Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Here to Stay

Here to Stay 

Where Love Begins Book #2

Ebook, paperback

by Melissa Tagg

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers 
  • May 6, 2014
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764211331

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 thoughts: HERE TO STAY is the second book in Ms. Tagg's Where Love Begins series, but it easily stands alone. I fell in love with Blaze in Ms. Tagg's first book Made to Last and couldn't wait for his story. It did start out rather slow, but by the middle my interest was piqued and didn't let go until the end of the book. I enjoyed getting to know Blaze (Blake) and Autumn, their hopes and dreams, and  still loved Blaze just as much when this story ended.  He was a hurting, but real hero. Sweet, and kind, and misunderstood. I enjoyed this book much more than I did the first book in the series, and am looking forward to future stories by Ms. Tagg. 4.5 stars. 

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