Jillene McDermott is a widow with two daughters, trying to make a success of her late husband's coffee bar. Things aren't going well and her debt is getting higher. Then she meets Vince Tremonti, a successful True-Crime writer who has returned to his hometown to visit his father and rethink his career. Vince doesn't think the time is right for him to get involved with anyone. But as he and Jillene keep getting thrown together due to her daughters' scheming, Vince must might change his mind.
This was a solid contemporary romance with realistic characters. Jillene and Vince feel like real people with real problems. You couldn't help rooting for them, even if Vince had some commitment issues. I loved the secondary romance in this book which had Vince's dad trying to ask a lady he had loved for years to a Lobster dinner. My only problem with this book was that Vince took until the last few pages of the book to actually tell Jillene about his career problems that had brought him back to his hometown. My rating: 4 Stars.
Jillene is recently widowed with two tween daughters. Her husband left her the coffee bar, and a huge debt. Renaming the coffee joint and breathing new life into it cause her daughters to see how hard their mom works. So they write her a personal ad.
Vince is back home to rethink his career as a crime writer. He meets Jillene at Java the Hut, and can't get her out of his mind. When he stops by her house, jillene gets some creep calling her about her personal ad, and Vince takes care of it for her as her "boyfriend."
Suddenly, lattes aren't the only thing steaming up Blue Heron Beach
I just started reading books by this author- this is another good one!