Date Read: April 18, 2021
Published: April 19, 2021
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…
“It’s hard to be rigid when the person you love is so flexible. Just by being with them, you start to feel the hard edges that life has made on you start to become smoother.” I loved this quote as much as I loved this story. This book was refreshing and a perfect way to get me out of my reading slump. While light hearted, there was a lot any reader could take from this book. Lessons to learn about self love and relationships (familial, friends, community, romantic). This was such a fun read and you couldn’t help but fall for each of the characters. The small town lover in me enjoyed this so much. The cover drew me in and I’m glad I took a chance on it.
*I received an ARC of this title from Net Galley in exchange bfir an honest review*