Serving Up a Sweetheart was such an enjoyable story! This storyline works very well in novella form, since the two main characters know each other from the past. They now must get to know each other in the present and in this novella that proves to be the biggest challenge of all.
Meadow Larson carries a lot of pain and many hurtful memories from high school. When she should have had friends and been storing up happy memories, she instead faced constant bullying by a popular girl and her friends. Meadow overcame a lot from her past and I really liked her character. I found her reactions and lack of trust to be very understandable.
The fact that Colin McGrath was a part of the group and dating the girl who made Meadow’s high school experience so hard is something that he has regretted for years. He is not the same man that he was as a boy. But, the problem is going to be convincing Meadow that a person can change as much as he has. I really liked Colin, as well. I appreciated that he recognized the way he had failed Meadow so many years ago and was determined to set things right. Their romance and attraction was sweet and the story flowed very nicely.
This novella is part of the A Year of Weddings 2 set of novellas and is a good addition to the series. I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. (4 stars)
ABOUT THE BOOK:
They’ve helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.
Meadow knows how to serve delicious food to match any wedding theme. But can she accept love when it’s served up on a silver platter?
During one of the biggest weeks of her catering career, Meadow Larson’s kitchen roof caves in after an unrelenting blizzard. She has to accept help from the last person on earth she wants to see: Colin McGrath. The tormentor from her past is now a contractor, her new neighbor—and the only person available to take on a project of this size.
Colin is aware God has given him a second chance to make things right with Meadow after bullying her in high school. After years of regret and guilt, Colin is determined to earn her respect and forgiveness, no matter what it takes.
It’ll take an extreme kitchen renovation, several cooking lessons, a little lace, and a lot of grace, but God is using this renovation project not only to restore Meadow’s heart, but also to restore Colin’s integrity in her eyes. Will Meadow learn to trust the new Colin even as their relationship grows from a business exchange to something more meaningful?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Cheryl Wyatt writes romance with virtue. She’s earned RT Top Picks, spots #1 and #4 on her debut publisher’s Top 10 Most-Blogged-About-Books list, Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence final, and other awards. Cheryl loves readers! Join her newsletter at http://www.CherylWyatt.com. Facebook: CherylWyattAuthor Twitter: @cherylwyatt