Author: Susan May Warren
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction
Source: Kritters Ramblings
Goodreads: Hawaii was the last place Grace Christiansen ever imagined she’d vacation, much less fall in love. But when her family surprises her with a cooking retreat in paradise, she is pulled—or maybe yanked—away from her predictable, safe life and thrown headfirst into the adventure of a lifetime.
Max Sharpe may make his living on the ice as a pro hockey player, but he feels most at home in the kitchen. Which is why he lives for the three-week culinary vacation he takes each year in Hawaii. Upon being paired with Grace for a cooking competition, Max finds himself drawn to her passion, confidence, and perseverance. But just when Grace dares to dream of a future beyond her hometown, Max pulls away.
Wrestling with personal demons, Max fights against opening his heart to a love he knows he should never hope for. And as his secrets unfold, Grace is torn between the safe path in front of her and what her heart truly desires. If love means sacrificing her ideal happily ever after, Grace’s faith will face its toughest test yet.
Ope’s Opinion: Reading a Susan May Warren book is like opening the door on a spring day.
– The story is fresh.
– The Characters slowly open.
– The setting is inviting.
Susan May Warren is consistent. I know when I open a book by her I will be in for an awesome journey. This book is like her others. It is such a breath of fresh air to read a story about characters who do not use foul language and no explicit sex scenes. There are real relationships in this book. People who want to know and care about each other.
From page one, I wanted to just sit on my deck and keep reading until the last page was flipped, then I wanted to start another Susan May Warren book!! As long as she writes I will be reading!