About the book: Emily Carter is on the fast track to success when the unthinkable happens: a tragic accident claims the lives of her parents. Now Emily must set aside her dreams and raise her two younger siblings, Annie and Bryce. Emily and Annie are sisters, but that doesn't mean they are anything alike. Whereas Emily reacts to the tragedy with her characteristic stoic calm, passionate Annie spirals into depression. Just when things seem like they can't get any more difficult, Emily's older half-brother and his fiancee arrive, not to help but to claim the family home he's inherited from their parents. Without a place to call their own, Emily must take action—and fast. When an exciting employment opportunity arises in Utah, the displaced Carters decide to build a new life in a new home. But it soon becomes clear that their future prospects will go far beyond professional as each sister is faced with an unexpected romance. Yet love is never simple, and in matters of the heart, one sister must proceed with caution while the other needs to take a leap of faith.
My review: I was blown away by this book! I really loved the whole thing. It's pretty much the perfect contemporary romance.
I loved Emily. She's really unselfish. When her parents died, she gave up her job she loved, her condo and pretty much her whole life to take care of her two younger siblings. But now it's been 9 months and her older half brother has decided to get married and that means that Emily, and her siblings Annie and Bryce, will no longer have a place to live. I loved the way that Emily's main concern was that Bryce have a place to live in the area so that he could finish out the school year, and that Annie stay in LA to work more on her acting career. So unselfish.
I loved the way she met Joel. Joel is Jason's fiance's brother. Joel is going to be remodeling the kitchen for Jason and Rachel because they are Jewish, and they need to have a Kosher kitchen. I loved Joel, he's amazing with Emily's younger siblings. Emily and Jason have a huge connection, but Emily knows it can never go anywhere because she wants nothing less than a Temple marriage. She knows just how much work Joel would have to go through to convert.
The plot of this one takes you all over, from life in busy, crazy LA to life on a ranch in small town Utah. There are tons of conflicts going on, making the plot come to life and almost jump off the page. I loved the way they were mostly resolved, but some of them left me wanting more. I'm really hoping for more to find out just what happens to Emily and Joel and Annie and Bryce!
I loved this book so much! Go grab this one and read it for yourself!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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