This begins where Room For More leaves offthe engagement Brodi and Kacie are just engaged and have to plan their wedding Brodi is the ever sweet, ever romantic guy that we have come to love Kacie is the patient, sincere and caring bride to be.
What I loved about this story, is despite its length, when it ended, I felt their story was complete The author nicely and neatly wrapped every thing up Sometimes, you read a companion novel, or novella and think, That was not needed I could have gone on with my life without ever having read that, and I would have been just fine That was not the case here I felt this complimented the two previous stories perfectly.
For two whole novels and a novella, I ve been trying to pinpoint what exactly has made this series so damn fantastic for me It s hard to attribute it to one single reason because everything from the writing to the character development to the sharp, witty dialogue has wholly impressed me But I think it just clicked for me and it s really so simple.
The Cranberry Inn series is a story about a single mom and the superstar celebrity hockey player that inadvertently finds himself on the doorstep of her family owned inn during a storm The books follow the blossoming romance between that hockey player and that single mom through their normal day to day routine as they get to know each other and fall in love It follows them through the most mundane things, the simplest moments like making breakfast, walking down a pier, jumping in puddles, and going to work There s no shortage of drama though, the resurfacing of her ex, the traversing of a relationship where one person has to leave often for work, the day to day of raising kids while trying to find private moments for romance, the emotional toll their respective family problems have on them It s all in there So why was this storyline such a big deal for me Because Beth Ehemann made Kacie and Brody real people Regardless of his job, regardless of her difficult history, I can t remember the last time I read a story about normal people, relatable, likable, authentic humans They just live They go to work They parent They love They deal with their share of troubles but those troubles aren t the stereotypical, over the top plot twists that we see in most romances They re like us They re real There is an honesty and an authenticity that exists in this series that simply doesn t exist in most fictional romances.
Yes, readers look to romance for an escape, a break from reality That s wonderful and necessary and it absolutely can be found here in Ehemann s series I got lost in this series Consumed But sometimes the over the top escapades, the redundant tropes, the fantasy of romance just gets to be too much Sometimes a reader like me just wants something real The Cranberry Inn series is a refreshing change of pace.
This novella was the perfect epilogue for this series It s the culmination of everything that lead up to it, it s the happily ever after we ve waited for, it s a reminder of all the reasons I love this series in the first place It s rife with humor and passion and joy and I wish it would never end I m so completely invested in these characters, I wish I could follow their story forever.
This novella was a cute and sweet ending to Kacie and Brody s story I m hoping they ll appear in Viper s and Andy s books I really enjoyed myself even though I didn t think there was any need for this novella since Room For More ended on a high note Everything that happened in Room For A Little Bit More was as I expected They got their wedding and then some This was all about the characters and also reason why I had to read it They are incredible and the true definition of family.
3 BadAssDirtyHappyEverAfterStars For Readathon 2017 39 52In the category A book with at least 7 words on the title OMG, I may be the least romantic person in the earth but what I read was over the top even for the most cheesy of romantics I mean cheese core, with cheese frosting and cheese cherries.
I got the chills while reading it and not in a good way Like millions ants crawling all over your back way I m happy for Brody and Kacie, they deserved their happy ending but lets just put an end here No Ok
This novella was perfect It picks up right where Room for More left us, with Kacie and Brody engaged and now planning their wedding.
As usual, Brody was so incredibly sweet and caring, it melted me This series is the kind of books I d like to give to a potential suitor with a note guidelines, how to date me properly Because this man, this man He s just so ohhhh, and awwww, and yes Tomorrow I m marrying the girl of my dreams I take that back I m marrying the girl of every man s dreams I m just the lucky bastard that tricked her into picking him.
This was a sweet novella, without angst, but with lots of heart and cuteness the twins are adorable It s a feelgood read that s guaranteed to make you smile, laugh and turn your insides into goo.
5 Happy Stars I m going to be very brief because this was just a sweet novella long epilogue.
If you ve read the previous two books you probably fell in love with Brody, the sexy, funny and sweet hockey player just as I did And you also fell in love with Kacie and the Twinkies This happens right after the end of the second book and takes place after the proposal This book show us the life between the engagement and the wedding and a little I love romance I love the beginnings of the relationships, I love the chase, I love the butterflies But what I love the most The happily ever after and the opportunity of seeing a little bit of the lives the characters I fell in love with That s why I love epilogues and the longer the better This is exactly what this book was Thank you for this, Beth I will like you forever
5 I m gonna die alone because there s only one Brody Murphy and he s taken starsWhat s your absolute favorite Disney movie Brody looked back and forth between the two of them They look at each other for a split second before blurting outCinderella Mine too he looked at me and winkedYou know how after the prince tried the slipper on Cinderella and it fit, they got married and lives happily ever after The girls nodded, their eyes fixed on BrodyWell, last night I asked you mom to marry me And guess what She said yesLucy turned and threw her arms around Piper s shoulders They started hugging and jumping upWe get to live in a castle We get to live in a castleAnd that, kids, is how NOT to break the news that you re getting married Well, Beth Ehemann did it again If it s possible, Brody is impossibly awesome than ever, the Twinkies are cuter than ever and Kacie emotional than ever.
Together, they build this beautiful family that makes me giggle and laugh throughout the whole book The story starts the following day after the proposal, and it s basically all arrangements for the big day Of course there are some tense moments as somebody unexpectedly returns to their lives Other than that, their story only gets cuter and cuter.
Now, let s talk about Brody s linesI want to marry that girl today, before she realizes she can do way better than me and changes her mindTomorrow I m marrying the girl of my dreams I take that back I m marrying the girl of every man s dreams I m just the lucky bastard that tricked her into picking him I couldn t wait to spend the rest of my life with her Lucy and Piper, the kids, we would eventually make together, holidays, graduation, vacations Those were all the big thing I was looking forward to, but with her I wanted I wanted all the awesome little things too Sleeping in on Sundays, date nights at my favorite little Italian place in the city, all of our weird inside jokes, her cinnamon rolls I wanted all of it, every single day Pu lease Brody, if she ever thinks so, you can ALWAYS come and be with me, okay The part that I loved the most The vows, of course Their vows were simple, however full of love and life They made me giggle while I cried like a baby Now, my letter to the author Dear Beth, Next book you write, make sure of 2 things 1 Give me an already highlighted book, because 70 80% of mine is yellow 2 Make sure to send me the hot guy as a sample, ok Sincerely,Everybody BEFORE READING THE BOOKOut of the blue I get to read a FB post about Brody and Kacie s Wedding YAY Can t wait I m sooooooo excited