Cozy Lake Endwell, Michigan, seems the perfect place for Jade Emerson's new T-shirt shop—and perhaps a fresh start. After a lifetime of letdowns, she is finally ready to face the future on her own. So when local wilderness guide Bryan Sheffield offers to help Jade overcome a past trauma, she warns him they will remain strictly business. But soon, with the help of Bryan's big, complicated family and a boisterous St. Bernard named Teeny, Jade's frozen heart begins to thaw. Now Jade wonders if she can return the favor, bringing a little happiness to a man who has long kept his own sorrow under wraps…
First, as a Michigander, I love that Lake Endwell is set in Michigan:) It was fun to return to this setting with two characters that you'll quickly find yourself rooting for. Both Jade and Bryan are trying to overcome hurting pasts that have left them wounded--but not in a way that creates a victim mentality. I love the strength of both of these characters and their desire to grow past their fears and hurts. I also love the wit and banter that Kemerer seems to effortlessly write, giving plenty light moments and laughter.
If you're preparing for spring break or just a relaxing weekend, I highly recommend Her Small Town Romance as a wonderful read. You can purchase it here, or leave a comment here or on my Facebook page for a chance to win a copy. I'll reveal the winner next Friday!
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