Copper Creek by Cate Ashwood _ Book Review

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Frankie:
My life sucks.
After spending a year jobless and on the edge of becoming homeless, I’d officially reached a level of desperation that, even if I wasn’t completely broke, retail therapy couldn’t fix.
While Sawyer’s Ferry, Alaska, is the last place on earth I’d ever want to visit, when my best friend, Holden, begs me to fly out and plan his wedding, I can’t say no. What I didn’t expect was to stumble into the administrative chaos at Copper Creek Brewing—or its too-hot-to-be-legal owner.
Clearly the man needs my help, and I’m willing to go above and beyond.
Way beyond.

Barrett:
I am screwed.
Six months after my assistant up and quit, I’m not any closer to finding a replacement, and things at the brewery are starting to fall apart.
And then in walks Frankie. He’s not the typical guy you’d find in these parts, and he brings with him a world of confusion. Because as much as I need his help, I can’t seem to keep my eyes—or hands—off him.
He’s supposed to be getting my life in order, but instead there’s a chance he could turn everything upside down.

review

[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

Copper Creek is my very first introduction to author Cate Ashwood and I enjoyed her writing very much. This is the third book in her Sawyer’s Ferry series, but they can be read as standalones.

Frankie is at an all time low, jobless and soon to be homeless, and even though Alaska is the last place he wants to be that’s where he finds himself. Two months in the middle of nowhere to plan his best friends wedding. A few days in, and he finds himself doing office work at the local brewery and his boss, Barrett, just happens to be just his type. Barrett’s only ever been with women and his strong feelings for Frankie are messing with his head. Their connection is undeniable but there’re many factors working against them so is it something worth fighting for when Frankie’s two month stay comes to an end.

there was something between us, some sort of chemical connection that pulled him to me just as intensely as I was drawn to him.

Frankie has a loud and proud personality and embraces who he is. He’s a bit high maintenance and whiny, but he quickly grows on you as Barrett brings out his vulnerabilities. Barrett is his opposite with his lumberjack gruff and grumpy appearance. I understood Barretts confusion but my heart hurt for Frankie every time he ended up burned by Barretts reactions. But whenever they were alone together, and they felt free to ac on their feelings and desires they were perfect together. Barrett was sweet and thoughtful with thinking of things that Frankie would enjoy doing and the sexual chemistry was explosive.

How was it possible that I wanted to simultaneously run as far as I could from him, and hold him down and kiss him until he couldn’t breathe.

In the end, Copper Creek left me with a smile on my face and a few books to add to my to be read list. I can’t wait to meet more of Cate Ashwood‘s fantastic characters!

How is it possible that you’re so goddamn beautiful. he murmured, leaning in to kiss my throat.

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4-stars

4/5⭐

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