Publication Date: July 14, 2020
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Dates Read: July 23-27, 2020
Format: eARC and audiobook provided by Publisher via NetGalley
“From Katherine Center, the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away comes a stunning new novel full of heart and hope.
Samantha Casey loves everything about her job as an elementary school librarian on the sunny, historic island of Galveston, Texas—the goofy kids, the stately Victorian building, the butterfly garden. But when the school suddenly loses its beloved principal, it turns out his replacement will be none other than Duncan Carpenter—a former, unrequited crush of Sam’s from many years before.
When Duncan shows up as her new boss, though, he’s nothing like the sweet teacher she once swooned over. He’s become stiff, and humorless, and obsessed with school safety. Now, with Duncan determined to destroy everything Sam loves about her school in the name of security—and turn it into nothing short of a prison—Sam has to stand up for everyone she cares about before the school that’s become her home is gone for good.”
Another phenomenal read from Katherine Center!
This was such a quirky, fun, tug-at-your-heartstrings romance that is so sweet and fun! I absolutely loved Sam and Duncan—our MC’s. In true KC fashion, both have some emotional baggage or past trauma and have to try and wade through their troubles to find their way to each other.
Center always knows how to make me smile, laugh out loud and cry all in one book, and that is always the markings of a fabulous book for me.
I also listened to this on audiobook as I read along with the book, and Terese Plummer was a fantastic narrator! She really brought such a lightness and fun energy to the book that I don’t think I could have achieved in my own mind. I highly suggest this one as an audiobook!
If you love to feel all the feels in a book, Katherine Center’s books always do that, and You won’t be disappointed. I always look forward to her next book!
Special thanks to St. Martin’s Press, Katherine Center and NetGalley for the early copy in exchange only for my honest thoughts and review