Saturday, October 3, 2015

Here To Stay


GIVEAWAY


TAGG, MELISSA
HERE TO STAY

Witty and Heartwarming Contemporary Romance by an Up-and-Coming Author

Blake Hunziker has played nomad for five years and landed in his fair share of trouble too. But now he's finally returning to his hometown--the Lake Michigan tourist town of Whisper Shore. Counting on a not-so-warm welcome, he's surprised at not only a positive reception but also a job offer. Determined to settle down and prove himself responsible, he agrees to the catch that comes with the job offer--coordinating the annual Christmas festival--even though he has no idea how he'll pull it off.

Autumn Kingsley, inn owner and experienced organizer of the Christmas festival, has always dreamed of traveling the world. Now she has a job opportunity in Paris and a surprise potential investor coming to town who just might take on her family's inn and finally leave her free to go. The only problem is that she has just two weeks to whip the inn into shape.

Their families have a long history of not getting along, but when Blake comes to Autumn for help with the festival, she actually agrees...in exchange for his help with the repairs to her inn. They may have struck a simple deal, but complications are quick to pile on when the guy who's had enough of running away and the woman who can't wait to leave join forces.
  

My Review:

Loved this to bits. Really. One of the best contemporary romances around. There's a campy Gilmore Girls vibe about this story. Autumn might not have a teenage daughter but she's got the small town inn and the quirky employees that go along with it. And oh my goodness, there are so many laugh out loud scenes I think I cracked a rib or two laughing so hard! Tagg wields the unexpected with delightful aplomb. And all that witty mayhem is punctuated with toe-curling romance. Best almost kisses ever!

Let's take a moment to exhale a happy sigh over Blake. He's the epitome of good hero material. Endearing charm matched with a tortured soul. He is finally ready to come back home after a family tragedy has kept him wandering for the past five years. Determined to prove himself, he's blindsided by his attraction to Autumn. She's just as confused. Her plans are set and they don't include a romance. Delicious complications tied this reader's heart into way too many knots before reaching the end.

A contemporary romance that will make you a tad shy of giddy -- both during the read and for a long while after!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Here To Stay please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 4 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

20 comments:

  1. Precious book, precious author! I would love to read this one! Thank you for sharing, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. I've become a Melissa Tagg fan. Good luck, Melanie.

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  2. Have not had a chance to read any of her books yet. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Ooohh, you're in for a treat. Good luck, Kim.

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  3. Melissa is a new-to-me author. HERE TO STAY sounds like a fun read.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh ------- you're going to love her. I've only read two and I think she has five out? Anyway, I'll be reading them all that's for sure. Good luck, Caryl.

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  4. Oh, Kav, this does sound good. I haven't read Melissa Tagg's book, so she would be a new author for me. And great "almost kisses"....those are always great for the romantic tension. Add a cozy family inn....and I'm in.....just in time for Christmas! Thanks for another opportunity to read a recommended book.
    sheridastewart (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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    1. Yes, this book ticks all the boxes. Good luck, Sherida.

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  5. I have "From the Start" by Melissa Tagg (yet-to-be-read), but I've seen a lot of rave reviews on her work that I'm sure it will be good. Would love to add this one to it. I also loved your statement "Delicious complications tied this reader's heart into way too many knots before reaching the end", those are the kind of stories I LOVE :-) The author keeps you guessing right to the end, so frustrating yet at the same time a delicious anticipation!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. yes -- frustration laced liberally with delicious anticipation. LOL That describes this book perfectly. You'll love Melissa Tagg's books, Trixi -- I'm sure of it. Good luck.

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  6. Aw, this sounds great! I'm slowly starting to read more contemporaries, and Melissa Tagg is one author that I keep seeing people recommend. Thanks for the chance to win!

    jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

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    1. There's a reason for those recommendations, Artist Librarian. Good luck!

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  7. I have never read any of Melissa's books, but I have heard they are great!! Hoping to have a chance soon.

    Thanks as always for providing the opportunity to win.

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  8. forgot to leave my email sorry - would hate for you not to have it if I won. LOL
    amylsmith AT bledsoe dot net

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  9. Sounds like another delightful read from Melissa!! Thanks for the wonderful review, and the giveaway opportunity - Kav!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Bonnie. Good luck.

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  10. I just ordered one of her other books. can't wait to read something from this new to me author!

    ladepooh AT hotmail DOT com

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  11. I've not read any of Melissa's books, but have her first on my TBR shelf. There have been some great releases in the contemporary inspy market in the past few years!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. I haven't yet read any of Melissa's books but I've heard good things about them. Though I often read historical novels, sometimes I'm in the mood for a good contemporary romance. This sounds like it would be just right.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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