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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Herons Landing by Joann Ross

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: May 22, 2018

All it takes is one very rude, very unreasonable client for Brianna Mannion to decide it's time to go home. She's had a very profitable career working in the hotel industry. She's ready to return to her hometown and figure out what to do next. It isn't long before she decides to buy an old Victorian home she's loved since childhood. Her plan is to turn it into a bed and breakfast.

Brianna's headstrong and knows she can make it work. Even if it means working with the best local contractor in town. A man she's been in love with since they were both teens. Seth Harper married Brianna's best friend. He's a widower now, but she needs to keep this completely professional if she's going to turn the bed and breakfast into a thriving business.

Seth has no plans to ever remarry. Something about Brianna, however, just feels right. While his brain is happy saying no, his heart isn't quite as agreeable.

This is a pleasing start to the new Honeymoon Harbor series. The town is small and quaint with characters you enjoy getting to know. I loved the chemistry between Brianna and Seth. I also loved how both of them had the same vision of how the Victorian should look when all was said and done.

There are a couple of other smaller plots in the book. One involves Seth's parents who are on a trial separation, essentially. I liked their characters, but I didn't like how it would jump in and take me from Seth and Brianna's romance. The other is Brianna's other best high school friend and her upcoming marriage. That could have been its own novella and not part of Herons Landing.

It will be interesting to see what happens next in this series. I'm eagerly awaiting the next novel.

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