Saturday, November 08, 2014

At Bluebonnet Lake by Amanda Cabot

About the Book
Marketing maven Kate Sherwood's world is fast-paced, challenging, and always changing. The last thing she wants to do is slow down to a crawl at Rainbow's End, a dilapidated resort in the Texas Hill Country. But she cannot deny her ailing grandmother's request to visit the place where she and her deceased husband spent one glorious week (albeit fifty years ago). There Kate meets Greg Vange, the resort's handyman. But there's more to Greg than meets the eye--billions more, in fact, as he recently sold his successful software company and is at the resort in search of what's next for his life.
Kate isn't looking for romance, but she can't deny the sparks of attraction that fly every time she and Greg are together. She even starts to see potential in the rundown resort. Could there be a future there? Or will Kate's long-sought promotion take her back to the big city?

Amanda Cabot invites readers to step away from the pressures of the daily grind. They might be surprised by what they find at Rainbow's End.

My Thoughts
After enjoying both of this author's historical series I was curious to see how she would handle a contemporary. Thankfully this book was just as good as her previous ones and maybe even a little better. If you're looking for your typical light and sweet contemporary romance then I highly recommend this book. It wasn't a stand out novel but it was a very enjoyable read that I could find no fault with.
I loved the small town setting and all of the people both in town and at the resort were fun characters and you couldn't help but feel like part of the town.
Kate, Greg, Sally, and Roy were all great and their romances were cute to watch unfold.
As the book started I thought I knew exactly how it would end and while I did get some things right it played out differently then I expected, which I liked!
All in all this was a fun read that I'm sure others will enjoy!

Meet the Author
With both parents avid readers, it's no surprise that Amanda Cabot learned to read at an early age. From there it was only a small step to deciding to become a writer. Of course, deciding and becoming are two different things, as she soon discovered. Fortunately for the world, her first attempts at fiction, which included a play for her fifth grade class entitled "All About Thermometers," were not published, but she did meet her goal of selling a novel by her thirtieth birthday. Since then she's sold more than thirty novels under a variety of pseudonyms. When she's not writing, Amanda enjoys sewing, cooking and - of course - reading.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


Kelly Blackwell @ Heres My Take On It said...

I love a small town escape. Great review. Looks like a great way to unwind.

Abbi Hart said...

Kelly-It was! Thank you!

Rissi said...

Glad you enjoyed this one, Abbi. It certainly is the perfect kind of "cozy afternoon" read. :)

Abbi Hart said...

Rissi-I definitely agree!

Amanda Cabot said...

Abbi -- Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my book. I'm absolutely delighted that you enjoyed it.

Abbi Hart said...

Amanda-Thank you!

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