THE WELCOME INN
Rating: 3 Cups
Julianna Martin is the manager of The Welcome Inn. She is bitterly disappointed that the bank has turned her down when she wants to purchase the inn. She has done a wonderful job and the inn is finally turning a profit, but the new owner will be the one reaping the benefits of her labor.
Buck Abercrombie has purchased The Welcome Inn and with his construction business, he is steadily making some necessary improvements. His first encounter with the inn’s manager makes an indelible impression on him. She is beautiful, feisty, and intelligent.
Julianna never had much use for men, her mother saw to that. She did not trust them and her new boss no exception. He may look hot, but she has no intention of becoming involved with him in any way. She tries to keep her distance, but when she becomes the focus of a dangerous thief, she needs Buck’s help. Her defenses slowly are torn away by Buck’s persistence, and she allows herself to fall for him. Buck’s ex-wife has left him with a serious chip on his shoulder. He vows that he will never again give his heart to a woman, having it broke once was more than enough. His feelings for Julianna make him rethink that decision. She looks at him with those beautiful green eyes, and he falls hard and fast. He only hopes that he can convince her that they are meant to be together. He wants to spend the rest of his life showering her with love if she can forgive him for the pain that he has caused her.
This is a story full of heartache and pain. Julianna had never learned to trust because of her father’s abandonment of her and her mother. She was bitter, angry, and unwilling to open her heart until it was almost too late. Buck had given up on relationships. His brother’s past indiscretions and his ex-wife had scarred him pretty bad, but things were finally turning around. Buck and Julianna were two people in serious need of love, and with the help of their friends and family they may have finally found it. I found it hard to like Julianna throughout most of the story. She had little faith in herself or her friends, and her attitude was mostly belligerent. One can only be pushed so far, and it is a good thing Buck was strong enough to push back.
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