Published: April 19th 2021
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
My Rating: 3 stars
Antonella “Nell” Bennett is having the worst day of her life.
Long-term boyfriend broke up with her? Check.
Drove through the pouring rain to a small roadside restaurant, only to be told all the tables were reserved for “Couples Night”? Check.
Definitely no longer one half of a couple? Check.
So maybe she got a little heated with the restaurant’s host, and maybe her voice carried a bit as she lamented—loudly—that she’s never anyone’s “plus-one.” At least an attractive stranger comes to her rescue, inviting her to be seated with him, and when it turns out to be one of the best nights she’s had in a while, even ending in an innocent kiss that becomes anything but? Check please.
Fast forward a week, and Nell’s rant has gone viral. Sure, her tiny hometown of Arbor Bay is collectively buzzing over their latest Internet celebrity, but Nell’s no stranger to attention. Drama seems to follow her whether she likes it or not.
But even she never expected to show up to work only to discover her brand-new boss is a very familiar face…
Nell is an eccentric bubbly character who takes all the oddness that goes with small town living in her stride. She and Quinn had amazing chemistry and Nell really helped him to grow as a character. When he ends things 3/4 through the story it made me lose respect for the story. It was thrown in to add an obstacle to HEA and it ended up ruining the whole story for me.
I absolutely love the cover and it’s an attention grabber and makes you want to read the book. Unfortunately the last few chapters really let it down.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. *Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.