Title: Canadian Summer
Author: Kimberly Ann
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Brody Walker was everything Kade wasn’t looking for. He was not only handsome, but kind. Such a breath of fresh air from the jerks that she was finding in the city. After a perfect weekend together, she thought she had found her other half - until his girlfriend showed up.
Five years have passed and she finds herself back in Logan Creek and face to face with the man that broke her heart. Will Kade be able to move on from the past for another chance at love?
Five years ago, Brody got wrapped up in a whirlwind weekend with a stranger and found himself falling in love. Unfortunately, his heart was broken just as fast as the relationship started, all over a misunderstanding. With the prospect of love gone, he threw his head, and his heart, into his family farm.
Just when he’s moved on, Kade Green shows up as a new owner of the bakery in his small town, and all the old feelings of hurt and love come flooding back. Will he be able to work through the hurt to find his way back to her?
She’d done her research before making the appointment, or tried to at least.
The farm didn’t have a website, only an Instagram account that had very few
photos of some crops that were in season. There wasn’t much information online
about the owner or the farm itself. She figured with it being such a small town,
they didn’t need much of an online presence. The business owner in her just saw
all the potential for marketing a beautiful farm like this.
She’d just come from a meeting with the local dairy farmer, and it hadn’t
gone the way she wanted. They’d been ruthless at their negotiating and Kade
ended up paying a little more than she wanted, but it was local and that’s the brand
they were trying to build.
The A/C in her car also decided to die, leaving her in a button up blouse
and pencil skirt in the hot June heat. She plucked at her shirt, trying to prevent her
sweat from making it stick to her skin.
Of all the days that the air had to die…
The man she spoke to on the phone was nice and seemed interested but said
that the final decision was with the owner.
Let’s see if I can win over a fruit farmer.
Kade parked her car, grabbing her purse as she got out in time to hear a
“You have got to be kidding me.”
Kade’s eyes shot up to see a very angry looking Brody on the porch she’d
been admiring. Even with his scowl he was still the most handsome man that she
had ever seen. He had filled out over the years, no doubt from the hard work on
the farm. She cursed herself that her body still reacted to him the way that it did.
“Are you following me now, Kade? This isn’t funny.”
Kade pushed her sunglasses onto the top of her head. “I didn’t know this was
your farm. Believe me, I wouldn’t have set up this meeting if I had.”
Brody looked down at her with his arms crossed over his massive chest. Him
standing on the porch and her down by her car, she could see how he could be
very intimidating. But she knew he would never hurt her, no matter how angry he
“I’m sorry that I wasted your time. I’ll just go.”
Kade opened her car door back open but saw Brody let out a breath and
drop his hands.
“That’s it? What, no sass? No witty comeback?”
Kade dropped her head to her shoulders, letting her shoulders fall. “No, not
today. Look, I’ve had a shitty day, and the last thing I need is a fight with you.”
“Wait,” he said, sounding defeated. “It looks like we are going to be living in
the same town, so we need to figure out a way to make this work.”
As much as she hated to admit it, he was right. They were going to be
running into each other often it seemed, so they may as well find a way to get
along. She nodded, closing her door and walked up the steps.
Brody opened the screen door for her, ushering her inside. He smelled so
good; his body wash reminding her of the woods. Images of the two of them at the
campsite ran through her mind.
Nope, not going there.
He led her into a cozy family room with a gorgeous fireplace as the main
focal point. Beautiful Eldorado stone surrounded the hearth and ran all the way
up to the ceiling. She didn’t get to see much more as he motioned for her to follow
him into an office to their left.
She took a seat at the chair in front of the desk, pulling out her paperwork
from her bag as he walked around to his own.
“Let’s just get this over with. What are you looking for?” Brody said as he
took his seat.
“A fruit supplier. We are trying to use as many local products as we can in
the bakery. We plan to use the fruit in our tarts, cupcakes, cakes and other
pastries. We would base the flavours off of what’s in season.”
Brody nodded. “We have been having a good year with the crops, so I think
we can accommodate that.”
They discussed a few more specifics, timelines and prices. Kade did her best
to remain professional but the longer the meeting went on, the more frustrated
Kade got. Brody would barely look at her. He kept his eyes focused only on his
computer screen or the papers she provided. It was only after they settled on a
price that he looked at her.
“Well, I think that’s it,” he said as he stood from his desk.
“One more thing,” Kade said, staying seated in her chair.
He gave her a look that told her that he wasn’t happy about it, but he sat
“If we are going to do business together, we should talk about this.” Brody
opened his mouth to say something, but she held up her hand, stopping him. “I’ve
had time to think about it, and I want to say I’m sorry. I’m sorry I pushed you out.
I’m so sorry that I didn’t give you the chance to explain. I can only say that I was
young, rash and hurt. I hope that we can get a fresh start.”
Kade stood up and held her hand out to him. Brody looked at her and took
a moment before he stood and grabbed her hand. She tried not to react as she felt
the electricity at his touch. This was only going to be a business relationship. She
couldn’t pay attention to any lingering feelings she may have for him.
Before she could dwell too much on what she had lost, she took her hand
from his and showed herself out.
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What makes your featured book a must-read?
Canadian Summer is a story of a young summer romance wrecked by jealousy.
Years later, a chance meeting back in the small town that held so many hurtful
memories for Kade Green brings her and Brody back into each other’s lives. Their
insta-love turned enemies to loves bring a city baker and an apple farmer into a
romance for the ages.
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Kimberly Ann lives in BC, Canada with her husband, two children and
ridiculously cute German Shepherd. When she’s not dreaming of stories, she
homeschools her two children as they explore and learn the world together, reads
anything she can get her hands on, and drinks a lot of coffee.
Growing up with her head lost in a book, it was no surprise when she picked up a
pen, or her laptop, to write her own. Kimberly Ann’s stories are based on the world
around her as she brings her imagination to life with stories of small towns, swoon-
worthy men, and the women that keep them on their toes.
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