From the frying pan…
Abby Manning has to take home first prize in an amateur cooking competition to save her town’s landmark inn-and longtime home for her ailing grandmother. Too bad the Butterfly Harbor innkeeper is a complete disaster in the kitchen. Undeterred, Abby asks her latest guest to teach her the basics.
A family tragedy and ensuing scandal derailed Jason Corwin’s high-profile career. But is the gifted celebrity chef going to let one mistake define the rest of his life?
Add in a generous helping of mutual attraction and another burgeoning scandal, and it could be a recipe for star-crossed romance…or disaster, especially if a win for Abby costs Jason his professional future.
Two things keep Holly Campbell grounded: her precocious son and preserving her forty-year-old family diner in the face of expansion and change. She doesn’t need a blast from the past like Luke Saxon, who’s back in Butterfly Harbor after more than a decade away.
The hard-luck kid who nearly destroyed her family, leaving her to pick up the pieces, is taking over as sheriff. She can’t trust him, even if Luke’s ideas for the town’s upcoming anniversary seem to show he’s trying to give back to their community.
Has Butterfly Harbor found its unlikely savior? And has the widowed single mother finally found a man she can believe in, rely on…and love?
“For sale: Beachcomber Inn. This charming B&B on Cape Cod has seen better days, but a little TLC will bring it back to life. Price: $1 to the right owner…”
Evie Baxter-Jones has never been impulsive… Until the night she goes online to buy a new bathrobe and winds up the proud owner of a bed and breakfast on Cape Cod. She’s hoping life in Sweetbriar Cove will be a fresh start away from the sympathetic smiles she’s been getting, ever since she was widowed before her thirtieth birthday. She’s not expecting to find a town full of quirky locals, the Inn in desperate need of repairs — or for her handsome new neighbor to make her heart beat faster in her chest. When he’s not driving her crazy with his playboy ways, that is…
Local firefighter, Noah Montgomery, isn’t looking to put his heart on the line. He’s sworn to keep his life simple and drama-free, until the new owner of the Beachcomber Inn arrives in town, and makes him think twice about his solo plans. Evie is beautiful, captivating – and stubborn as hell. She’s determined to get the Beachcomber Inn up and running again, and Noah is just being a good neighbor by lending a hand…
At least, that’s his story, but as the pair grow closer, the sparks between them are impossible to ignore. Soon, the summer is heating up with a passion Evie never saw coming. She knows heartbreak all too well, but can Noah convince her to take a chance on love again? Or will the tragedies of the past keep them from their new forever?
Titles in the Sweetbriar Cove Series include – #1 Meant to Be – #2 All for You – #3 The Only One – #4 I’m Yours – #5 Holiday Kisses – #6 No Ordinary Love – #7 Wildest Dreams – #8 This Kiss – #9 Always Be Mine
Part of Sweetbriar Cove yet a different ‘focus’ in the Kinsella Family books – #10 Two Hearts (1) – #11 The Story of Us (2) – #12 Back to You (3) -#13 One More Night (4) – #14 Time After Time (5)
Another ‘focus’ within the Sweetbriar Cove series with Beachcomber Inn – #15 Forever Summer (1) – #16 Simply Irresistible (2) -#17 From This Moment (3) (Dec 2021) –
This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
I’ve read the original series books 1-9, they were reviewed on a blog that was hacked so badly that I couldn’t recover or continue it so that blog no longer exists. I need to catch up with the Kinsella Family books, but for now, I’m focusing on the most recent direction of this series with the Beachcomber Inn stories.
Bridget Montgomery’s Christmas is looking decidedly not festive. Her beloved aunt is gone, leaving only a struggling diner and a mountain of debt. Which Bridget now shares with her ex-fiancé and newly single dad, Jack Holdstrom.
Saving the diner is their first priority. But Bridget’s already falling for Jack’s troubled adopted girls. Will the spirit of Christmas mean she’s losing her broken heart to Jack again, too?
Connor O’Leary knows nothing about babies, families, or good women, yet he’s up to his ears in all three. Coming to Shadow Creek, Montana was meant to be a new start for this former oil rigger, but he had no idea that a fresh beginning would include a baby on his doorstep and a hot nanny he can’t stop thinking about. Diapers, feedings, and late nights soothing his little bundle of surprise were definitely not on his itinerary.
The last thing Haley Thomson expected to see is the reclusive Connor with a baby in his arms. Before she knows it, she’s volunteered as a nanny—temporarily. Helping out with baby Rosie is a dream come true and fills a space in her heart she believed will never be filled. But falling for Rosie’s hot and sexy bachelor daddy is not on her to-do list…but boy would she ever like it to be.
Gwen Bailey has been busy taking care of everyone but herself. After a tragedy tore her family apart, she put her dreams aside to be with family. Now that her life is getting back on track, and her new Chocolaterie is open, she can concentrate on snagging the handsome, mysterious customer who has her dreaming about her own happily-ever-after…
Doctor Luke Thomson has spent the last five years filled with guilt. He hopes to make amends in Shadow Creek, however, he doesn’t count on falling for the adorable and gorgeous Gwen Bailey. He vows to not get involved with her, but she’s too sweet to resist. It’s only a matter of time, though, before the truth comes out. Luke knows there’s no way Gwen will look at him the same way once she discovers his secret…
Thanksgiving is the perfect time for Fiona Harrison to turn her life around. And she is sure finding a suitable husband will please her newfound family in Montana.
When a dating app sends her every dud in town, handsome bartender Simon Clarke offers to be her matchmaker. If only Simon fit her criteria… Learning the truth about the twinkle-eyed charmer could change everything—but for better or worse?
*this series, ‘The Blackwell Sisters‘ is either a spin-off or another in this particular world – depends on how you look at it. 🙂 Either way, it is connected to another series.
Here are the titles in the Return of the Blackwell Brothers multi-author series – The Rancher’s Twinsby Carol Ross – The Rancher’s Rescue by Cari Lynn Webb – The Rancher’s Redemption by Melinda Curtis – The Rancher’s Fake Fiancee by Amy Vastine – The Rancher’s Homecoming by Anna J. Stewart (the Return of the Blackwell Brothers series was reviewed on my Keeper Bookshelf blog – you can find these reviews there if you wish)