About the Book:
I’m Ivy Clarke. Bartender, best friend, and disbeliever in love.
And now I’m in over my head, trying to flip a house all by myself.
I’m not too proud to admit I need some help. Too bad the only one who can help me is the same man I want to throw out this house’s second-story window.
Jackson Gamble and I can’t be in the same room together for more than a minute without devolving into a sparring match.
Except for that one time…
But enough about that. Jackson’s looking for forever, and I don’t believe in love, remember?
Get in. Renovate. Get out. Keep my heart firmly in tact.
Because it’s much easier to fix up a house than a broken heart.
Ivy and Jackson’s story–finally!
In many ways, this book was absolutely worth the wait–I loved Ivy and Jackson together. When they were getting along and even when they weren’t, it was a lot of fun to read their back-and-forths. (Jackson’s morning coffee messages were some of my favorite bits! So adorable.) Ivy had some major issues to work through, though (and Jackson has the patience of a saint, fortunately) which made the romance of this book move at about the same pace as Savannah and Linc’s (12 Steps to Mr. Right); in other words, agonizingly slow at times, because did I mention Ivy’s issues? Once again. I really think being able to see Jackson’s side of things would have alleviated some of the frustration of reading–over and over again–about how Ivy just doesn’t believe in love all the while she’s (wait for it!) falling in love with Jackson.
So, yeah. Parts toward the middle had me feeling a bit stabby toward our heroine, but like in Savannah’s book, a fabulous ending made up for so much of what had come before. I almost don’t remember the aggravating bits 😉
Rating: 4 stars / B+
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.
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