Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Mending Fences (A Destined For Love: Mansions) by Lorin Grace {Review}

Mending Fences (A Destined For Love: Mansions) by Lorin Grace
Kindle Edition, 158 pages
Published October 10th 2017 by Currant Creek Press

The fence that once brought them together now keeps them apart.

All Mandy wanted was a couple of photos. Instead, she has a broken foot, a bodyguard, and a crush on one of the most eligible businessmen in the country. Memories of a summer long past complicate her resolve to forget about her handsome childhood friend Danny.

Daniel Crawford isn’t sure what to do with his grandfather’s Indiana estate and is tired of high-pressure tactics from potential buyers. When he discovers a woman scaling the fence camera in hand, he determines to keep her off his land. He is suppressed to discover trespasser is the little girl who climbed the fence two decades ago to be his friend.

Struggling find common ground, neither one can deny growing attraction. But with the paparazzi following every move and bloggers anxiously spreading rumors, can Daniel and Mandy mend the fences that have come between them?


My Review: 4 Stars

I love that Mandy and Daniel knew each other as children, at a time when they each really needed a friend. The first meet as adults was kind of hilarious--and scary, funny, and crazy. This couple doesn't have an easy road. As they've grown, their paths have vastly differed and the one thing that brings them together is Daniel's grandfathers old, run-down mansion. 

Lack of communication is prevalent in this story and it's almost like a tennis match, waffling back and forth between who is willing to talk and who isn't. Each are likable characters, for the most part, although their hesitance to trust and talk sometimes makes the reader feel otherwise for a minute. At least, that's how it was for me, and it happens over and over and over again.

Through all of the thick and heavy drama, there are some very sweet redeeming moments and those come when the walls drop, or in this case, the fences fall. I love the vulnerable situations and they really drew me into the story. Of course, the supporting cast is hilariously fun, fierce, and loyal! I'd love to see a few spin-offs result from this book (Candace for one). This is a fun addition to the Mansion set and is full of scandalous entertainment.

Content: mild romance (some light innuendo).

*I received a copy, which didn't influence my opinion in any way.*


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