Studfinder: The World of True North

· Heart Eyes Press LLC
7 reviews

About this ebook

Who does that sexy silver fox think he is, sitting in her spot in the Busy Bean Cafe?

Over forty, with zero filter, Rita Kaplan loves her coffee, her hiking boots, and her law practice. Life hasn’t always been carefree, though, and Rita’s past holds the scars of poor decisions after deep loss. She survived, though, and no smirky silver fox is going to get in the way of her happiness. Even if he knows how to use his drill, screwdriver, and every other tool in his box to tempt her . . .

Former arson investigator Jake Drummond could add ex-con to his resume if he had one. Instead, he’s serving the final year of his sentence on probation. This involves mandatory AA meetings, hosted by a feisty local attorney, and working on a renovation project, supervised by the same annoyingly attractive whirlwind, who also believes she owns the exclusive rights to a comfy couch in his new favorite coffee shop. Soon she’s everywhere, including the few places she shouldn’t be--like in his bed and in his heart.

Can opposites lower their walls and construct something everlasting . . . or will their connected past lead to demolition for two hearts in need of a rebuild?


Studfinder is a stand-alone novel in the Busy Bean series of Sarina Bowen's World of True North! Stop in for coffee and romance. Java isn't the only thing brewing around here...


For fans of: Sarina Bowen, True North, Emily Henry, Marie Force, Piper Rayne, Kendall Ryan, Amanda Siegrist, Devney Perry, Carrie Ann Ryan, Rebecca Yarros, Chelle Bliss, Sarah Mayberry, L.B. Dunbar, J.H. Croix, Rebecca Norrine, Lisa Hughey, Erin Wright, BJ Daniels, Kate Pearce, Cora Seton, Vivian Arend, JH Croix, Jennifer Ryan, Diana Palmer, Elle James, Corinne Michaels, Kelly Hunter, Amy Andrews, Lori Wild, Sinclair Jayne, Jeannie Watt, Kristen Callihan, Jane Porter.

Search terms: Busy Bean, True North World, World of True North, forbidden romance, contemporary romance, Vermont romance, Sarina Bowen's World of True North, coffee shop romance.

7 reviews
Bibliophile Chloe
August 6, 2021
Ms. Dunbar is by far one of my favorite authors, the original queen of over 40 romance. Now she takes it up another notch with this newest story set in Sarina Bowen's True North. This is the story of Rita and Jake. This story is full of heart, heat, and oh my me, the surprises and how fate plays into this story are breathtaking! Rita is finally finding a new normal for herself, after tragedies, she has found her footing in her work and volunteer duties. She feels she is at the age where true love doesn't happen twice and she will be alone. But boy am I glad she is proved wrong. Oh my me, Jake is the ultimate stud, the handsome, flirty, and smoking hot hero. He too has been dealing with tragedies of his own and he is biding his time until he is finally free. The sparks between Rita and Jake are blazing hot, their chemistry is on fire and the smexy times between these two make a vintage gal like myself have hope for the future! (Hee hee) I am always grateful and admired the way that Ms. Dunbar can write her older characters with just as much heat and love as anyone else. It makes a gal feel like even though I am over 40, we can still be wild, crazy, and love hard! Absolutely stellar story and I hope you all read this!
Erin Lewis
July 29, 2021
4.5 Star review of Studfinder (Busy Bean #3) by L.B Dunbar It was great to be back at the Busy Bean Cafe. L.B. Dunbar has written a story that will draw you in and hook you from the first chapter. Studfinder is well written with characters whose story you cannot help but become invested in. Rita Kaplan is a feisty sassy woman who has overcome a lot in her life to become a successful lawyer. Jake Drummond is a former arson investigator and ex-con who attends the AA meetings that Rita runs. Both of them have baggage from their pasts and their relationship is fiery to say the least. Everywhere one turns, the other appears and despite themselves they soon find themselves in a passionate relationship. Can these two total opposites help break down one another’s walls and in doing so find a lasting love? Or will their pasts come back to haunt them and rip them apart? One click and find out.
Jackie Wright
August 2, 2021
4.5 Stars for Studfinder ( Busy Bean #5) I love my visits to the Busy Bean Cafe and Studfinder is a great addition to the series. Rita Kaplan is a strong, sweet yet sassy woman who has overcome a lot of hardship in her life, she is now a successful lawyer who also runs the local AA meetings and this is where she meets Jake Drummond. Jake has a lot of baggage and at times it seems his past will always dictate his future, he has sacrificed and lost a lot for his family and now he hides behind a cocky, arrogant face but this is a man who truly deserves happiness, he has a heart of gold but it’s going to take someone very special to see beyond the wall, so will Rita be the one who turns his life around….. This is an emotional read, it’s about breaking down walls, learning to open up and trust the person next to you, it’s about love and passion but the problem is, it’s has characters you will fall love with and plenty of sizzling chemistry but what happens when the past come back haunt them.

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