Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Secret Bride (Secrets of Cherry Lake Book 5) by Jeannie Watt Review

She’s not running anymore…

After a decade away, Jacie Rose has returned with her daughter to Cherry Lake to renovate a historic hotel…and to lay some ghosts to rest. She knows she’ll have to confront mistakes she made in the past, but she didn’t expect to be living right next door to the guy she once asked to be her husband.

When Brett Jackson was approached ten years ago by Jacie Rose with the wild scheme of marrying her to help her out of a jam, his white knight instincts kicked in and he agreed to be her emergency groom. The only problem was that the bride didn’t show up for the wedding. How’s he supposed to get used to seeing the woman he’s never forgotten every day now that she’s his neighbor?

Determined to provide the secure home life for her daughter that she never had, Jacie is not about to bring a man into her life—even one that she sometimes thinks should have been there all along. But Brett and Jacie soon discover the spark between them is even stronger than before… Now that their paths have crossed again, will they lead them back to the wedding that almost was?

My Review:

A second chance for love.

Ten years ago, Jacie Rose left Cherry Lake.  Before doing so, she left Brett Jackson waiting at the courthouse where they were supposed to be getting married.

Jacie has returned to her hometown to oversee the Montreau Hotel renovation.  Jacie didn’t expect to be renting a house right next door to Brett.  Brett has always wondered why Jacie stood him up on their wedding day without any explanation.

Jacie's daughter, Darby, starts attending horse camp with Brett's cousin Molly, which leads Jacie and Brett to seeing each much more than expected.  Then, one night Brett kisses Jacie.  Everything changes after that.  Will this finally be their time to be together?  Or is it just too late for them? 

This was an easy book to get hooked on. I enjoyed how Jacie and Brett got reacquainted and seeing Jacie’s friendship with Lil and Molly grow.  Georgia and Clinton drove me nuts and I could feel Jacie's tension with dealing with them on the renovation job.  All around, this is a great book.

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