Saturday, August 5, 2017

Review: Sweetbriar Cottage by:Denise Hunter

 Sweetbriar Cottage
About the Book:
When Noah and Josephine Mitchell discover their divorce was never actually finalized, their lives are turned upside down.

Following his divorce, Noah gave up his dream job, settling at a remote horse ranch in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia, putting much-needed distance between himself and the former love of his life. But then Noah gets a letter from the IRS claiming he and Josephine are still married. When he confronts Josephine for the first time in months, they discover that she missed the final step in filing the paperwork and they are, in fact, still married.

Josephine is no happier about the news than Noah. Maybe the failed marriage—and okay, the botched divorce—was her fault, but her heart was shattered right alongside his, more than he would ever believe. The sooner they put this marriage behind them, the better for both of their sakes.

But when Josephine delivers the final paperwork to his ranch, the two become stranded in his cottage during the worst spring snowstorm in a decade. Being trapped with Josephine is a test of Noah’s endurance. He wrestles with resentment and an unmistakable pull to his wife—still beautiful, still brave, and still more intriguing than any woman he’s ever known.

As they find themselves confronted with each other and their shared past, old wounds surface and tempers flare. But when they are forced out into the storm, they must rely on each other in a way they never have before. Josephine finally opens up about her tragic past, and Noah realizes she’s never been loved unconditionally by anyone—including him. Will Noah accept the challenge to pursue Josephine’s heart? And can she finally find the courage to trust Noah?

My Review:
 Noah and Josephine knew it was over, they knew it like the sun was in the sky. It was known by them as well as everyone around them. But little did they know or even realize that after a slight glitch with their divorce proceedings that they still have some spark left after all this time.

 This story reminds me a lot of my own. So the premise drew me in from the start. Noah is heartbroken just as Josephine is over the marriage ending and then not ending. But soon fate steps in to start that fire back up and it seems from the looks of things that these two still feel the passion that they so long ago walked away from.

 It was fun having a front row seat to the chemistry between the two main characters. It kept me turning the page over and over wondering what move which character would make next. Definitely a real book that is relate able to anyone's life. A great read!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me in a giveaway from the author. All opinions are my own.

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