French Roast



[Reading] ➷ French Roast ➭ Ava Miles – E17streets4all.co.uk Small town biz wiz Jill Hale has been in love with her childhood best friend Brian McConnell for as long as she can remember A falling out led to years of estrangement, but when Brian returns to Dare Small town biz wiz Jill Hale has been in love with her childhood best friend Brian McConnell for as long as she can remember A falling out led to years of estrangement, but when Brian returns to Dare Valley after trying to make it big as a chef in New York City, Jill s determined to make amends She s convinced that starting a restaurant together will be the perfect win win situation, allowing her and Brian to work together and play together After a series of missteps sliced and diced Brian s career in the Big Apple, he came home to regroup and find himself He s convinced that reestablishing his connection with Jill, the girl who got away, will put his life back on track And when she approaches him with her plan for going into business together, he s certain it s the one way he can have it all his dream job and his dream girl Jill and Brian are falling for each other all over again when Brian s ex sashays into town, intent on sabotaging their reunion Add in a mysterious investor who s determined to get Jill on board with his project, and the bond between the couple is tested to the limit Will their second chance at love implode, or will they find their own recipe for a happy ending.French Roast

Millions of readers have discovered International Bestselling Author Ava Miles and her powerful fiction and non fiction books about love, happiness, and transformation Her novels have received praise and accolades from USA Today, Publisher s Weekly, and Women s World Magazine in addition to being chosen as Best Books of the Year and Top Editor s picks However, Ava s strongest praise comes directly from her readers, who call her books life changingAva combines her real life experiences and passions into her books In her former career rebuilding warzones, she worked in places like Lebanon, Colombia, and Congo to foster peaceful and prosperous communities As an artist and former chef, she invites others to celebrate human expression and feed their souls As a life coach, wellness expert, and energy healer, she helps people transform their lives And as part of her focus on healing and wellness, she formulates natural products designed to enhance everyone s radiant beauty and healthThe desire to help people onthan a one on one basis led Ava to expand her reach through books Still, everything she shares is inviting and intimate Ava s readers often mention feeling connected to a greater community, and in some cases, infinite love, inspiring them to believe in the impossible and live their best life.

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader of missteps sliced and diced Brian s career in the Big Apple, he came home to regroup and find himself He s convinced that reestablishing his connection with Jill, the girl who got away, will put his life back on track And when she approaches him with her plan for going into business together, he s certain it s the one way he can have it all his dream job and his dream girl Jill and Brian are falling for each other all over again when Brian s ex sashays into town, intent on sabotaging their reunion Add in a mysterious investor who s determined to get Jill on board with his project, and the bond between the couple is tested to the limit Will their second chance at love implode, or will they find their own recipe for a happy ending."/>
  • Paperback
  • 356 pages
  • French Roast
  • Ava Miles
  • English
  • 15 September 2019
  • 1492110159

10 thoughts on “French Roast

  1. says:

