Note: Originally reviewed February 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed reading book 1 of Marie Force’s new series featuring the Green Mountain Country Store’s Abbott family. All You Need is Love focuses on son Will Abbott who runs the “Vermont Made” line for the store and on Cameron Murphy a web designer who comes from NYC. Cameron comes to Vermont at the request of Will’s father to pitch an idea for a website for the store which the Abbott siblings are opposed to. Will and Cameron are total opposites from being an only child vs one of 10; living in the city vs living in the mountains; relying on cell phones vs not owning one, but they fall in love against both their better judgments, past experiences, and knowing they live far apart and that in order for them to make it work, one of them will have to give up everything. Marie Force again makes us fall in love with characters that come to life and makes us feel like we live right there with them. I love the big, funny, loving, sparing family and can’t wait to read about each of them in future books (there’s 10 siblings so we’re looking for a good long series!). Pay attention to Hannah, Colton, and Hunter as they are the next siblings to have books in the series. There is a bonus short story featuring Will and Cam in the print version of the book and on Marie’s website. Will and Cam wedding story is released Oct 20th in the novella – You’ll Be Mine (book 4.5) If you love sweet romance stories with sexy, committed men and strong and independent women, you’ll love this book.
NOTE: I was fortunate to be able to make a trip to Weston, VT for the book signing in 2014. I visited a few places mentioned in the book. I looked all over for Fred the Moose but didn’t see him. The Vermont Country Store is amazing! I really want to go back in the winter time and experience some of the winter activities and the sugaring season. I’ve posted some of my pictures from the trip below.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: With more than 4 million books sold, Marie Force is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author of more than 40 contemporary romances. Her New York Times bestselling self-published Gansett Island Series has sold 2 million e-books since Maid for Love was released in 2011. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Fatal Series from Harlequin’s Carina Press, as well as the New York Times bestselling Green Mountain Series from Berkley, among other books and series. The first three books in Marie’s new erotic Quantum Series were released under the name of M.S. Force in April 2015, and all three books were New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. The trilogy is now set to become a series when Rapturous, book 4, is released in January 2016.