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Bountiful Book Review
Overall, <em>Bountiful </em>was a really enjoyable audiobook. Dave was a genuine sweetheart, and it was so heartwarming to see his relationship evolve with his little girl. I’m glad that I started Sarina Bowen’s Brookly Bruisers series because it provided additional insight into Dave’s career as a hockey player, but it’s not required to read that series to enjoy this book. <br><br>My biggest qualm with this book is that I had a hard time believing that Zara could not find the father of her baby for 2 years. She had his named badly spelled and knew that he came from Brooklyn. If it had been a regular guy, I would have understood the difficulty in the search, but Dave plays hockey for a team that reached the Stanley Cup finals! Google would have easily corrected the search. It ended up being more amusing than frustrating, especially because Zara’s brother—who works in law enforcement—also couldn’t find him.
Once upon a time a cocky, copper-haired tourist sauntered into Zara’s bar. And even though she knew better, Zara indulged in a cure for the small-town blues. It was supposed to be an uncomplicated fling—a few sizzling weeks before he went back to his life, and she moved on.
Until an accidental pregnancy changed her life.
Two years later, she’s made peace with the notion that Dave From Brooklyn will never be found. Until one summer day when he walks into her coffee shop, leveling her with the same hot smile that always renders her defenseless.
Hockey star Dave Beringer has never forgotten the intense month he spent with prickly Zara. Their nights together were the first true intimacy he’d ever experienced. But the discovery of his child is the shock of a lifetime, and his ugly past puts relationships and family out of reach.
Or does it? Vermont’s countryside has a way of nurturing even tortured souls. The fields and the orchards—and hard won love—are Bountiful.