All’s fair in love and war, especially in the Deep South…
Savannah Hale never planned to come back to Maple Cove, Georgia. Her hometown has too many painful memories, especially of her high school sweetheart, who was killed during combat. And yet here she is…broken-hearted from her mother’s death and left to deal with the Hale family legacy—Maple Cove’s landmark bed and breakfast. In need of repairs and near foreclosure, she’s hanging on to the B&B by a thread.
And the man out to buy it is the man she’s never been able to forgive…or forget.
Former soldier Logan Park is haunted by memories of his own. Some are of his best friend. Other are filled with longing for the girl he could never have. Now Savannah is back, and their attraction can’t be denied. But Logan has already sacrificed everything to atone for his sins, and there’s no way he’ll let himself fall for a girl who might never love again.
Melissa West writes heartfelt Southern romance and teen sci-fi romance, all with lots of kissing. Because who doesn’t like kissing? She lives outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband and two daughters and spends most of her time writing, reading, or fueling her coffee addiction.
I feel like I am starting to sound like a broken record when I review books by Melissa West but I almost don’t even care. Trust me when I say that Melissa West and her books need to be on your radar. I fell in love with her writing in the YA genre but she has easily won me over with both her New Adult books and now her Adult Romance books. Your B&B or Mine has a lot of things – wonderful characters, a story that pulled me into their lives, and of course plenty of swoon and banter.
Savannah Hale is headed back to Maple Cove and it isn’t because of anything good. After her mother’s recent passing, she is now trying to figure out what to do with the bed and breakfast her family has run for her entire life. On top of that, there are a lot of painful memories in Maple Cove that Savannah prefers to leave in the past and now that she is back in town, they are all right in front of her – including Logan Park..the man she would prefer not to remember.
What to say about Logan…he definitely has some demons. Growing up in Maple Cove he always noticed Savannah but there were a number of things that kept him from doing anything about it. The first being his family and the thought that he wasn’t good enough for Savannah. He always did his best to keep his distance but then his best friend Will notices Savannah and reason number two turns out to be Will.
West delivers by creating such real characters and stories I can become invested in. I was immediately drawn into this story because I could connect with both Savannah and Logan. I needed to know how Logan was going to get past the guilt he felt not only for being in love with his best friend’s girl but also because he survived. And Savannah was also facing her own guilt – for not being there when her mother died and for not loving Will like she felt she should have. Seeing these two work through all of this and then realizing they both mean more to each other than they thought was what made this story for me. Also, the banter between these two made me smile.
I also loved the secondary characters am crossing my fingers that we get to learn more about Savannah’s brother and sister…and perhaps get glimpses of these two in the future.
As I have said before, if you haven’t read anything by Melissa West yet you should fix that. If you’re looking for a great romance that will have you rooting for both the heroine and hero, consider checking this one out when you can. Great characters, a wonderful story, and of course some swoon to make you want a Logan of your very own.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the review copy!