Mia Abbott’s move to Manchester was supposed to give her time and space from all the disastrous romantic choices she’s made in her past. But then the hot guy who lives opposite – the one who works out every day at exactly 10 a.m., not that Mia has noticed thank-you-very-much – starts leaving notes in his window…for her.
Bar owner Luke Doyle has his own issues to deal with but as he shows Mia the sites of her new city he also shows her what real romance looks like for the first time. And when he cooks up a signature cocktail in her honour, she realises that the man behind the bar is even more enticing than any of his creations. And once she’s had a taste she knows it will never be enough!
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I adored this book for many reasons. Firstly, I enjoyed getting to know all the characters. Secondly, I find leaving handwritten notes, the loveliest thing ever and when it’s from the opposite sex it sure is romantic. So of course, I loved this element of the story.
Along with a sweet, slow burn romance, that was funny, full of easy banter, add some hot chemistry and it was the perfect Romcom!
Mia was brave and strong to move away from her family, especially with her past. I felt she let her past rule her head too much and was glad when she finally started having some fun and not just working. I admired her spirit and the way she knew her own mind. How she didn’t do things, just to join in with the crowd. I without a doubt loved the relationship she had with her sister Elle. Elle was great, the way she didn’t hold back…. she is definitely like my sister! Their phone calls made me laugh out loud, Elle was literally loving all the updates of Mr hot working out across the street.
Luke was more than just good looks, he was charming, funny and romantic. I felt for him throughout and really wanted him to sort out his issues and luck be on his side. Lucky, he had a great support network, who were all equally amazing.
I really did not like Freya at all and cannot stand conniving and manipulating women like her! Her ways were awful and just no need for it. I do not know how she managed it…. some men really are silly. As you can tell she made me angry ha-ha! Team Mia all the way
I adored the dates and thought they were very creative and not just your standard dinner and drinks, as much as I love dinner and drinks. These had a fun element to it. The dancing date was my favourite. I loved reading about the little touches, the looks, it really made you feel that spark between the characters.
I feel Stan also deserved a mention as he was hilarious, his dry sense of humour was brilliant. His banter and easy friendship with Mia were great. As was Naomi. Who I feel everyone needs a friend like her, wise and lovely.
This is the first book I’ve read by this author; I now need to go and check out more of her books as I need more romance and laugher like this….
I will end it on saying, this is a must read as everyone needs a bit of Luke in their life.
Author Bio –
A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a sexy hero.
With a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn’t always about hearts and flowers – and heroes come in many disguises.
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