Can love overcome fear?
It's been two years since Sophie was dumped at the altar, and she's scarred, but wiser. She has a career she loves, good friends, and a caring family. It should be more than enough, and she wants to vanquish the part of her that still craves something more.
This year, unable to bear one more "festive" get together where everyone gives her sad eyes and asks how she's doing, she heads to River's Sigh B & B, a picturesque spot she discovered online. It will be a New Year's celebration for one, a place to unwind and kick off her new resolution: to embrace single life as a permanent choice.
Jesse Ales has found the perfect way to avoid the world this holiday season. He'll be the caretaker at River's Sigh B & B and enjoy a break from well-meaning friends who think he should be over his ex-wife. The whole place will be deserted, except for some eccentric old woman holidaying alone in the wilderness. Even after making her breakfast every day, he'll have plenty of time to plan his new life: committed bachelorhood.
When chance throws Sophie and Jesse together in a pub, a night of alcohol, food, and laughter-infused lunacy almost leads to a one-night stand. They're both shaken, but doubly resolved to remain single.
And then they meet again at River's Sigh and realize they're about to spend a week alone together—twenty miles from their nearest neighbor. They'll each have to face their worst fears: their own unacknowledged yearnings for a love that lasts.
Can love tempt them to commitment a second time around? Maybe. If they're brave enough . .
Another great read!
This is just a great afternoon read. It isn't all cut and dried and you think you have it and there it goes again. It has a wonderful ending and can't say enough, except hurry up with another, but longer as I don't want it to come to the end.
Made me laugh, brought a few tears - a great read.
Although this is the 3rd book in the River’s Sigh series it stands alone and you won’t feel you’ve missed anything if you haven’t read the others. However, you really should read them because they are great books.
Sophie has always felt like she’s the odd girl out. Her tastes can be a bit quirky and she loves food and cooking. She’s healthy and fit so she doesn’t mind being a bit curvy.
Jesse is still recovering from his divorce and he’s surprised to figure out that he actually had a good time with his family on Christmas day. He still has no interest in a long term relationship but when he sees Sophie across the room at the pub he frequents he is drawn to her.
This story captivated me from the very beginning and I didn’t want to put it down. Ev Bishop writes characters that are interesting believable. Sophie and Jesse have to get through a bunch of misunderstandings, and a meddler that caught me by surprise, before they get to their HEA but reading this story was pure enjoyment.
I wish I could be better at writing reviews of books I really like; for some reason books I love are much harder to review than ones I don’t enjoy. I never feel like my reviews do the book justice and this book is one I really enjoyed. Ev Bishop writes fantastic stories and I can’t wait for the next one!
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.