Decidedly With Love
From the author of sexy romantic comedies comes the story of a meddling grandmother searching for lifelong love. For her hockey player grandson…
I own Aphrodite's Boutique, a store that I adore with all my heart, and which is at risk of being replaced with a condo development.
Losing the boutique also means the loss of my wishing-well fountain. The proceeds from it go to a local center for underprivileged kids.
To save them both, all I have to do is pretend to be Travis Hamilton's girlfriend.
Sounds simple enough. Right?
Except he and I have a history together...but he doesn't seem to remember me.
My feisty, well-meaning grandmother raised me after my parents died, but now she's determined to help me find The One. But when most women I meet tend to be only interested in my hockey-player salary, why bother?
Only a fake girlfriend will deter my grandmother's matchmaking scheme.
Too bad the one woman who can help me is the sexy redhead who wants to assist me as much as she wants her eyeballs dunked in hot sauce and barbecued.
To convince her, I promise to help her with her own dilemma. And to sweeten the deal? A Magic Mike number, with my teammates, to raise money for the community center.
But sometimes fire and ice really do mix. Now I have to decide if love is in the air—and if together, Emma and I make something hotter. Something stronger. Something real.
Decidedly with Love is a standalone romance. All the books in the series can be read in any order.
"Be warned dear reader, this book will have you giggling and blushing as you devour it"—Subclub Books
"I laughed with this book, but also cried a lot"—Blog on the Run
Review: By The Bay 3: Decidedly With Love
Decidedly With Love by Stina Lindenblatt is the third book in her latest series, By The Bay . Quite possibly my favorite in this series so far thanks to the wonderfully adorable grandmother, the fountain and the two main characters.
Travis is another hockey player, friends with Trent from book 1 and teammates with Josh from book 2. He lost his parents young and has been with his grandmother since. She is his world and he dotes on her like she is his world. When he picks her up for a doctors appointment from a visit to Aphrodite's Boutique with her other silver-haired friends he is instantly drawn to the store owner, Emma.
Emma remembers Travis from high school, remembers the pain of his brush off and is not surprised to notice he doesn't remember her at all. When he keeps showing up in her life and just won't leave her be she finds he is there to possibly save the day, or at least her lease issue. All she has to do is to agree to be his fake girlfriend so that his wonderful grandmother stops trying to set him up on terrible dates.
Sounds easy right? That's what they thought too. Funny, emotional, slightly tear-jerking, this story, told in dual POV was a pleasure to read. Enjoy!
A Great Read
I loved reading Emma and Travis's story. They have great chemistry and I had plenty of laugh out loud moments, which is something that I love in a book. I can’t wait for the next story, as I am sure it will be just as great or even better, but I do recommend this book and entire series to anyone who loves a little comedy with their romance.
Another Great Read
Emma, the owner of Aphrodite’s Boutique and a writer of an advice column just wants someone to love her. Travis does not want anything to do with commitment or love. I enjoyed reading about this couple. I found the story to be touching and hilarious. I can’t wait to read the next story in the series.