Jim and Genie are two very believable characters and people that I would have been friends with in high school. Jim is a graduate of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration and Genie a Culinary Institute trained chef that worked as teenagers together at the old Summerville Inn during the summer. Both have come home to bid on the inn and restore her to the original grandeur that she held long ago.
Both Jim and Genie both harbor feelings from high school for each other but they must first battle someone that does not want either one of them to have the inn. The villain is completely hysterical. I know, he shouldn't be but the suspense in the book is perfect for the story. The secondary characters are first rate, too. My only complaint about them, is this book should have been first to fully explain them so that you can understand them better in the books before this one.
I absolutely love this series. It's one of the better series that I've read in a long time. This story has romance, laughs and suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Pick this one up and then go back and read the others. You will not be disappointed.
Now available in the KILLER KISSES anthology
An Inn Decent Proposal is out of distribution as a single title.
Recovering gambler Jim Rawlings returns to Summerville to take the biggest chance of his life--bidding at auction for the once-grand Summerville Inn. But to make the hotel a success, he needs a world class executive chef.
Chef Genie King attends the Summerville Inn auction with dreams of becoming executive chef in her own kitchen. Years ago, she worked at the Inn with Jim, but she never expected her Class of 85 heartthrob to bid at the sale also.
Together, Jim and Genie can purchase and rehab the Inn in time for their twenty-fifth high school reunion, but working together means Jim must share long-hidden secrets with the woman he still loves. Will Genie reject the man with a past? Or will she love the man he's become?