Athena Reynolds is a goddess in the kitchen, and she’s got her Michelin-starred restaurant Olympus to back it up. Darling of the Chicago restaurant scene, she’s flying high – until a betrayal leads to her sudden fall from grace. Furious and reeling, she heads home to the solace of family in Tennessee.
Logan Maxwell has his hands full keeping his organic farm thriving and in the black. He doesn’t have time to do more than wonder about the prickly mystery that is Athena Reynolds and relive their one passionate night together. Her life is in Chicago and his is irrevocably tied to his land. But that hasn’t stopped him from craving more.
But small towns are like small kitchens, everyone’s constantly bumping into each other, and sooner or later something’s bound to boil over. Maybe that’s why Logan finds it so hard to resist Athena. Well, that and the fact that he’s never been able to walk away from a woman in distress. An unexpected confidant, Logan reminds Athena of her roots, and in turn, she begins to question everything she’s spent years working for. They just might hold the keys to each other’s salvation – but when her old life comes calling, can love win out over the temptation of redemption?
Point of view:
3rd Person. Alternating perspectives, not always by chapter, but it’s clearly defined.
Another from perfect-for-me team of Kait Nolan & Amy McFadden. This is my 4th Misfit Inn book and again, it’s perfection.
Nolan‘s amazing balance of relationship development, romance, a little bit of drama without dragging it out, and couples I can’t help but root for. Even prickly Athena quickly became lovable and misunderstood. Logan is a wonderful calm in her stormy life. Watching all the Kennedy girls find their way back home in Tennessee is the hallmark of this feel good series.
Amy McFadden does a great job of continuing to give each Reynolds sister their own unique voice that remains consistent between the books.
Trigger Warnings (possible spoilers):
All the Kennedy daughters are former foster children who were adopted. Athena’s biological father is in a care facility for being in a drug overdose induced dementia-like state.