Bolted by Meg Benjamin

BoltedTitle: Bolted

Series: Promise Harbor Wedding bk 2

Author: Meg Benjamin

Genre: Contemporary

Sometimes you have to get lost before you can find yourself.

The Promise Harbor Wedding, Book 2

Greta Brewster McBain in a bind. Two, if she’s really counting. First there’s the can-barely-breathe, bridesmaid’s dress from hell. Second, the stranger who just carried her “perfect” brother’s fiancée out the church door has made it impossible to tell her own mother about her own divorce.

Rather than confirm her reputation as the family screw-up, Greta takes a drive to clear her head.

Trapped in a hole and unable to reach his cell phone, Hank Mitchell is resigned to becoming a permanent part of his own archeological dig when help arrives—in the form of a woman who looks like a Gone With The Wind refugee. Behind the ruffles and lace, though, is something he appreciates: a woman who isn’t afraid of a little dirt.

Their instant connection draws Greta into the eccentric world of the Hotel Grand, where she impulsively trades her hoopskirts for an apron. Soon things are getting hot, not only in the hotel kitchen, but in Hank’s arms…

Warning: Contains hot moonlit sex, a melancholy turtle, two wisecracking seniors, and the world’s ugliest bridesmaid dress.

Several years ago I discovered this new author named Meg Benjamin-well she was new to me-and I fell in love with her. So when I was asked to review this book which I was anxiously awaiting I leapt at the chance.

This book starts at the wedding that doesn’t happen in Jilted. Greta is Josh the grooms sister, and she wants to be anywhere but at the wedding. When the opportunity presents itself during the bruwhah over her brothers wedding that didn’t happen to disappear Greta takes it.

Greta is woman whose life is in limbo, her divorce is final and she has no idea what to do next. When she meets Hank and takes him back to his hotel for the summer her life takes a direction she hadn’t planned. She meets a man who intrigues her, stimulates her, and finds herself doing all the cooking for the hotel.

This book spends most of it’s time in Greta’s POV which was fine by me as we got to see Greta come into her own and take charge of her life.

I loved this story and how Greta discovered who she was and what she wanted to with the rest of her life. The confidence she gains and the hot sex she has with Hank.

There are also some great secondary characters in this book who livened up the story and had me laughing out loud. We also get to see what’s going on with Josh and Greta’s mom. I’m curious to see how this story line pans out.

Over all this is a great read and I can’t wait for the next book.

Grade A

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2 Comments

  1. Patoct

    I have been seeing this series around – sounds like it would be something I would like.

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  2. xaurianx

    O great review, I don’t read much straight contemporaries, but this sounds just good.

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