(The Blueberry Lane Series)
the self-proclaimed “wild child” of the straight-laced Story clan, has always
had a knack for getting herself trouble. Except this time, her “growing
problem” is going to require a Daddy sooner than later…or she can kiss her
inheritance good-bye.Shane Olson, who previously dated Priscilla’s sister, Margaret, isn’t opposed
to a marriage of convenience for the sake of furthering his business interests,
but Priscilla – with her wild ways – is just about the last woman he’d choose
to marry.In order to make the marriage look convincing, they end up having to spend more
time together than they’d originally planned. When rolling stone, Priscilla,
who lives by the seat of her muu-muu, and seriously-ambitious Shane, who’s had
his whole life planned since he was eleven, start falling for each other, it’s
going to take a whole lot of compromise for this Bohemian and her Businessman
to find their happily ever after.
Katy Regnery is back with another sensational Blueberry Lane novel. After so many books in this series, one would think she would run out fresh ideas, new characters, and interesting plots. Usually at this point in the series I would start getting bored with it because most times everything is pretty much the same on repeat. What makes this series so successful is the families within the series. There are four large prominent families (soon to be five) featured in the series. The children of these five families each has a story to tell and are begging for their happily ever after. They are unique in their own right but deeply tied to their family bonds, as well as being deeply tied to the members of the other families on Blueberry Lane. So while many things seem to remain the same, the individual characters make the story their own. Expect the unexpected. Katy is going to deliver a great new addition to the Blueberry Lane series.
The Bohemian and the Businessman starts with a scene that is exactly like a scene in Crazy About Cameron, a previous book in the series. Although it’s the same scene, the reader gets to experience the scene from completely different characters POV. The reader gets a different view of how this scene plays out and how it affects the other characters within the scene. In this case it was the wildchid ,Priscila Story and her father’s business protégé, Shane Olson. Shane needs to marry a Story daughter in order to move up the corporate ladder. Priscilla needs a husband in order to claim her inheritance before she’s forty. Due to her wild escapades she desperately needs the money and desperately needs a husband.
Shane and Priscilla are complete opposites. While she lives by the seat of her pants, he meticulously plans every moment of his life with his future goals in mind. Priscilla’s father refuses to turn the business over to one of his daughters. He will only turn it over to one of their husbands. His archaic demands have forced Shane to seek a marriage of convenience with a Story daughter. It has also forced Priscilla to make the wildest, most irresponsible decision of her life. Maybe that decision isn’t so irresponsible after all. Once she gets to know the man under the starched shirts and suits, she’s going to find a man with quiet strength, unexpected compassion, and a heart of gold. The marriage may be starting out in desperation but is quickly moving into something worth hanging onto.
The Story Patriarch has other things in mind. Those things could not only destroy their relationship but also her sisters lives. It will be up to Shane and Priscilla how they move forward in their lives. The Story women are strong and the strong always survive.
Katy once again blew me away with gift of storytelling. I could not put this book down and can’t wait to see what comes next in the lives of the Story girls.
started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012.
One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was
published in September 2013.
multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows
the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the
six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone
novels and novellas.
Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for
romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the
USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr.
English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane
collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times
Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed
to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States. Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield
County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her
husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create
just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin