Book Review, Contemporary, Disabled Heroine, Romance, Series

Summer At Christmas Inn (Ivy Springs #2) by Anne-Marie Meyer


Two wandering souls.
An unexpected stay.
Is fate determined to bring them together?

Blossom has no room for love in her life. In fact, she’d pretty much given up on her fairytale ending after a car accident put her in a wheel chair five years ago. But with her brother’s up-coming wedding, she can’t help but wonder if maybe she’s ready to start searching.

Maybe there is someone who could see past the wheels and see only…her.

Carter lives a fast paced life. As New York’s up-and-coming real estate broker, having his car breakdown in the middle of Massachusetts was the last thing he needed. And a stay at a place called Christmas Inn? Nope.

But, with no other options, he reluctantly books a room.

When the sweet, quirky room manager catches his eyes, he can’t help but feel the desire to slow down. Especially when her son just won’t leave him alone, or when Blossom seems to be seeking the one thing he didn’t know he wanted.



Surprisingly, I have never read a book by Anne-Marie Meyer and I was intrigued by a love story between a single mother in a wheelchair and a wealthy real estate broker. 

She can do this. Blossom loves life at the Christmas Inn and she is excited and terrified to be left in charge when her brother and sister-in-law go on their honeymoon. She doesn’t want to rely on the help of others as she deals with the challenges of being in a wheelchair and being the mother of a rambunctious six-year-old boy so she jumped at the chance to prove her worth and manage the inn. However, she wasn’t prepared for the handsome and helpful Carter Bronson who showed up unexpectedly after his car broke down during a business trip.

Carter Bronson is tired of his fast-paced life in New York and when he arrives at the Christmas Inn, the worries and stress just disappear. It doesn’t hurt that he enjoys the company of the beautiful manager and her very active son. 

Blossom and Carter’s attraction is immediate, but they ease their way through challenges and breaking down walls to become an extraordinary couple.  Blossom’s lack of self-confidence and getting past her disability is to be expected especially after her douche of a husband left her after the accident, but Carter’s kindness and patience are exactly what she needs. Carter is a fantastic and caring man who does little things to make Blossom’s life easier. I love the interactions between Carter and Blossom’s son Isaac and how much Carter enjoys Isaac’s company. I also teared up when Blossom’s sister-in-law Holly finally made Blossom realize that she is not her wheelchair and to take a chance on happiness, not loneliness.

Despite the repetitive use of words such as soaring and mysterious, I really enjoyed this unique and sweet small-town romance filled with heartwarming characters, a relaxing location, and a beautiful love story.


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Anna Marie MeyerI’m a die-hard romance fan from just south of the Twin Cities in MN. I live with my King and four princes and probably a little too spoiled princess. 

I’ve been writing for over 6 years and it is my favorite thing to do besides spend time with my family. 

I love things that make me laugh. I eat Twizzlers when I write. And I think there is a FRIENDS quote for just about every conversation I have. 

I’m dedicated to bringing you SWEET romance that makes you sigh with kisses that curl your toes. 

So pull up your comfiest chair and open a book. 

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