    RATING 4.5 STARS French Roast is book two in the Dare Valley series by Ava Miles We first met Brian and Jill in book one We knew there was a history, a history of love, friendship and hurt And just when they were perhaps ready to bridge the gap between them, they suffered the loss of their friend Jill Hale, little sister of Meredith Hale, is not a journalist But instead she has her own very successful coffee shop, Don t Soy With Me She has her Grandfather s drive for business, jus RATING 4.5 STARS French Roast is book two in the Dare Valley series by Ava Miles We first met Brian and Jill in book one We knew there was a history, a history of love, friendship and hurt And just when they were perhaps ready to bridge the gap between them, they suffered the loss of their friend Jill Hale, little sister of Meredith Hale, is not a journalist But instead she has her own very successful coffee shop, Don t Soy With Me She has her Grandfather s drive for business, just doesn t have the black ink in her veins her Father, Grandfather and Meredith haveShe d wanted to be like him ever since she was a little girl, so it had frustrated her when her journalism classes had bored her to tears Who wanted to go through life being objective Telling the news She wanted to live it all in technicolorJill and Brian had been best friends since kindergarten But Jill had been in love with him just as long Instead of her own name, she would practice writing her name, Jill McConnell It was all she ever wanted To be successful in business and to marry her life long love, Brian McConnell But those dreams died when right after graduation, Brian left Dare Valley for New York to study to achieve his own dreams of becoming a famous chef So when Brian came back to Dare Valley, there was no way Jill could ever forgive him for leaving her, for all the hurt he caused her Just why did he come back anyway Brian McConnell thought he had it all in New York, but then it all fell apart So, he went home to Dare Valley to regroup And to try to win back the love of his life, Jill Hale But Jill is having none of it Slowly, he begins to win her back, to build back her trust He s afraid, though, that if she knows the truth about why he had to leave New York, it will ruin everything And just when things are really starting to go well for them, his ex, Simca, comes to Dare She s French, beautiful, and wants Brian back Jill and Brian are discussing the possibility of opening their own restaurant together, but their ideas are completely different Jill just doesn t know if they can find a common ground And then she receives an offer from the mysterious Mac Maven It opens a whole new possible career path for Jill But what would that do to the tenuous relationship they are building And Jill is still struggling with some serious trust issues While getting to know Brian and Jill, I loved that we still get glimpses into Tanner and Meredith s life together And you will get to meet Mac Maven in this book I can tell you that I loved him, right from the start And Tanner s sister, Peggy and her adorable little boy, Keith, now live in Dare Valley I am loving this series All the characters are so easy to relate to I will be immediately continuing on with book three, The Grand Opening, for Peggy and Mac s story If you haven t started this series yet, I hope you ll give it a chance You won t be disappointed

  2. says:

    1.5 2 starsI m sure I m in the minority for this one.Jill and Brian has grown up together since they were young They were the best of friends and Jill wantedJill had loved him and thought they would go to culinary school together, get married and have some kids Her vision didn t turn out that way Brian wanted to prove himself and to all those who laughed at the young boy who loved to cook His family never supported him in his dreams Their love was also lacking Many years later, afte 1.5 2 starsI m sure I m in the minority for this one.Jill and Brian has grown up together since they were young They were the best of friends and Jill wantedJill had loved him and thought they would go to culinary school together, get married and have some kids Her vision didn t turn out that way Brian wanted to prove himself and to all those who laughed at the young boy who loved to cook His family never supported him in his dreams Their love was also lacking Many years later, after a sham of a relationship in New York and getting fired, Brian returned to Dare Valley to find himself again, and the girl he once left behind.Brian can handle anything in the kitchen Though committing himself to Jill isthan he knows how to handle Jill s been waiting all this time, and what better way to get closer to Brian than suggesting a joint business venture together to open a restaurant When Brian s past comes back and gives a tempting offer, he struggles with following his heart or go back to his dream Jill wanted things to be different this time, but Brian holding back drives a wedge between them.The problem s I got annoyed, then frustrated, then ridiculously bored that I skimmed the last 50% of the book I had so many issues with the protagonists H h acting like they were still in high school All the secrets, blaming, and misunderstandings A dead horse doesn t need to be beaten H h moving in together when nothing is resolved to see if they gel in order to work together REALLY REALY rolls eyes The cliches Oh the clichesI was going to tell you, but then we made love, and we fought I was scared, okay It was so not the time to tell you another horrible thing about me When you disappeared, I finally realized how I feel about you I knew I had to tell you everything when you came backThe constant we ll talk about this later Beating around the bush is a book pet peeve of mine Overall impression This one was rather disappointing I really had high hopes for Jill and Brian because I liked them in the first book I couldn t connect with either of them here Half the time, I wanted to shake sense into them both and the other half, I wanted to bang my head against the wall I ll give it some time to see if I want to read the next book

  3. says:

