Author: Denise Hunter
Release Date: December 9, 2014
Summary: She daydreams of whipping up sauces and souffles in her own restaurant. His heart is set on helping foster children. Both dreams are at stake. So are their hearts.
With grand plans to open her own bed & breakfast in Chapel Springs, PJ McKinley can’t afford the most crucial part: the brick and mortar. But when the owner of a local historic home announces a contest and promises her property to the worthiest candidate, PJ makes a fervent wish and tosses her name into the hat.
Cole Evans is cool, confident, and successful, but he’ll never forget his roots. He’s thankful for how far he’s come and knows his life could have turned out drastically different. If he can win the stately old mansion, he’ll turn it into a home for children aging out of the foster system.
When the eccentric house owner narrows the entries down to only two applicants, she extends the contest, giving PJ and Cole one year to prove which one of them can make the best use of her beloved home. As the pair competes in close proximity, something deeper than rivalry sparks between PJ and Cole. And in this battle, they’re likely to lose their hearts. – Goodreads
My Thoughts: I was graciously given a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Love! Love! Love! Denise Hunter is one of my favorite authors, I can always count on a beautiful story and a touching romance with characters that feel read and have their own voice!
PJ is the youngest sibling and she’s always struggled to prove that she is capable and doesn’t need to be protected or saved.
Cole has been on his own for a long time, life has burned him and taught him trust is not something you hand out.
When these two get throw together their fears and dreams become tangled together and they soon learn to rely on the other.
Truly enjoyed this book! I loved these characters and their story. Their hurts and fears registered so honest and the plot that pulls them together was adorable! Once again Denise Hunter makes me fall in love!
This is part of A Chapel Spring Romance series but is a stand-alone.