Title: Meant to Be
Series: Sweetbriar Cove #1
Author: Melody Grace
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 24, 2017
Come take a trip to Sweetbriar Cove: the small town where true love is guaranteed.
Poppy Somerville believes in happily-ever-after. It’s the reason her romance novels have won devoted readers all over the world – and why she’s broken off her engagement just weeks before the wedding instead of settling for less than true love. Escaping to her aunt’s beach cottage in Sweetbriar Cove, Poppy is looking for inspiration to break her writer’s block and finish her new book. She just wasn’t counting on the handsome, gruff contractor making such a racket next door…
Cooper Nicholson doesn’t believe in soul-mates. He thought he’d found his forever once, and the world proved him wrong, so when the cute brunette comes storming over and demands he keep the noise down, romance is the last thing on his mind. But his new neighbor is full of surprises, and soon, their chemistry is too hot to ignore.
As they grow closer, they discover fiction has nothing on the plot twists life has in store. But will Cooper find a way to let go of the past and risk his heart again? And can Poppy find her happy ending – on and off the page?
Find out in the new sweet and sexy small-town romance from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!
The Sweetbriar Cove Series:
#1 Meant to Be – Feb 2017
#2 All for You – May 2017
#3 The Only One – August 2017
Review: 5 STARS!!
A fantastic start to a new series!!! I have loved Melody Grace's writing since Untouched and with Meant to Be, I fell in love with the small beach town romances all over again!!!
Poppy was imaginative and spunky. Her character was one that brought happiness with her and people couldn't help but be drawn to her. I loved how real Poppy was. She is a romance writer but her actual love life is not that spectacular. Poppy's honesty about wanting to find the right one for her was refreshing. She knew Cooper from when she was little and he was always picking on her, but now that he has grown into a man, she can't stop thinking about him. Poppy's inner dialogue is one of my favorites; she was funny, hopeful & at times, so sad that I felt like my heart was breaking right along with hers.
Cooper...he is sexy and doesn't believe in love. At one point, he thought he found his forever, but then he got his heart broken and ever since then, he hasn't had a real relationship; until Poppy. He liked her when they were kids but now that she has grown into a beautiful woman, he can't get her off of his mind. I understood Cooper's standing on love since what happened to him was heartbreaking, but at the same time, I loved that his character was changing with Poppy's help and he didn't even realize it. Cooper was definitely one of my favorite male lead characters by Melody Grace, just because he was so different. He didn't believe in love, but his heart beat for Poppy, he was closed off, but with Poppy he was open and etc.
Cooper & Poppy had a connection as soon as their characters reconnected and it started as just a spark, but then throughout the book, it grew into an inferno. The passion between these two was off the charts hot and I loved the banter between them. I swear, they verbal sparring was just foreplay for them!! Like any other couple, there are ups and downs, but it is how you navigate through those times that really shows the strength of the couple, and that was definitely the case with Cooper & Poppy. I truly enjoyed this book; it made me laugh, swoon & shed some tears. Melody Grace's writing is spectacular and I cannot wait for the second book in this series!!
-Elizabeth from Crazii Bitches Book Blog
NYT bestselling author, a SoCal transplant, and sexy romance junkie ;) I never say no to ice-cream...