Friday, October 16, 2020

Review: Home at Summer's End by Alys Murray

Home at Summer's End
by Alys Murray 

Publisher: Bookouture
Pages: 249
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Rose Anderson is done with being known as “the nice one” in the small town in Northern California where she lives. She’s done with playing third, fifth, seventh wheel at loud gatherings on her family’s flower farm. And most of all, she is done with the pitying looks and well-meaning comments she gets about her single status from the way-too-interested townsfolk.

No one seems to care that she’s single by choice. That she actually enjoys going to bed early with a good book—love stories are always better in fiction anyway. Busy with her flower arranging business, Rose has no time for a man, thank you very much. So when news spreads that Hillsboro is being used to shoot an upcoming Hollywood movie, Rose gets an idea. One that will appease her family while keeping her heart safely intact…

Cole McKittrick is trying to keep calm. So what if he quit a steady TV gig for a shot at his dream, was dumped by his superstar girlfriend and—having just read the fifteenth script re-write—is now convinced this movie is going to be career-ending? It’s all about perspective. And when he meets the beautiful Rose Anderson, he can’t believe his luck. She’ll help him fix his lines, pose for a few shots to make his ex jealous, and all for the bargain price of a few fake dates.

But in a town like Hillsboro, the resident beauty queen and Hollywood’s hottest bachelor can’t expect a plan like this to work. And the more time they spend together under the scrutiny of their neighbors, the more blurred the lines become between what’s real and what’s fake.

But Cole has been hiding a big secret from his past. And when Rose finds out could it spell CUT for their picture-perfect romance, or will she realize that he has taken over not just her home, but her heart…?

Kritters Thoughts:  The fourth in a series and although each book's love story is self contained, I really recommend starting at book one as the stories build upon each other as the characters show up in each book.  

This book focused on Rose Anderson, one of the sisters from this family in Northern California that owns and operates a flower farm.  Rose owns a floral shop, but her true passion lies in making fragrance and it is where she would much rather spend her time.  Cole McKittrick is in this small town to film a romantic comedy and heal from a broken heart.  He wants to keep his movie career moving forward but needs help becoming a leading man and maybe Rose (who reads a lot of romance) could be just the trick.  But of course they must avoid falling in love . . . 

If you are a romance reader then this book is SO up your alley.  All the romance book references just made my day and I love reading a book through the lens of another romance reader - was so great!  Their story although was so predictable, was still so great to read.  

If you have read the other books, you will enjoy how this one completes the quartet.  

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2020 Challenge: 102 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Bookouture.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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