Sweet Surprises by Shirlee McCoy (Home Sweet Home #2)
In Benevolence, Washington, the Lamont family's delectable handmade chocolates are a precious tradition--and always a reason to return home. And for the most rebellious of the three Lamont sisters, they provide a chance to create a tempting new future, complete with delicious happiness…
Neighbors always ready to help, a laid-back pace--former model Brenna Lamont needs everything that once made her leave her hometown. To help her pregnant sister Addie, Brenna is back to run the family store, Chocolate Haven, and figure out how to start over. But she just can't make the one-of-a-kind Lamont fudge…or make herself really fit in. And with handsome restaurateur River Maynard causing her troubles to boil over big time, can Brenna risk going after what she really wants?
River already has his hands full helping his ailing foster mother save her ranch for troubled children. He's got no time for anything but reality and hard choices. But somehow, a daily dose of Lamont chocolates is helping his mom feel better. And Brenna's kindness and warmth is making him hungry for an unexpected new dream only she and Benevolence's magical sweetness can make come true . . .
Series: A Home Sweet Home Novel (Book 2)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Zebra (July 26, 2016)
Praise for Shirlee McCoy's Apple Valley Novels
"A delicious treat. Don't miss a visit to Apple Valley!" --Emily March, New York Times bestselling author
"Sweet as pie." --Publishers Weekly
"A wonderful, warmhearted story." --RT Book Reviews My review: Sweet Surprises by Shirlee McCoy (Home Sweet Home #2) 5 STARS I want fudge now! Even the mistakes Brenna keeps throwing out sound good. Brenna Lamont has come back home after her life fell apart to help her grandfather is his candy shop. Brenna spends a lot of time trying to make the family top secret fudge and other candies. This Sweet Surprises is a yummy book. It is very touching. Lots of drama, interesting characters that I want to see more of, a little mystery and lots of chocolate. Oh lets not forget the humor or the romance. It is also a clean read. River Maynard is back in Benevolence, Washington, A place he did not want to be. The foster mother he lived in had a stroke, Her ranch and home has a worn look. His foster mother has a bunch of free loaders living with her too. He is determined to make things better for her.
I am very interested to what will happen to some of the characters in the next book. It does a great job of teasing you to want more.
I love the small town of Benevolence. I want more than just one more book set in it.
I like ShirleeMcCoy's writing style. I will read more books by her in the future.
I was given this Arc from NetGalley and Kensington Books. I promised to give a honest review of Sweet Surprises in return.