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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Love Caters All by Nicci Carrera

Love Caters All

by Nicci Carrera



When hard-driving CEO Rick Nordan arrives in Lobster Cove under strict orders from the family doctor to take a break, he discovers the rental house comes with a family attached, including one sexy dynamo of a caterer. She's nothing like his ex-fiancée who wouldn't sign a pre-nup, but maybe that means she's the real deal and not a gold digger.

Maya Cruz wants life for her widowed mother to get easier by renting out her house during the summer. But teaching Mama business means explaining Rick isn't a "guest," he's a "customer." And the first thing Mama does is invite Rick to join their family activities.

Having Rick around wouldn't be so bad if Maya didn't find him so attractive. The last time she fell for a vacationing millionaire, she had her heart broken.

She swore off his type, and he's not looking, but this might be a recipe for love.


“I’m sorry,” he said.

Oh, so the way to get Rick to apologize was to let him win? Now there was an interesting twist. She stuck out her hand. “Truce?”

He nodded but didn’t let her hand go. Instead he pulled her close for a kiss. For a moment she drank in his scent, which was a subtle spice, like Earl Grey tea.

 “What did you do that for?”

 “I didn’t have any other defense.”

“A kiss is not a defensive move!”

“What about this?” His firm tug landed her against his chest.

4 out of 5 (very good)

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**Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Goddess Fish promotions in exchange for a fair and honest review.**

Rick is told he needs to take a vacation by his DR for his health. He rents a cabin and off he goes.  However, when he shows up, it’s not quite what he expected.  It comes with a welcome by the Cruz family and hot fresh cookies.  An attractive, feisty, outgoing grabs his attention during his welcome.  He is only there for two weeks, can he have a short, no strings attached fling? Will this be another right play boy that will forget Maya once he leaves? Can Maya handle that?

This was a fun and cute book to read.  There were points where I was laughing out loud and others where I was sighing at the sweetness.  However, there were others where I was frustrated with the male lead, Rick.  Maya’s character was very well written. I absolutely loved her character.  She has the biggest heart one person can have.  Her goal in life is to make sure her sisters and mom are taken care of.  Her character gives you the warm and fuzzy feelings as you see how hard she is working for her family. It’s a trait that we all should strive to possess in the real world.

This book would have been a 5 star read but it was missing something. It needed a little more pizazz or excitement to the story. There were also some parts that seemed to be thrown into the story but didn’t necessarily jive with the rest of the story. I consider them minor issues though and enjoyed the story overall.

If you’re looking for a sweet fun read, then go ahead and pick up your copy today!

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AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

Nicci Carrera lives to write contemporary and spicy love stories with sassy heroines and sexy heroes. Nicci believes the perfect man makes lots of bread…the kind you eat hot from the oven with butter. She lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, and yes, he bakes all their bread. When not at her keyboard writing a romance, in the kitchen, or curled up with a book, Nicci enjoys photography and long walks.

About Lobster Cove

Lobster Cove is a fictional small town on the coast of Maine, near Bar Harbor. It is quaint and quirky with a colorful history, a friendly population of charming residents, and a vibrant tourist business. It is home to research scientists and small shop owners, grumpy cops and sassy chefs. Back in the day, it was a bustling fishing town and home to many immigrants, from both the state cabins and the lowest decks.


  1. Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?

    1. Hi Mai,

      If I'm stuck, reading a good book gets me going again.



  2. Thank you for having me on your great blog. I'm glad you enjoyed Love Caters All!

  3. Nicci, any sequels forthcoming? I loved this book!

    1. Hi Susannah,

      Yes, I am working on Maya's sisters' books, starting with Cara Cruz and Jason Ward. Thank you for letting me know you loved this book, it's very encouraging!


  4. Really great review. I loved the excerpt.

    1. Thanks, MomJane! Good luck in the drawing!

  5. What a wonderful review! I love Maya, too! :)

    "Maya’s character was very well written. I absolutely loved her character. She has the biggest heart one person can have. Her goal in life is to make sure her sisters and mom are taken care of. Her character gives you the warm and fuzzy feelings as you see how hard she is working for her family. It’s a trait that we all should strive to possess in the real world."

    That was right there was just perfect!

    Congrats, Nicci!


    1. Thank you, Isabel! I'm glad you love Maya. I too love the review and am glad that Maya sets a good example.