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Love and Pancakes

(Rockland Falls #1)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  802 ratings  ·  113 reviews
Marissa Grayson’s dream went up in smoke. A devastating fire has ripped apart her family’s bed and breakfast, leaving her off-kilter and scrambling to repair the damage. What she doesn’t need, or have time for, is Rhenn Burleski. Sexy, confident, and dangerous to her heart. A man who clearly knows his way around the female body and will leave the moment the sheets start to ...more
ebook, 300 pages
Published January 15th 2019 by Lacey Black Books (first published January 7th 2019)
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Dec 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Marissa Grayson and her mom owned a small business: bed and breakfast. One fateful day due to a faulty wiring their business went up in flames. At approximately the same time, or slightly earlier a lost branch of their relatives was found. The said relatives convinced a young and good (professionally) electrician Rhenn Burleski to help with rebuilding.

Rhenn came to Marissa's sleepy town, met her and the insta-love was born. By the way their love despite being of dreadful "insta" kind is treated
dnf @ 17%

wanted a super chilled and laidback read with low angst to pass the time but...

1. this was boring.
2. the hero’s weird af encounter with the heroine’s sister left a bitter taste in my mouth and i immediately knew i wasn’t gonna enjoy the rest of the book.

after meeting the heroine, Marissa, the hero, Rhenn, still wants to go to a bar and sleep with another woman to take his mind off Marissa since he knows he can’t have her (why? well, bcos he’s broken and incapable of a committed relatio
Jul 05, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
🎁 FREE on Amazon today (7/5/2020)! 🎁
Nina DuBois
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, contemporary
Love and Pancakes is a sweet romance that progresses very quickly between Marissa, a B&B Manager and Rhenn an Electrician. The attraction is instant and I was all in. Things are supposed to just be casual between the two since Rhenn will be going back home once his job is done. The time they spent together was super cute and steamy. Add in Marissa's siblings and some extended family and I found Love and Pancakes to be a great feel good romance to help take my mind off the world right now. I defi ...more
Spunky N Sassy
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 5.0

~~~~~~~~~~Tracy's ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~

When Marissa's family bed and breakfast catches fire, she knows that she must do everything to repair it. In walks Rhenn, a hot contractor who wants spark something more with the beautiful Marissa. After listening to her sister, Marissa decides to go for it with Rhenn, but what happens when it's time for him to move on? Oh wow, I absolutely loved this story, it made me laugh, melted my kindle and brought me to tears. The character
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars.

I loved getting some of my favorite characters from the Summer Sisters series in this new series.
I liked this one. It was good. But I just didn’t fall in love with it. I’m definitely ready for more though!
Especially Jensen (and Max)!
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First off, I have to say that I ADORE everything Lacey Black writes and this first book in the Rockland Falls series, Love and Pancakes, is no exception! This series is a spin-off of Lacey's Summer Sisters series and I loved seeing some of the family members that I've missed so much since that series' end. Lacey is a MASTER at the small-town romance.....NOBODY does it better (cue Carly Simon ;) )

Rhenn Burleski is the love-em-and-leave-em, one-night-and-done hero in this one. He's had his heart d
Red Cheeks Reads
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I absolutely love a good small town romance, and, for me, Lacey Black’s renditions of this classic romantic trope are among the very best in the genre. She has perfected the telling of these sweet and sexy romances in these small, everybody knows everyone else towns. Centered around a big, loving family, Black gives her readers love stories that are full of heart and are as hot as they are humorous. I simply cannot get enough of them.

Love and Pancakes kicks off Black’s new Rockland Fa
Nadine Bookaholic
You can see this and other Reviews I have written along with various cover reveals, excerpts, and giveaways here Nadine's Obsessed with Books

AMAZING start to the series!!!! If you have read the Summer Sisters Series, and I really hope you have because it was great, you will remember Orval and Emma their spunky grandparents this series is about Orval's sister Mary Ann's children and we start with her youngest Marissa.

Marissa and Rhenn have a connection that is undeniable, their sexual chemist
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, audiobook
