Release Date: Oct 19, 2021
Series: Well Met
Heat Level: Hot
Publisher: Penguin Group
April Parker decides it is time to make new changes in her life. She starts to prepare her move from her small town home. This is the fresh start that she needs. She asks Mitch to help her prepare the house for sale. He agrees if she can play his girlfriend in front of his family. The problem is that one weekend of pretend feels like something real brewing in the background.
April doesn’t need any distractions from selling her house. Mitch is younger than her and the town’s hottie. They are not a perfect match. She thinks they can remain friendly but then Mitch’s family is back in town again and she is helping him out as his “girlfriend”. The only problem this time is that April is not sure if they aren’t well matched.
I selected this book on the synopsis alone and now I wish I had read the previous books in the series. The story is still so engaging that I didn’t feel lost one bit. I can’t wait to go back and read the other installments. April and Mitch bring such a fun and quirky town to life.
While I enjoyed this story well enough there are few things that is bothersome. The author uses the tedious home improvement scenes as filler. It bogs down the story and didn’t add much for the movement of the characters at certain times.
There is also the fact that April is not the warmest book heroine. It takes time to warm up to her. She is guarded from her past relationship with her daughter’s husband. After so many years in this small town, I would think she could be a bit more open and friendlier. Mitch literally broke down walls with April in more than one way.
Overall, I love the back and forth. Mitch’s charming personality won me over. I’m glad the author showed there was more to him than being eye candy. He forces April to really look deep inside and figure out if leaving is worth it.
This is such a quick and light read. I look forward to going back to the other books in the series.