The Publisher / Author/ Book Tour Company has provided this book club with a copy of this book for review or we have purchased the book with our own funds. The opinions shared about the story are those of the book club or the individual reviewer and not influenced by The Publisher / Author/ Book Tour Company if received for review.Currant Creek Valley by RaeAnne Thayne
Series: Hope's Crossing #4
Published by Harlequin HQN on March 26th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
If you build it, love will come…to Hope's Crossing.
Alexandra McKnight prefers a life of long workdays and short-term relationships, and she's found it in Hope's Crossing. A sous chef at the local ski resort, she's just been offered her dream job at an exclusive new restaurant being built in town. But when it comes to designing the kitchen, Alex finds herself getting up close and personal with construction foreman Sam Delgado….
At first glance, Sam seems perfect for Alex. He's big, tough, gorgeous—and in town for only a few weeks. But when Sam suddenly moves into a house down the road, Alex suspects that the devoted single father of a six-year-old boy wants more from her than she's willing to give. Now it's up to Sam to help Alex see that, no matter what happened in her past, together they can build something more meaningful in Hope's Crossing.
Currant Creek Valley is actually book 4 in the Hope’s Crossing series. This series is reminiscent of Robin Carr’s Virgin Creek series, very character driven. The biggest struggle with reading this book was the number of people we were introduced to right off the bat. While the story itself can be read as a stand-alone title, we would recommend reading the series to get a handle on the who’s who of the town. We definitely enjoyed the main characters, particularly Sam. We found Alex’s aversion to long-term relationships a bit of an over reaction to her past. Overall we found this to be a cute read.
This book received a 6.6 out of 10 rating. Converted to 3.5 for the blog.