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Love on Lavender Lane

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  151 ratings  ·  55 reviews
For corporate consultant Paige Leighton, the ends always justify the means. She does whatever it takes to make her clients’ businesses profitable. She has no room for sentimentality in business or in her personal life and loves nothing better than pushing others out of their comfort zones.

Kassidy Drake has spent a lifetime creating her comfort zone, and she has no intenti
Published March 12th 2019 by Bold Strokes Books
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Lex Kent
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars. This was another good book by Walsh. I’m a fan of Walsh but I was really disappointed in her last book Seascape. Walsh has a unique style to her books that I feel very comfortable with and it was missing in Seascape. I’m happy to say this was book was a big step back to the Walsh that I have come to expect and enjoy. While this wasn’t one of my favorites by her, it’s very readable and Walsh-like so I’m happy with this.

This is a slow-burn romance where not a lot happens. This is part
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a really pleasant read and I much preferred it to Seascape. Paige Leighton was hired by Kennedy Drake to streamline his business and maximise his profits. At the end of the contract he employs her to take on his oldest daughter, Kassidy, as a client. His intention is for Paige to advise Kassidy to give up her farm and get a regular job but fortunately Paige doesn’t work that way. However, insulting your client before you’ve even officially been introduced might not be the best way eithe ...more
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: career-day, mfeo
Despite the lengthy inner monologues, my first by Ms.Walsh was still an enjoyable and a calming read. The way she set up the leads' first meeting, followed by one of the most original pick up line - involving potatoes, light + flirty conversations and laughters before one of them put her foot along with lavender into her mouth, causing the other to do the Cinderella's midnight disappearing act during dinner time.

The leads liked what they saw but didn't allow their attractions to monopolize thei
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book offers what its title says, a romance between lavender fields. Even with the fact that initially both protagonists do not seem to have much in common and also with the way they are going to start their professional relationship, through Kennedy's father, who after using Paige's consulting company to improve his business, hires her to do the same with his daughter's lavender farm.

This complicated situation, taking into account that Kennedy has no relationship with his father since he ab
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is an enjoyably sweet love story.

Paige is a self employed consultant that evaluates struggling corporate businesses to provide proposals that should repair and cultivate future success. One client commissions her to evaluate his daughter Kassidy's farm with the intention of getting her to admit it is a failure and sell it so she can go work for him.

The best aspect of this book was the slow build of feelings. We get to understand how the main characters are feeling as they develop emotions.
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sweet love story with some very weird food moments. I guess if you grow lavender then you might be tempted to add it to everything. Resist that temptation.

The story is hyper focused on the blossoming romance between lavender farmer Kassidy and consultant Paige. My favourite parts of the book are their dialogue. On several occasions I had to reassure my wife that I was totally fine, and the sudden snorting/ chuckle sounds didn’t herald my impending doom. Where so many books tell us that there’
Mar 12, 2019 rated it liked it
The synopsis here does well enough at laying out the happenings of this book, so I’m not going to get into all of that. Walsh does many things well here and I’m pretty happy knowing that she has a whole library for me to explore since I’ve only read one other book of hers before.

Walsh does a great job immersing the reader in the environment of a lavender farm. As it’s currently chilly and wet and dreary up here in New England, I could almost feel spring seeping into my bones. I could imagine be
Love on Lavender Lane is a lovely romance, the type of story I expect and look forward to when I see the author is Karis Walsh. Ms. Walsh seems to excel at stories that are character and relationship driven rather than action-adventure tales. This book is a good example of her style.
With Paige Leighton and Kassidy Drake, Walsh has created two vibrant and realistic characters. The two characters have an instant attraction to each other that is evident throughout the story. The setting is nothing
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Paige Leighton, the business consultant. Good at what she does. I really liked her disposition and her dog Dante. Kassidy Drake, the lavender farmer. Talented, shy, and recovering from an unhealthy relationship. While reading, I thought about finding your passion and the role of family and friends. This read was a slow burn with much flirtation and reflective self-talk by Paige and Kassidy. In general, an enjoyable story of discovery of self and finding happiness.

