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Starting Over at Blueberry Creek (Sweetwater Springs Book 4) / Sealed with a Kiss

(Sweetwater Springs #4)

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USA Today bestselling author Annie Rains welcomes you back to Sweetwater Springs, North Carolina, with a charming friends-to-lovers story between a sexy fireman and the beautiful woman who mends his heart.

Should they fan the flames or douse this fire before someone gets seriously burned?

Firefighter Luke Marini moved to the small town of Sweetwater Springs with the
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Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Published February 25th 2020 by Forever
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WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

After Brenna's parents were killed in car accident, she gave up college and lost her fiance to take care of her younger sister. Running her mother's bakery has made her a nice living but it is not her dream. After her sister moves out and starts her dream job, Brenna can't help but think it is time for her to get a second chance at her dreams.
Luke is new to
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"Avonna
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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STARTING OVER AT BLUEBERRY CREEK (Sweetwater Springs Book #4) by Annie Rains is another wonderful addition to the Sweetwater Springs contemporary romance series. Ms. Rains has written a friends-to-lovers story that pulled at every one of my heartstrings.

Brenna McConnell put her college education to become a teacher on hold to finish raising her younger sister, Eve when their parents are killed in an accident. Brenna takes over her
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♥Rachel♥
Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
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With Luke a settling into a new position at the local firehouse in a new town, hes not looking for love. Even less so with a neighbor, because if things go bad it could be an awkward every day, right? However, Brenna is in his path and soon in his heart.

Brenna isnt looking for love either since shes not planning on staying in town. Shes off to finish her degree after putting her schooling on hold to care for her sister since their parents were killed in a car crash. But her new neighbor Luke
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Amy
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5/5


This is the fourth book in the Sweetwater Springs series and this lives up to its name, it doesnt get any sweeter than this! You can definitely read this on its own but after four books Ive become really attached to the residents of this adorable town and really believe Ive enjoyed this series as much as I have because Ive read all of the books.

As much as Ive liked every single book in this series this one was my absolute favorite so far. I say so far because Im hoping Annie Rains keeps on
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Minx
Starting Over at Blueberry Creek is the fourth book of the Sweetwater Springs series, a series set in Sweetwater Springs, North Carolina and there is no sweeter place to be! I love this towns setting, merchants, and daily life. Not only is this story a friends-to-lovers romance but it is also a smoldering slow burn romance that has its ups and downs. Both Luke Marini and Brenna McConnell have their own problems as well as issues that are introduced by others. Brenna is a character whose entire ...more
Amy
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 Sweet Stars!!

Starting Over at Blueberry Creek is the fourth installment of the Sweetwater Springs Series and it follows the story of Luke & Brenna. Ever since Brenna lost her parents in a tragic accident. Her life has been in limbo. She put her dreams on hold and stepped in to take care of her sister. Even though Brennas sister is old enough to fend for herself now, shes not ready to let go and move onWhen Luke moved to Sweetwater Springs, he had high hopes for his future and a new town
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Amy (TheSouthernGirlReads)
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this series, I have already not done so?

I love it. Simply put. This is the HEA I could share with my mama. No steam to speak of....just delightful characters living in this sweet little town.

I'm ready to head back to Sweetwater Springs. I hope Annie keeps bringing me back!
Ann Lorz
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: http://www.romancingthereaders.com/20...

I can't believe we are already on book #4. Where has the time gone? I think that happens with a series that you enjoy. They seem to be both flyings by yet seem to take forever for the next one to be out.

I've really enjoyed the Sweetwater Springs series so far. Each book gets better and better. Sharing more of the wonderful people in the town.

Up this time we have Luke and Brenna.

What can I say about Luke other than
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Sarah
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I contributed this review to Really Into This

Check out all of our reviews at https://reallyintothis.com
Happy Reading, friends!

Thank you Read Forever for my gifted review copy.
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This is the fourth book in Annies Sweetwater Springs series & gosh, I just love it!
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I think fans of VIRGIN RIVER will really fall in love with this series! The small-town feel combined with the realistic & kind people will have you googling if you can actually move to Sweetwater Springs. The more books I read in
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✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
4.5 Sweet(water Springs) stars

Copy received via Netgalley from Forever for an honest review

I am saying it right now - I want to move to Sweetwater Springs and find a hottie living next door!

