Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Blog Tour: Honeysuckle Dreams by Denise Hunter

Author: Denise Hunter
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Date of publication May 2018

After Brady Collins’ ex-wife dies, he receives devastating news—his nine-month-old son Sam isn’t his son at all. And Sam’s wealthy maternal grandparents want custody of the child. Brady knows he’s in for the fight of his life. But regardless of what any blood test says, Sam is his son, and Brady will go to any lengths to keep him.

Brady’s attorney tips him off that one major life change would virtually assure him of winning guardianship of baby Sam at the final hearing: an impending marriage. And his friend Hope is willing to step in as the loving and devoted fiance.

Local radio celebrity Hope Daniels has been driven by a solitary goal her entire life, and after a happy accident she’s finally offered her dream job. But if the truth comes out about her arrangement with Brady, she may miss the chance of a lifetime and stand in the way of a dear friend’s dreams.
As Brady and Hope make sacrifices to help each other in their times of need, they risk uncovering a truth neither of them expects to find.

Honeysuckle Dreams is the second book in the Blue Ridge Romance series.  It holds up very well as a stand alone book even though characters from the first book show up in this one.  This is Brady and Hope's story.  It's a sweet friends to lovers story that will steal your heart.

 I liked the characters and the romance in this one much more than the first book (Blue Ridge Sunrise). I didn't care for that one much.   Brady and Hope were close friends before making the choice to marry so that Brady could keep custody of his son.  One of the things I loved about their story was that they had a conversation about their expectations for the marriage.  They wanted it to be real and took their time before starting a physical relationship.  Both Brady and Hope felt very real to me.  They brought fears and insecurities from their past into the relationship. But they were a couple you wanted to root for.  The only thing that bothered me was Hope not seeking counseling sooner for her issues.  A lot of the angst could have been avoided had she not avoided her fears. Since she doled out advice on her radio show, she should have known better. 

If you are a fan of clean Christian romance, then I do recommend this one.  It's another one that will make a great summer read.

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About Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, including A December Bride and The Convenient Groom, which have been adapted into original Hallmark Channel movies. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader’s Choice Award, The Carol Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist. When Denise isn’t orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking green tea, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband are rapidly approaching an empty nest.
Connect with Denise

Instagram Tour:
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Monday, June 18th: @thepagesinbetween
Tuesday, June 19th: @createexploreread
Wednesday, June 20th: @kim_reads
Wednesday, June 20th: @pnwbookworm
Friday, June 22nd: @acozyreader
Sunday, June 24th: @thecaffeinated_bibliophile
Sunday, June 24th: @girlandherbooks
Monday, June 25th: @rissi006

Review Tour:

Monday, June 18th: Fiction Aficionado
Wednesday, June 20th: Running Through the Storms
Friday, June 22nd: Blooming with Books
Monday, June 25th: @mrs.literarylovely
Wednesday, June 27th: Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot
Thursday, June 28th: Write Read Life
Monday, July 2nd: Bewitched Bookworms
Tuesday, July 3rd: Kritter’s Ramblings
Thursday, July 5th: All of a Kind Mom
Monday, July 9th: A Chick Who Reads
Wednesday, July 11th: From the TBR Pile
Thursday, July 12th: Splashes of Joy
Thursday, July 12th: Read Eat Repeat
Monday, July 16th: A Night’s Dream of Books
Tuesday, July 17th: Empowermoms
Friday, July 20th: What is That Book About

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