Book Review: The Inn at Laurel Creek by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson

The inn at Laurel CreekTitle: The Inn at Laurel Creek

Author: Carolyn Ridder Aspenson

Series: None (but I think the author should turn this into one)

Publisher: Booktrope

Released: October 8, 2014


Book Summary:

From the best-selling author of the Angela Panther series comes the contemporary romance novella: The Inn At Laurel Creek

Do You Believe in Love at First Sight?

Frustrated and hurt by the news of her ex-boyfriend’s pending marriage to a virtual stranger, Carly escapes to a small-town bed and breakfast in the mountains of North Georgia to heal her wounded heart.

At the inn, Carly meets struggling musician Ben, and their instant connection is undeniable. Even though she knows next to nothing about the sexy singer with the crooked smile and sensitive soul, that doesn’t stop her heart from suddenly feeling like its home.

Can Carly’s newfound feelings survive when she discovers Ben isn’t who he seems?




Love at first sight novels are a hard thing to sell me on.  And honestly for the first half of this novella I just wasn’t buying it.  I’m glad I stuck with it because by the time I hit the mid way point of this story I was sold and rooting for Carly and Ben.

I loved the setting for this book. The  Bed and Breakfast owners Stan and Lou were a hoot.  I totally think the author should write more novellas set at this magical retreat Georgia.

This is an 85 page novella but I felt the story was told well and I was satisfied by the end. It’s hard for me to buy into a relationship that develops to the point this one did in just a few days but that is part of the charm of the setting of this book. The Inn at Laurel Creek is a place where miracles occur.

4 stars

Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book

Content: some mild/moderate language and profanity, innuendo and a fade to black sex scene

Source: Review copy from author

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  1. I am glad you were able to pick this up and managed to enjoy it at the end. I think I might give this one a miss though, because I don’t really like love at sight books much and that puts me off. Great review!

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