Publisher: Berkley Books
Published: August 10, 2021
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: E-book from Public Library through Libby/Overdrive
Available Formats: Digital, Audio, Large Print Library Binding, and Paperback
My Review: Oh my, another somewhat steamy romance for me. You know what, I am not upset by that. This was a great read that I needed. It let me escape, laugh, and sigh with happiness.
In a way I can sympathize with Nick and Lexi. Just like them, my brother and I are back in each others life after 30+ years of not being. He is currently fighting covid and the thought of losing him is scary.
The romance between Nick and Annabelle is fun. Who wouldn’t want to torment an “old” rich guy who has too many rules. It would definitely bring out the sassy side of me.
If your a cozy mystery fan of Jenn’s you definitely need to give her romance books a try. I’m ready to go buy Paris is Always a Good Idea.
From Goodreads: A woman looking for a new lease on life moves to Arizona where she rents a guest house on a gorgeous property with a mysterious owner–a man who teaches her about resilience, courage, and ultimately true love, in this funny, bighearted novel about hope and healing from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay.
Stuck in a dreary Boston winter, Annabelle Martin would like nothing more than to run away from her current life. She’s not even thirty years old, twice-divorced, and has just dodged a marriage proposal… from her ex-husband. When she’s offered her dream job as creative director at a cutting-edge graphic design studio in Phoenix, she jumps at the opportunity to start over.
When she arrives in the Valley of the Sun, Annabelle is instantly intrigued by her anonymous landlord. Based on the cranky, handwritten notes Nick Daire leaves her, she assumes he is an old, rich curmudgeon. Annabelle is shocked when she finally meets Nick and discovers that he’s her age and uses a wheelchair. Nick suffered from a stroke a year ago, and while there’s no physical reason for him not to recover, he is struggling to overcome the paralyzing fear that has kept him a prisoner in his own home.
Despite her promise to herself not to get involved, Annabelle finds herself irresistibly drawn to Nick. And soon she wonders if she and Nick might help each other find the courage to embrace life, happiness, and true love.