Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Review: Love at the Apple Blossom Inn: A Rose Arbor Novella (Book 4) by Kristy Tate

Love at the Apple Blossom Inn: A Rose Arbor Novella (Rose Arbor Series Book 4) by Kristy Tate
Kindle Edition, 100 pages
Published January 7th 2015
Source: I received a copy from eBooks for Review in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars


A small town girl.
A rock star living a lie.
Their paths cross and lead them down a road neither of them expected to find: love at the Apple Blossom Inn.
Janey knows that life doesn’t come with a happy-ending guarantee. She needs to keep her feet securely on the ground working two jobs, going to school, and caring for her little brother. She has no time or room for romance.
After an accident leaves his charmed life in ruins, Derrick abandons his Hollywood lifestyle and checks into rehab. The world believes that Derrick Cordell the rock star is dead. And despite his beating heart and breathing lungs, that’s exactly how he feels until, disguised and living incognito in the tiny town of Rose Arbor, Washington, he meets Janey, who loves him as plain old Eric Roudell, the wanna-be music teacher.
But secrets have a way of unraveling. When Janey discovers the truth about Eric/Derrick, how can she love someone she doesn’t even know? Especially since love is not on her to-do list?

My Review:

I haven't read the other books in this series and I never felt lost. It can stand alone.

I've always wondered how I would act if I met someone famous and Janey gets to experience that firsthand, although she has no idea who Eric/Derrick is. I can only image how refreshing it would be to someone constantly hounded by the press and paparazzi to have someone like you for who you are and not what you are.

I would love to stay at Apple Blossom Inn! The rooms are named after different types of apples and it sounds so cozy. Janey comes from a troubled past, but works hard at her job at the inn and as a volunteer at the library, as well as being a great support to her younger pre-teen brother. She's stable and secure...and not looking for love at all.

Eric/Derrick also comes from a troubled past and it's all from his own doing. When he finally allows himself to sober up, he realizes what he really wants to do with his life and is doing everything he can to get there. I really liked how down-to-earth he is.

I loved watching things unfold, even the trying times, and really got a good feel for this town and some of the people there.

Content: mild romance; mention of characters using/abusing alcohol; some mild innuendo; Clean for an older reader.

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About the Author:

 Kristy Tate 
Kristy is the mom of six incredibly brilliant and beautiful children, and the author of several novels. Although many of her novels have won awards and have ranked on Amazon's top 100 list, Kristy has yet to realize her lifelong dream of owning a Schnauzer farm. Kristy studied English literature at Brigham Young University and at BYU's International Center in London.
For updates on Kristy's upcoming novels, please visit her blog at

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