“Copper Creek” by Cate Ashwood



My life sucks.
After spending a year jobless and on the edge of becoming homeless, I’d officially reached a level of desperation that, even if I wasn’t completely broke, retail therapy couldn’t fix.
While Sawyer’s Ferry, Alaska, is the last place on earth I’d ever want to visit, when my best friend, Holden, begs me to fly out and plan his wedding, I can’t say no. What I didn’t expect was to stumble into the administrative chaos at Copper Creek Brewing—or its too-hot-to-be-legal owner.
Clearly the man needs my help, and I’m willing to go above and beyond.
Way beyond.

I am screwed.
Six months after my assistant up and quit, I’m not any closer to finding a replacement, and things at the brewery are starting to fall apart.
And then in walks Frankie. He’s not the typical guy you’d find in these parts, and he brings with him a world of confusion. Because as much as I need his help, I can’t seem to keep my eyes—or hands—off him.
He’s supposed to be getting my life in order, but instead there’s a chance he could turn everything upside down.


Sawyer’s Ferry has given me much enjoyment so far and let me tell you, I couldn’t wait for Frankie’s story. Frankie has a bold and vibrant charismatic pull that draws you right into his orbit. He’s a brat but he knows it. He’s high maintenance and proud of it. But he’s also hard-working, loyal and full of love. His life was flipped upside down when his boss was arrested and his career flew out the window. Starting over brought more challenges that he expected and his previous life of luxuries are becoming more of a fantasy with each passing month. At this rate, he may never reclaim his reality. Living with his cousin was working until it wasn’t. He doesn’t know what to do. Quite simply, he’s lost. Then his bestie comes to the rescue and proposes Frankie tackle the impossible; Holden wants him to plan his wedding in just under two months. Of course, spending the summer in Sawyer Ferry is required to undertake such a tall order. That certainly wasn’t something Frankie thought he could bear, well, that is…until he stumbles into Barrett. If he thought his life was a mess than Barrett’s is a complete disaster. If he’s going to be stuck in this forsaken land he might as well have a little fun. And since he can’t seem to tidy up his own problems, why not shipshape Barretts? Frankie discovers some messes are endearing and every once in a blue moon, disasters can be beautiful.

LikeIt was great returning to Alaska. Frankie might not be a fan of the mighty magically wilderness, but I am. I was also thrilled to see Gage and Holden. And a wedding? Who doesn’t like weddings? Gahhhh! I love weddings. Barrett was a splendid addition to the cast. I enjoyed his brewery and his fabulous team. I found this secondary crew a strong compliment to the lovely main core characters. Cate delivers great humor and snark as well as tender and kindhearted moments. What I enjoyed most of all was how Barrett and Frankie evolved and eventually fell. Which brings us to….



Barrett was exactly what Frankie needed and Frankie was exactly what Barrett needed. I love it when two disoriented souls find their missing link and course for a new path. I love it when love smacks you in the face, completely unexpected and possibly even unwanted. I love it when two people poles apart find their peace and contentment with each other. I love startling surprises. I loved how they challenged each other. I loved their courage, determination and…spunk. I guess you could say, I just loved them.



An alluring seduction that ends in victory. A cheeky city boy brought to his knees by a simple mountain man. And an opposites-attract tale with a very satisfying ending…okay, okay, I’m hoping it’s not totally over. I’m very much down with seeing them again.



Sawyer’s Ferry fans, Ashwood followers, and anyone looking for a fun, sexy and swoony story.


TITLE: Copper Creek (Sawyer’s Ferry #3) 
AUTHOR: Cate Ashwood
PUBLISHER: self-pub

LENGTH: 230 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 25, 2019

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