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Can you feel the Carolina Breeze?

Carolina Breeze by Denise Hunter: Book Review

About the Book:

Title: Carolina Breeze (A Bluebell Inn Romance Book 2)

Author: Denise Hunter

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 19, 2020

A jilted bride. A struggling innkeeper. And a romantic mountain getaway that changes everything.

Rising Hollywood star Mia Emerson is looking for a safe place to land in the wake of a public breakup and scandal, and she finds it in the lake town of Bluebell, North Carolina—the location of her canceled honeymoon. She wants nothing more than to hide and wait for the tabloids to die down.

Soon after her arrival at the Bluebell Inn, Mia meets Levi Bennett, who runs the inn along with his two younger sisters. Drawn to one another from the start, Mia trusts Levi to keep her location from the press, and Levi confides in Mia about the financial state of the inn—a secret he’s been keeping from his sisters.

When Mia and Levi discover an old journal that hints at a rare diamond necklace hidden in the inn, they set off on a treasure hunt to find the long-lost heirloom. What they don’t expect to surface are feelings they thought were safely locked away. Mia and Levi must decide if falling in love again is too big a risk—or if it will uncover a treasure of its own instead.

This Bluebell Inn romance takes us to a quiet North Carolina retreat that holds more secrets than it shares.

Book Review:

Finding myself back at Bluebell Inn is quite the treat. I fell in love with Adam and Molly’s story and knew I would have to come back for Levi.

There’s a certain vulnerability to the Hollywood elite actress Mia that Denise Hunter captured with perfection. Mia has always felt unworthy and as though no one has ever put her first. Rejected by society, her father, and her fiance, Mia has forgotten that there is One who holds her in the highest regard.

Levi is the epitome of the strong, silent type. His deathbed promise to his father anchors him in guilt and the need to ensure his sisters protection. What I love about Levi is his devotion. Even though he’s wrong in his manner of dictating Molly and Grace’s lives, there’s a love there that is undeniable.

If you’re looking for a contemporary romance with a majestic setting, it doesn’t get much better than the Bluebell Inn in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

I requested a copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.


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