BOOK REVIEW #3 FOR READ-A-THON
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Georgie Tate is a survivor. She's survived an abusive relationship. She's survived the car accident that took the life of her controlling fiance. Now she just needs to survive the memories that haunt her. Escaping to her aunts' cozy home on a tiny island outside of Seattle, Georgie finds just the change of pace she needs to pick up the pieces of her life. Taking a job at a local seafood restaurant is the first step in reclaiming her sense of self, but she is completely unprepared for the battle that awaits her there.
Jace Lowe has loved and lost, and he's determined that it will never happen again. Hardened by heartbreak, he stays focused on his work as sous chef at one of the island's top seafood restaurants. When beautiful Georgie takes her place on the restaurant staff, Jace is resolved to keep her at arm's length, and his downright rudeness her first week goes a long way in achieving that goal. Georgie, on the other hand, doesn't want anything to do with Jace anyway and prickles against his abrasive behavior. As the combative pair comes together on a joint project for the restaurant, they find their distaste for one another dwindling. the connection is undeniable--and it terrifies them both. Can two people jaded by the past be softened by the promise od once-in-a-lifetime love, or is this just another recipe for disaster?
MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:
This is what we call in my family an LDS smut book. Why do we call them that you ask? Because it's funny. It's a love story with no smut. We LOVE them. It has religion in it, so if that is not your cup of diet dr pepper than this review is probably not for you.
Let's start with the cover. I just love the cover. It's screams sweet!
I needed this book. I had just finished reading a reallllly creepy book, so I had to turn to my trusty love story shelf. I needed a feel good story.
Georgie is a lost soul. She has been beaten down, not physically, but emotionally by her horrible ex-boyfriend who has the nerve to die in a car crash. Now she has feelings of guilt and shame over the whole thing. Georgie decided to go live with her aunts to help move on with her life. To figure out who she is, and to see if there is life beyond bad boyfriends, and horrible car accidents.
Jace...oh Jace. I love you...I mean, I loved to read about you ;). Who doesn't love a man who can cook? Jace also starts out a little broken. He had just been dumped by his girlfriend, who he thought was the one.
I love to read about broken people, and how they find their way back to life, and all the good things that can come from it.
Georgie starts working at the same restaurant as Jace, and a budding friendship starts. I love stories where friends turn into love. It's makes the story so much more realistic to me.
While Georgie works through her issues, she finds that she may have feelings for Jace. She doesn't quite know what to do with them. Jace, finds Georgie a breath of fresh air. He can be himself around her, and is realising that he wants to be with her all the time.
When Jace is pulled back to his family diner in Las Vegas, to help, he realizes the feelings he has for Georgie are more than just for a friend.
This is such a sweet story of healing, finding yourself, friendship, family and love. It's a just a feel good story. I couldn't put it down. I was invested in their relationship even before the two of them were.
If you are looking for a sweet, clean love story then this is a great place to start. The writing is beautiful. The setting is even more beautiful. The characters are flawed and fabulous. It was just an all around good story.
Source: I bought this book for myself. I was not compensated in any way for this review. These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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Nearly every one of Krista Lynne Jensen’s elementary school teachers noted on her report card that she was a “day-dreamer”. It was not a compliment. So, when Krista grew up, she put those daydreams down on paper for others to enjoy. When she’s not writing she enjoys reading, hiking, her family, and sunshine. But not laundry. She never day-dreams about laundry.Krista writes LDS romance, and fantasy. She is the author of OF GRACE AND CHOCOLATE (2012 Whitney Award Finalist) and THE ORCHARD (2013), through Covenant Communications. She is a member of ANWA, Author’s Incognito, and LDStorymakers. Visit her blog at kristalynnejensen.blogspot.com.