One Hundred Reasons by Kelly Collins
Fresh starts, hope, and happily ever afters…
Nurse Sage Nichols life changed when she lost her favorite patient and inherited a bed and breakfast in a town she didn’t know existed. She traveled to Aspen Cove intent to sell so she could hurry back to her life in Denver. Little did she know, she was about to find everything she ever needed in the tiny mountain town with a big heart. Sage found herself in a place where caring for your neighbor was a way of life. In her case, that happened to be surly Cannon Bishop, the man of her dreams.
Cannon Bishop was a man who learned long ago that hope was a dangerous thing. Closed off from the world after a family tragedy, Cannon lived a lonely life as the owner of Aspen Cove’s only bar and son to the town drunk. When Sage Nichols breezed into town, she offered the possibility of more if he’d only open his heart. Cannon’s protective walls tumble and suddenly a brighter future of healing, hope, and peace was possible…if only Sage would stay.
This is the first book I have read by this author and it is the first in the new Aspen Cove Romance series.
Main character Sage is a nurse working nights in a geriatric ward. She is devastated when her favourite patient, Bea Bennett, dies without saying goodbye. She is so upset by the death of her patient that it is decided to transfer her to another department. However, before she leaves her supervisor hands her a letter written by Bea. The letter states that Bea has left Sage a Bed and Breakfast in a small mountain town called Aspen Cove.
Sage decides to travel to Aspen Cove to say goodbye to her friend and view the property. With her beloved three-legged companion Otis at her side, she sets off on an adventure that will change her life forever. Despite a shaky start, she realises that she is very needed in the small town and top of the list is a troubled bar owner called Cannon Bishop.
I instantly liked Sage, it’s obvious that she cared about people and would go out of her way to help others. It’s easy to see why Bea chose her and put her faith in her. The book shows that love can appear when you least expect it and it’s never too late for second chances. The writing flows easily and there are plenty of well-developed characters to keep the story entertaining. A light, heartwarming and charming romance, which sets the scene for a captivating series.
Thank you to Brooke and the author for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.