Review: Cherry Lane by Kristen Proby (Huckleberry Bay #3.5)
Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by 1001 Dark Nights Press.
Cherry Lane is a new novella in Kristen Proby's Huckleberry Bay series, and it's an enemies-to-lovers romance between neighbors Cherry Dubois and Zeke Cross. She's a small town girl working as a preschool teacher, born and raised in Huckleberry Bay; and he's a big city guy who's made the move to Huckleberry Bay to open a new garage with his closest friend. The town may be small, but it's big on being welcoming--with the one exception being Cherry. There's nothing neighborly about her reception whenever Zeke's around, but when her heater goes kaput, it's Zeke who extends a helping hand. Soon, his hands are doing a whole lot more, but will Cherry get cold feet when it comes to taking a chance on having more than a fling with the guy who's coming to mean far more to her?
Ah, Zeke, Zeke, Zeke. The guy truly was someone who had a big heart. I seriously liked him from the get-go, and he certainly had a heck of a lot of patience when it came to his less than pleasant neighbor. Of course, that didn't mean that he didn't spend more time than he should have pushing Cherry's buttons. Now, she had pretty much made her mind up about him in their limited interactions, but she pretty much realized that there was more to Zeke than she had earlier assumed. Admittedly, I may have liked Zeke more than I did Cherry, but she did redeem herself and I was quite satisfied with how everything played out. Cherry Lane was a four-starred addition to the Huckleberry Bay series, and I really hope this won't be the last time we'll be visiting this remarkably lovely little town.
Read my reviews for the Huckleberry Bay series:
Lighthouse Way (book one) - five stars - My Review
Fernhill Lane (book two) - four stars - My Review
Chapel Bend (book three) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Cherry Lane (novella) - four stars - My Review (posted above)
Release Date: 22 August 2023
Date Read: 19 August 2023
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