Saturday, November 8, 2014
At Bluebonnet Lake - Texas Crossroads 1 - by Amanda Cabot
About the book:
Her life is set to warp speed. His is slowing to a crawl. But love has its own timing.
Marketing maven Kate Sherwood's world is fast-paced, challenging, and always changing. The last thing she wants to do is grind to a halt at Rainbow's End, a dilapidated resort in the Texas Hill Country. Still, she cannot deny her ailing grandmother's request to visit the place where she and her deceased husband spent one glorious week fifty years ago. There, Kate meets Greg, who appears to be the resort's unassuming handyman. But there's more to Greg than meets the eye--billions more, in fact.
Kate isn't looking for romance, but she can't deny the sparks of attraction that fly every time she and Greg are together. Could there be a future there? Or will Kate's long-sought promotion take her back to the big city?
Amanda Cabot invites you to step into a place away from the pressures of the day. You might be surprised by what you find at Rainbow's End.
I liked this story mostly because of the way the characters grew throughout. I found it interesting to watch workaholic Kate struggle with taking a vacation and how former workaholic Greg tries to open her eyes to really living. They both had issues to deal with and I enjoyed seeing how they helped each other. I especially liked how they both cared about helping other people. There were many likable characters in the story besides Kate and Greg, including Kate's wonderful grandmother and an adorable little girl. I liked the secondary romance between her grandmother and a man she met at Rainbow's End. The romances were sweet. There was some conflict occurring with Kate having to figure out her priorities, health issues, an unexpected visitor, and the worries about saving Rainbow's End. Sometimes the story felt a little slow. The setting was beautiful and relaxing. I enjoyed how faith was portrayed, with Greg having a strong faith and wanting to follow God's will while Kate struggled a bit more with that. I would recommend it if you like contemporary romance.
I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.