    The set upJill Hale and Brian McConnell have been best friends since they were eight years old At some point, Jill realized that her feelings went beyond friendship and imagined they d spend the rest of their lives together But when he decided to go to culinary school in New York without telling her until moments after graduation, he broke her heart and crushed her trust, separating them for the next eight years Now he s returned to Dare Valley wanting to make amends and Jill s not having any The set upJill Hale and Brian McConnell have been best friends since they were eight years old At some point, Jill realized that her feelings went beyond friendship and imagined they d spend the rest of their lives together But when he decided to go to culinary school in New York without telling her until moments after graduation, he broke her heart and crushed her trust, separating them for the next eight years Now he s returned to Dare Valley wanting to make amends and Jill s not having any of it The issuesThere wasthan Brian s breach of trust that destroyed his friendship with Jill but it was the icing on the cake after having rejected the notion of their relationship becomingthan best buddies He misses what they had and wants desperately to get it back He s also not being forthright about his reasons for leaving New York and when a friend shows up unexpectedly, Jill s not sure she can trust him enough to commit her heart and career to Brian What I lovedJill seemed a little on the immature side in the first book so I wasn t sure if I d enjoy her story as much as her sister s However, she hadmoxie and toughness than I gave her credit for and I became a fan quickly Jill s business savvy set her apart from her peers, having started her own coffee shop when she was barely out of school and managed it exceptionally She s a loyal friend and rather fearless in dealing with everybody She was just as passionate in her relationship with Brian, even as he repeatedly tested her trust in him Brian was deliciously flawed, so well meaning but boneheaded in the choices he made over and over again His feelings for Jill were never really in question but his fear of losing her created obstacles time and again As much as I wanted to scream at him for some of the decisions he made, I also couldn t help falling for the guy And he had some serious skills in the kitchen Do NOT read this book if you re hungry as he s pretty detailed about some of his French concoctions He s one of the sexiest chefs I can recall and was incredibly romantic The bottom lineThis was the hottest, steamiest romance made evendelectable because of their friendship and Brian s culinary talents Brian and Jill liked and knew each other so well that you just wanted it to work Their business and personal issues were adeptly woven into the story, providing a level of realism I found extraordinary There are some really tough moments that will try you emotionally, but I love a good cry There s also a secondary storyline that sets up the next book so very well and I m dying to start it I love this series and am glad I ve got the next two books in the pipeline I received an ARC from NetGalley

  4. says:

    Have You heard Ava Miles has a HUGE Giveaway to celebrate the release of NORA ROBERTS LAND in an Audiobook version Enter to win 1 of 33 audiobook copies click on Banner to enter Ends June 1, 2015 INTL where allowed Welcome back to Dare Valley, CO Book two of the Dare Valley series, French Roast by talented author Ava Miles is a completely captivating Contemporary Romance starring two of the characters from book one, Nora Roberts Land I fell in love with Jill Hale s quirky and charming char Have You heard Ava Miles has a HUGE Giveaway to celebrate the release of NORA ROBERTS LAND in an Audiobook version Enter to win 1 of 33 audiobook copies click on Banner to enter Ends June 1, 2015 INTL where allowed Welcome back to Dare Valley, CO Book two of the Dare Valley series, French Roast by talented author Ava Miles is a completely captivating Contemporary Romance starring two of the characters from book one, Nora Roberts Land I fell in love with Jill Hale s quirky and charming character in book 1 and was thrilled that French Roast was her turn to dive into the love pool But will she sink or swim After being best friends for years growing up, upon High School graduation, Brian McConnell shreds Jill s heart by going off the culinary school in New York That Was Not Supposed.To Happen Jill was just getting up the nerve to let Brian know that she wantedthan friendship and he kept this huge news from her Years pass and their relationship is now non existent, Jill cannot get over what she took as betrayal, but today she is a successful coffee shop owner, independent, colorful and full of small town business savvy She takes everything life tosses at her in stride, until Brian returns to Dare Valley, evenhandsome and sigh worthy than before And there goes her heart into overdrive, again Can they finally get together now After all, hadn t she secretly harbored thoughts of being Mrs Brian McConnell for years Between outside influences, inner turmoil and secrets not shared, these two are like over caffeinated donkeys often pulling in the opposite direction from where they want to be And of course, the entire town is all eyes and ears to the fodder for the gossip mills Ava Miles has raised the entertainment bar, again Both of these characters will steal your heart with their antics, attitudes and fears Can small towns be fun If it s Dare Valley, definitely, as Ms Miles decorates her pages with small town charm and citizens I read to be entertained, and I was, completely with this light and airy romance peppered with pitfalls and setbacks Who knew being the fly on the wall could be so much fun With her creative genius and sense of humor, Ms Miles has penned a fast paced, warm and endearing tale that had me smiling at the end and plotting MY preference for the next duo to gamble with the badge of love Yes, that was a hint to the author Do I recommend this series for lovers of romance Oh, yes, absolutely I need to thank the author for my review copy Next time I need a few smiles, I ll be reading this again Publication Date August 7, 2013Publisher CreateSpaceSeries Dare Valley, 2ISBN 978 1492110156Number of Pages 354Genre Contemporary Romance Chick LitMy Rating 5 Stars Available atBarnes Noble Forreviews check out Tome Tender s Book Blog or find us on Facebook.

