(#2 of The Beachy Bride)
Author: J.B. Hartnett
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Humour
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*Warning: this is a love story with sexual situations and copious swearing. It also deals with an inappropriate relationship between an underage girl and a much older man.
When Katherine Symes experiences heartbreak at the age of twenty, she picks herself up, dusts herself off, and declares no man will ever break her again. The independent, potty-mouthed Katherine makes no apologies for how she lives her life. Marriage, babies, and husbands are ideas she’s never even entertained. There is only one thing she’s never had the guts to do.
Open her own cafe.
The day of her best friend’s engagement, a stranger bulldozes his way into her life. Handsome, tall, and annoying as hell, he pushes all her buttons. A mutual acquaintance introduces them, and the stranger, Holst Rutherford, wastes no time in presenting Katherine with half ownership in a coffee shop he wants to open in Laguna Beach; he just doesn’t want to do it alone.
Can she put up with Holst to achieve her lifelong dream?
Holst moved to the coastal town of Laguna Beach with clear intentions: a fresh start, concentrate on his new business, and enjoy the beach at his doorstep. After ending a toxic relationship, he never considered entering a new one. But there is something about the ever-combative Katherine which makes him realize she could be much more than a business partner. She just might be the one.
However, she is going to need a little convincing.
Here in the story, Katherine wants to open a cafe but knows that she needs help. Enter Holst. A hot man who is more than willing to give Katherine everything that she needs. I mean everything ;) But they have a fiery relationship. Katherine admits that she is a bit of a bitch towards him.
"I was gonna say you're talented, but I was wrong," I mumbled.
"Oh, I have other talents." He grinned.
Quite the charmer. Holst is very interested in Katherine but she of course wants to keep it strictly business. No funny stuff. Hard to do especially when Holst is determined to make a relationship work for them:
She was right though. It was all for the best. Keep things professional. Strictly business. Too bad I wasn't going to do that.
He manages to break down her walls effortlessly. It scares Katherine but it also excites her. She is very happy with Holst... until a whole lot of drama is dumped onto her.
What I absolutely love is the sisterhood between the friends within the story. The women are really close especially Tori and Katherine. They actually assist Fate by giving her a helping hand in ensuring a happily ever after which I think is sweet and endearing. I utterly adore Tori and what she did to ensure that Katherine had her happy ending. Very sneaky ;) Everyone deserves a little bit of happiness in their lives and some sparkle. So go on and enjoy this fun and sweet story.
About the Author . . .
She has always enjoyed writing and at one time thought she could be a singer songwriter...the 'writer' part is the one that stuck.
Julie is obsessed with pi...the equation(and the food). She's allergic to cats and cantaloupe and hates mushrooms...so if you ever want to give her a gift, those are out for sure.She currently lives with her own romance hero husband and two boys in Melbourne, Australia.
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