From a “must-read voice in romance” (Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author) comes a charming opposites-attract romance about two lonely hearts discovering that love doesn’t always go according to plan.
June Wu always has it all together—only now, she’s in over her head. Her family’s inn desperately needs guests, her mother’s medical debts are piling up, and the surly, if sexy, stranger next door is driving away the customers she has left! When he asks for June’s help, though, she can’t say no. After all, his new bar could be just what the upcoming Pumpkin Festival needs to bring in more tourists. But with the fierce attraction between them, will working together be playing with fire?
Ex-soldier Clay Hawthorne prefers being on his own. He’s moved to Blue Cedar Falls for one reason—to carry out his best friend’s dream of opening a bar in the hometown he’ll now never return to. But the town’s business association is trying to stop Clay’s progress. June soon becomes his biggest supporter, and while their partnership is supposed to be only temporary, for the first time Clay wants something permanent—with June. Can two total opposites really learn to meet each other in the middle?
Includes the bonus novella Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs by Annie Rains!
The Inn on Sweetbriar Lane by Jeanie Chin is sweet biracial romance novel. The amazing heroine and her family in this book are of Asian ethnicity and the hero is the typical white American. This story of one loyal daughter trying to bring business back to her family’s inn and community. An American man comes and is instantly disliked by the community. Over time, he makes friends and understands the community. A community in which he wants to build a bar. At first, he wants to build the bar his best friend and former solider wanted. But as time flies by, he learns it is also what he wants. One woman, June Wu, helps him realize what he wants in life and what he wants for his bar. Together they both finds ways to make the community and each other stronger. I loved this sad yet heartfelt story. It is deep and engaging. I can definitely see the characters banding together to rid the white soldier and then to keep him. Funny and charming, Jeannie Chin writes a novel worthy of reading time and time again.