  5. says:

    I always tell myself that I will no longer read these silly, meaningless little romances, but I still seem to find one or two unread in my library This is the second in the Dare Valley series and, although the author did a better job includingtownspeople in the ensemble cast, I wasn t won over My major problem is with the lead romantic characters their hang ups and problems seem so trivial and insignificant I simply couldn t understand what withheld them for speaking plainly to each ot I always tell myself that I will no longer read these silly, meaningless little romances, but I still seem to find one or two unread in my library This is the second in the Dare Valley series and, although the author did a better job includingtownspeople in the ensemble cast, I wasn t won over My major problem is with the lead romantic characters their hang ups and problems seem so trivial and insignificant I simply couldn t understand what withheld them for speaking plainly to each other Like I said, just too silly and frivolous for me I prefer characters withsubstance,maturity, and real life issues

  6. says:

    Two haiku review Childhood BFFsHe broke her heart when he leftHe s back and wants herHe s an idiotProves untrustworthy againShe needs confidence

  7. says:

    Loved lovedAva has a gift of taking you places and making you fall in love with the people along the journey.

  8. says:

    French Roast takes us on a heart warming trip to hometown USA.Jill Hale lost the love of her life when Brian McConnell left town Now he s back after years without contact Brian is trying to rebuild his life and he wants to include Jill in his plans Jill has a successful career but she has always dreamed of reuniting with Brian We get a front row seat as they embark on a rocky road to renewed friendship, romance and trust.From the Prologue, I was completely and utterly hooked I found the sto French Roast takes us on a heart warming trip to hometown USA.Jill Hale lost the love of her life when Brian McConnell left town Now he s back after years without contact Brian is trying to rebuild his life and he wants to include Jill in his plans Jill has a successful career but she has always dreamed of reuniting with Brian We get a front row seat as they embark on a rocky road to renewed friendship, romance and trust.From the Prologue, I was completely and utterly hooked I found the story memorizing, sucked into the hometown charm with all its meddling, gossip, friendship and family.Ava Miles weaves a hometown tale that captures your heart and touches your soul Her realistic, imperfect, characters jump to life and make you want to get to know themI cried, I laughed and I definitely picked Jill s side French Roast is one of those stories where the characters become your friends You can t help but come away with a warm feeling from this wonderfully endearing story.I received this copy of French Roast from Ava Miles Aspendawn Books in exchange for a honest review Written by Ava MilesSeries Dare ValleySequence in Series 2Print Length 356 pagesISBN 1492110159Rating 5 StarsGenre Contemporary RomanceAge Recommendation AdultLearn More at Ava Mile s WebsiteFind this book onBarnes Noble Forreviews check out Tome Tender s Book Blog or find us on Facebook.

  9. says:

    Fantastic audiobook, the narrator nailed the voices and emotions perfectly I won this not knowing this author previous work but wanted to give her a try I loved her pacing, characters and style This was a perfect second chance read for the hot days of summer.Romance, Coffee and Steam

  10. says:

    OMG, what drivel This book read like bad fanfic written by a 16 year old The repetition was mind boggling 70 instances of God Jesus Christ used as an exclamation, 4 5 mentions of Brian s blue eyes twice they were specifically described as Bengal tiger blue I could go on, but I ll spare you Bad enough that Brian was an absolute brat when he didn t get his way, but he also got a bit rapey when Jill didn t want to get physical.There were glimmers of good writing, but they got buried by OMG, what drivel This book read like bad fanfic written by a 16 year old The repetition was mind boggling 70 instances of God Jesus Christ used as an exclamation, 4 5 mentions of Brian s blue eyes twice they were specifically described as Bengal tiger blue I could go on, but I ll spare you Bad enough that Brian was an absolute brat when he didn t get his way, but he also got a bit rapey when Jill didn t want to get physical.There were glimmers of good writing, but they got buried by the dreck

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