Review: The Summer Cottage by Annie Rains
Jake Fletcher left Somerset Lake after a tragic loss, but he's returning for the summer to care for his beloved grandmother, hoping Vi will sell the run-down cottages and finally slow down. There's just one problem: Trisha, Vi's new employee. She's smart, beautiful, and kind, but Jake's job is to protect his grandmother's interests, and his gut is telling him Trisha's hiding something that could jeopardize Vi's future. However, as they spend summer days renovating the property and bonding over their love for the town, Jake realizes that Trisha is a risk worth taking--if only she can trust him with her secrets . . . and her heart.
Here we are starting a new series for Annie Rains. I couldn't wait to see what she was going to come up with. I was sad when Trisha moved away from her Sweetwater Spring series. I really loved their people there and kinda wasn't ready to let go. I know I have no control over it but still in my heart I was sad. Of course, I couldn't wait for something new also. It's a double-edged sword.
You meet Trisha in the Sweetwater Spring series so you already get to know her a little bit. I will say that you don't need to read the others series to start this one but why wouldn't you? It's so good.
I totally understood Trisha and why she made the choices she did for her and her son. A fresh start is just what they need to try and move on from the issues with her ex. I love where they ended up. Since I already felt like I knew Trisha I didn't feel like I learn that much more of her in this book which is okay since I was starting a new series and needed to start learning about this new town.
I have to say I totally loved Jake. He's such a sweet, caring guy that right away he screams hero. He comes back to his hometown to talk his grandma into selling the family business there and moving to Florida with the rest of the family. I don't want to give anything away but I will say I was happy for his choices.
These two don't just in it together right away. In fact, their relationship moves very slowly in part due to her past and her son. I didn't have an issue with that. It really worked in this story. I liked the slow burn. It took them a while to realize what they both want in life but it's worth the discovery. So much of this book, I believe you should discover on your own so I don't want to give anything away.