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Title: Hooked On You
Series: Maple Falls Romance #1
Author: Kathleen Fuller
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: May 11, 2021
Genre: Contemporary Romance (clean/sweet)
She never wanted to come back. He never wants to leave. The town of Maple Falls has plans for them both.
Riley McAllister is living the dream in New York City . . . if the dream means being a struggling mixed-media artist, part-time food delivery driver, and having a carefully curated social media to hide all of the above. She refuses to admit defeat and move back to small-town Maple Falls, but when her grandmother breaks her leg sliding into third base during a softball game (she was safe, by the way), Riley reluctantly agrees to go home and help the woman who raised her—while secretly hoping she can convince Mimi to sell her house and yarn shop and move in with a good friend. Then Riley can return to her new life in NYC, on her own and for good.
But Mimi has her own plans, which include setting Riley up with local baseball star Hayden Price, who returned to Maple Falls after an injury ended his major league career. Now he works at his father’s hardware store, coaches the church softball team, and worries about the declining town. It’s not the life he dreamed of having.
With a little meddling and a lot of kindness from the town, Hayden and Riley find themselves unexpectedly falling for each other as they discover the true meaning of home.
Welcome to Maple Falls, where everyone knows your name and your business.
Hooked On You is a nice start to a small town series. I liked seeing these two characters, who both crushed on each other in high school, actually have a chance at a real relationship now that they were adults. That being said, Riley did not make anything easy in this story!
It was clear from the beginning that Riley had huge self esteem issues. She felt unworthy of love and expected to get hurt by anyone she got close to, so she kept herself separate emotionally from people. However, Hayden began to break down those walls and Riley began to fall for him.
It was hard watching Riley seemingly sabotage any progress she and Hayden made because of her fear of getting too close. I was happy with the way things wrapped up in this story, however, if this were real life, marriage counseling to help Riley learn how to trust and openly communicate with Hayden would be a necessity.
This book introduced a fun community of characters and I look forward to reading future books in this series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
With over a million copies sold, USA Today Bestselling author Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, the Amish of Birch Creek series, and the Amish Letters series as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. Visit her online at KathleenFuller.com
(3) winners will receive a print copy of Hooked On You by Kathleen Fuller!
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