This was a lovely story in every way. The characters are strong and decisive, the relationships realistic and there’s just enough angst to feel the pressure of their lives. After being left at the altar by her fiancé, Amelia is conflicted. He handled things all wrong and could have spoken up much earlier, yet she suspects it was for the best because she’s never gotten over her first love, Beckett Stone. They were ripped apart years ago when tragedy struck his family and Beckett was lost in his grief, but he’s better now and determined to right past wrongs. Amelia’s cancelled wedding is the second chance he never thought he’d get and he won’t lose the woman he loves again.
Amelia takes her honeymoon alone and comes home with a clear head, determined to live her best life. She’s angry that Luka waited until the last minute to back out but isn’t sorry they ended things. Sparks fly as soon as she sees Beckett, but she worries they’re moving too fast since she almost married Luka just weeks ago. They can’t just pick up where they left off, or can they?
Beckett and Amelia are a perfect match but life seems to keep getting in their way. Their history of heartbreak means everything is on the line this time. The things pushing them apart aren’t what I expected at all so I could not put this book down and needed to know what happened next. I enjoyed learning more about them through their relationships, Beckett with his friends and Amelia with her sisters, but especially seeing how good they are together. The characters really brought this story to life and I loved every minute of it.
I was given an ARC by Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.
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by Stacey Kennedy
Three Chicks Brewery book 3
Available July 20, 2021
True love deserves a second chance . . .
Everyone at Three Chicks Brewery knows that Amelia Carter has the magic touch when it comes to creating the perfect beer. Her ales have customers singing her praises and begging for more. Unfortunately, when it comes to love, the only magic she seems to have is the cursed kind. After being left at the altar by her ex-fiancé, Amelia gives up on the idea of happily-ever-after to focus on making the Carter family brewery a national success.
Beckett Stone finally started to believe in happily-ever-after the day Amelia’s worthless ex bailed on their wedding, finally giving Beckett another chance with his high school sweetheart— the only woman he’s ever loved. Unfortunately, Amelia’s broken heart is just one of the obstacles Beckett needs to overcome if he wants to win her for good. He knows he’s not the man Amelia deserves, particularly with his failed rodeo career, alcoholic father, and a universe that seems to have a twisted sense of humor when it comes to giving Beckett a break.
But when pressure mounts to create several new beers to promote Three Chicks Brewery, Amelia starts to fall apart, and Beckett swoops in with his gentle reassurances and hard work ethic. While the last thing Amelia wants is fall in love again, she can’t deny that her heart beats a little faster whenever she sees Beckett walk through the door. Soon, every warm caress and soft whisper of understanding becomes a balm to both of them. As Beckett makes his intentions clear, Amelia must decide if she can overcome her relationship fears and believe in the magic of true love again.