ARC provided by Bold Strokes Boo
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was a really nice romance, we have MCs Paige, a business consultant and Kassidy, who runs a lavender farm. Both characters are likeable and I was surprised by the swap of characteristics, because I was expecting Paige to be another closed off corporate shark and Kassidy to be a free-wheeling hippie type, but Paige is a delight, sweet, cheerful, helpful (and has the best dog), and while Kassidy is more guarded, she still has a pret
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
The only reason why I was interested in reading this book initially is due to enjoying Karis Walsh's previous books. The Synopsis for the book didn't really pull me in at first so I was surprised to find I really enjoyed the read and storyline.

In the first chapter I did feel Paige was portrayed in a light to be stiff and serious. When she went down to see Kassidy's farm it felt like she had a whole new personality which I really liked but seemed to keep thinking she would come back to the person
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-and-lower, sapphic
The plot, relationship, characters, everything was just mundane. Nothing stood out. The long inner monologues and descriptions really put me off.
Feb 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Paige Leighton is hired by Kassidy Drake's father to help to show Kassidy that she should give up on her dream of having a successful Lavender farm. Paige does not go along with this plan and is determine to help Kassidy's business be successful for years to come. Kassidy is hard headed and really doesn't want to give Paige a chance, but quickly realizes she needs to.

This book bothered me a bit. I felt that the chemistry between the characters was forced on me. It just didn't seem natural. It al
Danni Mladenovic
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have to say I quite enjoyed this book. There's a lot of dialogue in it, which I find it to be usually ambivalent about - because it's hard to write a good one, the one that holds your attention all the way through it, but in this book - you'll have no problem with it.
I have to say, if there is one flaw - it would be Paige's and Kassidy's personal, intimate scenes - there's not a lot of sensual flirting going around, and not a lots of scenes - it's mostly their bickering about business and talk
Gooner Lawrence
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved the setting of this "the lavender farm" the author did her homework on lavenders, very informative, I loved the leads it came short for me on the romance especially on the communication between our leads alot of internal dialogue ,that said I really loved the plot ...more
Feb 27, 2019 rated it liked it
3 Stars. This book was not as good as I wanted. It is about Paige, a consultant who helps struggling businesses get back on their feet by restructuring them. She has a client who asks Paige to help his daughter, who owns a farm. His daughter, Kassidy Drake, owns a lavender farm who does not go outside her comfort zone. Kassidy is comfortable with her farm and how it currently runs. Kassidy first meets Paige at a party where Paige insults her chicken dish. Paige then realizes she is working for K ...more
Boris Kitty
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I hate Lavender. the smell and the color. It irritates my senses. So why pick this book to review? I have read some of the authors other books and enjoyed them very much. Unlike the scent and color this book was rather lovely. I really enjoyed it. I never give out 5 stars so getting 4 from me is a win. The characters and their romance were believable, but I found myself thinking "just shut up and kiss already". Very nice story that I recommend for fans of romance novels.

I was given this book by
Margaret L. Hedman

I enjoyed Love on Lavender Lane. A great romance novel. I enjoyed learning more about a business consultants job and about the variety of Lavender plants.
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
So far I’ve read all of the books offered by Ms Walsh and enjoyed all. Having said that I can honestly say that this one, Love on Lavender Lane is one of my favorites. A lovely easy read. Paige Leighton, corporate consultant has been hired by a client she is already working for to help his daughter, lavender farmer Kassidy Drake grow her business or as it becomes quite clear the father really wants his daughter back in the city working for him. Kassidy’s father left the family when Kass was only ...more
May 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
This book was ok. It was a perfectly fine romance but I felt it was missing a few things.

