Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Happy Singles Day by Ann Marie Walker

This feel-good escape hits all the right notes. Melonie Johnson, USA Today bestselling author.

Author Ann Marie Walker brings you a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy that'll warm your heart for Singles Day (the true anti-Valentine's Day!) and every day after!

Single and proud of it! Oh, oops...

As a Certified Professional Organizer, everything in Paige Parker's world is as it should be. Perfect apartment, perfect office, perfect life. And now, the perfect vacation planned to honor Singles Day. After all, what's better than celebrating her pride in being single? Because who needs a man anyway? They have zero taste in quality television, leave the toilet seat up, and sleep with your best friend. No thanks. Her life is fine just the way it is.

As the owner of a now-dormant bed & breakfast, Lucas Croft's life is simple and quiet. It's only him and his five-year-old daughter, which is just the way he likes it. Because who needs a woman anyway? They nag you to clean up your stuff, want the toilet seat put down, and expect the dishes to be done the same day the meal is cooked. No thanks. His life is fine just the way it is.

But when Paige books a room that Lucas' well-intentioned sister listed without his knowledge, their two worlds collide. If they can survive the week together, they just might discover exactly what they've both been missing.


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Happy Singles Day by Ann Marie Walker

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
Paige Parker is fine being single and makes no bones about it. With Valentine's Day fast approaching, she's not eager to be interrogated as to why she's still single. Then she finds Single's Appreciation Day, which is celebrated on February 15. Determined to celebrate this day with her first vacation in years, she books a room at a quaint B&B on a remote island off the East Coast.

Lucas is furious with his sister for re-activating the listing for his now defunct bed and breakfast. Yes, he can use the money to pay the upcoming taxes, but he's not up for guests. The house is a wreck – just like his life. Being a single dad to an almost 5-year-old is no easy task and now he has to make nice to some stranger that his sister has virtually laid out a welcome mat for.

Paige's first impression of the bed and breakfast and its owner, Lucas, is not a good one. First, it looks like she is a victim of a bait and switch as the home is a dingier and grungier version of the pictures of it on the website. Second, Lucas is almost as dour as the house itself. While the outside needs a good coat of paint, the inside needs a good dose of organization, which Paige cannot help but want to get started on.

As the days progress, both Lucas and Paige come to know one other in a way neither expected. They say, all things must come to an end, but do they? Can Paige and Lucas compromise to find a life that works for them both?

3.5 stars of island romance

This is a fun read, sweet, cute, and low angst.

Parker is forced into taking a break by her hilarious assistant, and ends up paying a small fortune to go and stay in a B&B on an island for a few days’ rest. The reality is not much like the website, but a storm forces her to stay at least for a while. We really feel how she struggles to relinquish the control and the pressure that normally rule her life.

As we see her come to terms with being stuck, Lucas has to come to terms with having an unexpected guest. They are both two very hurt individuals, who also feel an inconvenient attraction to each other. And so the scene is set for a romance which in no small part relies on Lucas's four-year-old daughter.

This was a well written story, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you, Ann Marie Walker.



Author Bio

ANN MARIE WALKER is the author of nine novels, ranging from romantic suspense to romantic comedy. She's a fan of fancy cocktails, anything chocolate, and '80s rom-coms. Her superpower is connecting any situation to an episode of Friends, and she thinks all coffee cups should be the size of a bowl.

You can find her on her website, where she would be happy to talk to you about alpha males, lemon drop martinis, or Chewbacca, the Morkie who is kind enough to let her sit on his couch. Ann Marie attended the University of Notre Dame and currently lives in Chicago.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Happy Singles Day by Ann Marie Walker to read and review.

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