Florist Laney George has a successful business, amazing friends and big, big dreams––oh, and a broken heart. But she’s working through that last one. Then the man she hoped to never see again shows up––and Laney’s carefully ordered plans are experiencing technical difficulties.
Celebrated Author Adam Fitzpatrick planned to be in St. Clair for no more than a day. Sign the books, and get out. Same story, different day. What he didn’t count on was Laney George, who happens to be the star of his somewhat fictional tale. She broke his heart years ago, and he’d gone a bit mad. Okay, maybe a lot mad––and he put everything in his book, never imagining it would be a world-wide best seller.
Now that he’s seen her again, he wants answers. But it isn’t just her that draws him in. It’s the town, something is happening and for the first time in years…he can write again. If only he could convince the woman who hates him most to start a new chapter in their story.
The premise of this story really drew me in. And it was very interesting to read both Laney and Simon’s valid points of view where they each felt jilted and wronged by the other, feeding into their personal insecurities about being left behind or not prioritized and chosen.
It was equally great to read when they’re fighting their sexual attraction and when they start to come together. There is a lot of waffling on Laney’s side, which while understanding, was a little drawn out, but it all ends in a satisfying way, so I can’t get too upset.
I also really loved the side characters: especially, Laney’s Dog, Violet, and Simon’s ex-wife, Eloise.
Overall, this was a sweet, entertaining romance that is fun to read.
About the Author
Amanda Ashby was born in Australia but now lives in New Zealand where she writes romance, young adult and middle-grade books. She also owns far too many vintage tablecloths and likes to delight her family by constantly rearranging the furniture.
She has a degree in English and Journalism from the University of Queensland and is married with two children. Her debut book was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award, and her first young adult book was listed by the New York Public Library’s Stuff for the Teen Age. Because she’s mysterious she also writes middle-grade books under the name, Catherine Holt and hopes that all this writing won’t interfere with her Netflix schedule.