Review: A Spiced Apple Winter (Fairfield Orchard #2) by Emma Cane

December 23, 2016 Review 0

Review: A Spiced Apple Winter (Fairfield Orchard #2) by Emma Cane

Welcome back to Fairfield Orchard, where apples and romance are ripe for the picking...

Actor Tyler Fairfield is Spencer Hollow’s only home-grown celebrity. To Brianna MacDougall, he’s a friend who became a lover over the course of one wild night in New York City. They both agreed it was a mistake—so why can’t Bri forget? Maybe because Tyler makes her feel like the only person in a crowded room. Or because his kisses melt her like warm caramel over ice cream. Tyler back in town means temptation 24/7. Bri has more than enough on her plate producing a holiday play and running her family business, but this new secret fling can’t last (right?) so she intends to enjoy every minute of it...

Bri’s like no woman Tyler’s known—including Gabrielle, his former costar. Fairfield Orchard and Tyler himself are part of the plan to rehabilitate Gabrielle’s image, but scorching encounters and tender moments with Bri make Tyler wish he hadn’t signed on. He’d trust Bri with anything; she’s his heart and his home. But proving it to her may bring more drama than either of them bargained for...

Title: A Spiced Apple Winter (Fairfield Orchard #2)
Author: Emma Cane
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: All I Want for Christmas Is a Cowboy
Series: Fairfield Orchard #2
Published by Avon
Source: Publisher
Published: December 27, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 384
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Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: four-flames

Oh boy, this read had it all – friends-turned-lovers, regret, angst, happiness, redemption…Bri is a strong female lead who’s dealing with her dad’s Alzheimer’s and managing her family’s general store. She is a sweet woman, always looking out for everyone, but she’s not so sweet that it turns you off. She strikes that hard-to-manage balance of gently flawed (wanting what’s best for everyone, even sometimes to the detriment of herself, but never a martyr).

Tyler is just a generally good guy. He’s had everything handed to him on a platter except for his personal flaw…And this was my only issue with the book. Tyler doesn’t want to tell Bri about his learning disability because he feels it’ll make him feel closer to her.

Yeah. That was a stretch.

But, aside from that, this is a story about two good people who are really great together. I enjoyed how they spoke to each other like adults, so the only roadblocks to their relationship were those that they perceived might hurt others (such as the paparazzi exposing their affair while Tyler was supposed to be publicly dating a former costar).

This was an enjoyable read, and the ending had me all smiles. Four and a half stars.

 

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