Published by Entangled: Bliss on July 17th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
I received this book for free from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
Maddie Frye, the Checkerberry Inn’s snarky, introverted chef, just wants to be left alone. But with the inn’s upcoming gala, Maddie’s boss has matchmaking on the brain. So when the gorgeous new guy in town helps her out for a night, she comes up with the perfect solution to her problem…
Cole Granville is looking for a fresh start. When a part-time job opens in the Checkerberry’s kitchen, he takes it without a second thought. The only catch? He’s got to help his sexy new coworker snag a date for an upcoming dance. But as he coaches Maddie on attracting her crush, Cole realizes he’s the one falling for the curvy brunette.
Maddie Frye the Checkerberry’s Inn Chef is needing a date to a charity Gala. Her boss is trying to match her with the town’s singles. She doesn’t want to be matched with them. She tells a little white lie that she has a date. She doesn’t have a date and needs to get one fast. She has her eye on a guy that visits her laundry mat. She doesn’t know the first thing of how to approach him. Cole Granville is looking for a fresh start by trying to start a guitar studio. He needs a little bit more money than he has. So when he is offered a position working for Maddie as a dishwasher he takes it. She also hires him to help her get a date to the gala with the guy from the laundry mat. Cole helps her but finds himself falling for her. His past is haunting him and holding him back from what he really wants. Cole is determined to get her that date but not without sacrifice on his part.
In an Oyster Shell – A cozy heartwarming romance that was clean and satisfying.
The Pearls – I liked the concept of a Chef needing help getting a date to get her boss off her back. I thought it was unique. There are lots of stories that start off as the relationship being one thing and turning into something else. I felt like the Author had a fresh take on the story line.
The setting of the Inn was quaint. There was a lot of characters that were encompassed in this setting. It made the story shine. The Inn was set in a small town that provoked some of the conflicts that made the story interesting.
The romance was sweet and unsuspecting. It was a romance that grew over the span of the book. It was nice when it finally came to fruition. I read a lot of romances and I rank this one above most of what I read. It’s nice to have a romantic but clean book to read.
The Sand – It was a really good book. I wish there was more like it.