Series: Maritime City #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Entangled Bliss on December 10, 2012
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Kendall Grisbaum is finally taking charge of her life—pouring her heart into opening a new bakery business and even allowing her best friend Georgie to play matchmaker for her. Trouble is, the one guy she secretly wants is Georgie’s older brother, Brad, who is decidedly off limits.
Brad can’t seem to get his little sister’s best friend out of his mind. He and Kendall used to be close friends, too, and as a local policeman, Brad can’t help but play protector, looking out for Kendall. When he offers to help her renovate her new bakery space on the side, their friendship—and their attraction—flares back to life.
Amid the temptation of doughnut muffins and blueberry cobbler, a new temptation draws them both closer. Can they take a chance on love when it means risking their friendship, even when not doing so risks everything?
Kendall Grisbaum needs some cheering up and her friends are there to do just that – they are a funny pair. They are a part of what keeps the story flowing. Another is Brad Mayer. Brad is a police officer and has known Kendall for a while.
Kendall is in the process of starting a new career. Someone that means a lot to her is her grandmother, Maeve Lennox. That woman is one hot ticket. She is one of many characters that will have you chuckling. This book does have sad moments but for the most part this is a feel good book.
This new venture appears to be just what Kendall needs to get her life jump started. I don’t know if I could be that brave. And yet, I get the impression that Kendall is a little unsure of herself. Brad seems to be part of her cheering section. I found that family seemed to be an important theme in this story. I found this especially true in how Kendall feels about Maeve.
Maeve had me reminiscing about my own grandmother. Growing up, I had a lot of great times with my grandparents. I still miss them after all these years but I still have the greatest memories. It was great to see how much Kendall cares for her.
Kendall is a great character because even though she appears to be so vulnerable for most of the story, she doesn’t give up and finally goes after what she wants. Brad has me wishing that this book came with pictures – I’m not fussy, I’ll take one or two. Especially if he has his uniform on (wink).
The book has its sensual moments but don’t go looking for any sex scenes. What’s good is that you don’t need them. This book is good just as it is written. Plus, Jennifer gives us our HEA ending. Make sure that you read all the way to the end because Jennifer has given you a special treat. (Reviewed by Lynn from Romance Reader Enthusiast).