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Mia Abbott’s move to Manchester was supposed to give her time and space from all the disastrous romantic choices she’s made in her past. But then the hot guy who lives opposite – the one who works out every day at exactly 10 a.m., not that Mia has noticed thank-you-very-much – starts leaving notes in his window…for her.
Bar owner Luke Doyle has his own issues to deal with but as he shows Mia the sites of her new city he also shows her what real romance looks like for the first time. And when he cooks up a signature cocktail in her honour, she realises that the man behind the bar is even more enticing than any of his creations. And once she’s had a taste she knows it will never be enough!
This is a lovely, light, fun, easy contemporary romance.
Mia Abbott has moved to Manchester to give herself a fresh start, taking up residence in a flat where she lives and works. From her window, across the street, she can see a handsome man working out at ten o’clock every morning – perfect time for a break from work, isn’t it? She discovers that man is Luke Doyle, the owner of the bar below the flats when she goes in there one evening. There’s chemistry between them but her escape plan definitely did not include jumping into another relationship and certainly not with a player, which other locals describe him as. However, maybe it will be okay for her to use her website building skills to help his business whilst he helps her get to know Manchester and the locals? A fair trade – or will the mixture prove more potent than either anticipate?
This is such a sweet, heartwarming story – from the messages in windows, the non-dates, the families and friends, there’s even a budding romance that Mia is matchmaker for. There are plenty of surprises, Mia is a proud nerd, feisty and stubborn and Luke is outwardly a player but he has some unexpected secrets and their developing relationship just adds up to a thoroughly enjoyable read. A cocktail has to have just the right mix of ingredients to make it a delicious drink and this book is the romcom equivalent of a truly memorable cocktail! It has believable mix of well developed characters, whose interactions are skilfully blended to keep you turning the pages. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an adorable romcom to put a huge smile on their face.
Thanks to One More Chapter and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08MX8VJX1
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MX8VJX1
A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a sexy hero.
With a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn’t always about hearts and flowers – and heroes come in many disguises.
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