3.5 rounded up to 4
This is a cute contemporary romance between two hyper focused people intent on building their businesses, even to the detriment of their love lives. Hailey and her ex-boyfriend are over, but her dream of opening up a salad shop is not. Her launch is not what she thought it would be, but she’s decided to do everything she can to make it a success. She’s got good ideas, but limited experience in running a business.
Wes is a robot-like guy who is super focused on growing the business he owns with his brothers. He doesn’t understand the fuss about relationships and is content to find someone he likes, but he refuses to fall in love. Wes bumps into Hailey in a small coffee shop and mistakes her for his blind date. The meeting doesn’t go well, but he apologizes the next day. After the awkwardness dies down, the two realize they have the same goals of growing their business, and strike up a friendship. They decide that they will just be friends, despite their attraction to each other.
Hailey and Ken are very cute together and I loved seeing their friendship grow. But, this is a romance, so you know they will eventually fall for each other. Initially it happens slowly, and then all at once. It was very cute. My only criticism is that the story moved a bit too slowly for my taste. Otherwise, it’s a fun rom-com to escape into for a few hours. I listened to the book and the narrator did a great job.
I received a complimentary e-copy and audio of this book from NetGalley and Macmillan Audio. All opinions are my own.
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