REVIEW: Four-Leaf Clover by Charmaine Ross

Posted June 3rd, 2014 by in Blog, Contemporary Romance, HJ Recommends, Review / 3 comments

Four-Leaf Clover by Charmaine Ross: As you may know, I love a good foodie books, and I found it right here in Four-Leaf Clover by Charmaine Ross. This book has everything that a great HEA and a good foodie book should have. It has a HOT male lead in Liam Sinclair, it has a strong, independent, lovable female lead in Clover Loveday. It has good food, great characters, insane chemistry between the Liam and Clover, and is set in Australia.

FLC3Clover is the owner of the Four-Leaf Clover Cafe. She is trying to make a better life for herself and her mother. She makes some of the best meals, cakes, and muffins that you have ever tasted. But there is reason for Clover to be concerned. Looks like there is going to be a new bakery opening right across the street, Upper Crust, a big bakery chain that is not known for giving back to the community or taking care of people in need. But this is the least of Clovers problems. She has to figure out a way to make ends meet, pay off her dead father’s outstanding loan, fix-up her childhood home, find a way to take care of her ailing mother, and above all, stay as far away for Liam Sinclair, owner of Upper Crust.

Liam Sinclair knows that he is in trouble the minute that Clover, the sexy, sweet, fiery, and fiercely independent, owner of the Four-Leaf Clover falls into his arms. Liam has been burned before, finding his fiance in bed with his CFO and learning from his father that women are only after one thing, the amount of money that they can get out of Liam. But the more time that Liam spends with Clover, the more that he finally feels like he is home, a home that he has not had since before his mother died, a home where there is love, laughter and acceptance. Through a series of misunderstanding, stolen recipes, and questionable newspaper articles, these two must find it within themselves to trust, hope and believe that things are not what they appear to be.

What I loved most about this pair is that they are so totally opposites. Liam grew up with tons of money, but no real relationship with his father. Clover grew up very poor, depending on handouts and hand-me-downs but was always surrounded by the love of her parents. Both Liam and Clover know the pain of loss, Clover loosing her father, Liam his mother. Liam wants to ride to Clover’s rescue, provide and protect her, even though this is not generally in his nature, while Clover fights him at every turn, demanding that he bill her for everything and anything that he tries to do for her. But despite all of the differences, these two were so well matched in what was important, the feelings that they have for each other, the protectiveness that they have for Clover’s mom, and the fundamental ideas about trying to make a difference in the world. I totally fell in love with Liam and Clover, their relationship was so touching, so heartwarming, and so real that I could not put this book down. If you are looking for a sexy, sweet summertime read, than try Four-Leaf Clover by Charmaine Ross. I loved it some much I gave it 5 spicy stars.

Book Info:

05SPublished May 1st 2014 by Escape Publishing

Clover Loveday has worked hard to get her café Four-Leaf Clover up and running — her ticket out of an increasingly alarming financial situation and her dream come true. When she literally falls off her ladder into the arms of sexy-as-sin Liam Sinclair. The same Liam Sinclair who owns the new bakery being built just across the road…the new store by bakery chain Upper Crust owner! Clover decides then that no matter how nauseated she is about the idea, it is best keep your enemies close, rather than leave things to fate.

Liam has never put too much thought into the competition when he opens a new outlet, other than taking their customers and strengthening the Upper Crust brand. But here in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, Clover Loveday’s cafe is a little too close for comfort, and Clover herself a little too good-looking. So Liam asks his PA to put together a ’fact sheet’ about his new competition. He has a business to run, a father to please, and hundreds of people to keep in jobs. Surely information can keep an unwanted strong sexual pull at bay…

A sweet, caffeinated, satisfying story about unexpected temptations, forgiveness, and putting love before money



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