For corporate consultant Paige Leighton, the ends always justify the means. She does whatever it takes to make her clients’ businesses profitable. She has no room for sentimentality in business or in her personal life and loves nothing better than pushing others out of their comfort zones.
Kassidy Drake has spent a lifetime creating her comfort zone, and she has no intention of leaving. Her home is as orderly and as beautiful as the rows of lavender surrounding it, but she needs to make Lavender Lane Farm solvent or she might lose everything. She agrees to listen to Paige’s advice as long as Paige doesn’t expect much more from her than changing the font on her business cards.
Accompanied by the buzz of honeybees and the scent of lavender, Paige and Kassidy must find a way to compromise if they want to save Lavender Lane Farmand find a way to make room for love along the way.
|Publisher:||Bold Strokes Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Karis Walsh is a horseback riding instructor who lives in Texas. When she isn’t teaching or writing, she enjoys spending time outside with her animals, reading, playing the viola, and riding with friends.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is an enjoyably sweet love story. Paige is a self employed consultant that evaluates struggling corporate businesses to provide proposals that should repair and cultivate future success. One client commissions her to evaluate his daughter Kassidy's farm with the intention of getting her to admit it is a failure and sell it so she can go work for him. The best aspect of this book was the slow build of feelings. We get to understand how the main characters are feeling as they develop emotions. I felt the giddiness of falling in love along with them. I liked all the characters. There was fun and realistic dialogue. The main characters were flirty and had some snarky banter. I was interested in the lavender farm. But the book slowed down for me a bit when they got too heavily into conversation about the details. I understand that a large part of this book is about providing ideas for improvement, but it felt a bit weighed down by it. Overall, I recommend this to those who like to read about romance, farm life, family issues, cute dogs, and crime scene tape. I received an ARC from Bold Strokes Books through Netgalley for an honest review
This was such a refreshing story. I enjoy this where the main characters are up front about their attraction to each other from the beginning. Of course, that doesn't remove the possibility of angst, but at least they're not mooning over each other, scared to tell the truth. This was also neat in the way they dealt with their vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities still got in their way, but not permanently. Another great read by Karis Walsh.