Room For You by Beth Ehemann — Jenn’s Review

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WHY I READ IT

The blurb sounded great and it has been getting great reviews.

WHAT I RATED IT

off the charts

WHAT IT’S ABOUT

Kacie Jensen has one main priority in her life: raising her twin daughters, Lucy and Piper. Ever since her ex—the girls’ father—vanished four years ago, Kacie’s sworn to keep her head in her studies and her heart out of trouble. Moving back home to her mother’s bed-and-breakfast had seemed like the best way to start over.

But when hockey star Brody Murphy washes up on the front steps of the Cranberry Inn during a raging storm, he awakens a hunger in Kacie that she’s long forgotten…and he opens her eyes to a life she never thought was possible. With so much more to lose this time around, can Kacie trust her heart to make the right decision?

Room for You is the sweet, tantalizing first novel in bestselling author Beth Ehemann’s heartwarming Cranberry Inn series.

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JENN’S REVIEW

Brody Murphy just wants to get home, but the storm of the century is delaying those plans. He finds himself stuck, literally, at an inn for the night. Good looking, successful mama’s boy, Brody has a lot going for him when he knocks on the door of the Cranberry Inn. That’s when Kacie Jensen answers the door and rocks his world.

“I don’t know what I was expecting when I knocked on the door to this inn, maybe a little old cat lady or a family of cannibals in the woods? Whatever it was, it definitely wasn’t her. A pint-sized little cutie whose sparking green eyes nearly knocked me on my ass.”

Kacie is a young, single mom of 5 year old twins.  Four years ago, Zach, Kacie’s boyfriend, and the father of her twins, abandoned them, leaving her to pick up the pieces and put her life back together again.

There is instant chemistry between Brody and Kacie, but Kacie is hesitant. She has been let down by the two men in her life, Zach and her father, and is not ready to hand her heart over again. Brody works at making Kacie trust in him and their relationship. He doesn’t play games or treat her like one of many. He fights for her and protects her. I haven’t even mentioned how he is with Kacie’s daughters, Lucy and Piper. Brody Murphy is 100% swoon worthy.  In fact, one of the things I LOVED about this story is that Brody is not your typical “I’m young and hot and famous so I can sleep with as many woman as possible” character. From the very start he is devoted to Kacie and making their relationship work. For all the times Kacie tries to keep him in the friend-zone, Brody pushes back, making her fall for him.

This book was sweet, at times sexy, and laugh out loud funny. The secondary characters added so much depth to the story, rather than take away from it, which sometimes happens.  From the opening chapter, I found myself completely immersed in the story. The dual point of view keeps you fully entrenched in the  minds of both characters, without having to guess what the other is thinking. The book ends on a very small cliff-hanger, which really only leaves you wanting to dive into the next book immediately, not without answers. Do yourselves a favor and read this. Brody Murphy is about to become your new book boyfriend.

 

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