging on to the B&B by a thread. 

And the man out to buy it is the man she's never been able to forgive…or forget.

Former soldier Logan Park is haunted by memories of his own. Some are of his best friend. Other are filled with longing for the girl he could never have. Now Savannah is back, and their attraction can’t be denied. But Logan has already sacrificed everything to atone for his sins, and there’s no way he’ll let himself fall for a girl who might never love again.

I received a copy of this book, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating!

I have been desperate for a sweet and easy romance. Something without all the complications and stomping of emotions. Don't get me wrong, I love those more often then not but lately I've just really needed something that wasn't going to rip my heart to shreds and yet still give me all the feels. After many fails finally, finally I've found everything I was looking for in this book. The characters, the setting, the second-ish chance at was all just so perfect and exactly what I'd been needing.

I feel like I have this weird little B&B setting fetish. For some reason if it's in the title or mentioned in the description I kind of forget everything else and always decide it's a must read. There's just something so sweet and quaint with a bed and breakfast that attracts me and draws me in. The Maple Cove B&B was perfect in that role. I kind of need it to be a real place along with Logan and Savannah so I can go stay there. Sigh. Dang fiction!

It was so much fun getting to know all of the Hale family, and Logan of course. I mean it is a tragic way to start off meeting Savannah and her sister Leigh and brother Jack. All reeling from the loss of their mother. But in a way you also get to really see each one of their personalities pretty clearly. Savannah the oldest always trying to be the rock and hold everything together. To fix everything. Yet on the inside she's falling apart and feeling like she's failing everyone. I loved her character so much. 

I'll be honest for a tiny bit when you first meet him...Logan kind of got on my nerves. It's really stupid though when I tell you my reason. I'm sure you'll be like "Uh...okay, Sheri. That's it?" It was because he constantly had a smirk. I told you it's silly. But, it was like every single time that Savannah looked at him it was like "a smirk appeared on Logan's face" or even in his point of view "he couldn't help but smirk" types of things. I think because it kept happening I wanted to be like "learn some new facial expressions buddy!" Regardless of that silly fact though Logan is pretty much the whole package with such a huge heart. I am totally smitten with this guy!

I really don't want to say too much because there's more than one complication that stands between Logan, Savannah and happily ever after. But I loved how easy and real all those aspects to the storyline felt and were dealt with. There were just enough complications to make you wonder if things could be fixed but not too much that there wasn't a spec of hope. The relationship was achingly sweet and more often than not had me sighing with what I'm sure was probably a huge goofy grin on my face.

It's just so stinking sweet!!! 

I loved it.

Truly a really great start to a series I can't wait to keep following. I'm really hoping that the next book will be about Savannah's sister, Leigh Hale. Some sneaking around with a certain person in town gets pointed out on a few occasions and it has me all kinds of excited for some secretive shenanigans. It really doesn't matter who it is though, I'm just really excited for another visit to Maple Cove!

This was such an easy read, full of heart and sweet, sweet romance in a quaint little southern town where people know what you ate for breakfast before you even walk out your front door. Lots of fun to be had with this series I can already tell. Bring on more!

Huge thanks to Entangled Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book!

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