SPOTLIGHT REVIEW – Room for You (Cranberry Inn #1) by Beth Ehemann

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Title: Room For You

Author: Beth Ehemann

Release Date: October 22, 2013

Genre: N/A Contemporary Romance



Four years ago, my dreams were shattered in an instant.

I tried to pick up the pieces and glue them back together the best I knew how, but something was always missing.

A father for my two girls.

But then, Brody Murphy landed on my doorstep, literally. He was a carefree, playful hockey player who barged into my life and messed with my head. He left me more confused than I had ever been.

What if the one thing I thought I needed was the only thing holding me back?

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Patricia’s 5 STAR Review

Kacie is this down to earth woman who was left to pick up the pieces of her life when her boyfriend up and left her.  She has been single for the past four years and that has suited her perfectly.  After all, she has twin girls who occupy her time and she has been managing just fine with the help of her mother.  Kacie has no desire to date let alone entertain the idea of a serious relationship.  When Brody Murphy shows up with his good looks and charming ways, Kacie finds herself thinking about what it would be like to have a man in her life. He stirs things in her that have been dormant for a very long time and Kacie has to decide whether or not there is room in her life for Brody Murphy and his swoon worthy ways.

Brody Murphy has to be one of the best book boyfriends of all times.  I loved all the ways that Brody showed Kacie what she was missing out on behind all the walls she had built to protect herself and her girls.  He was just what she needed, even if she did not know it.

“You were so scared, Kacie, just like you are about life.  I wanted you to see that sometimes, even when something terrifies you, if you just give it a chance it’s actually pretty incredible.”

Watching Kacie try to resist Brody’s charm was humorous and frustrating at times.  But with wounds that ran as deep as hers, I understood her self-preservation needs.  I loved the way Brody diligently pursued Kacie even through all her resistance and intent to just be friends.  Watching him fall for her left me grinning from ear to ear and giddy.

“She walked over to the large pot on the stove, lifted the wooden spoon to her lips and tasted the chili.  I almost lost my shit right there at the table, but I couldn’t look away.  I didn’t even care if anyone was watching me watch her.  This was the most torturous, accidental seduction I’d ever been a part of and I was enjoying every second of it.”  Brody

I loved the way Brody was with the “Twinkies” and how his affection towards Lucy and Piper was pure and sweet.  He was accepting of Kacie and the girls being a package deal from the beginning and before long he wanted more of all of them.

“Life is a sum made up of small parts, Kacie.  Some are good; some are bad.  You and the girls are definitely one of the good.  The best good there is and I’ll fight like hell to keep you here.”

This story was a breath of fresh air for me.  It’s the kind of story that makes you sigh and smile at times and leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy.  Don’t get me wrong, there was plenty of page-turning drama to keep me interested and there were a couple of times I wanted to shake some sense into Kacie. But it’s been awhile since I had a story that left me with such a ridiculous smile and happy heart, even if there was a tiny little surprise at the end.

About the Author

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Beth Ehemann lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago with her 4 children and her husband, who is really just a big kid himself most of the time. She loves reading, writing, photography, martinis and all things Chicago Cubs.

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