All You Need Is Love by Marie Force (Green Mountain #1)

All You Need Is Love by Marie ForceAvailable: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Berkley

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Pam

Hoping to take the magic of the island and move it to the mountains with the Abbot family, purveyors of the odd and hard to find relics of a time long gone by in small-town Vermont. The family-run Green Mountain Country Store is cherished by locals as a reminder of simpler times. The Abbott children are determined to keep it that way—but their father has different plans…

When Cameron Murphy heads to Vermont to build a website for a new client, she imagines a more relaxing trip than she gets. After wrecking her car by colliding with the town moose, she meets the most handsome hero she’s ever seen. Unfortunately, her savior, Will Abbott, is also the son of her client—and he wants nothing to do with the new website or the city girl creating it.

For all Will cares, Cameron can march her fancy boots right out of town and out of his family’s business. But he can’t seem to get her out of his head. As his family’s dispute heats up, so does the chemistry between the two, leaving them wondering if simple is better after all—especially when it comes to matters of the heart.

This book has some of my favorite ingredients in a romance, small mountain town, humor, a large family that has their quirks and problems but work together and of course a hero that will go to any length for the heroine. This is the start of a new series that surrounds an engaging family and the store they own together. I am sold!

Cameron Murphy is a New York kind of gal and she loves it. She came to Vermont to design a web site for the family owned Green Mountain Country Store; her father is a long time friend of Lincoln

Abbott and recommended her for the job. As she winds her way through the country road, she is stopped dead when she hits a large object which turns out to be Fred the town moose. Fred is none the worse for wear but her car and her face are a mess and she becomes known as the gal who ran into Fred.

Will Abbott comes to her rescue reluctantly but gets her settled in, only to dash her hopes of the job by telling her the only one who wants the website is his father, Lincoln. She is determined to sell the family on her design and goes all out on her presentation, she does gain one convert who not only likes what she can do, but also seems to like her.

I love when a series encompasses a large family in the story; the interaction is always fun and entertaining as we get to meet the different personalities and their role in the family. I like how in this book there are some family members directly involved with the running of the family store while others live in the area but have their own businesses that feed into the story, such as Colton who runs a sugaring business that makes maple syrup for the store. Will is so much fun, we first meet him as a gruff man that grudgingly helps a stranded motorist but he is not gruff for very long and he turns out to be this amazing man who is a little gun shy because of a previous relationship yet the attraction is immediate and he really wants this to work with Cameron. I love how he picks up things she needs, so sweet. Cameron is a kick and I liked her from the first, she just goes with the flow, never angry at any of the circumstances that cause her problems, and she loves the Abbott family when she first meets them. She has her issues, an only child that longs for the large family, and the fact that she usually jumps with both feet into relationships that don’t work, but she is priceless in her appeal.

Will and Cameron have an immediate chemistry, although they do not act on it at first, and the sexual tension is palpable as we watch Will’s reaction to Cameron’s 90 day rule, which is classic. The two together are fun and their banter is witty and engaging as they try to find a way to work around the fact that her life is in New York. Their conflict is resolved rather quickly but I was fine with that as they should be together.

The secondary characters are mostly family members, I am excited to read more about this family of ten and their lives, they are all single so it will be fun as the series continues to watch them all find their happiness. Hannah is Will’s sister and a widow whose husband died in Iraq, her story is next as she sorts out her feelings for a Nolan, a local man who has waited for her and I am looking forward to her journey.

I give All You Need is Love by Marie Force 4.5 stars!


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