Brenna and Luke's story continues my love affair with this town ad the characters we have previously met and loved (you can read this as a standalone if you haven't started the series yet).

Brenna's life has been in limbo, and now it is time to move on - no matter how hard it is for her. Her hurt and
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Living My Best Book Life
Starting Over at Blueberry Creek just became my favorite story in the 'Sweetwater Springs' series. It has so much heart and these characters are so lovable. This is an enemies to lovers romance between a firefighter new to town and a local caterer who happens to be his neighbor.

Luke is new in town and has taken over as the new chief. He is level headed and keeps to himself. He notices his neighbor and has been trying to stay away but when she knocks on his door with baked treats he can't
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Angela Sanford
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Starting Over at Blueberry Creek, has continued to draw me into the amazing characters of this touching and heartfelt series. The fourth book in the Sweetwater Springs Series continues to bring the residents of this small picturesque town together in both friendship and love. Taste of Heaven owner Brenna McConnell had to give up a lot to come home and raise her younger sister, Eve, after the death of their parents. Inheriting not only a younger sister but also a catering business, Brenna had to ...more
Jackie
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just pure delight! In this 4th book in my favorite series ever, Sweetwater Springs comes back to life! Luke and Brenna have both fought their own personal struggles and are at a turning point in their lives. The chemistry they share is undeniable but both have reservations about starting a relationship together. As they find themselves leaning on the beautiful friendship they have found it is now time for Brenna to start the life she put on hold. Sweetwater Springs has a way of holding on to all ...more
Carolyn's
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I imagine Sweetwater Springs as this picturesque little town with a peaceful Blueberry Creek with cute little houses and feisty sister/momma living with her hothead sister with a hottie firefighter living next door!

Brenna and Luke's story was sweet and slow and definitely sexy. Brenna's life stopped when her parents passed away and she had to leave college to go home and take care of her sister who was only 11 and a famliy business. You definitely sympathize with Brenna as a caretaker and one
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Megan  (The Moody Mama Reads)
I really hope Annie has a few more Sweetwater Springs stories left in her, because I absolutely adore this series! She has a way of making me want to pack my things and move to Sweetwater Springs! Quaint and cozy with just a touch of danger to keep things interesting.

Not only will you fall for Luke and Brenna, but if you're a fan of this series, you'll enjoy the small updates from the other characters from Sweetwater Springs that the author effortlessly sneaks in!

HEA? Of course! Characters
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Candice
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes you just need to escape and relax, and thanks to Annie Rain's newest book I was able to just to that. Starting Over at Blueberry Creek is the 4th full length novel of her Sweetwater Springs series. I love getting the chance to travel back to this small town and seeing characters from the former books and especially meeting our newest leads. Breanna owns the local catering business that she inherited after her parents died. Luke is a firefighter who recently moved to Sweetwater Springs. ...more
Aly
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When her parent died, Brenna McConnell put her college dreams on hold to raise her sister. Now that her sibling is ready to start her career, Brenna is thinking again about her dream of becoming a teacher and selling her mom's bakery.

It's not that Luke Marini is anti-social. No matter how nice his neighbor is to bring him dessert or how good her pastries are, he just wants to be left alone. But his special Russel Terrier's presence, Max, is okay😛.

They acknowledge they feel a connection. But
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Jan Fore
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Starting Over At Blueberry Creek
Annie Rains
February 25, 2020
Brenna and Eve McConnel lost their parents to a horrible car accident when Brenna was starting her senior year of college. Eve was 13 years old, young and frightened. Brenna had two choices. One, to give guardianship to her mothers sister Thelma, or come home to continue her parents catering business and raise Eve. She wanted to finish college and become a teacher but she knew in her heart that Eve needed her more than she needed to
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Shala
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved being back in Sweetwater Springs! I can never get enough of this small town and the romances within it! There were are couple more set ups in this novel, so I am looking forward to the future of the series.
Back to this book though! I thought that Brenna was a fantastic female lead for this story. She was capable of understand Luke, and his desire to be a firefighter. She was also not afraid to be vulnerable when it came down to the big things too. She owned up to her own mistakes, and
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Really Into This
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sarah contributed this review to Really Into This

Check out all of our reviews at https://reallyintothis.com
Happy Reading, friends!

