“The McCullagh Inn in Maine” by Jen McLaughlin
Her second chance at love…
Chelsea O’Kane escapes to Maine with a gun and fresh bruises. She’s ready to begin anew-until she runs into her old flame, Jeremy Holland. As he helps to fix her inn, her heart heals and they rediscover what they once loved about each other. But as the two play house, it starts to seem too good to last…
My Review: Due to personal reasons, I haven’t read or reviewed anything in a long time, but when I was at my local Barnes & Noble in the check-out line, I came across James Patterson’s BookShots Flames. One of the two I picked up where “The McCullagh Inn in Maine.” Because of the premise, along with it being a short read (144 pages), I was eager to start it.
Once I did, it didn’t want to stop, as this could also be categorized as a romantic suspense, (a genre I don’t usually read). From the beginning to the last few pages, there were so many questions about who Chelsea really is and why she fled her previous life to come back home. Though, when Jeremy shows up, Chelsea’s guard begins to fall, allowing the readers to understand her better, along with the fact that she’s still not over her first love. As for Jeremy, I loved how he had a protective but mysterious way about him, too, which definitely had an impact on his and Chelsea’s passion for one another.
Like I mentioned above, there was a lot of suspense in this book, which made it a page-turner–especially toward the end, (sorry, no spoilers).
If you’re looking for a quick, romantic read that will keep you on the edge of your seat, I recommend “The McCullagh Inn in Maine.”
I give this book 4 1/2 stars!
**About the author: Jen McLaughlin is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of sexy books with Penguin Random House. Under her pen name, Diane Alberts, she is also a USA TODAY bestselling author of Contemporary Romance with Entangled Publishing. Her first release as Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line, hit the New York Times, USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal lists. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.