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Title: Home at Summer’s End
Author: Alys Murray
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…?
A fun, charming romance about family and finding the one, perfect for fans of Robyn Carr, Debbie Macomber and Carolyn Brown.
This series just got better with the fake it romance between movie/television star Cole McKittrick and the last of the unattached Anderson clan, Rose. Rose is supposedly the sweet one in the family, the oldest sibling who usually took care of her sisters. However, now they and their best friend (and matchmaker), Annie, have all found their true loves, they seem determined to make Rose’s life a misery by forever showing how much in love they are with their partners and trying to find Rose an equally romantic match. She’s had enough and agrees to go on a blind date arranged by Annie . . . . never expecting it to be with such a well known actor. They each have their very different reasons for suggesting a fake relationship would help them but when they touch the chemistry sizzles . . . . What will happen when the filming is over and its time for Cole to leave town?
What a great addition to this series this proved to be. The characters are well developed, the plot has plenty of quirks and the romance beautifully and hilariously portrayed. It is a lovely story to escape into and one I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading!
Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.