Review of One Hundred Reasons (Aspen Cove #1) by Kelly Collins

“I’d do anything for you.”


Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 252 Pages

POV: Third Person


Fresh starts, hope, and happily ever afters…

Nurse Sage Nichols life changed when she lost her favorite patient and inherited a bed and breakfast in a town she didn’t know existed. She traveled to Aspen Cove intent to sell so she could hurry back to her life in Denver. Little did she know, she was about to find everything she ever needed in the tiny mountain town with a big heart. Sage found herself in a place where caring for your neighbor was a way of life. In her case, that happened to be surly Cannon Bishop, the man of her dreams.

Cannon Bishop was a man who learned long ago that hope was a dangerous thing. Closed off from the world after a family tragedy, Cannon lived a lonely life as the owner of Aspen Cove’s only bar and son to the town drunk. When Sage Nichols breezed into town, she offered the possibility of more if he’d only open his heart. Cannon’s protective walls tumble and suddenly a brighter future of healing, hope, and peace was possible… if only Sage would stay.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from Show Me Edits.*

Sage’s biggest flaw was that she cared too much. It was a weakness where she worked, but someone was looking out for her and knew exactly what she needed…even if she didn’t. All she had to do was give it a chance.

Cannon has lost too many people, and in order to protect his heart he closed it off. Focused on just getting by and doing what he had to, including taking care of his father, the bar, and the bait shop. He was turning into a cankerous old man.

“I trust everyone until I can’t.”

“I trust no one until I can.”

…maybe opposites do attract. 

He didn’t want to want the new fiery redhead in town. He wanted his status quo. But sometime you get what you need, instead of what you want. And Sage is exactly what he, his father, and the town needed. Of course they are exactly what she’d been needing in her life too.

One Hundred Reasons reminded me of watching a Hallmark mini series. I can only image the rest of the Aspen Cove series would continue the engrossing storyline. The characters are all loveable in their own way and it makes you want to see each and every single one get their own happily ever after like Sage and Cannon.

Of course it’s not all sunshine and roses. There’s a black eye…or two, an emergency delivery, and a few drunken escapades that made my heart tighten. Never a dull moment that’s for sure.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.



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