Love Caters All

I really enjoyed Love Caters All, by Nicci Carrera. It’s a novella length and written for the Lobster Cove series at The Wild Rose Press. A perfect read for a rainy afternoon. It will leave a smile on your face. Here’s the blurb:

When hard-driving CEO Rick Nordan arrives in Lobster Cove under strict orders from the family doctor to take a break, he discovers the rental house comes with a family attached, including one sexy dynamo of a caterer. She’s nothing like his ex-fiancee who wouldn’t sign a pre-nup, but maybe that means she’s the real deal and not a gold digger. 

Maya Cruz wants life for her widowed mother to get easier by renting out her house during the summer. But teaching Mama business means explaining Rick isn’t a “guest,” he’s a “customer.” And the first thing Mama does is invite Rick to join their family activities. Having Rick around wouldn’t be so bad if Maya didn’t find him so attractive. The last time she fell for a vacationing millionaire, she had her heart broken.

She swore off his type, and he’s not looking, but this might be a recipe for love.


I enjoyed the Cruz family and how they all bounced off of each other. I especially loved the heroine’s food truck and it made me think of the movie Chef which I watched this summer. Maya Cruz is a strong, independent woman who gives up much in her own life to care for her mother and younger sisters after her father’s sudden death. It takes an unlikely hero, in billionaire Rick Nordan, to make her sit up and take notice of her own life. It takes that hero to roll up his sleeves, and allow her to let someone else carry some of the burdens of life. To let love in. These two are truly so well-suited, and yet they have many issues to overcome before they can find their way to real happiness.

The author has an easy style and I found myself immediately drawn in to this story, and I read the novella in one afternoon. Her glimpse into the hero’s corporate life in California brought authenticity to the story and provided a fascinating contrast to the life the heroine encountered back in Maine.

I give Love Caters All five stars. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more of Lobster Cove. Release date is December 8, 2014. Available now for pre-order at Amazon:

Bio: Nicci Carrera lives to write contemporary and spicy love stories with sassy heroines and sexy heroes. Nicci believes the perfect man makes lots of bread…the kind you eat hot from the oven with butter. She lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, and yes, he bakes all their bread. When not at her keyboard writing a romance, in the kitchen, or curled up with a book, Nicci enjoys photography and long walks.

Where to find Nicci on the Internet:   @niccicarrera



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16 Responses to Love Caters All

  1. Janie Emaus says:

    Thanks for introducing me to a new author. Happy Holidays!

  2. Happy Monday! Love Caters All sounds right up my alley! Congrats to Nicci on her latest release and thanks for the introduction!

    • robena grant says:

      Thanks for dropping by, Robin. You know, I thought about your novella’s after reading Nicci’s. There was a similar sweetness, so yeah, spicy but sweet. : )

  3. Gina B. says:

    Thanks for this review, Robena…the plot and characters sound like fun! Lobster Cove sounds like a great place to spend the afternoon. 🙂

    • robena grant says:

      Hi, Gina. It was great. Especially as it had been so hot in California the past couple of weeks. Just thinking about water and coves was very refreshing. Although it did make me hunger for lobster, crab, and clam chowder. : )

  4. Sam Beck says:

    Hi Robena,

    Thanks for putting a new author in your spotlight and on my radar! Congrats to Nicci Carrera on her new release. Considering the 5 star, recommendation, I hope to visit Lobster Cove soon!!

  5. Hi Robena! Happy December to you. Thanks for the lovely review of Love Caters All! Sounds like a wonderful story!

  6. Dee J. says:

    Hi Robena,
    Thanks for the intro to a new to me author! Sounds like a great story!

  7. robena grant says:

    You’re welcome, Dee J. While it isn’t your usual shoot-em-up/suspense style, Nicci still manages a lot of suspense and conflict. : )

  8. JL Hammer says:

    Love Caters All looks like a great weekend read. I’ll check it out.

  9. robena grant says:

    Hi, JL. Thanks for visiting. Yep, it’s a great Sunday afternoon read.

  10. cindy says:

    I’m so excited to finish this one … they are still dancing at the page I’m on. Predicting a day of reading tomorrow!