In The Event of Love – eARC Review

Title: In The Event of Love
Author: Courtney Kae
Series/Number: Fern Falls #1
Genre: Romance
Age: Adult
Publication Date: August 30, 2022
Themes: Second Chance Romance, FF Romance, Bisexual MC, Christmas Tree Farm, Christmas, Small Town, Returning to a small town, Family struggles, Financial struggle

Synopsis:

With her career as a Los Angeles event planner imploding after a tabloid blowup, Morgan Ross isn’t headed home for the holidays so much as in strategic retreat. Breathtaking mountain vistas, quirky townsfolk, and charming small businesses aside, her hometown of Fern Falls is built of one heartbreak on top of another . . .

Take her one-time best friend turned crush, Rachel Reed. The memory of their perfect, doomed first kiss is still fresh as new-fallen snow. Way fresher than the freezing mud Morgan ends up sprawled in on her very first day back, only to be hauled out via Rachel’s sexy new lumberjane muscles acquired from running her family tree farm.

When Morgan discovers that the Reeds’ struggling tree farm is the only thing standing between Fern Falls and corporate greed destroying the whole town’s livelihood, she decides she can put heartbreak aside to save the farm by planning her best fundraiser yet. She has all the inspiration for a spectacular event: delicious vanilla lattes, acoustic guitars under majestic pines, a cozy barn surrounded by brilliant stars. But she and Rachel will ABSOLUTELY NOT have a heartwarming holiday happy ending. That would be as unprofessional as it is unlikely. Right?

Thank you to Kensington Publishing Corp. and Edelweiss for an eARC of this title

I absolutely adored this book. In The Event of Love is the sweet and cozy holiday romance that warms your heart and makes you feel like cuddling up in front of a fire with a mug of hot chocolate. It was so sweet to see these two characters overcome their history, their fears, and their own hang ups about themselves and each other.

I really enjoyed seeing how the second chance romance developed and how the two main characters worked through their histories together. I also really enjoyed how the romance didn’t feel rushed. It was obvious that there were still feelings between them, but the time it took for them to open up and trust each other again. It didn’t feel like they were rushed into opening up and trusting each other again, so it felt more realistic that they were hesitant at first and were unsure of how things would go between them.

There were a few things that I didn’t like in this book, but they were honestly personal preference and came down to certain situations that just don’t do it for me, but that I can totally see other people loving.

I loved watching them grow and seeing the magic of the holidays bringing them together. It was such a sweet story and I would highly recommend it.

Rating: 4/5 stars

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