Release date: February 2, 2021
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The cozy comforts of an English village bookstore open up a world of new possibilities for Evie Starling in this charming new romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young.
At thirty-three-years old Evangeline Starling’s life in Chicago is missing that special something. And when she’s passed over for promotion at work, Evie realizes she needs to make a change. Some time away to regain perspective might be just the thing. In a burst of impulsivity, she plans a holiday in a quaint English village. The holiday package comes with a temporary position at Much Ado About Books, the bookstore located beneath her rental apartment. There’s no better dream vacation for the bookish Evie, a life-long Shakespeare lover.
Not only is Evie swept up in running the delightful store as soon as she arrives, she’s drawn into the lives, loves and drama of the friendly villagers. Including Roane Robson, the charismatic and sexy farmer who tempts Evie every day with his friendly flirtations. Evie is determined to keep him at bay because a holiday romance can only end in heartbreak, right? But Evie can’t deny their connection and longs to trust in her handsome farmer that their whirlwind romance could turn in to the forever kind of love.
Oh my god I haven’t been this charmed by a book in a long time!! I was smitten almost immediately by Evie, she was the kind of character that I wanted to take under my wing, there was something so vulnerable about her that made me want to mother her. Instead of me, Evie gets to take every bookworms dream vacation by running a bookstore as part of her vacation rental. SWOON 😍 Much like Evie herself it was love at first sight for me with the village, Roane and the residents of Alnster.
This was the best type of escapist read for me, I could easily imagine the quaint little town and it was the next best thing as taking a trip to England myself. Reading this was so comforting for me, it was cozy, funny, warm and charming and I was smitten with each and every aspect. Literally perfect for me! If you like romances with well developed characters, an amazing hero AND heroine and a idyllic setting this is a must.
Overall rating: 5/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.