Trope: Age Gap, Small town, Instant connection, best friend’s sibling, Slow burn
Pop: 68% |75%
The prologue of this book will break you- I wasn’t sure what to expect when going in. I already wanted only the best for Ramsey. I was hesitant to see how this would go… I was not disappointed. This story was AMAZING! It is in the running for a top read of 2022 for me.
This was the first book I have read that the couple meets via a Blind Date Photoshoot. Ramsey’s best friend Palmer sets her up on a Blind Date Photoshoot. Ramsey is only doing it to help Palmer out with her Photography business.
Deacon is Palmer’s workaholic brother. He is also the best friend to Ramsey’s oldest cousin. Due to the busyness of life Ramsey and Deacon have never met. Their Blind Date Photoshoot hold all the magic!
Ramsey is resilience personified. She is everything you want in a heroine. Perseverance, she is not afraid to speak to her boundaries. I really loved everything about her. She removed herself from a toxic home and is moving forward with her life. Her aunt helps her with her escape to her new life but she make sure she can stand on her own two feet. Ramsey’s one flaw is accepting that it is ok to ask for help, it is ok to let others carry your burden at times.
Deacon might be the unicorn among men. Ramsey is so career driven that he is missing out on life around him. Deacon’s focus shifts as he meets Ramsey and realize what he has been missing. He listens, he reads Ramsey’s body language and is thoughtful when asking about her boundaries and getting her consent. The was done in such a way that it just built more harmony between the couple.
This is an instant connection, age -gap, small town romance. It also introduces us to The Kincaids who are Ramsey’s male cousins. I need all their stories NOW! I loved that there was no miscommunication between these characters. I loved that when there was an outside force causing drama they dealt with it like grownups. I think that is what I liked most about the story was the maturity of the characters. This is an absolute must read!