Daniel Cavanaugh has it all—a lucrative career as a lawyer, a gorgeous fiancée, and his future mapped out for him. So why is he feeling increasingly dissatisfied with his life? When the assignment to handle his late grandmother’s estate takes him to the California coast, Daniel welcomes the escape. Staying at the nearby bed-and-breakfast isn’t really his style, but he soon realizes the inn may hold the key to the answers he’s been seeking. Spindrift Cove has few opportunities for a young unmarried woman like Sarah Michaels. Even so, she enjoys her solitude as owner and chef at the Neverland Inn. She thrives on catering to the needs of her guests and treating them to her fantastic cooking. But when Daniel walks through her door, he immediately tests her patience. Though he is handsome and well-bred, she finds him insufferable. Soon, however, the tranquility of the inn works its magic, and Daniel and Sarah forge a sweet and unexpected connection—until the life he left behind in the city demands his return and it seems that a happily ever after may not be on the menu after all.
MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
This is a well-written, wonderfully predictable , "feel good" story!
The Neverland Inn was a home which once belonged to Sarah's aunt, one she was raised in part of her life, and now it belonged to her. What better way to honor her aunt's memory than make it into a cozy Bed and Breakfast Inn? She eagerly tried to make all welcome, as her aunt would have, plus, fix the wonderful, mouthwatering recipes her aunt had taught her to make.
When it slowed down, she had her lovable, quirky best friend, Michelle, to add "spice" to her life.
Daniel was morose standing at the burial of his beloved grandmother. How could hid dad be so "cold" at the death of his own mother? Always efficient and businesslike, his mother and father urged him to hurry and get the estate sale and auction matters completed and join them for pressing social events and spend time with his absentee fiance who would be returning to San Francisco any day. A gorgeous, sophisticated fiance of mostly his parents choosing.
Feeling restless and grieving for the one he knew had truly loved him, Daniel decided to stay in the area a few days and explain later. However, hid Five Star hotel room was already booked for the advance days. This forced him to find a different place. He sett;ed on a remote B & B in the area.. When he arrived, nobody answered his supplications. When he went around to the backyard, the owner actually immediately fell for him! ...or should I say on him?!
Sarah, had never had a person so uptight and formal stay at her inn. She was determined to "loose" him up... That is if he stayed more than one night, or two.
This is a relaxing, fun story of two entirely different individuals, yet, deep inside, craved the same things. What Sarah had not realized is Daniel wasn't free, and would soon be married.
There are several twists in Sarah, Daniel's and other 's lives which keeps the reader interested.
The characters are very endearing, the scenes easily visualized, The book Cover and title chosen very well.
I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no suggestion for a positive review. This is my honest reveiw.
K.C. Grant loves to write! From bad poetry at the age of seven to not-too-much-later attempts at a novel where the main character was a talkative red-haired girl (yes, that wasn't very creative) she has loved to create stories. In her adult career, she has written for family oriented magazines like BackHome, Parents and Kids, The Washington Family and LDSLiving. She was so excited about the release of her first novel in 2010, "Abish: Daughter of God." A sequel, "Abish: Mother of Faith" continues the story of Abish and focuses on the mothers of the stripling warriors.
K.C. will also get to continue her fascination with the setting of Mexico (this time with a modern twist) when her suspense novel titled "Venom" which came out January 2012.
She also belongs to three writers' groups and various other organizations that keep her very busy.