In her kitchen at Rose's Red Door Inn, executive chef Caden Holt is calm, collected, and competent. But when her boss asks her to show off their beautiful island to impress a visiting travel writer and save the inn, Caden is forced to face a world much bigger than her kitchen--and a man who makes her wish she was beautiful.
Journalist Adam Jacobs is on a forced sabbatical on Prince Edward Island. He's also on assignment to uncover a story. Instead he's falling in love with the island's red shores and Caden's sweets.
When Caden discovers Adam isn't who she thought he was, she realizes that the article he's writing could do more than ruin the inn's chances for survival--it might also break her heart.
The Red Door Inn opened in the first book of this series, and Caden Holt is now the chef at this bed & breakfast on Prince Edward Island. She works for Seth and Marie who own the inn and are worried about their ability to stay afloat financially. Then they hear that a travel writer will be visiting anonymously to review the inn.
When Adam Jacobs shows up and they find out that he is a journalist, they assume it's him and Caden is tasked with showing him around the island and with his general happiness during his stay. They really don't consider that their evidence is circumstantial and he might not be who they believe him to be.
I enjoyed this book, but not as much as the first in the series. This one seemed slower paced and the characters in general a little flatter, for lack of a better word. I didn't really come to care much about them by the end of the book, but I'm not sure why I wasn't more invested. If you've read the first book, then you should continue with the story, but I wouldn't start with this one. I am planning to give the next book a hopeful try because I do like this author.
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About the Author
Liz Johnson fell in love with Prince Edward Island the first time she set foot on it. When she's not plotting her next trip to the island, she works as a full-time marketing manager. She is the author of several novels including The Red Door Inn, a New York Times bestselling novella, and a handful of short stories. She makes her home in Nashville, Tennessee.