Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the complimentary ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
(1) Basically every time I see an old house for sale I want to buy it, (2)characters looking for (and finding!) a home is one of my fave romance themes EVER, (3) & I happen to think that charmer heroes who love to tease & walk around with their baseball hats on backwards are all kinds of cute so…did I love this book? Yes. Yes I loved this book.
In Lucy Score’s Maggie Moves On YouTube sensation + house renovator Maggie Nichols has just temporarily relocated to small-town Idaho to renovate the dilapidated home of a famous writer. She hires Silas Wright, local hottie & talented landscape architect, to redesign the grounds.
Their dynamic is so good. (Stopping myself from repeating “so good” for emphasis.) From their first meeting he comes at her with his charm full-force & she is so matter-of-fact with him, so casual in ignoring his flirting. Flirting that still feels genuine bc he’s a genuinely good guy.
This book is wholesome & got me hot, it’s funny, there’s a cute dog & a mystery or two, there’s found family & relationships that are strengthened. The hero is all-in for the heroine from the beginning—he refers to her internally & to her face as his “future wife” soon after meeting her—& the heroine is a major force with a hammer.
My biggest quibble is that some of those aforementioned relationship issues are resolved too quickly for me, they feel too pat & easy, & I don’t even know if all of those various threads are entirely necessary.
But overall this book is a total delight & I’m really happy I read it.
4.5 ⭐️. Release date: 06/21.
Give me that HEA, please.
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