Love and Pancakes is the first book in the Rockland Falls series. This is Marissa and Rhenn story. Marissa's life goes up in smoke when her family's bed and breakfast has a fire. Rhenn is hired to do all of the new wiring for the rebuild. I thought this was a really cute love story. Both Rhenn and Marissa are relationship shy having dated cheaters in the past. I loved how Rhenn made Marissa feel like she was the only woman in the room. She had always lived in her sister's shadow and her confiden ...more
Andrea Thompson
While clearly part of a much larger universe, this book is a fast-paced romance that can be read as a standalone and is also the first book in the Rockland Falls series.
Marissa is a sweet B&B manager with a large, involved family. There's been a fire due to old wiring, and this brings in Rhenn, an admitted commitment-phobic electrician. We can all see where this is headed, right? An agreement to have a temporary thing that turns into true love.
While not a totally unpredictable direction of plot,
Isha Coleman
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Rhenn and Marissa are searching and they don't even realize it. It will take a leap of faith and the hands of destiny to set them on the right course. Love and Pancakes can at times seem a tad silly, but there are some well hidden truths within this overly dramatic tale. Life happens. Love is a gift and each moment is precious. Black throws in tiny pieces of wisdom, easily forgotten, but no less powerful. Love and Pancakes is a reminder to make every moment count and every memory precious. ...more
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lacey has this amazing ability to craft small town families who bring me into their lives and make me fall in love with their stories. After the Summer sisters I was so excited to head to Rockland Falls and this extended arm of their family. And I couldn't love it more!! Marissa and Rhenn's story was filled with everything I love about Laceys books. I can't wait for more from this family. ...more
Karen Hrdlicka
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love the way Lacey Black's mind works. I also love that she's starting a new series but allows characters from her Summer Sisters series to pop in and develop relationships with the new characters who are part of their extended family. Ms. Black's story is humorous, heartfelt and filled with sexual tension. Rhenn and Marissa's chemistry jumps off of the page and right into a reader's heart.
Marissa's beloved bed and breakfast incurs damage during a freak electrical fire, luckily no
Joanne T
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Queen of small town romance is back with a new series!!

Where do I even begin? We met Rhenn in My Kinda Forever and he quickly found a way in our hearts. He absolutely needed his own story, his own HEA. Lacey Black certainly did not disappoint! Marissa is the perfect match to mend this proverbial playboy's broken heart. As Nick's best friend, we got a little peak at Meg's future as well as a guest appearance from our favorite dirty octogenarians! A winning read for sure. I can't wait to see more
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, wow, WOW!!

I received an advance reading copy, and in return I will be giving an honest review.

I genuinely and wholeheartedly would reccomend this book, I loved every word I read and believe you will too. Fair warning there is characters who crossover from the previous series, however, Love and Pancakes, Rockland Falls, book one is a standalone and is just as amazing read like that.

Lacey Black has been one of my absolute favourite authors since meeting Jamie and Ryan from the first book of t
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Love and Pancakes by Lacey Black is the First book in the Rockland Falls Series. This is the story of Rhenn Burleski and Marissa Grayson. Marissa helps her mom run their Bed and Breakfast but when there is a fire they have to call in help to start repairs on it. This is how Marissa meets Rhenn who has come for a few weeks to help get the Bed and Breakfast up and running again. Rhenn doesn't do commitments and has only physical encounter / needs with a women. So when his feelings start to take on ...more
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sexual Tension. Lovely. Fast Pace Romance.
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this one so much!!! Full Review to come...
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
Love and Pancakes is Lacey Black's new novel and the first book in the new series, Rockland Falls. This series is a spinoff of one of my favorite series', Summer Sisters. Lacey knows how to deliver the goods with her sexy heroes, sassy leading ladies, laughs, fun and family. We know and love the Summer sisters and their families and we've met Rhenn before. He's Nick's best friend and I fell in love with him in My Kinda Forever. We learned that Orval (Grandpa) has a sister, Mary Ann Grayson. She ...more
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Rhenn Burleski is a happily confirmed bachelor. He enjoys spending time with women who know the score and who don’t expect more than a great night with him. That is, until he meets Marissa. She’s not at all his type, but for the first time in years, he wants more than one night with a woman.

