#2: Small towns in romance, along with their nosy, annoying, intrusive, ridiculously quirky neighbors can REALLY get on my nerves. So, I was a bit skeptical when I read the blurb. But overall, I’m really glad I gave this one a chance. I found that it surprised me in a number of really pleasant ways.
Here’s what I liked the most:
But, because no read is perfect, here are a few things that irked me:
But, my complaints were relatively minor and didn’t detract from my overall enjoyment of the story. This was a new-to-me author, but based on the strengths of this story, this won’t be my last Katharine Sadler read.
Note: we received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
It might not strongly crush the myth, but it’s well written enough to discourage it. No rehab needed.
Other reading suggestions
I’ll probably be checking out the author’s backlist. But, for other fake fiance/boyfriend reads, you’ll want to check out our top picks. And, for other “hot neighbor” reads, check out this list.