Her Unexpected Hero
Checkerberry Inn #3
By: Kyra Jacobs
Releasing July 17th, 2017
In Her Unexpected Hero (Checkerberry Inn #3) by Kyra Jacobs, Maddie Frye needs a date, but not one chosen by her matchmaking boss, because she doesn't seem to pick anyone even half decent. So, when she hires the new guy in town to work alongside her in the kitchen at the Checkerberry Inn, Maddie asks him for tips on snagging the guy she wants to take to the inn's upcoming gala. However, she never imagined she'd fall for Cole Granville while he's helping her. Will Maddie be able to convince Cole to give them a shot at happy ever after, or will Cole's past threaten their chance at happiness?
Ms. Jacobs has penned her best story of this series yet in this book where the main characters entertained me from start to finish; the dialogue had me amused due to the heroine's need to improve her chances of achieving a date with the man she wants; and where the secondary characters were just as enchanting as the main ones because they want Maddie to find love just as they have found with their partners. The way this story started had me smiling, as the heroine is lucky to have the friends she does. Friends that are determined to see her happy and aren't above playing matchmaker.
As for the dialogue, it was riveting and had me flipping the pages quickly due to the main characters back stories, especially that of the hero, as the people of the small town where they live aren't very accepting of Cole because of what he's done in his past. Will he find a way to win the townspeople over? Furthermore, the hero is resilient, courageous and I liked how determined he was to follow his dreams, even though he doesn't have it easy. I also liked how the hero handled everything thrown his way and that he had people like his grandfather and the heroine on his side; people willing to support him through thick and thin because he deserves a second chance. Since what he did in his past wasn't his fault. While the heroine, she faces quite a challenge when it comes to landing the guy she wants and I liked that she allowed Cole to help her, even when it was palpable she was falling for the hero. I also liked how determined she was to prove to the hero that his past doesn't define him and how she went about helping him win the townspeople over, instead of allowing the ones causing problems for him to win in their game to force him out of town.
Overall, Ms. Jacobs has penned a wonderful read in this story where this couple's chemistry was strong, the romance on the sweet side and the ending had me cheering for this couple's happy ever after, because Cole will do whatever it takes to win Maddie back, especially after all that she does for him. Talk about taking her by surprise the way he does. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up wonderfully, because of the surprises revealed by various secondary characters that mean big changes for the future. Happy changes. I would recommend Her Unexpected Hero by Kyra Jacobs, if you enjoy the friends to lovers trope or books by authors Victoria James, Jody Holford, Jennifer Shirk and Rachel Harris.
Maddie Frye, the Checkerberry Inn’s snarky, introverted chef, just wants to be left alone. But with the inn’s upcoming gala, Maddie’s boss has matchmaking on the brain. So when the gorgeous new guy in town helps her out for a night, she comes up with the perfect solution to her problem…
Cole Granville is looking for a fresh start. When a part-time job opens in the Checkerberry’s kitchen, he takes it without a second thought. The only catch? He’s got to help his sexy new coworker snag a date for an upcoming dance. But as he coaches Maddie on attracting her crush, Cole realizes he’s the one falling for the curvy brunette.
ABOUT KYRA JACOBS
Kyra Jacobs is an extroverted introvert who writes of love, humor and mystery in the Midwest and beyond. When this Hoosier native isn’t pounding out scenes for her next book, she’s likely outside, elbow-deep in snapdragons or spending quality time with her sports-loving family. Kyra also loves to read, tries to golf, and is an avid college football fan. Be sure to stop by her website www.KyraJacobs.
wordpress.com to learn more about her novels and ways to connect with her on social media.