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!
Rating and Review
When I got the email from One More Chapter inviting me to the Readalongg, the first thing that caught my attention was the book cover (as you are well aware by now, I have a thing for book covers)\. I loved it! In fact, I even asked if there was a hardcover available that I could buy. I totally would but unfortunately it was not available.
The characters are adorable with the fact that they have many faults which make them appear real. Faults and insecurities that are displayed in all the right instances.
The story puts light on one very important aspect about security for women that it comes to an extent that a woman needs to think a thousand times before she even gives her phone number to someone she may even start liking. Now I understand that portrayed situation is kind of an extreme in today’s time but it is the idea that needs to be thought about.
The story’s pace varies from slow to moderate as one scene flows into another and makes one want to shout at the characters for their follies and their prejudice – but do we really want perfect character? I don’t. They make a story boring, really.
The interactions between the main characters (and even the not so main characters) being so many smiles and awe moments that there were times I went back and reread some passages and conversations just for the sweetness of them.
Lastly, the book managed to add a city (Manchester) to my ‘To Visit’ list that I plan to scratch this year if COVID-19 is controlled until the later half of the year.