Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Wishing Season Book Review


About the Book

She daydreams of whipping up sauces and souffles in her own restaurant. His heart is set on helping foster children. Both dreams are at stake. So are their hearts.

With grand plans to open her own bed & breakfast in Chapel Springs, PJ McKinley can't afford the most crucial part: the brick and mortar. But when the owner of a local historic home announces a contest and promises her property to the worthiest candidate, PJ makes a fervent wish and tosses her name into the hat.

Cole Evans is cool, confident, and successful, but he'll never forget his roots. He's thankful for how far he's come and knows his life could have turned out drastically different. If he can win the stately old mansion, he'll turn it into a home for children aging out of the foster system.

When the eccentric house owner narrows the entries down to only two applicants, she extends the contest, giving PJ and Cole one year to prove which one of them can make the best use of her beloved home. As the pair competes in close proximity, something deeper than rivalry sparks between PJ and Cole. And in this battle, they're likely to lose their hearts. (Goodreads)

My Review

I read the first book in this series and while it was a decent read, it wasn't my favorite. I was hesitant on reading this one until I read that it had PJ cooking. I love books that involve cooking, restaurants, etc. So that being said, this was a pretty good book for a contemporary romance. Hunter has her own wit and humor that she adds to stories and this book was full of good lines. I love the setting and PJ's character, she is a good role model to read about. Cole struggles and I liked being able to see that he wasn't perfect. Some parts were really predictable but still enjoyable. The love story is sweet but I liked the other parts of the story line more.
I wish there was more detail on the foster children and cooking aspects but this book made a great combination of the two.

"I received this book from BookLook Bloggers for free in exchange for an honest review."

1 comment:

My Recent Favorite Books said...

I enjoy books by Denise Hunter, this sounds interesting! =)