Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Flowers On Main

When her last two plays are dismal failures and her relationship with her temperamental mentor falls apart, writer Bree O'Brien abandons Chicago and the regional theater where she hoped to make a name for herself to return home. Opening Flowers on Main promises to bring her a new challenge and a new kind of fulfillment.
But not all is peaceful and serene in Chesapeake Shores, with her estranged mother on the scene and her ex-lover on the warpath. Jake Collins has plenty of reasons to want Bree out of his life, but none of those are a match for the one reason he wants her to stay: he's still in love with her.

Jake might be able to get past that old hurt if he knew Bree was home to stay, but is she? The only way to know for sure is to take a dangerous leap of faith.

I'm seeing a theme with the books of the Chesapeake Shores series: the heroines left their lovers/significant other to follow their career/dreams in big cities. Years after they return and fall back in love with said lovers. Okay, I was little turned off when I first read the blurb, but I didn't let that stop me from reading Flowers On Main.

I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it would have been too similar to the first book, but it was different and very much Bree and Jake's story. Jake and Bree have a past full of pain and miscommunication. Jake has a hard time forgiving and forgetting and Bree wants, actually needs him to understand what was happening to her at that time. I found it amusing on how much Jake and Bree tried to avoid each other at all costs, but that didn't always seem to work.

Can't wait to see what the author has in store for us in the next book, Harbor Lights.

Flowers On Main by Sherryl Woods (4/5) Contemporary Romance; Published: Mira (2009); Series: # 2, Chesapeake Shores; 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (82); Keeper shelf;

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