Marissa Grayson takes one look at the sexy electrician rewiring her family’s bed and breakfast and knows immediately he is out of her league. But, when Rhenn starts flirting, Marissa wants more, and with a li
3 stars

Marissa has had her family B&B wrecked by fire. The wiring is what caused it, so it all has to be replaced, and there is quite a bit of water and smoke damage. She doesn't have time for the sexy electrician if her family is to get the place up and running again. There is something about Rhenn, though, aside from his devastatingly good looks. But Marissa doesn't do casual, and Rhenn is only there for several weeks to redo the wiring before he goes back to his home.
Rhenn knows that he isn't
Twinsie Talk Angie J
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I received this book from the author but purchased the audio book.
Ok since I am reviewing the audio book I gotta say….HEEEY Rhenn’s narrator. Holy Sweet Baby Jesus that voice. Imma tell ya, you will be thanking me for that right off the bat. I d
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a pretty solid read for this 'new to me' author. I really enjoyed both of the main characters and even enjoyed the secondary ones (although it was a bit difficult to keep up with them all at times). The romance felt believable, even if they only spent a few weeks together.

This was the typical 'I'm only in town for a short while, so this is just a fling' romance. Of course, we all know how it's going to end, so the book was fairly predictable in that aspect. And for once, it was both th
Ashley Hampton
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When it comes to anything that Lacey writes, I am a legit addict. Like a hardcore addict. I love the way her mind works, how her words flow effortlessly, how she makes me fall in love with every dang story she writes. BUT most importantly, how she creates her lead Hero's. I don't know what it is, but her Hero's always make my heart skip a beat, and I feel the pull to them like no other characters written before. I always feel more of a connection to them, and I can't explain why. This standalone ...more
Ruby Straaten
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
I love Lacey's books because no matter the story she leaves you with a happy feeling. I won't lie, I was so sad when the Summer Sisters series was over, but I was also very excited to be introduced to a new Lacey Black family. :)
This book was amazing for so many reasons so let me just list them:
There is great character development of new characters, providing them backstories, letting them grow throughout the book, etc.
Stories were carried over from one series to this one so even though the S
Stephannie Tolitsky- Swoonworthybooks/EnticingJourney
Marissa Grayson’s ran her family's bed and breakfast and she loved it. But a fire left the place in dire repair. Now they are losing business in the busiest time of the year and a long road ahead to repair and clean up the fire and smoke damage. She has no time for any distractions for anyone. This includes a handsome, sexy and confident man named Rhenn Burleski with her heart. He is a guy who has been around the block a few times and knows his way around a women. He is a temptation that she nee ...more
Kathryn Linke
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Love and Pancakes is the first title in the Rockland Falls series, a spin off from the Summer Sisters series. I fell in love with the Summer Sisters, and their heartfelt and humorous stories, that are full of friendship and family, and I was so happy to discover that this small town romance has those same essential elements.

Marissa is a sweet, hardworking and passionate woman, particularly when it comes to her families bed and breakfast and cooking. She's loving, giving and selfless a
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Lacey Black is back with a brand new series and the first book that literally knocked me off my feet. I've been a fan of this author for a while and though I've not read everything she's written, I've read enough to know what to expect and that's near perfection every single time. This book was so so amazing... a ton of heart, heat, and so much passion. 

Rhenn isn't the settling down, commitment type of guy yet that's exactly the kind of girl that Marissa is and from the moment their live
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
To say I thoroughly enjoyed Love and Pancakes would be an understatement. I enjoy series, I enjoy crossover series and I especially enjoy trying to sleuth out who will be featured in the next book. First off, I was filled with glee when Emma showed up (and if you don’t know who Emma is, you MUST read the Summer Sisters series!). I had just finished reading a book divided similarly (character specific point of view chapters) and was annoyed at how the male character had a really douchebag voice w ...more
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