Bountiful by Sarina Bowen Review

4 Smooches


No last names. No life stories. Those were the rules.

Once upon a time a cocky, copper-haired tourist sauntered into Zara’s bar. And even though she knew better, Zara indulged in a cure for the small-town blues. It was supposed to be an uncomplicated fling—a few sizzling weeks before he went back to his life, and she moved on.

Until an accidental pregnancy changed her life.

Two years later, she’s made peace with the notion that Dave No-Last-Name will never be found. Until one summer day when he walks into her coffee shop, leveling her with the same hot smile that always renders her defenseless.

Dave Beringer has never forgotten the intense month he spent with prickly Zara. Their nights together were the first true intimacy he’d ever experienced. But the discovery of his child is the shock of a lifetime, and his ugly past puts relationships and family out of reach.

Or does it? Vermont’s countryside has a way of nurturing even tortured souls. The fields and the orchards—and hard won love—are Bountiful.


I am a big fan of Sarina Bowen’s True North setting. I love the slowed down pace of life in these books mixed with heart warming sentiments and love stories that make you sigh. Bountiful was no different, capturing my attention from the start it was a good twist on the surprise baby plot we all have grown to love.

Zara and Dave’s story isn’t always the easiest but their journey, the ups and downs had me clenching my kindle eager to keep reading. I love a hot hockey player and Dave was all that and more. Mix that with Zara’s spunk and you have a story that was a perfect rainy day read for me.

These books are in my opinion some of Sarina’s best work. Sweet, sexy and intriguing you don’t want to miss out on this story.