Love has crashed into BJ Stevens...
In Irene Hannon’s latest novel, Sea Rose Lane, BJ Stevens was driving to an elderly friend’s home when she is rear ended by Eric who was talking on his cell phone. She is furious that he would be so careless and not pay attention to the road. She decides not to press charges since there is substantial damage to his car and virtually none on her beloved pickup truck.
Eric is having a bad day, a world class, “This day could not get any worse” kind of day. He lost his job that he thought was secure because it was one of the largest firms in the state and now he has crashed into a pickup truck and messed up his expensive BMW. And then he has another surprise because as he enters his father’s driveway, he notices the pickup truck is parked at the top .Eric discovers that the driver, BJ Stevens is an architect and she is the one who is overseeing his father’s dream of turning the family home into a Bed and Breakfast. At first BJ and Eric CANNOT stand each other. even thought they both feel this ”electric attraction” to each other, neither wants to see what it is or where it goes because BJ has been in a bad relationship before and Eric has always prioritized his job before dating. When Eric accidentally insults Luis, A man from Cuba who works on BJ’s team, he discovers how depressed Luis is and by the grace of God is able to stop him from doing something foolish. Eric finds out that Luis is very discouraged because he lost his wife on the way to the United States and he cannot practice medicine here even though he was a doctor in Cuba and though he is grateful to BJ for giving him his job and teaching him the trade but he is depressed about his circumstances. BJ has a dream to help elderly people who are alone by providing a companion that would be paid by room and food but the Helping Hands board ( the charity where BJ volunteers) tells BJ that her project has too much liability risks. When everything looks hopeless for her project God puts Luis and BJ’s elderly friend Eleanor on her heart and she decides she would like them to test her project. With the Board Members permission, they try to get Luis and Eleanor together but Eleanor is not comfortable with having a stranger live with her and Luis does not want charity. Will BJ be able to convince them to try this out or will they continue to be stubborn and miss this opportunity?
As BJ and Eric work together to find a solution to some problems they are facing they find themselves growing closer to each other. But then Eric gets a job offer that is even better than his previous job, will he take the job and leave BJ heartbroken or will he turn down this prestigious job for a chance on love?
Guess you will have to read it to find out!
What did I think of the book?
I thought that the book was well written, The characters were likeable and the story line was good. I did not like how many different elements there were in the story but it was cool how the author brought the multiple characters and stories together at the end of the book. I know that it is contemporary romance but I did not like the "New Age" references like, "Positive energy". Oh, one other thing that I did not care for was Charley. I know his tacos sounded good but the way he knew things that had just happened was creepy, like if he was an angel or something. This is book 2 in the Hope Harbor series but like all of Mrs. Hannon's novels you can read it as a stand alone. ( which is a awesome thing since I did not read the first book )
Overall if you are looking for a romance novel that has a lot of twists and turns, I recommend this one. I rate the book 3 out of 5 stars***
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I would like to thank Revell , A division of Baker Publishing Group for allowing me to review this book in exchange for a free copy, I was not required to write a favorable review, just an honest one.