Aurora Rey has created another exquisite contemporary romance called The Inn at Netherfield Green. I knew I wanted to read this one as soon as I saw who the author was. The cover also caught my attention. Beautiful, eye catching covers really do mean more people notice and perhaps buy the book. This one definitely worked for me.
This story starts with a bang since it begins with the main character, Lauren Montgomery, being unjustly fired from her job as an advertising executive. The very same day she finds out she has inherited an English pub from her Great Uncle Albert. By the end of the week she is headed to the small village of Netherfield Green in England to see what she must do to make the place ready to put on the market. Lauren hopes to make enough on the sale to start up her own advertising agency. Her plans did not include meeting Camden Crawley though. Cam has lived all her life in the village, and the Rose and Crown, the pub Lauren plans to sell has a special place in Cam’s heart. Cam resents the new owner who she feels is going to turn the pub into one of those trendy bar and inns, but she can’t seem to get Lauren out of her thoughts.
Ms. Rey has created another striking and romantic setting with the village of Netherfield Green. With her vivid descriptions of the inn, the pub, and the surrounding village, I ended up wanting to live there myself. She also did a fantastic job creating two very different characters in Lauren and Cam. The two are almost polar opposites in personality, but she made their chemistry for each other shine through in the tale. With these characters, she showed us that opposites do attract, and sometimes work out well.
This is an easy and fun read with a lot of love and a little angst. If you like a sweet romance in a charming setting with characters you might fall in love with yourself, then this is the book for you.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.