Folk Around and Find Out by Penny Reid

POV: Dual 1st Person
PoP: 85%
Tropes: Enemies to Lovers; Small Town; Single Mom; Slow Burn
Series: Good Folk: Modern Folktales book 2
Type of Series: Series of Standalones
Rate:  5/5 Stars
Release Date: 10/17/22

Sometimes you go into a book with high expectations because, one you love the character in the book and two you love the author.  Then you get to the end of the book, and you are sorry it ended, and those expectations were BLOWN out of the water.  This book did that for me.  Hank was everything that I wanted and SOOOOOOOO much more.  You meet Hank Weller in the original Green Valley series with the Winston brothers as he is the best friend to Beau.  But the picture that you get of him doesn’t leave him in the best light.  You get an idea of who Hank is, but when you are reading this book, you realize this is who Hank wants you to see. 

This man… he has so much enlightenment and thought clarity as this book progresses.  He has acted as the stereotypical jaded rich kid for years but is seeing that perhaps that wasn’t the smartest choice. 

Charlotte Mitchell is a woman who doesn’t care about what people think about her.  She doesn’t care what people say, and she does what she needs to.  I think everyone needs a little bit more Charlotte in them.  There are moments where people comment that she is naïve, but honestly to be a person who doesn’t care about what people are saying is someone who is on the right track.  While yes, she is so consumed by raising her kids that is partially why it happens, but she truly doesn’t care about the gossip, the good or the bad.

 I love these two together, and the fact that while each of them doesn’t want the other to change. Each are willing to for the other person.  I adored the way in which Hank interacts with Charlottes kids and they add another element to this story and the growth of his character.  There are so many parts of this story I want to talk about, but you really just need to read it.