Men of Smithfield: Sam and Aaron by L.B. Gregg
Series: Men of Smithfield #5
Published by Carina Press
Publication Date: June 16th 2014
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A never-before-published Men of Smithfield book
With our family's legacy, Meyers B&B, in the flailing hands of me, Sam Meyers, and my sister Wynne, we're determined to revive the place. We've started a series of blind-date cooking classes, and taken on our first boarder. Granddad is even now rolling in his grave.
Signed up for the class is our new guest, Aaron Saunders, a Californian transplant who's distractingly handsome and clearly up to no good. I can't quite figure him out. He blew into town and has been relentless in his search for…something.
The sexy sneak is intriguing. And we've had a steamy moment. Or two. But now I can't stop wondering why he's searching in secret. From the library to my own backyard, Aaron leaves no stone unturned or record book unopened. He's definitely gotten my attention. But that might not be the only thing he's after.
When Sam gets home that night he discovers that a new guest has checked in at the B & B that he and his sister, Wynne, own. That guest is none other than Aaron Saunders. Once Sam gets a chance to talk to Aaron he’s incredibly intrigued but there’s just something too secretive about the guy and it makes Sam suspicious.
Sam gets to know Aaron better but there’s still an air of mystery around him. Sam does end up surprising Aaron eventually as Aaron believed Sam to be a bit of a bore. The story revolved mostly around Sam trying to figure out exactly what Aaron was up to. When Sam found out what that was he was a bit freaked out that he liked a guy who might be a relative (yikes!) but that didn’t stop him from crawling in to bed with him. For someone who was supposed to be a bore Sam really proved Aaron wrong.
The humor and family that are always part of Gregg’s writing were present in a big way in this story. I loved Sam and his sister Wynne’s relationship as well as the relationship they both had with their friend Claire. This story had as much to do with Wynne and Sam’s family heritage as it did with Aaron’s and Sam’s romance. I loved the dual storyline and I thought they blended well with each other.
I do wish that the book had been a tad longer so that the last part of the story, after all the secrets had been revealed, could have flourished a bit, but I guess I can’t have everything. 😉
The romance, the family, Wynne’s cooking classes…it all made for a fun and enjoyable book.
Rating: 4 out of 5