Monday, June 2, 2014
Here to Stay - Where Love Begins 2 - by Melissa Tagg
About the book:
After playing nomad for five years, Blake Hunziker has finally had enough of adventure. Not sure what reception he'll get from everyone back in Whisper Shore, he's stunned at not only a warm welcome from his hometown but also a job offer. The job is his if he can successfully pull off the annual Christmas Festival. If only he knew the first thing about coordinating events...
If there's one thing Autumn Kingsley knows, it's Whisper Shore. For years, she's been stuck running her family's inn when all she wants is to see the world. Now she has a visit scheduled from a potential investor who could take over the inn, as well as a dream job offer in Paris. But with just two weeks to whip the inn into shape, her chance at escape is a long shot.
The Hunzikers and the Kingsleys may not get along, but Blake knows Autumn's the only one who can help him. She agrees to a trade--she'll help with the Festival and he'll help with inn repairs. But what was meant to be a simple deal quickly becomes much more than that when the guy who's done running away joins forces with the girl who can't wait to leave.
Melissa Tagg has another winner! I loved getting to see Blake's story after meeting him and loving him in Made to Last. They can be read as stand-alone's, but you won't want to miss either one. He's a wonderfully amusing character and a perfect fit for Autumn. We see more of a serious side to him as we find out about a tragedy in his past and the blame he's shouldered for years. The importance of forgiveness and moving on are shown in the story, along with realizing that God might have a better future for you than you could have dreamed of. I loved all of the predicaments Autumn found herself in and it was fun to watch them fall for each other while they fought it the whole time. This story definitely made me smile! I found it interesting how they went about trying to revive their town and the inn and I loved the community snowball fight! I highly recommend this sweet romance and Melissa Tagg is one to watch!
I received a free kindle copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.