Friday, October 7, 2016
For Sale by Owner by Marlene Bateman, Blog Tour & Review
McKenzie Forsberg is headed home. She's quit her big-city job to return to her roots in the small town of Lake Forest. Kenzi hopes to buy her childhood home from her brother, Tom, as a way of revisiting the peace and security she's been missing in her life. But soon she is shocked to discover that the house has a pending sale, and Tom won't budge from the sale—not even for his sister.
Handsome widower Jared Rawlins catches Kenzie's eye until she realizes that he's the one who is buying her house—but he can only close the deal if he sells his own house by Christmas Eve. Jared is more than a little interested in Kenzie but has second thoughts when it seems that she may be sabotaging the sale of his home.
Slippery feelings of animosity and distrust ensue, with both Jared and Kenzie denying the chemistry between them. But then an unexpected discovery about their connected past puts a new twist in the dynamic. Now, can they put their differences aside and come to terms on a relationship that could last forever?
The cover really sold me on this book, I saw a cute couple and ice skates and I was in! The story started off well and it caught my interest right away. Kenzie and her daughter Sara were off to start a new life in her hometown where her parents and brother lived. Add in the two year old grudge with her dad, a cute single dad Jared, who happens to be buying the home she wants and some other drama to make the story even more interesting! I quickly figured out where the story was going and somewhere around the middle of the book the author lost my undivided attention. While it was a disappointment to have it figured out, the story was still a good read, the pace just lagged a bit in the middle for me. The last quarter of the book made up for it and overall it was a pleasant read! The characters were the best part of the story and it was fun getting to know Kenzie and Jared.
You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.
Source: Publisher for review
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