Monday, February 6, 2017

Book Review: Be Mine in Good Hope by Cindy Kirk

Be Mine in Good Hope by Cindy Kirk

Publisher & Release: Montlake Romance, January 31, 2017

Time and setting:  Present Day, Wisconsin

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length: 316 pages

Heat Level: 1 Flame

Rating: 4 Gold Crowns

Book Description: 

Celebrated hairstylist Marigold Bloom knows how to tease beauty out of chaos…until her own life becomes untamable. After losing her prestigious job in Chicago, Marigold returns home to Good Hope, Wisconsin. But her plan to lay low and consider her next move is complicated by an unexpected blast from the past.
Sheriff Cade Rallis has never forgotten the blissful weekend he spent with the irresistible Marigold in Door County. Seeing her again is like a one-two punch to his heart, and he knows he can’t lose her a second time.
Marigold never meant for her stay in Good Hope to be permanent, and she certainly never meant to fall for Cade. As Valentine’s Day approaches and her dream job beckons, will Cupid’s grip on Marigold be strong enough to keep her in Good Hope? Or will the lure of fame and fortune in the big city prove impossible to resist?

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Vikki’s Musings

I have read the other books in this series. When I received an invitation from the publisher to read Be Mine in Good Hope and leave a review with my thoughts, I eagerly accepted. This is another great book for this series.

Marigold Bloom loses her job with a high-end hair salon in Chicago and is back in Good Hope until she can find a position like the one she has lost. The last thing she wants is a romantic entanglement with anyone, but she does not count on the sparks that ignite between her and the sheriff.

Cade Rallis grew up in big cities and now he’s perfectly content with his life as a small-town Sheriff. His days are easy, and he is growing to love the people more each day. His focus should be on the upcoming election that will secure his position in Good Hope, but instead he finds himself in what will be a short-term affair with Marigold. He quickly realizes he wants her in his life permanently.

Can he convince her that she can still have a bright future as a hairstylist, even in a small town, or will the draw of working in Los Angeles in the movie industry take her away from him?

I thoroughly enjoyed Be Mine in Good Hope. The plot is interesting and the cast of characters, old and new are delightful. The pacing is steady and the book is well-written with a good level of emotion.

Marigold is a mixed bag for me. I liked her, but I never truly fell in love with her. Her character frustrated me on several levels. I did love her relationship with her sisters and her dad. That is what kept me vested. I do think she lets issues from her past color her views on what she wants out of life to the extreme.

Cade’s character had me from the first page. Just loved this guy. He’s so down-to-earth and just a truly likable person. I loved how he rationalizes his relationship with Marigold and really wanted him to get the girl.

If you enjoy romances set in a small-town atmosphere with engaging characters and a bit of humor splashed in, then you will want to check this one out. I’m enjoying this series, and I’m confident you will as well. Happy reading!

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