The chemistry. The chemistry! I didn't feel it. Both characters were very likeable, but I didn't feel a connection. I kind of wish the had been more of adversaries in the beginning. Kassidy was pretty much totally ok with everything that was suggested. They got along a little too well. I don't love a ton of angst, but this could have used a bit more.

It took me awhile to get invested in the story. It was we
isa Simonet
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, slow burn romance, and in my opinion, Karis Walsh's best book.
The writing is still quality, but much more airy, less compact and with many more dialogues.
The place chosen for this story, surrounded by farmers, who sell the products of the land where they live, and the financial difficulties that go with it, is great and I wanted to taste all these products with delight.
It's a story about accepting to challenge oneself, to get out of one's comfort zone.
The cover, which reflects
Feb 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Karis Walsh is a very good writer and her books will always be on my reading list but I'm a little bit disappointed by her last 2 works. This one is better than Seascape and the plot kept me more engaged plus I liked Paige as a character somehow but I think this one lacked some real sexual chemistry and the love scene felt rushed.
* I was given a free copy from NetGalley in exchange of a honest review.
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm relatively new to Karis Walsh, but she has quietly become one of my favorite authors. Her books are so dependably good and each is so different from the others. I really enjoy low-angst "day in the life of" stories, especially while the world feels so turbulent. The main characters were fantastic and the setting was so perfectly described that I could envision myself there. Gorgeous cover as well. ...more
May 10, 2019 added it
Shelves: sapphic
cute. not a huge payoff for the slow burn. enjoyable but not special. I would have liked to have learned more about Kassidy's ex and how that relationship replayed childhood trauma (of abandonment). ...more
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

It was easy to read this one, it was fun, full of flirting and lot of humor
but I think it needs a lil more passion for their relationship. I don't know how to explain it, its just not there yet.

I still recommend it, though
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I think this is Karis Walsh's best book yet. While it has some of the typical lesbian tropes like corporate vs indie and bright bubbly vs closed off and damaged, it is wrapped up in the beautifully described imagery of a lavender farm. And I love the kookie dog! The writing is excellent as always. I can always count on a great read with this author's books. I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...more
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC copy of this book by the Publisher via Netgalley and I am voluntarily leaving my review.

Paige is a Corporate Consultant and helps her clients to run a successful business. Kassidy works at a Lavender Farm and is trying to make it a success. Paige is hired by Kassidy’s father (whom she doesn’t have a good relationship with). I think both the main characters are well written, there is little angst and both characters had good chemistry. I like that it was a slow burn (sometimes a
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, lgbtq, romance

Love on Lavender Lane is about Paige, a consultant who helps businesses improve profit margins, and Kassidy, a lavender farmer whose dad pays for a consultation from Paige. Though Paige is more accustomed to working with bigger companies, she relishes the chance to get away from Portland, work in the countryside for a bit, and get her hands dirty. Kassidy, on the other hand, doesn't exactly care for her estranged father's gift, and she thinks Paige will advise her to sell the farm. Their att
Quick info: Love on Lavender Lane is yet another cute romance set in the countryside (there can never be too many of these, imo). It is fairly low-angst...or at least I think so. It is femme/femme, both leading characters are white Americans. Both are also out, by the time the story begins. The leads are Kassidy and Paige. 3/5 stars.

My Experience Reading this: It starts really slow. So slow, in fact, that I nearly DNF’d 2 times. I advise pushing through at least until the MCs meet. If there was
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Set in the lavender fields of Oregon, this book features Paige, a consultant, who tells herself she’s content and happy, but knows she’s still looking for something that will be a life-long passion. When a client pays for her services for his daughter, Kassidy, and her lavender farm.
When the two women meet, there is an attraction, but both know Paige will be returning to the big city and her corporate clients. In the mean time though, both like flirting with the other and soon deeper feelings b
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Karis Walsh is a native of the Pacific Northwest and an adopted citizen of Texas. When she isn’t wrapped up in a book—either reading or writing one—she spends her time with her animals, playing music on her viola or violin, or hiking among the prickly pears.

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