An addictively funny STANDALONE romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jean Oram!
One woman. One case of self-denial. One hunky best friend who wants a lot more.
Watching the man she thought she'd marry tie the knot to someone else spurs small-town waitress, Mandy Mattson, to finally pursue her dreams of opening her own restaurant.
But she can't do it alone. . .
Mandy's going to need the help of her sexy, long-time best friend, Frankie Smith. He has everything she needs--and more. She fell for him years ago, but has never allowed their friendship to evolve into something more. After all, he's "Frankie fall-off-the-tower Smith,” and she has no intention of giving her heart to a dare devil like him. But what happens when Frankie asks Mandy to take the biggest dare of all?
Books in the Blueberry Springs Series:
Whiskey and Gumdrops (Book 1)
Rum and Raindrops (Book 2)
Eggnog and Candy Canes (Book 3)
Sweet Treats (Book 4)
Vodka and Chocolate Drops (Book 5)
Tequila and Candy Drops (Book 6)
Companion Novel: Champagne and Lemon Drops--now available in audio!
Be sure to check out Jean's new irresistible series, Veils and Vows. Finding love in the most unexpected places!
About the Author
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Jean Oram grew up in a small town in Alberta, Canada and her experiences have inspired her Blueberry Springs series. But while Jean grew up in an old schoolhouse tending to the family's honeybee operation, her characters haven't! Well, not yet, anyway.
Jean loves to ski (downhill and cross-country), hike, camp, read, write, watch romantic comedies, and say random things like "Buckle your seatbelts, kids, Mama's driving!" in order to make her kids crack up.
She lives in Canada with her husband, two kids, and very large dog.
Read the Entire Blueberry Springs Series:
Whiskey and Gumdrops
Rum and Raindrops
Eggnog and Candy Canes
Sweet Treats: A Blueberry Springs Valentine's Day Short Story Romance Boxed Set
Vodka and Chocolate Drops
Companion novel: Champagne and Lemon Drops
Also by Jean Oram, The Summer Sisters:
Love and Rumors (Book 1)
Love and Dreams (Book 2)
Love and Trust (Book 3)
Love and Danger (Book 4)
Thanks for reading!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you want to know the in's and out's of opening a fast food franchise, read this book. Way too much time is spent on this subject! Mandy and Frankie don't even see each other through almost half the book. I thought this might be a light, funny, romantic read, but I was wrong. Glad this one was free!
Book would have been better if there was less about the business and more about the people.
Loved it! Hard to put down and i don't normaly like romance. I am going to read more by this author!
Although the writing is mostly good, there were a few editing errors (ex. Disdain, not "distain"). I also found there were several issues with keeping the tone consistent. So the author needed to decide whether this was going to be a "clean" book without any cuss words, or if she was going to have the characters let them fly. So one second Mandy would be saying a cuss word, and the next it would be "good golly gosh" -esque, or one second the brother calls her the b-word, then uses a really juvenile term that's out of character. Also, characters just seemed to magically appear in this book. I had a hard time keeping track of them because some of them were very similar, and probably it would have been best to combine a few of them. The blurb is also misleading. She and Frankie don't open a restaurant together--he's not even there to help her set up shop on opening day, he basically shows up and sleeps with her and that's the bulk of the romance. Also, some random girl moves to blueberry springs and she's NOT involved with Frankie? Not likely. I feel like the author didn't really know her characters. What's the deal with seth? Is he a creep? Why does he only hire girls? He's a really sketch guy who's being accused of fraud and who knows what else and all of a sudden he sends hundreds of dollars of supplies to Mandy? Some of it was cute, like the water tower painting, but a lot of it just dragged on and on, didn't really get to know the characters, except for Mandy kind of, whose only thought is about a franchise. This book could really do better with some critical readers and a good editor.
AWFUL! The characters are lame and shallow. The plot is poor -- at least I think there was a sort-of plot! I actually read almost half of it and finally dumped it since it was a huge waste of time. Thank goodness it was free.