Paradise Hops by Liz Crowe
I usually do not review books this way and usually stay to a professional reviewers standards, but I just can not with this book I was interested in this book due to the synopsis and possibility of a love triangle. After reading it I was heartbroken and also left with a big question mark. Reading it was easy and flowed great until the dream sequence/coma. The book to a bizarre twist and that really lost me. I also thought that this book was realistic until the coma parts. I know that many people are grief stricken after a loss, and in this case that this reaction is believable. The ending left me with more questions than answers. I saw the high reviews and thought that I had a winner and it fell short. This book receives 3 stars from me.
A brutal attack left Lori Brockton convinced she was damaged goods. By the time she emerges from hiding two years later, ready to run her family's famous brewery, she's determined to be independent--never rely on anyone ever again. Nearly a year of working in every corner of Brockton Brewing Company, from warehouse to pub, front office to kitchen, teaches her all she needs to know about the business. Then, she comes face-to-face with masculine perfection in a suit and her world is rocked in more ways than one. Garret Hunter is the new Brockton business manager who takes one look at the beautiful, sad young woman and his entire existence coalesces around winning her heart.
But standing between Garrett and what he believes is his true love, is a six-feet six-inch blond-haired bad boy brewer.
Eli Buchannan is a craft beer rock star, recently hired by Brockton to drag the company into the 21st century. He brings innovation and attitude plus a prima donna ladies’ man reputation. But he's sworn off anything resembling commitment, personal or professional, after getting burned at his last job on both fronts.
Garret Hunter is “The Perfect Man” -- handsome, successful, stable, eager to settle down. Eli Buchannan... is not. Compelling, smoking hot, creative and elusive, he represents everything Lori Brockton should avoid. But just as she makes a difficult choice, a drastic life-changing shift occurs, and nothing is ever the same again.