Saturday, October 28, 2017

Saving Sycamore Bay (Destined For Love Romance: Mansions) by Cami Checketts {Review}

Saving Sycamore Bay (Destined For Love Romance: Mansions) by Cami Checketts
Kindle Edition, 131 pages
Published October 24th 2017 by Birch River Publishing    

A football hero. A southern belle in need. Can they rescue her home together?
Harrison Jackson graduated from Auburn University with his master's in accounting and thought he was leaving the world of college football and adoring fans to crunch numbers and make money. Little did he know his boss has other plans for him--a beautiful southern belle and her family's mansion that are both in need of rescue and more than a little TLC.
Grace Addison lost her mother and daddy within a year of each other, she is not going to lose the only home her family has known. Her ex-boyfriend and lawyer are trying to talk her into selling and she has no money to fight anyone, but she has her determination and her pride. When the most handsome and strong-looking man she's ever seen shows up on her doorstep, claiming he's been sent to help her, she thinks he's salvation and an angel combined. When she finds out he's an accountant, she laughs in his face.
Someone is determined to take or burn Grace's home no matter how hard she and Harrison fight. Can she trust Harrison to protect her or should she give up her dreams?

Books in the Destined for Love: Mansions Collection

—Kiss Me in the Rain by Lindzee Armstrong
—Roping His Heart by Jaclyn Hardy
—The Princess and the Pizza Man by Cassie Mae
—Mending Fences by Lorin Grace
—Love Me at Sunset by Lucinda Whitney
—Saving Her Plantation by Cami Checketts


My Review: 4 Stars

I love this sweet Southern romance that revolves around a family mansion. Grace is an orphan and wants nothing more than to fix up her family home, although others are trying to convince her to sell. When Harrison shows up to help her out and to protect her, she's excited because he's her favorite former college football player. 

I love how each book in this series has an element of mystery and this one is no exception. The threats and danger are real, yet I wish they would have been played up a bit more because Cami Checketts is one of my favorite romantic suspense authors and I would have loved just a bit more, especially as the ending felt a little rushed.

Grace is a brave woman, with her dreams driving her, because I would have given up at the first sign of opposition. However, she does have a few flaws, which really makes her more realistic. She gets so mad that Harrison is there because his boss asked him to go and is paying him. Why else would he be there, since they've never met before? My heart did break for her a little because not only are her parents passed, but she has no siblings and seems to have no close friends.

Harrison is big, courageous, gentle, gracious, and sweet, but he's got a few endearing flaws of his own, as he has a hard time putting his words together and often bumbles situations. I adored him and his family a lot, especially cute little Turk, his nephew.

This has been a series worth reading and each other has provided a stellar offering for the set. This is perfect for those who love a sweet romance with a dash of suspense.

Content: mild+ romance (kissing, some innuendo); moderate Christian elements; mild violence.

*I received a copy, which had no influence on my thoughts and opinions.*


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