Monday, July 21, 2014

Review: Here To Stay by Melissa Tagg


About the book:
After playing nomad for five years, Blake Hunziker has finally had enough of adventure. Not sure what reception he'll get from everyone back in Whisper Shore, he's stunned at not only a warm welcome from his hometown but also a job offer. The job is his if he can successfully pull off the annual Christmas Festival. If only he knew the first thing about coordinating events...

If there's one thing Autumn Kingsley knows, it's Whisper Shore. For years, she's been stuck running her family's inn when all she wants is to see the world. Now she has a visit scheduled from a potential investor who could take over the inn, as well as a dream job offer in Paris. But with just two weeks to whip the inn into shape, her chance at escape is a long shot.

The Hunzikers and the Kingsleys may not get along, but Blake knows Autumn's the only one who can help him. She agrees to a trade--she'll help with the Festival and he'll help with inn repairs. But what was meant to be a simple deal quickly becomes much more than that when the guy who's done running away joins forces with the girl who can't wait to leave.
My rating:
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My thoughts:

I had HIGH expectations for Here To Stay. After loving Tagg's debut novel, Made To Last, I could hardly wait to read this book (especially since Blake was my favorite character from MTL). I'm so happy that it met my expectations and I loved this book!

Blake/Blaze was so funny, just like in MTL, but we also got to see a deeper side to him in Here To Stay, and I loved that. I also loved all the little things he did for Autumn - some were so sweet they brought tears to my eyes. Speaking of Autumn, she was a great character and perfect for Blake! I really liked her (and Blake's) journey in this book.

I loved the location where Here To Stay took place. I wouldn't mind staying at the Kingsley Inn...it sounds like a great place with a fabulous view! There are a couple other things I loved about Here To Stay, but since some of them took place near the end of the story, I'll refrain from sharing. ;)

Overall, I loved Here To Stay! I definitely recommend it if you enjoy fun contemporary reads with romance and some deep moments. Fantastic book - one that I can see myself rereading!

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6 comments:

  1. I absolutely love her first book and fell in love with Blaze! I was so excited to see her next book was going to be his story! I can't wait to read this one!

    Stephanie C.

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    1. Me too! I hope you enjoy this book...I think you will, since you loved book one. ;)

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  2. Thanks so much for this super kind review, Melanie. It made for a wonderful start to my Monday. And Stephanie, yay, I'm so glad you liked Blaze. Hope you enjoy Here to Stay. :D

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    1. Thank you for the great story! I can't wait to read your next one. :)

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  3. Yay! Glad you liked this one, Melanie. Me, too. Melissa has a great knack for making her readers giggle throughout the entire story - and that was definitely one of the perks of this followup. Cannot wait for her third novel. :)

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