Published by Amazon Digital Services on May 2, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
When Katharine “Kiki” Delgado Conrad loses her husband unexpectedly, dark secrets are revealed in the wake of the man’s death. Wanting a fresh start away from bad memories, Kiki returns to her hometown of Pasadena, California and purchases an older home in need of restoration. Her cousin, Julie Delgado, works for The Rose Chalet wedding venue and Kiki has aspirations of turning the old grand dame of a home into her own wedding venue.
But plans don’t go as she had hoped. The house needs far more restoration than she was led to believe and when hot, hunky construction estimator Trace Rocklin of Rocklin Construction delivers the bad news, Kiki fears that her dreams for a new life are dashed. Little does she know that her new life is about to begin… just not in a way she had imagined.
Trace feels sorry for the beautiful woman who is overwhelmed by the old house. A Pasadena native, he has only recently returned home to start a new life himself. While Kiki thinks she’s falling for a nice, normal guy, the truth is that she has no idea of Trace’s past – for twenty years, Trace was a CIA operative that enemy and ally alike called the “Eliminator”. If there was a dirty job, Trace would do it. But after his best friend was killed in the line of duty, Trace gave it all up to return home to work for his father’s construction company. He could no longer face the high risk of his profession and wanted a more simple life.
But there are those after Trace who won’t let him live quietly. As he and Kiki fall hard for each other, bonding over the restoration of her old house, Trace is called back to duty one last time. It’s either kill or be killed for Trace and he has no choice but to fight back. Upon learning of his espionage past, Kiki has to make the choice to stand with him in his final showdown... or not.
The Wedding Fountain is a funny, luscious, and exciting romance adventure will have you falling in love all over again.
Kiki in desperate need for a change buys a beautiful house in California that needs some major remodeling. She’s in way over her head as the last contractor to give her a bid confirms. Little did they know it would be what brings them together. He uses his family business to help her as they fall in love. Unfortunately, Trace Rocklin has a dangerous past that is threatening to haunt him and his future with Kiki. His old CIA past has to be put to rest once and for all. He’s faced many dangerous foes but nothing as dangerous as telling Kiki the truth.
In an Oyster Shell – It was a good read that is great if you’re in the mood for something quick and suspenseful.
The Pearls – I loved the theme of the old house that had an antique fountain that is the draw for the characters and the reader. I loved the premise of the story and was super impressed with concise execution that felt very complete.
The characters were fun. I loved Kiki. I loved the audacity of the author to feature a heroine that was middle age. I think too many times we get caught up in characters that are younger, I like that this story tells that love can find us at any age. Her daughters were fun characters as well.
I liked the suspense. A spy with a past that just won’t leave him alone. The complexity of a loving hero that once killed for a living is really hard to wrap your mind around. When he is called to do it one more time it creates for delicious tension.
The Sand – I really enjoyed this.