Hawaii was the last place Grace Christiansen ever imagined she’d vacation, much less fall in love. But when her family surprises her with a cooking retreat in paradise, she is pulled—or maybe yanked—away from her predictable, safe life and thrown headfirst into the adventure of a lifetime.
Max Sharpe may make his living on the ice as a pro hockey player, but he feels most at home in the kitchen. Which is why he lives for the three-week culinary vacation he takes each year in Hawaii. Upon being paired with Grace for a cooking competition, Max finds himself drawn to her passion, confidence, and perseverance. But just when Grace dares to dream of a future beyond her hometown, Max pulls away.
Wrestling with personal demons, Max fights against opening his heart to a love he knows he should never hope for. And as his secrets unfold, Grace is torn between the safe path in front of her and what her heart truly desires. If love means sacrificing her ideal happily ever after, Grace’s faith will face its toughest test yet.
Susan has done it again! I couldn't put this book down . It was a quick read with a lot going on. The plot and passion that develops between Macx and Grace even though Grace doesn't want to be in Hawaii. Then Max pulls away. This book keeps you guessing as to what will happen next between these two characters. Faith is also very evident and important in this book and I love that Susan intertwines that in this book. Grace had to give up her fears and put her faith and trust in God I loved that element in this book. This book is definately a quick summer read because you want to know what happens. I couldn't put it down. A great beach read.
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