Room For You (Cranberry Inn, #1) by Beth Ehemann
Four years ago, my dreams were shattered in an instant.
I tried to pick up the pieces and glue them back together the best I knew how, but something was always missing.
A father for my two girls.
But then, Brody Murphy landed on my doorstep, literally. He was a carefree, playful hockey player who barged into my life and messed with my head. He left me more confused than I had ever been.
What if the one thing I thought I needed was the only thing holding me back?
Emma- 4 Crowns
Room for you is book 1 of a 2 book story.
This is the story of Kacie, a 24 year old single mother to twins, Lucy and Piper, who lives with her mother at The Cranberry Inn in Minnesota.
Kacie has lived with her mum since Zach her high school boyfriend and the twins father walked out on them nearly 5 years earlier. She is a dedicated mum and as well as helping out at the Inn while doing her degree in Nursing. One night a storm hits and the Inn is over run with people stranded and unable to get home due to the local bridge being closed.
...Enter Brody Murphy and his dog Diesel.
Brody is on his way home to Minneapolis from his parents house up north. Luckily no one recognises Brody as the All-Star goalie for the state Ice hockey team, Minnesota Wild. Gorgeous, tall and friendly; Kacie and Brody soon catch each others attention. For Brody it is a first, having always concentrated his life on his hockey. Women come and go but Kacie is different, he is intrigued by her and he isn't used to not getting want he wants. Kacie, although attracted to Brody has her girls to think about and has been hurt so much in her past that she struggles to find interest in a relationship with the opposite sex. Brody has however lit a spark in her that she thought had been extinguished for good.
Will he be able to break down her walls and get to know her?
How will she feel when she finds out he is a famous hockey star? And finally will she ever be able to trust a man with her heart again?
I really liked this book. Kacie is a really nice character that has obviously been put through it in the past by both her dad and ex. Her life revolves around her girls and being the best mum she can be to them. I would be lying if I said I didn't find her a little frustrating at times, however it is important to remember she is just 24 and has been left to bring up twins on her own.
Brody (swoon!!) is lovely. He is so shocked to meet someone that has such an effect on him and is so determined to make something happen. He goes to great lengths to prove to her how genuine he is. The bond he develops with the "Twinkies" is just lovely and although they have very different lives he tackles them head on to prove he is in it for more than one night.
This book also has some great secondary characters like Lucy and Piper aka Twinkies (Brody's pet name for them...too cute!!) Kacie's best friends, Lauren and Alexia, and Brody's best friends Andy and Viper (Viper is a hoot!!). Of course, what sort of book would it be if you didn't have some bitches. Determined to ruin a relationship before it even begins is the formidable Blair, Andy's wife and Kendall, Brody's previous friend with benefits fit this role well.
This is a lovely easy-read romance that will make your heart flutter and swoon over Brody. Be warned it does end on a cliffy, but Room for More is already released so you won't have to wait for the conclusion to Kacie and Brody's story.
I highly recommend it!