I had only read one Georgia Beers book prior to this (Starting from Scratch – it’s reviewed here) and I have to say that I liked this one just as much. I know it’s an older book – copyrighted in 2001 – but the ebook was release a few months ago and I just got it. I have such a hard time reading paper books now… You’d never believe how much my reading has increased since moving to ebook!
Anyway, the story is an interesting love triangle involving Melanie Larson, Taylor Rhodes, and Taylor’s widower dad, Ben. Melanie recently resigned from her high-powered marketing position in Chicago, where she had no life whatsoever outside of work. At 33, she decided that it was time to reevaluate what she was doing with herself. So it’s perfect timing when her favorite uncle calls and asks her to check out the bookstore that he gave to his daughter, Samantha, and her soon-to-be ex-husband. So Melanie packs up and heads to Rochester. It’s at Samantha’s rented carriage house that Melanie meets Ben and Taylor and immediately likes them both.
That’s all you’ll get out of me on the plot. I liked the main characters very much and they were easy to connect to and to understand. Beers has a way with drawing the reader in and made me feel like I was in the same room as the characters, watching the scenes unfold. There’s nothing particularly spectacular or shocking that happens but I truly enjoyed getting to know the characters and was happy to be with them for the ride.