Date published: February 25th, 2014
Publisher: Forever Yours
Synopsis: 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?
What I Thought:
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I'd seen mixed reviews for this book and thought I wouldn't like the book, right up until I started reading it. Of course, once Paige met Brandon, I wasn't going to stop until I'd read the entire book.
I was surprised by the animosity Paige faced in Mirabelle. She was misjudged and even then whatever people decided about her were based on what I thought to be trivial and inconsequential things. I liked how she tried her best to not let it get to her.
I really enjoyed the chemistry between Paige and Brendan. They were hot together and I felt like I could relate to them. I wanted them to overcome the obstacles keeping them apart. I also like how this book essentially laid down the framework for the second book in the series. I really enjoyed my first book by Shannon Richard and look forward to reading more from her.
About the Author
Shannon Richard grew up in the Panhandle of Florida as the baby sister of two overly protective but loving brothers. She was raised by a more than somewhat eccentric mother, a self-proclaimed vocabularist who showed her how to get lost in a book, and a father who passed on his love for coffee and really loud music. She graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s in English literature and still lives in Tallahassee, where she battles everyday life with writing, reading, and a rant every once in a while. Okay, so the rants might happen on a regular basis. She’s still waiting for her Southern, scruffy Mr. Darcy, and in the meantime writes love stories to indulge her overactive imagination. Oh, and she’s a pretty big fan of the whimsy.
* A copy was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*