Breanna Mitchell is on her way to a relaxing vacation at the ocean. Maybe she'll even have a beachside fling to help her get over a recent breakup.
But when a tropical storm makes her destination hotel uninhabitable, a chance encounter at continental breakfast delivers a fabulous option—with a catch. She and her friends can stay at a privately-owned, three-story oceanfront home—if she pretends to be the girlfriend of the owner's heartbreaker grandson, Ethan. Since he won't even be there, how hard could it be?
Everything is going swimmingly until Bree drinks too much wine and regales the family with romantic tales about her relationship with Ethan. His adorable brother Adam gets suspicious. His marriage-minded grandma gets engagement fever. The beautiful woman next door gets teary-eyed.
And then, Ethan unexpectedly arrives. Suddenly Bree is about to get everything she's ever wished for—but is it what she really wants?
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My Musings :
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
As much as I enjoyed Overeasy, I feel Fresh Brewed was better. I loved the story. It is a very light-hearted simple story with ample room for comical scenes and scrapes Bree can land in.
I enjoyed getting to know Megan, Allie and Bree better in this book. They do know how to land in some ludicrous situations. The previous book had some mysterious element to it. But this one is an out and out romantic comedy with the emphasis on family this time.
The story is done in Bree's POV and I loved hearing her inner voice. Her mind comments had me choking on laughter at times and her penchant to land into hilarious scenes with Ethan's family had me laughing out loud. This is totally a feel good book. If you want some time to refresh yourself this will be a good read for the romance lovers.
The romance is light and subtle. It wasn't overdone and the author has handled it well with the way Bree and Adam get closer to each other. There were a few scenes where I was confused about the male protagonist but it was cleared up soon. The comic scenes were refreshing and the family time with the charades and interaction among Adam's family members was so good. It felt as if I was present among them. The author knows how to make the reader feel immersed in the characters and the story.
I felt Ethan wasn't that well developed. I truly didn't hate him but didn't like him either. Adam was a more mature person with a romantic streak while Bree, well,there are no words to describe her - loyal, friendly, cheesy and loveable goof.
The ending was better than Overeasy. I loved the finale and I hope Adam and Bree have a continuation book of sorts as I would love to spend more time among them and the family.
My rating : 5/5
Pamela Ford is the award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance. She grew up watching old movies, blissfully sighing over the romance; and reading sci-fi and adventure novels, vicariously living the action. The combination probably explains why the books she writes are romantic, happily-ever-afters with plenty of plot - and often lots of laughter.
After graduating from college with a degree in Advertising, Pam merrily set off to earn a living, searching for that perfect career as she became a graphic designer, print buyer, pantyhose sales rep, public relations specialist, copywriter, freelance writer - and finally author. Pam has won numerous awards including the Booksellers Best, the Laurel Wreath, and a gold medal IPPY in the Independent Book Publisher Awards. She is a Kindle Book Awards finalist and a two-time Golden Heart Finalist. She lives in Wisconsin where she is working on her next novel.
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