Tag : Alison Kent

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The Comfort of Favorite ThingsTitle:  The Comfort of Favorite Things
Series:  Hope Springs #5
Author:  Alison Kent
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 15, 2015
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

No matter how many years Dakota Keller has spent trying, he can’t outrun his past, so when a private investigator tells him his sister needs him, he travels to the small Texas town of Hope Springs to start a new life with the support of his siblings. When he arrives to do a routine construction job at the town’s new espresso bar, he’s shocked to discover that the owner is Thea Clark—the girl he couldn’t resist in high school and whose memory kept him sane in prison.

Recovering from an abusive relationship, Thea decides that her past is off-limits for discussion, even with Dakota. After all, it feels like a lifetime since she last saw him. But when Dakota’s brother’s firm is tapped to renovate the women’s shelter Thea runs out of her home, old feelings quickly reignite. Could a casual affair from high school turn out to be the one connection neither of them can live without?

Read on for my thoughts on The Comfort of Favorite Things.  No true spoilers, promise.

Bliss and the Art of ForeverTitle:  Bliss and the Art of Forever
Series:  Hope Springs $4
Author:  Alison Kent
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  April 7, 2015
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Now that she’s committed to leaving Hope Springs, she’s falling for the wrong man…but he just might give her all the right reasons to stay.

Two years after her husband’s death, kindergarten teacher Brooklyn Harvey is leaving Hope Springs for her in-laws’ vineyard in Italy—with no plans of coming back. That is, until she meets a disarmingly sexy biker-turned-chocolatier. He might be the man of her dreams, but he’s also the father of one of her students; as such, he’s strictly off-limits.

Callum Drake knows a good thing when he sees one, and he doesn’t want to let Brooklyn get away, even if his rival for her affection is the ghost of her dead husband. He’ll do whatever it takes to win her over, including making chocolates concocted just for her—chocolates that evoke memories of their time together. But can he create a second love bright enough to pull her, and her heart, out of living in the past?

Read on for my thoughts on Bliss and the Art of Forever.  No true spoilers, promise.

The Sweetness of HoneyTitle:  The Sweetness of Honey
Series:  Hope Springs #3
Author:  Alison Kent
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  October 7, 2014
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Dark-haired beauty Indiana Keller buys a property in Hope Springs, Texas, for three reasons: to expand her vegetable business, to harvest and sell delicious honey from the property’s established bee colony, and to reunite with her estranged siblings. But her older brother Tennessee keeps his distance, even after Indiana hires his construction crew to fix up her cottage. It’s almost as if he shares her guilt over the disappearance of Dakota, their missing brother…

While Indiana tries to reconnect with Ten and find Dakota, two local men begin vying for her heart. Handsome, laid-back Will Bowman has a checkered past, but now he’s determined to get what he wants out of life…and he wants Indiana. Meanwhile, refined Oliver Gatlin can’t fight his own attraction to Indiana, especially since his brother also fell victim to tragic circumstances. Amid the raw natural beauty of Hope Springs, can Indiana’s broken heart finally heal enough to love?

Read on for my thoughts on The Sweetness of Honey.  No true spoilers, promise.

Beneath the Patchwork MoonTitle:  Beneath the Patchwork Moon
Series:  Hope Springs #2
Author:  Alison Kent
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  March 4, 2014
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Transforming the old Caffey property into Hope Springs’s new community arts center won’t be easy for celebrated weaver Luna Meadows, but she sees it as a labor of love.

The center will honor Sierra Caffey, the best friend Luna lost years ago in a car crash. But when Angelo Caffey—Sierra’s older brother and Luna’s first love—returns to his family’s former home demanding answers, Luna must also face her long-buried feelings for him.

Angelo left Hope Springs—and Luna—eight years ago. Handsome and headstrong, he suspects the beautiful Luna harbors a secret about the accident. Yet despite his best efforts, he can’t resist the heat that still simmers between them. Will the untold truth shatter their future? Or could a new beginning lie within the tangled threads of their past?

Read on for my thoughts on Beneath the Patchwork Moon.  No true spoilers, promise.

Second Chance CafeTitle:  The Second Chance Cafe
Series:  Hope Springs #1
Author:  Alison Kent
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  March 5, 2013
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Kaylie Flynn was luckier than most children left to the Texas foster care system, blessed with a foster mother who taught her the comfort of home…and the healing power of baking the perfect brownie.

Now, Kaylie has journeyed back to Hope Springs to open a café in the charming Victorian she once shared with her foster family — and to finally find answers about her past and where she came from.

Yet Kaylie’s carefully laid plans quickly become complicated. The house needs far more work than she realized, and Tennessee Keller, the carpenter Kaylie hires, stirs up feelings she hasn’t felt in a long while. When an unexpected crisis threatens to unravel her dreams, Kaylie seems to have all the ingredients for a perfect disaster — or quite possibly the perfect love.

Read on for my thoughts on The Second Chance Cafe.  No true spoilers, promise.

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