Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Review and Giveaway: Sweet Melody by Heidi McCahan

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Sweet Melody
(Seabrook Romance #1)
By Heidi McCahan
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 242 Pages
August 1st 2019

When a struggling bakery owner is rescued by a wannabe songwriter with hidden culinary talents, they discover they can make sweet harmony … if they can only learn to work together.

Rhett Foster longs to change the world with his music, yet he can’t even finish writing one song. Battered by a string of failures and disillusioned, he returns home to Portland, Oregon. While he desperately wants to create a chart-topping hit, his dad mandates a new mission: move to coastal vacation hotspot Seabrook, Washington and expand the family’s successful restaurant chain.

In danger of destroying her late parents’ legacy if she doesn’t diversify her menu, Lindsay Carmichael will try anything to save her bakery. But with a tiny budget and an injured employee who can’t work, she has no choice but to sink the last of her savings into buying a dilapidated food truck and hiring Rhett as a part-time barista. What she doesn’t know is that the handsome songwriter has a secret … one that could destroy her business and her heart.

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My Thoughts:

What a sweet love story this was. Lindsay is trying to stay afloat with her bakery and to expand into a food truck. She is having a lot of troubles keeping her dream alive and the dream of her parents. I felt for Lindsay as she takes her business very seriously, the negative reviews broke her heart and I like that she had enough spunk to pull herself together and try to fix the problems.

Rhett is moving back to Oregon after his heart is broken and his song writing career didn't take off in Nashville. Stepping back into his family's business is not something he ever wanted to do, but Rhett wants to start anew and afresh. Then he meets and begins working for Lindsay, and they are attracted to each other almost from the moment their eyes meet.

I liked how this story played out their romance. Both of them were wary of new love especially after each made some poor decisions in that category so even if the attraction was instant, their path to true love was a bit rocky. I liked the themes in this story especially sometimes our dreams are not the best reality for us. And in Rhett and Lindsay's case- they had something better waiting for them.

Then there is their pasts which neither at first realize how much they intertwine and Rhett is on a mission from his father that may just derail Lindsay's long hoped for success. This had just the right amount of romantic tension and a story line that kept me glued to the pages. I look forward to more stories by author McCahan.

I received a copy of this novel from the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.  

About the Author

Heidi secretly dreamed of writing a book for most of her childhood, but a particularly painful rejection letter in middle school convinced her to tuck that dream away. Instead, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington and a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. After a brief career as a Certified Athletic Trainer, Heidi married her husband Steve, then she dusted off her big dream of becoming a published author and launched her first contemporary romance into the world in 2014. A huge fan of coffee, dark chocolate, and happily ever after, Heidi currently lives in North Carolina with Steve, three active boys and one amazing Goldendoodle.

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  1. Thank you very much for being a part of this tour! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed reading Sweet Melody.