Author: Catherine Bennett
Publisher: Astraea Press
Release Date: January 12, 2015
Life holds no surprises for Devon Murphy. Her life consists of keeping tabs on her aging Irish father, working part time at a coffee shop, and building her online graphics design business. Devon’s only tricky situation is a shallow relationship with the pampered and affluent Michael Turner, who sees her as just another woman to conquer.
Following his father’s death, Brandon’s only goal is to expand the family business and live life on his own terms. That is, until he walks into the coffee shop one snowy evening and meets the enchanting, red-haired barista behind the counter. But can Devon and Brandon’s attraction for each other be strong enough to help erase their deepest disappointments and renew their faith in God?
This book sounded really good, but it turned out to be only so-so. At first the characters drew me in, but as I got further in, somehow I became less invested in the characters. It felt like a really good book could have come of this story, but it didn’t.
There were things in the book that pulled me from the story. One of those things were times when in the main character point of view, her parents were referred to by their first names, but other times as her mom and dad. Also, much of the description in the book seemed to distract from the story rather than enhance it. Also, in the book an upcoming event would me discussed, but sometimes it would then skip to after the event and just have a few sentences explaining what happened. I think including the events would have added to the story. There were also a number of editing mistakes.
I did like characters for the most part, and there were some scenes I liked. However, overall, the book was only an okay read. I do really like the cover.
Source: Review Copy