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A Sweetland Novel by Lacey Baker
Dr. Quinn Cantrell made a life for himself in Seattle when he left behind his picturesque hometown—and the unhappy memories of a relationship that ended tragically. His grandmother’s death is an unexpected blow, but there are even more surprises waiting—including a mischievous puppy, a reunion with his far-flung siblings, and an old acquaintance who’s grown into a ...
A Sweetland Novel by Lacey Baker
Dr. Quinn Cantrell made a life for himself in Seattle when he left behind his picturesque hometown—and the unhappy memories of a relationship that ended tragically. His grandmother’s death is an unexpected blow, but there are even more surprises waiting—including a mischievous puppy, a reunion with his far-flung siblings, and an old acquaintance who’s grown into a gorgeous and capable woman.
Nikki Brockington was proud of the work she’d done at The Silver Spoon, and when the Cantrells leave its management in her care, she’s happy to take on the responsibility. But keeping the inn and its restaurant profitable isn’t her only challenge—not when she can’t stop thinking about Quinn, who reminds her that home is more than a place. It’s who you love...
Posted July 20, 2013
Growing up in Sweetland for some, such as Nikki Brockington, was wonderful; for the Cantrell family, not so great. As soon as they are able, all the Cantrell children quickly leave town, except for one. When their grandmother, the woman who raised them, dies unexpectedly, they all return back to Sweetland. Nikki practically grew up with the Cantrell’s and has always had a bit of a tendre for Quinn, though he’s never noticed her. But now, Nikki is all grown up and Quinn can’t seem to keep his mind off of her. When matters keep Quinn in Sweetland for longer than expected, a relationship blooms between Nikki and Quinn. As things start to really heat up between them, unexpected feeling grow and leaves both of them with a choice, find a way to be together, or give up the love that is developing between them.
As the first book in a series, the beginning chapters of this book have a lot of background information to cover to lay the foundation for the coming novels. Lacey Baker does a great job with keeping the story line moving while laying the foundations of the series. I really enjoyed Nikki and Quinn’s story, reading along as Quinn tries to face his demons while back in his hometown. Nikki is an independent lady who understands the value of trust and love, and her character depicts this very well. The puppies are a great bonus, the way they seem to find mischief and add an element of humor to the story. I look forward to reading other novels in the series to continue into the lives of the other Cantrell siblings. This book was received from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.
Heat Rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilP
Review Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
Posted May 8, 2013
Pay attention you might miss a life lesson or two while
The Cantrell family comes home to Sweetland to bury with love their beloved grandmother
and figure out what to do with her Bed and Breakfast business. No one is more surprised than
Quinn by what he has returned to and as the oldest he knows the responsibility sitting on his shoulders
to guides his brothers and sisters. Quinn is a successful oncologist who built a life away from where
he grew up but now wonders is that place he lives really as warm and inviting as Sweetland. T
hen Quinn meets Nikki Brockington the one person ready to fill in for his grandmother’s managerial
duties who also has the ability to make him realize it may be time to let his heart love again.
Nikki it turns out is a woman with a serious unrequited crush for Quinn but nothing would prevent her
from keeping business away from pleasure, or so she tells herself. All it turns out is not a quiet and
serene at the B, B as the siblings thought, and though no one planned to stay. But when the perceived
serenity turns out to be non-existent everyone is prepared to stay until there is resolution to the problem.
As Quinn and Nikki try to get to the crux of the problem working closely takes on a new meaning. Quinn finds
Nikki’s sense of humor, ability to get the job done without breaking a sweat, and when she stops talking
she does listen to his thoughts. Quinn finds these character traits more attractive than he ever thought
possible and may now over rule his obsession to her great butt.
Lacey Baker has created a winner with her mixed bag of family characters.
Every reader would be proud to say they are related to this bunch and want to own one of the adorable
puppies that are so full of character and attitude.