Tuesday, 10 April 2018

REVIEW: STAY WITH ME by JULES BENNETT


Stay with Me
Return to Haven #1
By Jules Bennett
Releasing March 27th, 2018
Zebra


Small-town Haven, Georgia, is home to generations of families, plenty of Southern charm, and an airport that's seen better days. But as three friends are about to discover, love gives everything wings . . .

At eighteen, Olivia Daniels left Haven behind and never looked back. Doggedly climbing the corporate ladder, she's finally nearing the top when her father dies--leaving her part-owner of the run-down airport that was his first love. It's a complication Olivia intends to wrap up quickly--buying out her co-owner and selling the land. Good thing her childhood best friends are with her for moral support. Because one look at her new partner is proof that her tidy plan has hit turbulence . . .

Jackson Morgan practically grew up in Haven's airport, and no one could have been a better mentor than Olivia's dad. Flight is in Jackson's blood, but his roots are firmly planted, and there's no way he's giving up the airport--not even for sassy, headstrong Olivia, his childhood crush. Coming to an agreement won't be easy, especially when the attraction between them soars to new heights every day. Love definitely wasn't on the itinerary, but is it enough to keep them together for a lifetime trip? . . .

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In Stay with Me (Return to Haven #1) by Jules Bennett, Olivia Daniels never thought she'd return to Haven when she left, but after the death of her father, Olivia inherits half of the town's run-down airport. Determined to find a way to convince Jackson Morgan they should sell, she soon finds herself locked in a battle she might not be able to win. Will Jackson be able to win the heroine's heart or will Olivia walk away from her chance at happy ever after?

What a really enjoyable read Ms. Bennett has delivered in this first book of her Return to Haven series where although I didn't warm up to the heroine right away I found the further I got in this book the more I began to like her. In the beginning, she comes off as stuck-up, thinking she's better than the small town she grew up in and believes things should go her way. So, I enjoyed that the hero showed her that people don't always get what they want. Will Olivia win Jackson over to her way of thinking?

As for the dialogue, it was very entertaining and I loved the tight friendship the heroine shares with her best friends, as the other two women are determined to convince her that there are better options than what she wants to do with the airport. Will she go with the ideas her friends have or will she continue to fight Jackson on her plan? Moreover, both the main characters were fascinating and I could understand why the heroine doesn't want anything to do with something that brings her back to Haven; a town that she left and never was planning to return to. Will Olivia finally see that Haven held good memories for her and not just the bad? Yet, in saying that, the heroine is resilient, courageous and I liked that she gave the hero a chance, despite the fact that she's going to leave town and knowing that she could end up hurting Jackson and his daughter. I also liked the growing bond between the heroine and the hero's daughter, which is proven by everything that Olivia does for the little girl. 

While the hero, he's confident, hard-working, a great father and I liked how determined he was to win over the heroine, even though he knows there's no chance of a future for him and Olivia. She's a city girl now and a woman focused on her career, so how would she ever walk away from the opportunity she has? I also liked the tight bond the hero shared with his cousins because they offer each other good advice. Yet, what I liked most of all about the hero was how good of a dad he was and that he would do anything for his little girl, which is proven by all that he does for her and how he gives the heroine the chance to get to know his daughter just in case things work out for the best between him and Olivia.

Overall, Ms. Bennett has delivered a wonderful read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was intense; the romance hot and passionate; and the ending had me loving what the heroine's friends do in order to get Olivia to see that love is worth fighting for. Will their plan work? Will Olivia realize that there are more important things in life than work and money? However, what I liked most about the ending was the hero's determination to prove to the heroine that she's worth fighting for and his words are perfect. I would recommend Stay with Me by Jules Bennett, if you enjoy the enemy to lovers trope, the friends to lovers trope, the opposites attract trope, or books by authors Rachel Lacey, Catherine Bybee, Jennifer Gracen and Stacy Finz.






















































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