March 12, 2019
Blurb: Delaney Phillips, a divorced mom, works for her longtime best friend Wyatt Andrews at Cabins in the Pines. Wyatt inherited the rustic resort from his father, and both he and Delaney have made countless happy memories there. After a highway bypass leaves it a little too off the beaten path, they’ll do just about anything to keep it open.
At Delaney’s urging, Wyatt auditions for a reality TV program that helps businesses in trouble. The show’s glamorous host arrives with her camera crew, turning the place upside down in hilarious and alarming ways.
But Delaney doesn’t like the woman’s new plans for the business…or her designs on Wyatt. Because even though Delaney’s known him since the first grade, she’s slowly but surely falling in love with him. Can she help him see the cabins—and their relationship—in a different light?
SASCHA DARLINGTON’S REVIEW
Cabins in the Pines is in trouble and it looks like there’s no way out, except Delaney, who seems to fix everything, has contacted a reality TV program that is interested in renovating the campground. Now she just has to drop this bombshell on her best friend, Wyatt.
Love on Location didn’t really have any surprises for me. It’s a simple, wholesome story that you could easily see turned into a Hallmark movie.
Delaney and Wyatt are best friends who cutely say things at the same time and have similar mindsets. There’s no tension between them and very little spark. Indeed, the only tension in their relationship comes near the end with Delaney having a mini-tantrum and deserting Wyatt, which felt so off to me because she is so extremely level-headed. However, if you know romances, you know that there has to be a deterrent somewhere so that was it.
The other characters seem like token characters: the off-beat Aunt Ursula, the very capable best friend, Maisie, the sweet happy daughter, Rachel, the almost evil reality tv star, Alex. With the exception of Alex, I would have enjoyed getting to know the other characters better, especially Ursula and Maisie.
I guess I can sum up this way: if you love Hallmark movies, you will probably love Love on Location. It’s clean, wholesome reading with a sense of fun.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.