ARC Review: The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine by Kate Angell, Jennifer Dawson, Sharla Lovelace

28109706Title: The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine

Author: Kate Angell, Jennifer Dawson, Sharla Lovelace

Publisher: Kensington Publishing

Expected Publishing Date: August 30, 2016

Genre: Contemporary, Romance

Format: eBook, Paperback

Page Count: 320

Rating: 3 Stars

 

synopsis

Welcome to Moonbright, Maine…

Where the scents of donuts and cider waft through the crisp night air…with just a hint of magic.

It’s time for the annual Halloween costume party at the cottage on Pumpkin and Vine, the perfect place to celebrate the pleasures of the season. Guests return to the picturesque B & B year after year to snuggle up in its cozy rooms, explore the quiet, tree-lined streets and enjoy all the spooky fun of the holiday. But local legend whispers that it’s also a place where wishes have a strange way of coming true.

For three unsuspecting revelers, it’s going to be an enchanted weekend of candy corn kisses and midnight black kittens, along with some real Halloween surprises—the kind that make your heart skip a beat—for many more celebrations to come…

“Fast-paced. Fun characters.” —Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author on Kate Angell

“An author to watch out for.” —RT Book Reviews on Jennifer Dawson

“A writer with a fresh new voice.” –Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author on Sharla Lovelace


 

♦ Personal Thought ♦

This is a charming and sweet stories of Halloween romance – as in romance that took place during Halloween week – set in Rose B&B in small town Moonbright, Maine. As a trilogy, this book offers multiple tropes from enemies-to-lovers, friends-to-lovers and second chance; with all couples finally began their hopefully HEA with the help of Amelia Rose, the B&B owner.

Of the three stories, my favorite is Mesmerized by You by Jennifer Dawson which told the story of best friends Chloe and Jack. The switch of awareness might felt too sudden …and mystical! Yet Dawson’s writing made the transition from friends to more than that worked for me. 

Next in the line is Charmed by You by Kate Angell that brought together somewhat nemesis Cade and Grace together through machination of her godmother Amelia and Archibald the Maine Coon. This novella was quite hilarious and I pretty much enjoyed following Grace made the most of her talent decorating and people-pleasing.

Last but not least is Enchanted by You by Sharla Lovelacethat gave Sawyer and Sidney their second chance after over a decade apart. Honestly, while quite touching, this novella is the least to my liking. The flow felt rather disjointed overall, more so with the flashbacks, and yet the problem between Sawyer and his father not clearly figured.

But overall, The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine is an enjoyable reading that gave me a warm feeling. I did not regret picking this book up!

Advanced copy of this book is kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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