Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Book review: Take Me Home (Country Roads #1) by Inez Kelley
Available Nov/2013 ebook
Logging manager Matt Shaw is wary when Kayla Edwards, the owner of Mountain Specialty Spices, hires his firm to harvest timber on her Appalachian property. It’s a place he knows better than the back of his calloused hand—it’s his family’s old homestead, lost years ago in a painful foreclosure. He’s hauled himself up from dirt-floor poor since then, and resolves to stay professional… But Kayla’s vivacious beauty makes it hard to focus on his job.
Home. That’s how army-brat-turned-foodie Kayla feels about her new mountain hideaway. What’s more, the hottest lumberjack ever to swing an axe has agreed to manage her timber crop and get the old maple syrup operations back on tap. Matt’s ruggedly sexy ways and passion for the land have her falling hard.
The heat between them grows wild…until Kayla discovers that Matt hasn’t been upfront with her. She feels devastated, and worst of all, used. How can Matt prove it’s her he wants and not her land?
This is the first book in a trilogy of the Country Roads series by Inez Kelly. Matt Shaw had a rough childhood. Oh it had it's happy moments as with most kids it doesn't take a lot to make them happy but they never had much money and seem to be short on other things. Then one day it all came crashing down completely when they lost the family home and the mountain property around it to foreclosure. He was homeless. Now years later he's a grown man and back in his hometown working for a logging company. He finds himself assigned to the very property his family owned all those years ago. Kayla was a Army brat and now as her parents are both gone now was looking for a place to call home and this mountain land called to her and fits her business ideas. Matt and Kayla sizzle on the page. You feel for Matt and what he went through as a child but Kayla is not without her own issues in her past. Along with this story you get some lessons on logging and trees that i found interesting. It didn't overpower the book which i appreciated. Fore me i enjoyed all the aspects of this book. It's a comfortable read with a great story with some extra info included on logging and making maple syrup as well but it blends with the story to enhance it. I like the secondary characters as well and look forward to more from this series. A great beginning.
Find out more about this book and Inez Kelley the author here www.inezkelley.com