Valentine Kisses

Valentine Kisses

by Ann B. Harrison

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Bella Moore thought she had everything she ever wanted. The host of a hit reality show, she's at the top of her career. So when her show goes on hiatus for six months and she finally has downtime, she decides to return to her roots and visit her sister in Cherry Lake. What she doesn't expect is to love the town and the temporary chef position she's taken on at the Lake Hotel.

Jake Woods is focused on his son and his job as the local fire chief. Things are moving along nicely until the new chef at the Lake Hotel almost burns the place down. Jake knows that Bella inherited a mess from the chef before her and he's keen to help her.

After weeks of working together in tight quarters, Jake and Bella can't ignore the sparks between them. But Bella's stay in Cherry Lake is only temporary and Jake still hasn't recovered from losing his wife a few years ago. They'll have to decide whether or not the flame between them can survive without the heat of the kitchen.

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BN ID: 2940158925740
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 02/05/2018
Series: The Moore Sisters , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 7,780
File size: 429 KB

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Valentine Kisses 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Loved the whole series, easy fun read. And who doesn't love happy endings?
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
What a delightful romance this proved to be, I really enjoyed visiting Cherry Lake in this endearing story. What do you do when your dreams have been achieved but the pressure to achieve still drives you to the point where your boss decides you need a six month break? In the case of television chef, Bella Moore, she goes to stay in a cottage in Cherry Lake, near to her sister and nephew. Mind you, she’s still a workaholic who loves cooking. She volunteers to cover for the chef at her sister’s Inn three nights each week and to cook the evening meal for her landlord and his family. Now, the fact that his family includes Jake Woods, the handsome local fire chief, might have something to do with that decision! She and Jake are seriously attracted to each other and, after he saves her from a kitchen fire, the connection grows and the sparks fly. He, however, is a widower and single Dad and his son has to be his first priority. Jake’s son is a definite favourite character for me and some of his comments are so spot on, they brought a big grin to my face. She’s also only there for only six months and then she’ll be returning to her television show in Seattle. Will love find a way to keep them together - and if so, where? Compromise is definitely needed for this to work out! If you enjoy contemporary romance where compromises need to be made to enable them to have a future together, you’ll probably enjoy this as much as I did regardless of the season. This is definitely not only a story only for around Valentine’s Day.  I found it a delightful read with great characters, plenty of dilemmas, tasty treats and a lovely ending. I requested and received a copy of this novel via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
Valentine Kisses (The Moore Sisters of Montana Book 2) by Ann B. Harrison. This is Bella Moore and Jake Woods’ story. Bella is in Cherry Lake visiting her sister and taking a break from her reality cooking show. One thing for sure Bella and Jake didn’t plan on the attraction between the two of them. Will Bella take a chance on love or will she leave Cherry Lake when her break is over? Bella and Jake’s romance is sweet and heartwarming. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Shweetsandi More than 1 year ago
Another good read based in Montana....Book two in the Moore Sisters series is so totally different and that is cool because these sisters are the opposite as day and night. In Valentine kisses we get to know Bella the chef of the family. Masterchef as a matter of fact. Yep that one from the tv show. She has come home to rest and relax only that is not something she can do as an ADD person and one who had to help people if she sees they need help. Then she meets the hot fire chief Jake when she sets her sister's oven on fire. YEP. What a wonderful and fun read based in my second favorite Montana town, Cherry Lake.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
A fun heartwarming romance that takes place in Cherry Creek. Bella has come to Cherry Creek while her cooking show is on a hiatus to visit her sister. Not expecting to step into a temporary chef position at the Lodge. She soon meets the local fire chief, Jake. Jake is raising his son on his own. They both have to fight obstacles to make their relationship work, a little give n take. A great Valentine story that makes for the perfect read. Great characters that are easily likeable. This is the second book in the series but can be read as a stand alone.
caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
