Your B&B or Mine? by Melissa West Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
Series: Maple Cove #1
Published by Entangled: Bliss
Publication Date: November 9th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
All’s fair in love and war, especially in the Deep South…
Savannah Hale never planned to come back to Maple Cove, Georgia. Her hometown has too many painful memories, especially of her high school sweetheart, who was killed during combat. And yet here she is…broken-hearted from her mother’s death and left to deal with the Hale family legacy—Maple Cove’s landmark bed and breakfast. In need of repairs and near foreclosure, she’s hanging on to the B&B by a thread.
And the man out to buy it is the man she’s never been able to forgive…or forget.
Former soldier Logan Park is haunted by memories of his own. Some are of his best friend. Other are filled with longing for the girl he could never have. Now Savannah is back, and their attraction can’t be denied. But Logan has already sacrificed everything to atone for his sins, and there’s no way he’ll let himself fall for a girl who might never love again.
I wanted to read this book because the cover is so colorful and fun-looking and the synopsis only hyped the fun factor. Star-crossed lovers finally getting their chance? Definitely!
Savannah Hale ran away from Maple Cove, Georgia as soon as she possibly could, to avoid the painful memories and has built a successful life and career for herself in Boston. Her mother’s death is what it takes to bring her home for the first time in a long time, especially because decisions need to be made about the family B&B. Being back home again has drawn her into the memories she ran away from, memories of her boyfriend who lost his life in the Middle East, memories of her secret love for his best friend, Logan Park and their almost-encounters and to top it all off, Logan is also back in Maple Cove.
Logan Park grew up the son of the town drunk and was never expected to amount to anything, so he chose not to act on his attraction to Savannah Hale and with his best friend’s interest in her, she became off-limits to him. He’s back in town to scope out the B&B as a potential addition to his company’s holdings and as an added bonus, maybe this time he’ll get things right with Savannah.
I enjoyed this story, but it wasn’t so much fun as it was emotional. Both Savannah and Logan are dealing with a lot of guilt. Savannah’s guilt comes from not loving Will enough and not spending time with her mother before her death. For Logan, his love for his best friend’s girl, his fight with Will over his feelings for Savannah and Will’s subsequent death have weighed on him for so long that his penance was to put aside his dreams and fulfill his friend’s bucket list.
The lack of communication between Savannah and Logan drove me nuts and I was stuck on how much time they wasted apart when Will’s short life was the perfect example of why they should have been spending every second together being happy. And the small town gossip didn’t help but I loved that they had a lot of people rooting for their happiness.
This is my first book by Ms. West and I enjoyed her writing. Overall, it was a heartwarming story with drama, angst, a lot of tears and moments of levity and I look forward to more from the series.