Annabelle has had it with the cold winter of Boston. Add onto that her ex-husband proposing to her unexpected and she’s more than happy to take a new job in Arizona offered to her by her best friend Sophie. When Annabelle arrives in Arizona, her new home, owned by recluse Nick Daire, is perfect except for all the rules Daire has for his tenant.
This was such a cute read! The characters were easily my favorite thing about the story. They’re each so unique and while flawed are easy to love. Our lead character Annabelle is a firecracker that is ready to take the world on. With her sunny disposition she is a great leader and is able to really see the best in people. I loved that she was a career woman who wasn’t about to let love stand in her way. McKinlay did a fabulous job of creating her character and I’m really loved getting to read her perspective. Honestly, would love another book with Annabelle in it.
Nick Daire our second POV, is the exact opposite of Annabelle. While at first he seems cold, he is a wonderful character with a big heart. He just needs to face his fears and overcome his past trauma. His back story was surprising deep and his inner commentary really made me enjoy his character.
I really enjoyed this romance. It was an easy read that actually tackled some sensitive topics such as stroke, addition, sabotage at work, and trauma. It was the perfect mix of an airy romance with actual substance. I highly recommend this read. Especially as a late summer read.
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