When Natalie Smythe moves to the small town of Bagley, Texas to follow her dreams and open a candy store, she has no intention to do anything other than work. Socializing is not on her calendar until the store is up and running. It doesn’t even cross her mind that the morning she opens, a man will come into the store, she cannot say “no” to.
Caleb McClain knows he’s next in line to marry, because his brothers have started the domino effect, and they’re falling one by one. The oldest two are married, and he’s third in line. He knows he can’t avoid it forever, but if he can just avoid meeting anyone new, he’s sure it will help. When he follows a sugar craving and checks out the new candy store in town, he keeps his eyes on the display and won’t even look at the woman behind the counter. When their eyes meet, he knows he’s done for. Will he be able to convince her that she’s the only woman for him? Or will he be the first McClain in generations to not marry?
Series: Seven Sons #3
Author: Kirsten Osbourne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: November 19, 2017
My Rating: 4 stars
Caleb has the least complicated romance of his brothers – so far. In his effort to avoid meeting any new females that might end up being destined for him, Caleb’s plan was to avoid anyone new. But his sweet tooth got him in the end as he couldn’t resist checking out the brand new homemade candy store opening up today… and then he looked into her eyes. Yeah, that plan didn’t go as intended, but that’s fine with Caleb. Now to convince Natalie.
Natalie has questions, especially after the gossipy woman she’s hired to help out in the shop is done spilling her half truths and opinions. While Caleb has had the most intense day in a long time, it’s obvious that someone’s been gossiping with Natalie. He has no trouble giving her the absolute truth about himself and his family but he’d hoped for a bit more time. Ah, well… she’d know soon anyways so might as well lay it all out and pray that she doesn’t bolt from the room.
Of the women destined for the McClain brothers Natalie has accepted Caleb’s truth the easiest. Which makes Caleb a sweet, touching romance with very little angst and a lot of family love. We get a little more information on one of the foster kids – Nick, he’s been through so much and has far to go yet but it’s encouraging and touching to watch his barriers slowly fall one by one. I enjoyed this one, it’s an easy read with a heartwarming feel to it. I’d recommend Caleb and the entire series to any Contemporary Romance reader.
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