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Review: All for You (Sweetbriar Cove #2) by Melody Grace

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Summer Bloom lives for adventure—and buttercream bourbon frosting. As a high-end pastry chef, she spends her days (and nights, and weekends) whipping up sweet treats, but when an unexpected detour leads her to the dilapidated bakery on Blackberry Lane, she decides to take a chance on her dreams and leave it all behind for a new life in Sweetbriar Cove. She has everything she needs for baking bliss—she just isn’t expecting her new landlord to melt her heart, as well as her chocolate truffles…

Grayson Reid knows better than to fall for his impulsive new tenant. He keeps his life quiet and drama-free, but there’s something about Summer he just can’t resist. He’s learned the hard way that a woman can turn your whole world upside down, but her kisses—and those croissants—are too tempting to ignore. He’s determined to keep the lid on their romance, but soon, their chemistry is heating up the kitchen—and he doesn’t want to play it safe any more.

Can this headstrong pair mix the right ingredients for love? Or will their passion burn out before they can find their happily-ever-after? Find out in the new novel from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!

My Review

“What a curious man. Curious, unreadable, and undeniably handsome.”

“She felt a shiver of longing. It had been too long since she’d felt this way, the spark of possibility warming her blood and circling lazily in her belly.”

“Life’s unexpected detours were the best parts; that rush of heat, the thrill of possibilites. Summer thrived on it, and she knew her instincts led her to the right direction, every time.”

“He saw her. How long had she wanted that: just simply, to be seen? Accepted. Wanted. Enough.”

Oh, how I have fallen in love with Sweetbriar Cove! Seriously, I just want to pack my bags, run away and escape it all. All For You is the second book in the Sweetbriar Cove Series but can be read as a stand-alone novel. This book is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Grayson and Summer. Summer has been trying to make a name for herself her entire life, but has struggled to get out from her mother’s shadow. But, when an unexpected detour brings her to Sweetbriar Cove, suddenly her dreams don’t seem so far away. For once, Summer wants to do something for herself and is on a mission to make her dreams come true. What she didn’t plan on was falling for her broody landlord, Grayson….Grayson loves the serenity and quiet that comes with life in Sweetbriar Cove. He enjoys having control and order in his life. But, when Summer blows into town, she turns his perfectly scheduled life upside down…

All For You is a sweet and delicious read. I fell in love with the characters and their stories instantly. From the moment I met Grayson, I knew that there was more to this broody Englishman than meets the eye. I loved watching the interactions with Grayson and Summer. They had so many will they/won’t they moments. And while Grayson may have frustrated me with all of his back and forth behavior, I honestly couldn’t get enough. I couldn’t wait to see him crack. To see him open his eyes before it was too late. And Summer… She was so easy to relate to and I connected with her right away. I understood her dilemmas and wanted nothing more than for her to find some happiness. I think Grayson and Summer had some amazing chemistry. I loved how they both turned each others lives upside down. Neither one was planning for love, but found it when they were both least expecting it.

All For You is a fabulous summer read. It is filled with some delicious angst and sweet romance. I enjoyed spending the day getting lost in Summer and Grayson’s story and could not stop myself from devouring every page. All For You is a terrific addition to The Sweetbriar Series, checking off all my boxes for a great summer romance with just the right balance of light drama, angst, broody Englishman, and steamy good times. Simply put, a very enjoyable read! I’m looking forward to seeing what adventure Sweetbriar Cove has in store for me next!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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