Author: Susan Mallery
Goodreads: After nearly a decade as a sous-chef in a trendy eatery, Jenna is desperate for a change. She’s supported her ex-husband’s dreams for so long that she can’t even remember her own. Until she sees a for-lease sign near her parents’ home and envisions her very own cooking store.
Her crash course in business is aided by a streetwise store manager and Jenna’s adoptive mother. But just as she’s gaining a foothold in her new life, in walk her birth parents—aging hippies on a quest to reconnect with their firstborn.
Now Jenna must figure out how to reconcile the free-spirited Serenity and Tom with her traditional parents, deal with her feelings for a new love interest and decide what to do about her ex’s latest outrageous request. In the end, Jenna will find that there is no perfect family, only the people we love….
Ope’s Opinion: I really enjoyed the character Violet. Serenity was weird. Beth was irritating at times because she had mood swings I couldn’t keep up with. The story was a good one. It ended as I expected it to.
If you are a romance reader – there were enough steamy scenes for you – which means there were too many for me. But that was not the center of the story, so I enjoyed the book.
I have read a few books by Susan Mallery, although this would not be my favorite one of hers, I still really enjoyed it.