RATING 3.5 STARS Valentine Kisses is book two in The Moore sisters of Montana series by Ann B. Harrison. Ann is a new to me author and I chose this book in honor of the upcoming holiday. Bella Moore loved to cook. She’s always had a love affair with food. She decided to take the biggest risk of her life and entered a television cooking reality show, Masterchef, and won it. The prize was a three year contract for a cooking show. She just finished up her second season. Bella was a work-a- holic. She was always going non stop. She was on the fast track to burn out so after the second season wrapped up, her manager sent her on a six month forced vacation. Bella decides it’s the perfect time to visit her sister in Cherry Lake. Her sister had recently purchased an old hotel and restaurant. It would be the perfect place where Bella could work on her recipes for a cookbook she was finishing up. Jake Woods is the fire chief in Cherry Lake. He lost his wife years ago and now lives with his father and his teen age son, Cory. His dad helps him out with Cory when he’s working. Jake has never really dated after losing his wife. He knows it’s time to move on but with his busy schedule, it has just never felt right. Then in walked a beautiful woman that seemed to just light up the room. He had no idea she was a celebrity. All he knew was that she ignited something in him that had been dormant for a very long time. As Jake and Bella spend time together which is inevitable in such a small town, their feelings develop and grow for each other. But Bella’s life in Seattle is full of glitz and glamour. Jake leads a quiet life in Cherry Lake. What sort of future would they ever have? Should he follow his heart and see where things go or just end it now and protect both of them from a future broken heart? Oddly, it’s the words of a teenage boy that seem to put everything in perspective. “It wasn’t fair that so much sexy male was tied up in the one package! It was going to play havoc with her heart.” When Bella’s film crew comes to Cherry Lake to reshoot the final episode of her show, Jake gets a real taste of what her life is like. He has doubts that there really could ever be a place for someone like him in it. Could Bella ever be happy in a small, quiet town? Or would she end up resenting him eventually? I do love books that include cooking and this book had all the ingredients for a perfect read. I think this is just a case of it’s just me because plenty of other people seem to have really enjoyed this book. For me, I never could find the connection I needed with either of the two main characters. They were cute together but I just didn’t feel it. I understood Jake’s doubts but he was so all over the place and I kind of got tired of it. And I got that Bella was used to being on her own but would have liked her to be more of a partner to Jake instead of just doing everything solo. All in all, it was a cute story, it just didn’t move me at all like I wanted it to.
DJTP More than 1 year ago
Valentine Kisses by Ann B. Harrison, book two in the Moore sisters series. This is the story about Bella one of the sisters and what happens when she meets Jake. I love the setting of Cherry Lake and the storyline. A heart-warming story. Look forward to reading more in the series.
sandralb More than 1 year ago
This book was a very well written love story. It is a great read for Valentine's Day, but would be entertaining to read any time. Your two main characters are opposites. You know what they say about opposites, and man do they ever attract. Bella and Jake try to fight the electricity between them. Claiming they will only be friends. But that did not last long . Their biggest conflict is they both are settled in what they thought was a happy successful life. Jake is content in his job as fire chief. His first priority is his teenage son Cory. He has been a widower for several years and thought love would never come again. Bella has worked very hard to become the Master chef she is today, with her own number one cooking show. She has gotten burned, pun intended, by too many people wanted a piece of her. Neither one was looking for love at this point in their life. Quote from the book Jake tells his friend and co worker Ben “I don't get it. The only woman that's unavailable and she's the one that stirs something up in me.”Ben,“You don't get to choose who you fall in love with. It Just happens.” Another part of what I enjoyed most was the cooking segments to the book. Two of my favorite things are reading and cooking. The author is either a great cook or has done a lot of research regarding it. I really enjoyed reading Valentine Kisses. I want to thank Net Galley and Tule Publishers for the copy that I was given. It was not required for me to give a review, but I support Ann B. Harrison by doing so.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable read. Bella is such a ball of energy and the way she shakes up Jake's world was wonderful. Being forced to take a temporary break from her reality cooking show might have been what brought her to Cherry Lake but Jake Woods is what's making her want to stay! I highly recommend it.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Valentine Kisses by Ann B. Harrison The Moore Sisters of Montana Book #2 Bella Moore, sudden sensation on the small screen, has had her cooking show put on hiatus to prevent her from burning out. She is a dynamo in and out of the kitchen and doesn’t take sitting down easily so soon finds she is cooking at the Lake Hotel for her sister who has just lost her chef. When there is a fire in the kitchen she meets Jack Woods, fire chief. There is instant attraction but both realize they are too dissimilar and live too far apart to really make a long term connection. That doesn’t stop them from spending time together and that time they spend leads to caring and sharing BUT can her glitzy high profile job mesh with his small town job? And, what about his son and his father and her job and…well…the list is endless. This is the second story in the series and was a fun easy read. I had trouble seeing what the two main characters saw in one another but did enjoy reading their story and really liked Jack’s son Cory and Cory’s relationship with Bella. I look forward to seeing what will come next in this series. Thank you to NetGalley and Tule Publishing for the ARC – This is my honest review. 3-4 Stars