Series: Cranberry Inn #2
Published by Self-Published on March 20th 2014
Genres: Adult, Mature New Adult, Romance
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Four years ago, my dreams were shattered in an instant. Three months ago, I found something I haven’t had in years. Hope. That hope came in the form of a sexy, carefree hockey player named Brody Murphy. He swooped in and won me over with his big heart and the way he cared for me…and my girls. When they look at him, they see the father they’ve never had. Now, my past and present are colliding and the outcome might just be too much for me to bear. Can I make the right decision when I’ve spent my whole life making the wrong ones?
Reviewed by Joanne
*An E-ARC was supplied to me in exchange for an honest review*
Six months ago I started reading a book by a new author, and was totally unprepared for how much I would fall in love with the characters she had created. The book was Room For You and thankfully Beth Ehemann didn’t leave it at one book, she gave us More.
Room For More is the second book in the Cranberry Inn series, and I sincerely hope it isn’t the last because I am SO not ready to say goodbye to these characters that have found their way into my heart. After the heart-stopping ending of the first book, I was eager to find out what would happen with the reappearance of Zach, Kacie’s ex and father to the twinkies. I loved the little family unit that was developing with Brody and didn’t want anything or anyone to spoil it.
The story picks up where Room For You left off, with Kacie reeling from her encounter with Zach. We know how Zach abandoned Kacie when the twinkies were tiny, and we get glimpses in this book of how useless he was before he upped and left. I really didn’t want to feel anything for Zach, as far as I was concerned he had his chance and he blew it, he most definitely didn’t deserve a second chance, but I was drawn in by his persistence. He has grown up a lot and is wants to make amends. Make no mistake, he’s no Brody, (nobody will ever come close!) but I did wonder whether he should be allowed a chance to get to know his daughters.
I’m not going to go into the story too much, because I don’t want to take away any of the enjoyment of this book by inadvertently giving away spoilers. You will “awwww” at the perfect moments between Brody and the twinkies, you will swoon at the ones between Brody and Kacie, and you will laugh and chuckle your way through the moments with Andy and Viper. These two definitely need their own books, I would LOVE to read more about them! There may also be moments where you want to shake some sense into Kacie and find yourself shaking your kindle in frustration and instead!
I can’t let Brody go unmentioned either. He is one of the most perfect book boyfriends created. EVER. He is so caring, considerate, creative, charming, and unbelievably HOT! And he wants Kacie. He’s a famous hockey player, he could have anything he wants but there’s nothing in this world he wants more than settling down with Kacie and the twinkies.
“Kacie, get attached. Please, get attached. I sure as hell know I am. You’re what I want. You and the girls. This is it for me. I know we’re taking our time, especially where the girls are concerned, but you’re my more, remember?”
I loved reading this book, it certainly brought out a whole range of emotions in me. I laughed, I swooned, I felt frustrated, I empathised, and I cried tears of sadness and joy too! The last chapter though? It was the icing on the cake. It was perfect. Just perfect.
“Brody…” I sighed, wrapping my arms around his waist. “I don’t think it’s possible for you to get it wrong. Ever.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself!
Beth Ehemann has written two books now that have left me feeling all warm and fuzzy after reading them. I love the characters she created, not just the main ones but the background ones too. They feel real, the situations feel real, and I related to them instantly. I felt as though I was there with them, maybe as a guest at the Cranberry Inn, and just like a guest who’s had a lovely stay and isn’t ready to go home, I felt sad as I came to the end of the story, because I just wasn’t ready to say goodbye to them. I sincerely hope this isn’t the last time we hear from the Jensen-Brody clan because I look forward to reading More from Beth!
“Good morning!” I bounced into the kitchen.
“Hi?” Mom said, turning to face me from the stove. “What’s with you today? You’re unusually perky.”
“Nothing. Just excited to see Brody tonight.” The girls had already finished eating and were coloring at the island as I walked over and kissed them on the tops of their heads.
Mom rolled her eyes and chuckled. “It’s only been a couple days since you two have seen each other.”
“I know.” I went over to the stove and scooped up some scrambled eggs on my plate before I sat with Lucy and Piper at the island. “I’m pathetic.”
“A little, but it’s sweet.” She winked at me.
“Wait! Before I get too excited, is there a guest room available tonight?”
Mom turned back from the stove with a blank look on her face and stared at me. After a second she pulled her brows in and tilted her head to the side suspiciously. “Did he not tell you?”
I was confused. “Tell me what?”
A slow grin grew on her face and she slowly shook her head. “Oh, that boy. You better hold on to him, Kacie.”
“What are you talking about?”
“When he told me about you being uncomfortable, um—” She glanced at the girls and back at me. I could tell she was trying to speak in code because of them. “—being roommates at night, I told him that he was welcome to a guest room anytime he wanted one. I said I’d save one for him.” She walked over to the island and put her hand on her hip while I continued shoveling eggs into my mouth. “He insisted I not be out any money because of all this, so he prepaid for one guest room for an entire year. Three hundred and sixty-five nights.”
My mouth fell open as my fork dropped to the plate, making a horrible clanging noise. “He paid for a whole year?”
She nodded. “A whole year. He’s crazy about you, Girl, and clearly confident in your relationship—at least for a year.”
“Be right back!” I jumped off the stool and ran to my bedroom, grabbing my phone off the nightstand.
YOU PAID FOR A WHOLE YEAR?!?!?
My foot tapped impatiently for two minutes, waiting for his response. Finally, my phone beeped.
B: YOU TALKED TO YOUR MOM, HUH?
WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME?
B: WHAT? AND MISS THIS MOMENT? ARE YOU KIDDING? SURPRISING YOU IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS IN THE WORLD, KACIE. WELL, THAT AND WATCHING THE LOOK ON YOUR FACE WHEN YOU COME.