Review: Nothing Bundt Love by Samantha Lind (Sweet Valley, Tennessee #1)
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Wildfire Marketing Solutions.
It's been over four years since I last read something by Samantha Lind, and because I didn't want to play catch-up with her previous work which were part of one or two series, I've been biding my time. Lo and behold, I heard about Nothing Bundt Love and it felt like the perfect time to re-acquaint myself with her writing. This new book is the first in Lind's Sweet Valley, Tennessee series, and unlike the hockey romance genre readers know her for, this is more small-town romance, although there is a mention of hockey. (Side note: I couldn't help but wonder if the local high school was called Sweet Valley High, and if there are readers who may still remember the young adult series by the same name.)
After graduating from high school, Nathan Bailey upped and left his hometown of Sweet Valley to attend college. Now a self-made billionaire because of an app he and his best friend and business partner created, Nathan heads back to Tennessee to attend his beloved grandmother's birthday. It's been a decade since he was last there, so maybe that's why he doesn't recognize Harper Taylor when he enters Nothing Bundt Desserts, the bakery she owns. Once he's re-introduced to her, Nathan decides to bite the bullet and do what he couldn't years ago: pursue the only girl he's ever wanted to give his heart to...
Nothing Bundt Love was a fun read, one that I enjoyed in one sitting and left a smile on my face. Nathan and Harper were truly good people who finally had the perfect opportunity to act on the very same feelings they nursed for each other when they were still in high school. Everything was fast-paced and anything that needed to be resolved wasn't fraught with drama. This was a solid start to a new series, and even with the inclusion of characters from previous releases, it may be enjoyed on its own. Four stars.
Release Date: 06 July 2021
Date Read: 06 July 2021
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