Thank you Read Forever for my gifted review copy.
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This is the fourth book in Annies Sweetwater Springs series & gosh, I just love it!
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I think fans of VIRGIN RIVER will really fall in love with this series! The small-town feel combined with the realistic & kind people will have you googling if you can actually move to Sweetwater Springs. The more books I read
...more
Taylor (BiblioTay)
I adore this small town and look forward to each book. Brenna and Luke definitely have some chemistry here! I enjoyed seeing how Brenna made peace with the fact that her Mothers dream wasnt her own and that it was ok to let go and follow her heart. I enjoyed seeing Brenna and her sisters relationship grow as they found themselves acting more like sisters. I did feel like there may have been something missing from Luke's backstory but I'm not sure if I just missed the explanation or what. Overall ...more
Tracy Fritts
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I enjoyed the characters Luke and Brenna they are delightful to read about. I thought was wonderful well written story. I truly enjoyed the storyline. This is a heartwarming, small town, and a entertaining romance.
I read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are of my own. Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for letting me read this story.
Addie Yoder
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked up Blueberry Creek after reading a trigger inducing thriller and it was the PERFECT recovery book. I just really enjoy the town of Sweetwater Springs and the overlapping characters from the previous books. It was so fun to see Nate and Chris again after reading Christmas on Mistletoe Lane. You can absolutely read this as a stand alone book, but it just enriches the story to have a previous relationship with supporting characters. The world that Annie is creating here is warm and ...more
Linda
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Annie Rains has another charming success with this book. This book caught my interest from the start and held it until the end which to me is the sign of a good story. It's got romance, a sexy male firefighter, humor, and real emotions.. Don't miss this one..
Madm007
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
A fun, lighter read set within the small town of Sweetwater Springs, where all the younger generation seem to be dropping like flies to a crazy little thing called love, whether they're ready or not lol.
The backgrounds for both Brenna and Luke had tragedies greatly impact their paths. Luke just knew he was going to be a fireman, but Brenna had some soul searching to grow through. There were a few intense, life-threatening scenes, but not really descriptive enough to cause a lot of angst for me.
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Patricia Barber
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You can not go wrong with this author.
Sisters, a hot firefighter neighbor, and a dog . Just with that sentence, it's a great read..lol
Every family has problems, and dreams..do you follow them???? It's up to you!!
I loved this series and can't wait for the next book!!
Dana Wright
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Starting Over at Bluberry Creek by Annie Raines. You will love this book the story is set in Sweetwater Springs. Sweetwater Springs is a beautiful town. Get to know the characters Brenna McConnel owner of Taste of Heaven a catering business and Luke a fireman. Read the story you will love 💕 it.
Kate
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved being able to go back and "live" in Sweetwater Springs while reading this book. Luke and Brenna were two flawed characters who you grew to love as they developed and found love both for themselves and finally for each other. I appreciated getting to revisit several characters from Sweetwater Springs that I knew and loved and to see updates on their lives and how they were doing. I wish Sweetwater Springs was a real place that I could go visit, and I so love reading the books ...more
Judy Tucker
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Starting over at Blueberry Creek is another story about the characters in Sweetwater Springs. You'll enjoy reading how they follow their dreams and find love. The sisters learn to loosen the strings and get back to being sisters again. With love you'll find a way to follow your dreams.
Rebecca Goss
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Next door neighbors fight an attraction that is powerful. The characters are believable and delightfully flawed. Pasts ripe with loss shape the two and their interactions. Brenna and Luke seem like people you know that you would love to spend time with and I did. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Annie Rains is a contemporary romance author who writes small town love stories set in fictional towns on the coast of North Carolina. Raised in one of America's largest military communities, Annie often features heroes who fight for their countries, while also fighting for a place to call home and a good woman to love. When Annie isn't writing, she's spending time with her husband and 3 children, ...more

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