Fall in love with this hot and hilarious new romantic comedy from New York Times Bestselling author Carey Heywood!
Finley Reeves is the queen of bad mistakes. Fresh off a bad divorce, she decides to rebuild her life from the ground up – starting with a fixer-upper that’s got more leaks than the Titanic. Deciding to tackle this project alone might be her biggest mistake of all…. That is, until Noah Thompson shows up at her front door like a knight in a shining tool belt and makes her an offer she’d be crazy to refuse.
Noah’s sexy, rugged, and good with his hands, but Finley swears she doesn’t need his help – in the basement, or in the bedroom. Can this unlikely couple build a future together? Or will this be one fixer-upper that is better off left alone?
(A fun and sexy Contemporary Romance, ages 17+)
3.5 stars — I received a free copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.
This was just a good old fashioned adorable romance. If you want a romance that’s gonna leave you feeling happy and basically like the world is awesome, then this is the book for you! I LOVED Noah and Finley’s love story. It was just cute, and fairly uncomplicated, and sometimes that’s just what you need, you know? It’s not that they didn’t have a few pitfalls here and there, but they were pretty minor, so it was mostly just a feel-good read.
I loved how strong and motivated Finley was. She really had something to prove to herself, and I think she accomplished that. And seeing her tackle all those projects just screamed girl power! I loved that she was wary of Noah’s offer of help too, it fit with her character, and come on…it does seem a bit too good to be true, you know? I will admit that near the end I was growing a bit tired of her continual skepticism of Noah, not that I don’t think it could happen based on what she went through, but I think I needed a bit more diving into her past in order to make me really feel how slowly she was to warm up and trust.
Noah was just all around goodness. Maybe a bit too good to be true, but honestly I’m not complaining. And I loved that there really wasn’t anything hugely wrong with him, he didn’t have any hang ups, it really honestly was a case of him not meeting the right girl before Finley. He was gentle and kind, but forceful when necessary. He was supportive of Finley, and it just came naturally to him. I loved the complicated relationships he had with his siblings, it wasn’t all sunshine and roses, but you could still feel the love.
And I really loved how slowly the relationship progressed. Not that there wasn’t a part of me that was impatient for a kiss or for something more, but the other side of me was so happy to see them developing the friendship first, it made me really believe in the pace their relationship developed. And when we finally got to the steamy scenes, they were so satisfying and worth the wait! Occasionally I wanted to see a bit more of their conversations and connection beyond the renovations, it felt like that got skipped over at times in the time jumps, but it wasn’t enough to make me unhappy with it.
Obviously great side characters. I loved both sets of parents, they were quirky but very loving. And I’m so hoping that this series is going to follow all the Thompson siblings, b/c I’ve fallen in love with most of them. If I’m right, then I’m especially looking forward to Asher’s story and Abby’s story.
All in all a great straightforward read! Honestly, the only thing holding it off a full 4 stars is me wanting a bit more depth in both characters, but I’m greedy like that.