Title: SWEET BLISS (Harper Landing Book 1)
Author: Jennifer Bardsley
Pub. Date: July 13, 2021
Welcome to Harper Landing, a small town filled with people who believe in happy endings.
Left raising his newly orphaned nephew after a tragic accident, Aaron Baxter fears he’s not cut out to be a single dad. But to give baby Jack the life he deserves—and to find a peaceful refuge for himself—Aaron moves to the idyllic Pacific Northwest town of Harper Landing.
Julia Harper, descendant of the town’s founder and successful frozen yogurt shop owner, is mostly resigned to her role as the often-overlooked girl next door. But when the town newcomer, Aaron, reaches out for help with Jack, she finds herself yearning to take part in a sweet love story of her own.
To Aaron, the grace Julia extends is a balm for his aching heart and the guilt he feels over his sister’s death. To Julia, Aaron’s adoration is the key to finally realizing her own worth. With a baby in the middle, can these two hurting souls find completeness in each other?
Sweet Bliss is exactly what the title sounds like–a sweet contemporary romance. Set in the small town of Harper Landing, Julia and Aaron’s story is a fluffy confection that seems custom made for summer reading. There’s something here for just about everyone–a small business owner heroine, a single dad/uncle hero, a cute baby, a slightly naughty dog, a lovely seaside setting, and an undercurrent of angst to keep things interesting. It’s the start of a new series, and readers who enjoy small town romances will undoubtedly want to start this one from the beginning, especially since book 2, Good Catch, will be out later in the summer.
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