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Brewing up trouble one pint at a time.
What’s a girl to do when the only person who can help her is the man who betrayed her? After years away, Miranda returns to Salvation, Virginia to save her family’s brewery, but her fate is in the hands of her first lover turned enemy, Logan Martin.
Logan, Salvation’s de facto prince, can’t believe his luck when the woman who smashed his heart to smithereens walks into his bank asking for his help. What she doesn’t know is he needs the land her brewery is on. When she tempts him with a bet—if she wins, he gives her the loan; if he wins, she forfeits the land—he knows it’s a sure thing.
An Irresistible Combination
But soon it’s a battle between their attraction for each other and their determination to win, and it’s in each other’s arms that they realize there might be more at stake now than the bet. With the town dead set against the Sweet Salvation Brewery’s success, Logan has to choose between what’s expected of him and what he really wants—even if helping Miranda means she’ll run out of his life once again.
This story has the love/hate type of relationship that I often find difficult to enjoy. Usually, I don't feel the love the main characters have for each other because so much time is spent fighting against the spark between them. This book was different for me though. I could feel the pull between the characters. The battle between them stemmed from outside pressure from nosey busybodies who have nothing better to do than gossip. As a result, Miranda wasn't about to let Logan back into her life again even though the attraction was there.
Miranda got the short end of the stick more than once. She's an accomplished business woman, but the people of her hometown still base their opinion of her on her parents and family. Even her other two successful sisters are looked down upon in town. Miranda and her sisters should be commended for overcoming their past to make something of themselves.I really wanted to see Miranda get her HEA and I wanted to see someone support her for a change.
Logan, on the other hand, I wasn't too happy with. He was born with a silver spoon and has been put on a pedestal by those gossiping nobodies. He seemed arrogant and self-serving a lot of the time, but there was glimpses of caring man here and there... his only salvation for me through most of the book. Eventually, as he matured, he grew on me more. I was hoping that he would be able to stand up for Miranda before it was too late.
Overall, it was a wonderful story about becoming successful, overcoming obstacles, and finding your happiness. I loved it from beginning to end.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and isdesperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.