Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Review: A Catered Romance

TITLE: A Catered Romance  

AUTHOR:Cara Marsi

PUBLISHER: Amazon Digital Service

GENRE: Contemporary Romance

LENGTH: 139 pages



BLURB:Stubbornly self-reliant Mary Beth Kendrick needs financial backing to keep her catering business cooking. A looming corporate buyout forces her to accept help from Tom Sackett, the man who broke her heart and left her distrustful of men.

Unable to forget Mary Beth, Tom sets out to win her forgiveness. As he gets to know her again through their shared business interests, he realizes he wants more than forgiveness from her. He wants her in his life.

Grateful for Tom's support but unwilling to trust him, Mary Beth vows to keep their relationship strictly business. But his attentiveness, culminating in a night of passion, starts to melt her icy resolve and shows her the caring, sensitive man Tom has become.

Can Mary Beth learn to love and trust again? Will she and Tom open their hearts to a second chance at love?


High school is a time for romance to bloom and yet for Mary Beth Kendrick it was a time of humiliation. She is so in love with Tom Sackett even though she was from the wrong side of the tracks. The Sacketts are wealthy people and Mary Beth was a young girl trying to stay alive in high school among the wealthy kids. Yet years later Tom is back in her life and even though she swore years ago to never fall for him again she can’t help the attraction. Her main goal right now is to make her business a success and that means teaming up with Tom Sackett. Each day with him is torture for her for she wants him yet remembers the joke he played on her in high school. Can Mary Beth trust him again when it’s not just her heart on the line but her business as well?
Tom Sackett is wealthy, handsome and sad to say alone. For years he has never forgotten about Mary Beth Kendrick his first love. He knows that in high school she was the only one who looked at the real him and not the money behind his name. Now seeing her again he is determined to make things right by confessing his real feelings towards her. Just when he thinks something could grow a woman from his past ruins everything once again. Can Tom convince Mary that his feelings now are real of a man in love and not a young boy intent on breaking her heart?
Cara Marsi has created a romance that speaks of forgiveness and second chances in a way that will make your heart warm. I fell in love with Tom Sackett for even though he is wealthy he doesn’t care about money just Mary Beth. Now Mary Beth was a little hard to like for each time Tom made an effort she would step back. These two together are obviously still attracted and understand about Mary Beth’s hesitation in believing him of his love again. Yet through it all Cara Marsi shows us that love can occur no matter how much you deny the love. The story was sweet and though it is a reissue it still a favorite of mine. Great book and definitely can’t wait for more from this talented author.


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  1. Thank you, thank you for reviewing A Catered Romance. I'm thrilled you liked it.

  2. Thanks for the review - this sounds like something I would enjoy!