“Kendra Tamale is looking for a fresh start and a simple life when she rents a room from Kyle Gadsborough.” This is from the front flap.
Well, you know that’s not how things are going to go, right? Trying to hide out, after the mess she left behind in Australia, Kendra’s settling down in the English village of Kent is sure to provide her with the respite she needs. Right? Wrong.
Almost immediately, she is thrust into the daily life of the single father and his adorable, yet feisty, six-year-old twins. It happens when her new landlord invites her to breakfast, and she is thrust into the midst of handling breakfast drama with Summer and Jaxon while their father takes a phone call. A very loud and obviously argumentative phone call.
Soon she is their daily go-to person, since their mother is somewhere else—oh, yeah, New York—and has some mysterious ailment.
We learn more of Kendra’s dramatic story, flashback by flashback, as we also learn about Kyle and his estranged wife Ashlyn.
Thinking this was going to be a light read was very erroneous on my part, but I was pleasantly surprised. It didn’t take long for me to thoroughly invest in Kendra and Kyle, as well as in the twins. The author’s skill at drawing the details of the characters in such a way that we could visualize and experience them had me hooked.
By the time I turned the final page, I felt as though these characters were a part of my life. Marshmallows for Breakfast earned five stars for me.