Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Litfuse Review: When I Fall In Love by:Susan May Warren

 When I Fall in Love (Christiansen Family, #3)
About the Book:
Hawaii was the last place Grace Christiansen ever imagined she’d vacation, much less fall in love. But when her family surprises her with a cooking retreat in paradise, she is pulled—or maybe yanked—away from her predictable, safe life and thrown headfirst into the adventure of a lifetime.

Max Sharpe may make his living on the ice as a pro hockey player, but he feels most at home in the kitchen. Which is why he lives for the three-week culinary vacation he takes each year in Hawaii. Upon being paired with Grace for a cooking competition, Max finds himself drawn to her passion, confidence, and perseverance. But just when Grace dares to dream of a future beyond her hometown, Max pulls away.

Wrestling with personal demons, Max fights against opening his heart to a love he knows he should never hope for. And as his secrets unfold, Grace is torn between the safe path in front of her and what her heart truly desires. If love means sacrificing her ideal happily ever after, Grace’s faith will face its toughest test yet.

About the Author:
Growing up in Minneapolis and attending the U of MN, I learned to love city life, although I'm a woodsy girl at heart. Or maybe I'm an adventurer -- having lived and traveled all over the world, including Siberia Russia as a missionary for eight years. Probably that's why my characters can't sit still, and seem to get into one scrape after another -- they're too much like me! I love God, my family, my country, my church, and feel privileged every day to be able to write stories, that I hope inspire and entertain!

My Review:
 Grace Christiansen is such a homebody and also a bit disastrous. Grace's family gifts her with a cooking retreat trip in Hawaii but Grace is going to have to be taken kicking and screaming. Maxwell Sharpe, a very handsome pro-hockey player needs a break from the ice. His only enjoyment is escaping to Hawaii to on a culinary retreat like he has done like clockwork for three years now. So a friend has set Max up to follow Grace around and while he likes the ladies, this isn't what he needs right now.

 Grace didn't expect Max to be so interesting and cute. She just expected him to be some macho jock but for 6 hours on the plane ride he has kept her entertained. Max seems to really begin to see himself with Grace the more he learns about her, she seems fun, interesting, and quirky. But all too soon Max gets cold feet and pulls away from Grace. They both seem like homebodies. What is going to happen with this very scared couple?

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.