USA Today bestselling author Annie Rains welcomes you back to Sweetwater Springs, North Carolina, with a charming friends-to-lovers story between a sexy fireman and the beautiful woman who mends his heart.
Firefighter Luke Marini moved to the small town of Sweetwater Springs with the highest of hopes – new town, new job, and new neighbors who know nothing of his past. And that’s just how he wants to keep it. But it’s nearly impossible when the gorgeous brunette next door decides to be the neighborhood welcome wagon. She’s sugar, spice, and everything nice – but getting close to someone again is playing with fire.
Brenna McConnell put college on hold to raise her little sister. Now that Eve is grown, Brenna is ready to leave Blueberry Creek and finish what she started. Moving on isn’t easy, however, when her gruff new neighbor gives Eve a dangerous firefighting job. And yet, even as Brenna is telling him off for putting her sister in harm’s way, she can’t deny the sizzling chemistry between them. She put her dreams on hold once. Is she willing to make that sacrifice again for a chance at forever?
Starting Over at Blueberry Creek is the fourth installment of the Sweetwater Springs Series and it follows the story of Luke & Brenna. Ever since Brenna lost her parents in a tragic accident. Her life has been in limbo. She put her dreams on hold and stepped in to take care of her sister. Even though Brenna’s sister is old enough to fend for herself now, she’s not ready to let go and move on…When Luke moved to Sweetwater Springs, he had high hopes for his future and a new town where no one knew about his past. Everything was going to plan until Brenna decided to welcome him to the neighborhood. Luke’s not looking for romance or anything serious, but he can’t deny the pull he feels towards Brenna. Brenna & Luke seem to be headed down two different paths, but fate might have other plans in store for these two. Will Luke & Brenna take a chance on love? Will Brenna finally put her dreams first and move on? There’s only one way to find out…
Overall, I thought this book was a really sweet and entertaining read. I loved the characters and the story-line. I found the writing to be flawless and was easily captivated by Brenna and Luke’s story. I really liked the chemistry between Luke & Brenna. It had a nice slow burn to it. The will they/won’t they moments kept me coming back for more. Luke & Brenna both had incidents in their pasts that caused them pain and I liked how their situations never got them down, and made them stronger.
Starting Over at Blueberry Creek isn’t just a love story. It is a story of friendship and loss. A story of family and forgiveness. A story of moving on and not being afraid to take chances. It is a story that will suck you in from the very first page and I promise, you’ll have a hard time putting this one down. I absolutely loved getting lost in Brenna & Luke’s story and look forward to seeing where this series will go next.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via the publisher & NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.*