Friday, 21 February 2014

Book Review (309): Just Like Heaven (Sweetland #2) - Lacey Baker

Just Like Heaven (Sweetland #2)

Publication: 26th November 2013
Publisher: St Martin's Paperbacks
Pages: 368
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Appropriate: Adult
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As a successful criminal prosecutor, Preston Cantrell thrives in the hustle and bustle of Baltimore. Much as he loved his grandmother, the cozy streets of his hometown aren’t enough for him—not when he can make a real difference in the city. To get back to his career, all he needs is a new home for the energetic puppy he inherited. But when the gorgeous woman who arrives to adopt finds the dog more appealing than he is, Preston’s determined to plead his case.

Heaven Montgomery is still shaky after an accident almost claimed her life—and her doctor thinks having a pet would help her deal with the post-traumatic stress. The plan is for Heaven to take her new puppy back home to Boston…but Sweetland’s warmth and charm is irresistible.Why should she rush back to the chill and snobbery of her city? In Just Like Heaven by Lacey Baker, Heaven’s learning, with Preston’s help, that life doesn’t always care about the plans you’ve made. Sometimes you just need to let fate—and love—create its own sweet magic. 
My Thoughts.
Just Like Heaven is the second book in the Sweetland series by Lacey Baker.

I just adore this series, I love the fact that the series focuses on the Cantrell siblings: Quinn, Michelle, Raine, Preston, Parker and Savannah, brought home to Sweetland after the death of their Gramma and left to them in her will her bed and breakfast establishment as well as a puppy each, also brothers and sisters, and it's because of Preston wanting to give his puppy Coco away that we get to meet this books heroine Heaven.

Heaven arrives in Sweetland just planning to stay a couple of days to pick up Coco and be on her way, with her life at a standstill after an explosion at work which she was accused of setting up, she finds herself at peace finally, away from her controlling parents and spending her days as she wants to ,  falling into the rhythm of the towns day to day business she finds herself helping out at the inn as well as hanging around with lawyer Preston, who when he was younger had a reputation with his twin Parker as a ladies man, earning themselves the nickname Double Trouble Cantrells,

With Heaven and Preston starting a will they won't they relationship, and Heaven deciding to permanently move to Sweetland, it's up to Preston who is situated in Baltimore to finally decide whether he wants to move back home to be with Heaven and his siblings once and for all.

These books are so well written, once you pick one up its extremely hard to put it back down until again you've reached the very end.

With four more siblings to go I have a fair idea of whom they'll be partnered up with with, I can't wait to see how right I am and to discover their stories and just what Lacey has in store for them all.

Great series, I highly recommend!

I give this 4/5 stars.

Lacey Baker is one of the luckiest women alive. Why? Because she gets to live out her life’s dream of writing emotionally fulfilling stories about relationships. A Maryland native she lives with her husband and three children in what most would call Suburban America, a townhouse development where everybody knows each other and each other’s kids. Family cook-outs, reunion vacations and growing up in church have all inspired Lacey to work towards her dreams and to write about the endurance of family.
For Lacey, the writing bug bit early, when she was a sophomore in high school. From that point on she’s been writing stories that depict the power of love and spirit of living. A homebody at heart, Lacey enjoys watching old movies and waking up to a nice hot cup of green tea.
Homecoming is the first book in Lacey’s Sweetland Romance Series. This series holds a special place in Lacey’s heart because it centers around a Chesapeake Bay community where crab season is the best time of the year and hometown roots are tradition—two things Lacey believes in wholeheartedly!


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