About the Author
Pamela Ford is the award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance. She grew up watching old movies, blissfully sighing over the romance; and reading sci-fi and adventure novels, vicariously living the action. The combination probably explains why the books she writes are romantic, happily-ever-afters with plenty of plot – and often lots of laughter.
After graduating from college with a degree in Advertising, Pam merrily set off to earn a living, searching for that perfect career as she became a graphic designer, print buyer, pantyhose sales rep, public relations specialist, copywriter, freelance writer – and finally author. Pam has won numerous awards including the Booksellers Best, the Laurel Wreath, and a gold medal IPPY in the Independent Book Publisher Awards. She is a Kindle Book Awards finalist and a two-time Golden Heart Finalist. She lives in Wisconsin where she is working on her next novel.
About the Book
Breanna Mitchell is on her way to a relaxing vacation at the ocean. Maybe she’ll even have a beachside fling to help her get over a recent breakup.
ut when a tropical storm makes her destination hotel uninhabitable, a chance encounter at continental breakfast delivers a fabulous option—with a catch. She and her friends can stay at a privately-owned, three-story oceanfront home—if she pretends to be the girlfriend of the owner’s heartbreaker grandson, Ethan. Since he won’t even be there, how hard could it be?
Everything is going swimmingly until Bree drinks too much wine and regales the family with romantic tales about her relationship with Ethan. His adorable brother Adam gets suspicious. His marriage-minded grandma gets engagement fever. The beautiful woman next door gets teary-eyed.
And then, Ethan unexpectedly arrives. Suddenly Bree is about to get everything she’s ever wished for—but is it what she really wants?
More believable than its predecessor, Pamela Ford’s “Fresh Brewed” brings back the characters from “Overeasy” with a small switch in roles. This time the story focuses on Bree while Allie takes a back seat to the action. Bree’s story is quite different and a little more believable than Allie’s, which makes this series all the more readable—nothing like an obvious copy-paste to discourage me from reading the second book in a series! But not only the story is different, the main character is also quite different, although she and Allie share one major thing in common that kept both their stories going: the ability to make the wrong decision again and again.
A cute, fun, well-written and engaging quick read, Bree’s story is that of a series of unfortunate decisions, not a series of unfortunately events like Allie’s was. Although I chuckled my way through the book, I have to admit that I also rolled my eyes a few times and groaned a many others as well. I can’t help but wonder: do people like this actually exist?
There are two complaints I have, but they are not major enough for me to not recommend this book. The first is that lack of deep enough realisation like Allie had; long time readers of my blog know how I like me some sort of deeper level understanding to emerge from any book that I read. The second complaint is that although we get to meet a fun new character who will be featured in a future book, we don’t get to see Allie or Megan, Bree’s sidekicks who were also present in the first book featuring Allie’s adventure, as much as I’d like to. But, again, these are minor quibbles that don’t take much away from the reading experience.
Add to Bookshelf?
If you are looking for an easy, fun, unrealistic read, then yes.
Thank you to iReads Book Tours for providing a
copy of this book for me to review!
2 thoughts on “Book Review: ‘Freshly Brewed’, by Pamela Ford”
So glad you liked the book! Thanks for taking part in my tour!
My pleasure! It was a fun book to read!