Today is my stop on the blog tour for K.T. Dady’s Pepper Pot Far, the third book in the Pepper Bay series. This is a lovely friends-to-lovers contemporary romance and a great addition to the series! Let’s check it out:
About the Book:
Title: Pepper Pot Farm
Author: K.T. Dady
Series: Pepper Bay #3
Publication Date: Feb 1, 2022
Synopsis: Welcome to Pepper Bay. A small close-knit community where you’ll find chocolate box cottages, quaint shops, drama, friendship, and love.
Snuggle down with this cosy, feel-good, comfort read that whisks you away to a beautiful bay on the Isle of Wight – Perfect for fans of Christie Barlow, Phillipa Ashley, and Holly Martin.
The Pepper Bay books are standalone stories that intertwine with recurring characters.
Pepper Pot Farm – Tessie Sparrow and Nate Walker have everything a relationship can have, except intimacy. Neither of them want to add it into the mix, for fear of ruining their friendship.
It’s not easy for them to stay apart when they are growing so close, and Tessie’s secret plan to help save Nate’s farm might destroy them forever.
About the Author:
Author, reader, mum, chocolate lover, and a huge fan of a HEA. I was born and raised in the East End of London, and I’ve been happily writing stories since I was a little girl. When I’m not writing, I’m baking cakes or pottering around in my little garden in Essex, trying not to kill the flowers. I’m the author of contemporary romance, middle-grade, and the thought-provoking thriller about mental illness, The Focus Program.
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I’ve been looking forward to this story since Tessie and Nate were introduced earlier in the series. Tessie and Nate have been friends for years, and they share a very special bond. Connected by family and friends, they are as close as best friends can be, but both have secret feelings for the other and are afraid of revealing them and ruining what they have. Everyone knows they belong together, but can this pair put their fears aside and take a chance on love?
The friends-to-lovers romance between Tessie and Nate is the focus of the story, and it is lovely. They both have painful pasts and complications that fill them with doubt, and you can almost feel their fear of messing things up even though they both want more than friendship. Their feelings are so relatable and realistic, and their yearning for each other is wonderful.
Tessie and Nate’s daughters are fabulous characters as well, as are Nate’s grandmother, Tessie’s parents, and many of the characters introduced in the first two books. The characters are well-developed and unique, and they complement each other well. I loved learning how the characters from the first two books were doing and was so pleased to see they had secondary roles in this book. Each had such swoon-worthy romances, and seeing how their relationships have grown and changed is fantastic.
Another part of the story that I loved was the setting. Pepper Bay is such a close-knit, charming community, and the more I learn about it, the more I love it. The town is so supportive and friendly and welcoming, and it sounds like a wonderful place to live and raise children. Plus, Nate’s farm is warm and filled with love and family, and it feels like a safe haven for much of the story. Even when disasters strike, the people of Pepper Bay stand by each other. They are like a huge extended family – fun and nosy and always there when you need them.
Pepper Pot Farm is a great addition to the Pepper Bay series, and a great book for readers who enjoy heartwarming small-town romance, contemporary romance, or friends-to-lovers romance. Special thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources and the author for providing a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
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Want to learn more about the Pepper Bay series? Check out my reviews of the first two books!