Monday, May 8, 2017

Accidentally in Love (Fircrest #13) by Shannon Guymon {Review}

Accidentally in Love (Fircrest #13)
by Shannon Guymon
Kindle Edition, 334 pages
Published May 2nd 2017

A funny and bittersweet look at grief, love and families who maybe love each other too much.
Letting go of the past and facing the present and future is harder said than done for Kam Matafeo. Getting over his wife’s death isn’t something on Kam’s list of things to do. But when Grace Jackson, his new Sous Chef walks in, life is turned upside down. And not just for him either. Anne, his mother-in-law, is not open to the idea of anyone new in Kam’s life and will do anything to stop his romance from blooming. But when the ‘Love Witches’ step in to protect him, the battle lines are drawn. Fircrest is in for some fireworks when the fight for Kam’s heart not only affects his family, but his friends’ lives too.
Things get so crazy that Grace has to make the decision to stay and fight for herself and Kam or to give up and let Kam slip back into the darkness.


My Review: 4 Stars

**DO NOT read this unless you've read the whole series!**

I adore this series and have felt like a resident of Fircrest, WA from the very beginning. I've been with these characters through their ups and downs and feel like they are real and true friends. When I close a book, I often feel like the characters have finally worked through their trials and are on their way to their happily-ever-after, so it was very interesting to get a glimpse of these characters 3+ years later to find that they're not all happy. Don't most people have a roller coaster of a life? I guess book people do too.

This felt like a high school reunion, with so many of my favorite, beloved characters, but there's drama galore. I'm not a fan of real-life drama, so I'm glad it stayed in the book and I liked the way the characters handled it, but I wanted there to be more restitution from a couple of them for events that occurred.

I can't even express how happy I am that Kam finally gets another chance at a happy life because it was torture to see him as a shell of himself. His new Sous Chef, Grace, is a charmer and wins the hearts of pretty much the whole town--with a couple of exceptions. I love how, in spite of her upbringing, Grace is a positive and sweet person, with a very big heart. As for the romance, it's there and there's chemistry, but the main focus isn't on Kam's story and I would have loved to see more of how he fell in love again. You can't have too much romance, can you?

There are a lot of little glimpses into the many characters lives in this series finale. I'm sad to say goodbye to them, but I'm so excited to see what's next.

Content: mild romance


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About the Author:

Shannon GuymonIn the fourth grade, Shannon Guymon wandered into the school library and figuratively never came out again. She decided one day to take her love affair with the written word once step further and wrote her first novel, Never Letting Go of Hope.
Shannon grew up all across the United States but has finally found her home in Utah, where she lives with her six children. She enjoys the mountains, gardening, being with her family, and, of course, writing.

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