Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Length (Est.): 416 Pages
Things Paige Morrison will never understand about Mirabelle, Florida:
Why wearing red shoes makes a girl a harlot
Why a shop would ever sell something called “buck urine”
Why everywhere she goes, she runs into sexy-and infuriating-Brendan King
After losing her job, her apartment, and her boyfriend, Paige has no choice but to leave Philadelphia and move in with her retired parents. For an artsy outsider like Paige, finding her place in the tightly knit town isn’t easy-until she meets Brendan, the hot mechanic who’s interested in much more than Paige’s car. In no time at all, Brendan helps Paige find a new job, new friends, and a happiness she wasn’t sure she’d ever feel again. With Brendan by her side, Paige finally feels like she can call Mirabelle home. But when a new bombshell drops, will the couple survive, or will their love come undone?
*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Forever (Grand Central Publishing) in exchange for an honest review*
Paige was content in her life. She shared an apartment with her best friend, had a good job, and a hot boyfriend. Until it all came crashing down. Her best friend received a job offer she couldn’t pass up, which made her leave town. The company she worked for got bought out and she got laid off…indefinitely. And that boyfriend of hers dumped her and left her basically homeless.
Paige had no choice left but to crash her parent’s retirement. Moving to a small town where everybody, and I mean EVERYBODY, knows what you’re doing or at least has wide spread, verbally expressed ideas of what you’re doing, wasn’t where she wanted to be. But it’s funny how when everything feels like it’s going wrong that maybe it’s just putting you where you need to be.
Being the talk of the town wasn’t new to Brendan or his family, but when the gossip also contained the new girl he couldn’t force from his mind he went livid. His reputation he could care less about, but hers he would defend first and ask questions later.
This book was full of well written characters who I absolutely loved, and a few I wanted to hit upside the head with a bat. It had so many humorous moments, like when Paige’s dad told her to grow oregano and what she should do with it, or the run in with the alligator. It had many passionate moments between Paige and Brendan, not to mention steamy ones, like when he asked her to ‘stay again’. It also had heartbreaking moments that made you share in their pain.
I loved this story and when I was finished I immediately purchased book #2, Undeniable.
My Favorite Moment: I loved it when Paige met Brendan for the first time.
“Oh no. You are not allowed to flirt with me.”
“You were mean to me. I do not flirt with mean men.”
“I can be nice,” he said, turning to her and giving her a big smile.
My Favorite Quotes: “Just wear ugly underwear. If you wear stuff that you don’t want him to see, you’ll be less likely to sleep with him.”
“You didn’t tell me you have a tattoo.”
“Who said I have only one?”
He turned to her so quickly that he almost drove off the road.
Overall, I give this 5 stars!
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