This is such a cute, fluffy romcom I fell in love with it instantly. It’s book two in a series, but can be read as a stand-alone.
Cassidy owns a construction company and loves to rehab and restore vintage homes. She has social media accounts where she shares videos of her projects with a handful of fellow restorers who help each other out. Jack is a big time Hollywood star. His assistant sends out a goofy message that’s an inside joke with his sister, but tags Cassidy instead of Jack’s sister. Instantly Cassidy’s social media accounts blow up and before long, the tabloids are on the story and paparazzi are stalking Cassidy in her tiny town in Maine. Determined to make things right, Jack travels to Maine to apologize, but only causes more of a media firestorm. Sensing a win-win scenario, his manager concocts a fake dating scheme that will keep Jack’s career on track and boost Cassidy’s business. What could possibly go wrong?
The main characters, Jack and Cassidy, are so likeable and well developed that you can’t help but root for them. The best friend sidekicks are a hoot, and even Jack’s PR and management team add depth and levity to the story. I love how independent and capable Cassidy is, taking the reigns of her father’s construction business and kicking butt. Despite her youth, her ability to stand her ground when things are important to her is admirable.
Despite Jack’s Hollywood success, he tries to keep his midwestern roots, especially after his career imploded a couple years ago with his drug and alcohol problems. He’s got a fierce manager on his side who is determined to keep his career on track – even when he would rather give up. Jack is restless, but doesn’t know why. Meeting Cassidy and seeing she and her friends interact is good for Jack. It makes him understand what is missing – a real, rather than a Hollywood, relationship. It was charming to see both characters get shy and awkward with each other, despite both of them having prior dating histories.
The way the tagging mishap occurred seemed pretty realistic. I mean, who hasn’t accidentally tagged the wrong person in a social media post? Fortunately for most of us, it just hasn’t blown up our life or the person we accidentally tagged. This book has humor, heart, and swoon-worthy leads. The book is a quick and easy read that will put a smile on your face. If you need a bit of an escape, I highly recommend you pick this one up.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC. All opinions are my own.