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Genre: RomanceFormat: Kindle ARCNo. of Pages: 290Date of Publication: February 8, 2021My Rating: 5 Stars
About Audrey’s Inn:
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 290
Date of Publication: February 8, 2021
My Rating: 5 Stars
About Audrey’s Inn:
Audrey Fleming never had much of a family or place to call home, so when she gets the chance to buy an inn that once belonged to her late namesake, she doesn’t think twice. Never mind her lack of funds, connections, and experience. Besides, she’s out of options and Alden seems like the ideal place to lie low for a good long while.
Connor Stonewell, beloved grandson of Greta, OG extraordinaire, was once one of Alden’s Golden Boys. Now he’s a hot mess. He’d never envisioned a future where he wasn’t in the military, so getting discharged after a mission gone horribly wrong has left him adrift in the civilian world.
He’s too dangerous to be around his fellow soldiers—never mind a certain sweet, sexy innkeeper he can’t seem to stay away from. He should stop playing with fire. Pack his shit and disappear for good. Too bad he can’t do it. Walking away from Audrey is something every fiber of his being refuses to do. Their secrets will sooner or later catch up with them. Audrey and Connor both know it. But whether they’ll survive or crash and burn under the weight of revelation is anybody’s guess.
In this fun and sexy third entry in the OG series, Audrey Fleming and Connor Stonewell have but no chance for the meddling grandmothers to act once again. The trio of grandmothers have played their roles as matchmaker quite well. In the first book in this series, Deep Down, Mike and Kyra found their way to love. In the second book, Grease Babe, Rachel and Adrian found a happy future together. Both of these books are available on Kindle Unlimited and I enjoyed reading them.
In this book, Audrey's Inn, the trio have one more couple to bring together, and who better than Audrey and Connor. Years ago, Rebecca, Wilma and Greta were more than a trio. They had another dear friend who has since passed away, Audrey. While at a wedding they are approached by a young lady and their hearts all but stop - she is the granddaughter of their dear departed friend. They had just been talking about setting Connor up and they immediately set their sights on Audrey for him.
Audrey has a lot of baggage - baggage she is hiding from these three ladies she has become instantly fond of, the small town and from a man to whom she cannot deny a powerful attraction to - Connor. There is something in her very recent past that would no doubt create grave danger if she was to be found. But, Audrey does not want to think about that. Instead, she focuses on getting the Inn left to her by her grandmother in top shape. A romance with the sexy, brooding Connor also seems in the cards.
Connor is Greta's grandson. He is suffering the effects of PTSD and the accompanying triggers. As he experiences certain things, Audrey proves more than adept at helping him through his difficulties. The fact that he is very drawn to her on just about every level proves to be quite concerning. Will his memories and resulting actions prove dangerous one day to those he loves? Can he even admit the extent of the trauma he is coping with daily?
What a pair! Audrey and Connor have pasts and secrets that could level any chance of a happy future together. Matchmaking aside, their feelings for one another grow quickly. The conflicts, however, could be their very undoing. While I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in this series, this one had a much stronger impact on me. Not only did we get a a small taste as to what trauma PTSD victims suffer, we see how love, strength and determination prove stronger than the most difficult of memories. There is also the lesson of forgiveness that this story explores. This was an incredibly moving story and a delightful end to an enjoyable series.
Many thanks to Elle Aycart and to InkSlinger PR for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.