Audience: Contemporary Romance
Length: 320 pages
Author: Kylie Scott
Publisher: Graydon House
Release Date: February 14th, 2023
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New York Times bestselling sensation Kylie Scott’s sexy, smart and unconventional opposites-attract love story looks at what happens when fate refuses to give up on what’s meant to be…
When Susie Bowen inherits a charming fixer-upper from her aunt, she’s excited to start living her best HGTV life. But when she opens the door to find that her contractor is none other than her ex’s best friend, Lars—the same man who witnessed their humiliating public breakup six months ago—she isn’t exactly eager to have anyone around whose alliance is with the enemy. But beggars can’t be choosers, and the sooner the repairs are done, the sooner she can get back to embracing singledom.
Things go from awkward to unbelievable when Lars discovers a divorce certificate hidden in a wall and dated ten years in the future—with both their names on it. It couldn’t possibly be real…could it? As Susie and Lars work to unravel the document’s origins, the impossibility of a spark between them suddenly doesn’t seem so far-fetched. But would a relationship between them be doomed before it’s even begun?
Thank you to the publisher for a finished copy.
I wish I could tell y’all what happens with that divorce certificate that was found hidden in a wall, because that felt like the biggest waste of time to me. An entirely huge plot hole in my mind that was never fulfilled.
The premise of this sounded cool. It’s what drew me in. You’re kind of thrown straight into the book without even the smallest build-up. I found my footing pretty quickly though and was initially charmed. House flipping is always fun, there’s a little of bit of mystery and intrigue, some grump x sunshine tropes. Things I’m into.
And then things I was not. The entire plot is boring. Nothing actually happens. It’s like reading about a very basic dating life. Throw in a bunch of random scenes of trying to figure out where the paper comes from and that’s it. That’s all I’ve got. There were a few dramatic points tossed in as well that also really didn’t service the plot either.
I was hopeful, and then those hopes were dashed.
Overall audience notes:
- Contemporary Romance
- Language: strong
- Romance: 3 open (med-high explicit)
- Violence: low
- Trigger/Content Warnings: loss of a family member, being hit by a car (minor injuries), being kissed without consent, physical altercations