Title: Lovelight Farms (Lovelight #1)
Author: B.K. Borison
Genre: Adult Contemporary / Romance
Publication Date: November 10th, 2021
Publisher: Indie Published (Kindle Unlimited)
“Where the lovelight gleams …
A pasture of dead trees. A hostile takeover of the Santa barn by a family of raccoons. And shipments that have mysteriously gone missing. Lovelight Farms is not the magical winter wonderland of Stella Bloom’s dreams.
In an effort to save the Christmas tree farm she’s loved since she was a kid, she enters a contest with instafamous influencer Evelyn St. James. With the added publicity and the $100,000 cash prize, she might just be able to save the farm from its financial woes. There’s just one problem. To make the farm seem like a romantic destination for the holidays, she lied on the application and said she owns Lovelight Farms with her boyfriend. Only … there is no boyfriend.
Enter best friend Luka Peters. He just came home for some hot chocolate, and somehow got a farm and a serious girlfriend in the process.” (Goodreads)
I found this one while looking through books on Kindle Unlimited and the cover definitely jumped out at me. Obviously, it isn’t Christmas time but I am always in the spirit for the holiday!
The book is told from one perspective and it comes from Stella. She is very outgoing and will do anything to save her tree farm, even if that means faking a relationship. One of my favorite tropes! I liked that it was mixed with friends-to-lovers which isn’t usually a trope I like. I haven’t found a friends-to-lovers I have loved but this one gave me a lot of hope for the trope.
Luka Peters is her top pick to fill the slot of “boyfriend” but she is very stubborn and refuses to see what is in front of her. I would definitely never friendzone that man! He is the total package and will do anything for Stella, literally. I thought that their friendship to more was developed well and I liked that they brought up how they first met and it’s easy to see where they had started. They had very sweet moments together and I loved the tree car freshener antics by Luka. That little detail on the cover *chef’s kiss*.
There are a few spicy times between them and it’s definitely over my level but I know there are a lot who will enjoy that.
Sometimes I did feel like it progressed too quickly into the danger zone, but I can also understand if they each had a tension around one another. There also could have been more with the competition as well.
Even though this is a romance novel, the side characters were great and I liked getting to know them all especially Beckett and Dane the sheriff. They are both great guys and are also there for Stella. She couldn’t ask for a better set of townspeople even if they are a bit nosey about her “relationship, haha.
Overall, this was a cute read and I will be adding the others in the series to my tbr.