Monday, October 29, 2012

Review for Fearless Love by Meg Benjamin

Konigsberg, Texas, Book 7.

MG Carmody never figured her musical dreams would crash against the reality of Nashville. Now the only thing she has going for her is her late grandfather’s chicken farm, which comes with molting hens that won’t lay, one irascible rooster, and a huge mortgage held by a ruthless opponent-her Great Aunt Nedda.

With fewer eggs to sell, MG needs extra money, fast. Even if it means carving out time for a job as a prep cook at The Rose—and resisting her attraction to its sexy head chef.

Joe LeBlanc has problems of his own. He’s got a kitchen full of temperamental cooks—one of whom is a sneak thief—a demanding cooking competition to prepare for, and an attraction to MG that could easily boil over into something tasty. If he could figure out the cause of the shy beauty’s lack of self-confidence.

In Joe’s arms, MG’s heart begins to find its voice. But between kitchen thieves, performance anxiety, saucy saboteurs, greedy relatives, and one very pissed-off rooster, the chances of them ever making sweet music are looking slimmer by the day.


Fearless Love by Meg Benjamin is the kind of story that puts a smile on your face.  There's a sweet couple overcoming past disappointments worthy of love who find mutual support in one another with not many roadblocks that they have to overcome.  Their attraction starts out slowly and progresses at a believable pace towards some super steamy sexual encounters that are perfectly spaced throughout the story for maximum reader satisfaction.

MG is a spunky and personable heroine doing all she can to keep the family farm.  Instead of relying on a man she relies on herself to make ends meet by working her fingers to the bone.  She's lost her self-confidence after trying to be a country star in Nashville and is slowly gaining it back through the satisfaction of hard work and the appreciation of small town fans.  Joe too is trying to get his life back in order after being on top of the world and losing it all because of cocaine.  He's now clean and sober with the author not glossing over his past.  His redemption is fully embraced and it makes for an admirable character, as well as sexy.  Though his looks aren't typical for a hero, he's bald with a beard and a bear-like body, I fell for him hook, line, and sinker!

With a slew of secondary characters that leave a lasting impression as they seamlessly incorporate the terms and actions of running a restaurant I found myself totally enthralled with the events befalling the characters.  Though the obstacles created by both sets of villains are stereotypical and could be seen from a mile away it didn't take away from my enjoyment of this story.  Small town living has never felt so good in this heartwarming story with a nice bit of steam and I look forward to revisiting the citizens of this town again soon!

My rating for this is a B+

*I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.