Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Here to Stay By Melissa Tagg

After playing nomad for five years, Blake Hunziker has finally had enough of adventure. Not sure what reception he'll get from everyone back in Whisper Shore, he's stunned at not only a warm welcome from his hometown but also a job offer. The job is his if he can successfully pull off the annual Christmas Festival. If only he knew the first thing about coordinating events...

If there's one thing Autumn Kingsley knows, it's Whisper Shore. For years, she's been stuck running her family's inn when all she wants is to see the world. Now she has a visit scheduled from a potential investor who could take over the inn, as well as a dream job offer in Paris. But with just two weeks to whip the inn into shape, her chance at escape is a long shot.

The Hunzikers and the Kingsleys may not get along, but Blake knows Autumn's the only one who can help him. She agrees to a trade--she'll help with the Festival and he'll help with inn repairs. But what was meant to be a simple deal quickly becomes much more than that when the guy who's done running away joins forces with the girl who can't wait to leave.

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Melissa Tagg, author of Made to Last and Here to Stay, is a former reporter and total Iowa girl. In addition to her homeless ministry day job, she's also the marketing/events coordinator for My Book Therapy, a craft and coaching community for writers. When she's not writing, she can be found hanging out with the coolest family ever (not that she's biased), watching old movies, and daydreaming about her next story. She's passionate about humor, grace, and happy endings. Melissa blogs regularly and loves connecting with readers at
Be sure you have a free afternoon to read this book you can not put it down!
I always hate to write a review and say this, but this book was fantastic if you by chance are a book lover like I am and you read Tagg's first book "Made to Last" and loved it you are really in for a treat with her second book it is even better then the first!
The characters were phenomenal you are sure to fall for Blake AKA Blaze, and Autumn they were both like real life friends. A modern day Capulets and  Montagues story. The love story of an unlikely couple.
I loved the Christmas party with the bath tub in the middle of the room. You must pick up a copy to hear this whole story.
A beautiful story of forgiveness, second chances and love. At one point in the book I was so mad but it all turned out in the end. You will love the ending!
I gave this book 5 stars two times. I HIGHLY recommend this book.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. Oh man! I just posted my comment but it didn't take...back to the drawing board.

    Anyways, while reading the excerpt of this book my eyes perked up at the words, planning a Christmas Festival. Right then I knew I had to read this book! I know, I know...I'm a little nuts! Thank you Mary for your great review. I am looking forward to reading it!

    Judy B

  2. Well it seems that this is a must read book after reading your review, so with that being said I must go buy a copy from Amazon. Thanks Mary for this wonderful review I could tell you loved the book.

  3. This is one I must read. Your review is great, Mary

  4. I love your enthusiastic review and can't wait to start reading my copy!!

  5. This sounds like a book that I would really enjoy. I love your review, Mary. It makes me want to read the book NOW! Ü

  6. Wow, Mary! Here to Stay sounds like a fantastic book. Your interview was great and I know this is a must read!!!!

  7. Sounds like a very awesome book.
    Loved your review of it.