Author: Kathleen Fuller
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: Christian Romance
Source: Taylor at Harper Collins
Goodreads: She’s loved him for years, but now he’s her biggest competition. Is this town big enough for two coffee shops?
The Sunshine Diner has been Tanner Castillo’s home away from home for years, and his place behind the counter is a fixture in the small town of Maple Falls. After years of working there and saving every penny, he is able to purchase the diner and make the necessary renovations to bring it into the 21st century. Growing up poor, Tanner’s always felt like he’s needed something to his name before he could ask out Anita Bedford.
Due to some savvy business investments, Anita’s parents have been able to provide her and her siblings with everything they’ve ever needed or wanted. But Anita doesn’t have the same ambitions as her doctor brother and lawyer sister. She’s always been happy to work as a waitress at the diner, especially since it kept her close to Tanner, whom she’s been crushing on since middle school.
When her father decides to open a coffee shop and bakery, he puts Anita in charge, making her the direct competition to Tanner’s Sunshine Diner. After working side-by-side for years, can working against each other finally be the thing that brings these two lovebirds together?
Ope’s Opinion: I really like Christian romances because they move slow, although this one may have moved a bit too slow. The whole book built up to Anita and Tanner admitting to themselves and each other that they were more than friends.
The two main characters in this book are frustrating some times, but I was rooting for them. However, Anita’s mother was awful. She may have had good intentions, but that was not clear in the book.
This book is part of a series – this number two. I have not read number one, but I do want to go back and read it. Knowing this part of series helped with the ending being sort of left open in this book. I would like to read the next one in the series to see where everyone ends up.