Book Review – Bittersweet

30296362 (1)The new series is set in Vermont. True North is populated by the tough, outdoorsy mountain men that populate the Green Mountain State. They raise cows and they grow apples. They chop a lot of wood, especially when they need to blow off steam. (Beards are optional but encouraged.)

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the orchard.

The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they’d shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago.

At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings, and a dotty grandfather. He doesn’t have time for the sorority girl who’s shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.

Vermont was never in Audrey Kidder’s travel plans. Neither was Griff Shipley. But she needs a second chance with the restaurant conglomerate employing her. Okay—a fifth chance. And no self-righteous lumbersexual farmer will stand in her way.

They’re adversaries. They want entirely different things from life. Too bad their sexual chemistry is as hot as Audrey’s top secret enchilada sauce, and then some.

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5 Stars of Amazingness!

Griff, Griff, Griff, Griff, Griff! Yummy! My new book boyfriend. Yes, you want to read him too, because he is freaking amazing. I wish I could swing by Amazon and pick him up! Oh, wait I did.

Griff and Audrey know each other from college days. He remembers her as a winding road on a hot summer day. Yet, she disappeared before it all began. Imagine his surprise when she shows up on his farm. It’s like they never separated. They fall back into the same easy give and take as college. Only Griff has more on his mind than football. He is now running his family farm and orchard. He’s hoping to make a splash in the cider world and in Audrey’s life too. She’s only in Vermont for her job, then she’ll go back to Boston. How can Griff make her stay? Does she want too? He wants her in his bed every night, waking up to her in the morning. When things go south, he has to fight for what he wants and that is Audrey – no matter what!

Being a chef is all she ever wanted. Yet her job keeps sending her on errands to run, pick up organic produce for pennies on the pound. This is not what she wants to do. A girl’s got to start somewhere. When she runs amuck on Griff’s farm, she isn’t prepared for him and the response her body gives. They hooked up in college, nothing more. It was just a fling. Or was it? The more time she spends with Grumpy Griff and his family, the more she falls in love with them all. This is the family she has always craved. Griff warms her bed at night and during the day she rides around the countryside looking for produce. When she is called back to Boston for work, she leaves without a goodbye. Does she want a life with Griff in rural Vermont? What about her dream of being a chef?

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I fell in love with Griff from the moment I read him. OMG! You need to read him. Give him a gentle try. He’ll be patient and understand. WOW! What a man. You will fall for him too, I promise. I love the writing in this book, I love the characters, even the secondary cast and crew. Thankfully I don’t have to wait for another book, because this book is #1 in the series! SQUEEE, so excited. Super excited. Um, yes I will be reading the rest of the books in the series.

 

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