Title: Planting the Seeds of Love: A Novella
Author: N. N. Light
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, New Adult Romance
Release Date: September 15, 2015
Torn between two men, Sally must follow her heart and decide if love will lead her to the city or the countryside.
Twenty-Two year old Sally Rayton returns to the family farm she deserted four years ago to bury her grandfather. Her plan: to settle her grandfather’s estate and return to her life in the city with her boyfriend, Trevor Mattson.
Her childhood friend, Jack Smith, has other ideas.
Jack convinces Sally to transform the farm into a brewery and fulfill her grandfather’s dream while keeping the Rayton Farm in the family. Sally works side-by-side with Jack while Trevor is hundreds of miles away in the city. The more time she spends with Jack, the stronger her feelings are for him.
When Trevor shows up to propose to Sally right before Christmas and finds her in Jack’s embrace, she must make the biggest choice of her life: true love.
Jack looked where she pointed.
“Sally…” he began.
“Are you planning on selling it when the farm’s made a profit?”
He turned her body around, his gaze penetrating hers.
“I don’t know,” she whispered. “I know Grandpa wanted me to keep it in the family.” She furrowed her brow. “I’m not a country girl; my heart belongs to the city.”
“Hey, it’s okay.” He moved a step closer. “Farming is hard work and you have to love it to make it successful.” He put a hand on her shoulder. “Don’t beat yourself up for following your heart.”
“Jack, I’m not sure what my heart wants. Part of me loves being here, carrying on the family name.”
“But…” Jack raised an eyebrow warily.
“But I have a life in the city. I’ve almost finished my degree –”
“You have Trevor,” Jack interrupted her. He shook his head.
“What’s wrong with that? Yes, I have a life and a boyfriend in the city. I’ve told you a thousand times my dream is to open my own sidewalk cafe.” She folded her arms over her chest. “Don’t you want me to be happy, Jack?” Her voice sounded hurt, even to her own ears.
He closed his eyes and rubbed his forehead.
“This isn’t going how I wanted it to.” He glanced up at her. “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to imply anything. It’s just –”
“What?” Sally cocked her head to one side.
The telephone rang inside.
“Shit, I have to go answer it. I’ll be right back.” She ran into the house.
“Hi beautiful.” Trevor.
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*** My Review ***
What would you do if everything in your life changed in one fatal moment?
Sally Rayton left home to pursue a career in the city, never expecting to receive a call that the man she looked up to more than any other, her grandfather, had passed away and left her the family farm.
Heart-broken, she returns to bury her grandpa and settle the estate but things get complicated when she runs into her old friend, Jack. Long buried feelings rise to the fore and muddy the waters between Sally and her boyfriend, Trevor.
Soon she realizes that she’s going to have to make a choice between these two special men in her life. Will Sally go back to the world she’s created in the city, or will she stay and make a life on the farm? You’ll have to read the book to find out, 🙂
I love this type of story-line. It’s a true-to-life conflict that a lot of us face (well a girl can dream, right? :)) Two hot guys, a successful career, or a budding business, what’s a girl to do?
The author does a splendid job of building the internal tension as well as some wonderfully lighthearted interactions that play out perfectly and keep the reader engaged. The secondary characters are well thought out, and bring an added dimension to the setting.
He looked like five miles of bad road. (Very visual :))
Jack made a move to sit upright, clutching his head like a bowling ball.
“So, this is your new place?” She curled a finger around a cell bar. “It’s nice, a little sparse, but nice.”
I give this book:
5 lovely Kisses
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