Review: Worth the Wait by Lori Foster

Review: Worth the Wait by Lori FosterWorth the Wait (Guthrie Brothers #2) by Lori Foster
Series: Guthrie Brothers #2
Published by Harlequin Books on July 25th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 384
Source: Edelweiss

Ready or not…love will find a way

Single dad Hogan Guthrie is getting his life back on track, and working as the "barbecue master" at a local diner is just a temporary detour. He and restaurant owner Violet Shaw constantly butt heads…until one night they end up mingling other parts instead. Hogan thought he had the recipe for happiness all figured out. But loyal, carefree Violet is daring him to trust his impulses…and see just how sweet small-town living—and loving—can be.

Nathan Hawley traded his SWAT team credentials for a sheriff's badge, but a gorgeous new neighbor is shaking up his orderly life. Nathan has a hunch there's more to Brooklin Sweet than meets the eye—but given her caution about getting involved, he has his work cut out for him. Still, there's something about the elusive beauty Nathan can't walk away from—and helping her come to terms with her past might pave the way to the future they both secretly long for.


With that super sweet small town fun and shenanigan feel, this was another winner from Lori Foster as we headed back to Clearbrook to see the second Guthrie brother, Hogan, fall in love! And like her previous book, it’s two-for-one with a second love story for our town sheriff, Nathan!

So our ‘main couple’ is Hogan and Violet. I seriously loved their chemistry, especially at the beginning of the story! Such delicious tension as they tried to fight the obvious chemistry between them. The Screwy Louie’s restaurant was the perfect setting to see the sparks fly not only romantically, but how well they fit each other in other aspects of life. It was nice to see a little more of both Hogan’s and Violet’s past, too.

The secondary couple is our “gorgeous ‘man of the law'” Sheriff Nathan Hawley and his new but slightly standoff-ish neighbour Brooklin Sweet. I found them to be a little bit insta-attraction, but still a super cute couple. Their story is laced a little bit of suspense to keep up on our toes!

And it’s not a sweet small-town romance with out the town! I loved playing catch-up with the whole town, including Jason and Honor and especially Hogan’s eighteen year old son, Colt! He gets a little storyline of his own and he’s just so sweet, I was definitely rooting for him the whole way (and hopefully maybe he’ll get his own story!). And the Dear Advice Anonymous column in the local paper definitely brought a lot laughs!

Overall, Worth the Wait was a sweet, fun and delightful read! It’s a book filled with great relationships and interactions, from romantic ones, to friendships, to father and son that you can easily fall in love with. There’s never a dull moment at Screwy Louis’!

{*Thanks to Harlequin Books & Edelweiss for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.

About Lori Foster

Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.

Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book to charity. You can see the benefit romance books here:


Author: Cyn

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6 Replies to “Review: Worth the Wait by Lori Foster”

  1. I think it is great when a book features more than one couple. It has been years since I read Lori Foster but I might have to change that soon. Great review!

  2. I haven’t read Lori Foster yet, Cyn but I also haven’t been quite into small town romances..

    This does sound cute, though! I may pick this up if it’s available in audio. 😁

  3. I have heard great things about this author, but never got a chance to read any of her books. Great reiew.

  4. Sounds like another winner by Lori Foster! I love her books, but haven’t read anything by her since 2016 >.< Looks like I need to invest in this series 🙂

  5. Stopping by from the Saturday Situation link. Glad I found your blog. This sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the review.

  6. Oh cool, a twofer! I’ve never read a romance that follows two couples so closely (as opposed to a background couple), so I’m happy to hear it was done well.

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