Author: Stacy Finz
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Summary: The mountain town of Nugget, California, may be tiny, but with its breathtaking scenery, fresh air, and lovable locals, it has everything. Not to mention it’s the perfect setting for firsts—and seconds—of all kinds…
On the day of her glitzy New York City wedding, society girl Samantha Dunsbury ditches her Wall Street groom, and hops in her convertible. Her only plan is to head west. But when a pit stop lands her at a lovely Victorian inn in Nugget, she doesn’t want to leave. And when the innkeeper needs someone to fill in, Sam is thrilled to take the job—her first! For once, she’s going to do what makes her happy. She just has to figure out what happy looks like. She never expects it to look like her surly new boss…
The last thing Nate Breyer needs is a debutante dilettante mucking up his business. How his sister—and co-owner—could’ve hired Sam is beyond him. Nate’s known women like Sam before—he was engaged to one once. With no options, he’ll just have to keep his eye on her while also keeping his distance. But to his surprise it turns out Sam’s got a knack for the job, and for putting folks at ease—including Nate. As business—and pleasure—heat up their relationship, Nate finds himself ready to do anything to persuade the runaway-bride to stay permanently gone…
My Thoughts: I was graciously given a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Dear Stacy Finz,
This is my first dive into your writings and may I say you have a fan! This book was a delightful read that I could not put down! I loved everything about it!
Seriously lovely readers…if you have not already read this you really should. Our leading lady, Samantha, is a debutante who ditched her fiancee’ on the day of her wedding and made a run for it. Her whole life has been planned out for her, from the man that her wealthy father has deemed a good match to what she’ll do with her life. Samantha finally gets fed up of constantly being underestimated and undervalued by those around her and leaves. As the story continues Stacy Finz does a lovely job of showing you what her life was like before. A behind the scenes of her shiny and glossy life. Samantha falls into the category of females that I love. She’s got a backbone, even if she is just learning how to use it. I love the growth we get throughout the story; it is not an immediate change and she still struggles to push herself out of the box that she gets plopped into. Basically she is a bit of an underdog, which I love!
While I loved Samantha, Nate made me infuriated at times. He’s a bit of an arse at the beginning, but don’t worry you will enjoy him as it progresses. He’s been burned before by that exact same girl that he thinks Samantha is. Their whole relationship is a slow build with a lot of bumps throughout. And yes, by the end I was in love with Nate.
If you love a tale of a girl that’s been told one thing her whole life, gets fed up, and wants more…and expects more for herself then pick this one up! Amazing read!