Wednesday, 26 September 2018


Draw You In
Cape Van Buren #3.5
By MK Meredith
Releasing September 25th, 2018

Formerly FALLING FOR YOU, part of Marina Adair’s St. Helena Vineyards.

On the rocky, atmospheric coast of Cape Van Buren, Maine...

Cartoonist and hopeless romantic Sage Mathews has moved home to Cape Van Buren to find her happy ever after. And why not? It’s happened to everyone else in the town where love washes in with each wave. She’s even landed the perfect job, head cartoonist for the The Van Buren Tribune—her late grandfather’s newspaper. The only thing more important than finding love is keeping her grandfather’s legacy alive. A hard task when the paper’s sexy and irritating new consultant is determined to digitize her dreams.

Parker Edwards has never measured up in his grandfather’s eyes. So when the opportunity arises to consult for the small town newspaper where the old man sits as a board member, he’s determined to prove his grandfather wrong. Step one, digitize the paper to keep the sinking ship afloat. Step two, get his tiny town tour guide, who happens to be the cute and curvy cartoonist, on board. With the glitz covered cynicism of New York. in his blood, he can’t wait to do the job and get back to the city. That is, until his sweet new friend with her sexy assets and chocolate brown eyes colors her way into his heart one comic at a time and makes him feel things he doesn’t think he can live up too.

Can small town and big city find their happy ever after in Cape Van Buren or is love just another shipwrecked, romantic notion?

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In Draw You In (Cape Van Buren #3.5) by MK Meredith, Sage Matthews is determined to keep her grandfather's legacy alive, but in order to do just that she needs to find a way to convince Parker Edwards that the paper is worth saving, especially when he wants to digitize it. However, the more time they spend together, the more Sage finds herself falling for the guy that could take away her dream job and ruin her chance to save her grandfather's legacy. Will Sage put her trust in Parker or will she walk away from her shot at happy ever after?

This is an absolutely wonderful series and this novella is an enthralling, fast-paced, marvellous addition to it. Really, the main characters are incredible due to their back stories and their growing relationship, the secondary characters bring that little extra something special to the story, especially the town mavens in Evette and Mexine; and the dialogue was highly entertaining and had me laughing at the antics of several characters including Sage with the new cartoon character she creates.

The way this story started drew me in immediately, as Sage is back in town and ready to find love since Cape Van Buren seems to be the place for finding happiness lately. Will she find The One? However, it was from the moment where Sage and Parker meet where this story gets really interesting, as Sage is determined in her pursuit of not wanting the paper to be digitized. Will she be able to convince Parker that the paper should stay in print and not be digitized? 

With the main characters, both were relatable, likeable and I so enjoyed their back stories, especially Parker's. He's been trying to gain his grandfather's approval for years and I could understand why he takes on the opportunity to finally show his grandfather that he has what it takes to succeed with the task he's been given in turning things around for the The Van Buren Tribute. Will he show his grandfather that he has what it takes to get the job done? Will he finally win his grandfather's approval after all the years he's felt he hasn't measured up? Why does his grandfather always act the way he does towards Parker?

While the heroine, she's resilient, courageous, smart; funny at times, especially when she's pushing the hero's buttons with her cartoons; and I liked how determined she was to win Parker over to her side. I also liked the close friendships she shares with several of the secondary characters and how protective they are when it comes to her growing relationship with Parker. Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine is that she gives the hero a chance, even though she could get hurt if things don't go her way with the paper. 

Overall, Ms. Meredith has delivered another exceptional read for this series where the chemistry between Parker and Sage was off-the-charts; the romance was nicely-detailed and had me loving these two together; and the ending was heart-warming and had me loving the hero's determination to show the heroine that she's the one for him. Luckily, there's a way to compromise when it comes to what the hero and heroine want for the Van Buren Tribute. I would recommend Draw You In by MK Meredith, if you enjoy the enemy to lovers trope, the opposites attract trope or books by authors Marina Adair, Catherine Bybee, Jill Sanders and Miranda Liasson. I would also recommend this entire series, especially if you enjoy small town romances with well-developed characters and entertaining dialogue that will keep a reader entertained from start to finish.

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