Practice Makes Perfect
When I started this book I didn’t realize it was technically the second book in the series behind “When in Rome”. I caught on just fine; I guess really they are companion novels since they don’t continue, but involve characters in the same family.
What I think I loved most about this book was the character growth in it for both Annie and Will. They each helped each other figure out what they really wanted in life and how to be their best selves. And they did it for the love, care and concern of each other; having a relationship was secondary. And thank goodness the relationship worked out because they were magic together!
Flower shop owner, Annie, is ready to find that perfect someone. However, living in the small town of Rome, KY the dating prospects are getting fewer and fewer. Her dating life just isn’t working out. The last straw is when she overhears her latest date call her boring. She starts to think she’s the problem. Maybe she just needs a little practice dating . . . Enter Will, the gorgeous bodyguard who provides security for her brother’s fiancé, Amelia.
Will doesn’t want to practice date Annie, but he also doesn’t not want to. He doesn’t want to change Annie. Why can’t she see herself the way he sees her? No, way a straitlaced guy is going to make her happy. But, he’s not the type to settle down. That doesn’t work out . . . he’s seen first hand being raised by toxic parents.
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 Fake dating and small town trope done right. Has a fair amount of steam, but also done right. Again, I really loved the character growth and also the way the author handle dealing with grief even after so much time has past. Will is swoony and Annie is a delight! Definitely recommend this one. I’ve read this author on KU and now need to read the rest of her traditionally published books.
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