“Love doesn’t live in kisses and flowers … “

The Remaking of Corbin Wale by Roan Parrish

Wow!!! This book was all kinds of dreamy and poetic and beautiful. The Remaking of Corbin Wale is the book that first drew my attention to Roan Parrish and I’m so glad I got around to reading it. Before I had even purchased the book I was in love with that cover and the story inside is one that captivated me from the beginning.

Alex has come out of a long term relationship and lost his job all within a week of one another so he heads back home and – with prompting from his best friend Gareth – takes over his mother’s coffee shop and turns it into a bakery and cafe. Corbin used to be a regular at the old coffee shop and when Alex’s bakery opens, he takes up residence at his usually table, sketching and keeping to himself. Alex is immediately drawn to the Corbin’s unusual, yet alluring, presence and despite a lot of townspeople having preconceived and negative views about Corbin, Alex is convinced there is more to Corbin than first impressions.

Yet again Roan has created a beautiful world, rich in its setting, its inhabitants and its feel. Alex’s bakery and all the baked goods almost become characters themselves, as they take on meaning and importance to the story as well as Alex and Corbin. And Corbin himself manifests an incredible and unique view on the world that Roan does a fabulous job of portraying as well as respecting and I became enamoured with Corbin’s way of viewing life.
I also loved Gareth and Orin and the small but significant contributions they made to the story and I’m thrilled that they are getting their own book!!

This book is so very exceptional in its ability to not only deliver a beautiful romance but also a fabulous outlook on the world and the simple reminder that everyone sees the the life around them differently, who is to say what is right or wrong…