Saturday, 5 November 2016

Review: Love On Tap by Judi Lynn

There’s a different rhythm to life in small-town Mill Pond, Indiana. And with the easy pace come friendships that are built to last and love that starts out on a slow simmer…
Charming boutiques, picturesque farms, and a growing foodie scene have turned Mill Pond into a tourist destination. And thanks to the culinary skills of Paula Hull, its beautiful rural resort is leading the way. The widowed mom left behind the stress of the New York City restaurant world to spend more time with her two young children. And now she’s ready to see if there’s more out there for her than being a chef and single parent…

Chase Atwood is the local good guy with a bad reputation. He’s a respected business owner and trusted friend, but the drop-dead gorgeous bar owner usually has women beating down his door—and Paula knows to keep her distance. His burgers and beer, on the other hand, are not off limits. But their mutual admiration is always on the back burner—until Chase turns up the heat. Soon he’s determined to prove to Paula that he’s the one key ingredient missing in her life…

ebook, 256 pages
Expected publication: November 22nd 2016 by Lyrical Press

Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  The expected publication date is November 22nd.  Thank you.

This review may have some indirect spoilers without being specific.

This is one of those feel good stories.  All the people are beautiful, the town is wonderful and friendly and conflict rarely happens.  It is the perfect daydream.  This was a plus and a minus in my books. On the plus side, everything was rainbows and unicorns and on the minus side everything was also rainbows and unicorns.

This is what I mean.  Every male character was drop dead gorgeous.  From Paula's boss, whom I think may have been featured in a another story, to her new assistant and then to Chase.  The reader hears how attractive these three are over and over.  A nice problem to have I guess.

I was guilty of not reading the synopsis prior to reading the book.  This had left me a little confused because although I knew there would be a romance, I did not know who with.  It took a long time before the reader realizes that it is Chase who is the male lead.  For a while I thought it may have been the assistant.  Had I have read the caption, I would have know to be a little more patient with the storyline because at first it is not overly obvious.

This is a story for someone who wants to read something where there is little to no conflict.  The story only had an up side, to working its way to a major conflict/turning point.  Yes there are some sad things in the story (death) and some nasty characters (Jason) but when it comes to Paula and Chase...smooth sailing the entire way.  Personally I would have preferred a little bit more drama to keep me on my toes.

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