Friday, September 29, 2017

Review ~ SWEET DREAMS, BABY by C.J. Carmichael

Sweet Dreams, Baby (Love at the Chocolate Shop, #12)
by: C.J. Carmichael
Series: Love at the Chocolate Shop
Genre: Sweet/Clean Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 7, 2017
Publisher: Tule Publishing

Three weeks ago, Portia Bishop mailed a letter to the father of her baby, Saddle Bronc rider Austin Bradshaw. It’s a letter she should have written a long time ago—like when she first found out she was pregnant, shortly after she ended things with Austin, dropped out of college, and went running to her family in Marietta, Montana.

Austin has loved Portia since he first laid his eyes on her in college. A year ago, he convinced her to do something impulsive and very romantic. Now, as he opens her letter, Austin has two reasons to return to Marietta–win back the heart of the woman he still loves and convince her he’s a good bet for a forever man and father.

Portia Bishop caught my attention when I read an earlier book in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series.  I wanted to know why she never talked about the father of her baby and why she never seemed to talk about her pregnancy.  My wait is over!!

Portia has had a really tough year.  She left college in Seattle and the love of her life, Austin Bradshaw, and fled to her aunts in Marietta, Montana.  Portia didn’t even tell Austin why she was leaving or even say goodbye.  She even removed herself from social media, so Austin couldn’t contact her.  Now, she continues to take the coward's way out and sends Austin a letter, simply saying they need to talk.

When Austin arrives in Marietta he’s excited to finally see Portia after a year.  He’s never stopped loving and caring for her.  Austin’s looking forward to telling her so and picking up where they left off.  When he does come face to face with Portia, he’s shocked to discover that she has a baby and that he’s Zavy’s father.

C.J. Carmichael is a new to me author and I simply loved Sweet Dreams, Baby.  This is truly a sweet romance with characters you can’t help but feel for and like.  Even when I wanted to not like Portia I couldn’t.  Her sweetness and confusion wouldn’t allow it.  Austin was sweet and went into fatherhood without hesitation and never once had any doubts.  One thing that I really loved about this story was Portia’s family.  Throughout Portia’s ordeal, they were all loving and supportive, without being pushy or busybodies.  They were all very welcoming of Austin.

Sweet Dreams, Baby is truly a standalone read.  I’ve only read one other book in this series and I don’t feel like I missed anything.  I will say that fans of this series will get a nice treat with the Epilogue that wraps ups the series nicely.

**Received a copy from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed the book.**

Rating:  4.5

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  1. I'm glad you got to read this book and enjoyed it.

    1. Thanks. Now, I have to read other books by C.J.


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