This is a cute, flirty contemporary RomCom set in small town Kinship, Idaho. Maggie is a house flipping YouTube star that moves around the country, buys homes and lives in them while she renovates them online. Her latest buy is a huge Victorian mansion that requires a lot of work. While vetting contractors for the project, Maggie meets hunky landscaper Silas and his pitbull rescue dog Kevin. Silas is a huge flirt and is determined to break down Maggie’s walls, worm himself into her life, and convince her to finally put down roots.
The house rehab has its ups and downs, and her business partner and several town people add humor and depth to the book. There is even a mini mystery in the book that is a fun side story. I really enjoyed Maggie. She’s smart, determined and kind. She thinks she has everything she needs in her life, but as the story progresses, that idea is called into question. I liked Silas ok, although his immediate attraction and determination to make Maggie fall in love with him was corny at times. Also, if I hear the word “darling” one.more.time. I am going to SCREAM!! I listened to the audio of this book and maybe it was just the way the narrator said the word, but my skin crawled every time I heard it. The word was definitely used way too much in the book. Otherwise, it was refreshing to see the boy chasing the girl this time.
This is a very cute book and I loved this author’s writing style. I highly recommend you read it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and Hachette Audio. All opinions are my own.