Hey all! Just finished the book, The Perfect Hideaway by Alys Murray.
Annie Martin is thrilled to have moved from the hectic buzz of L.A. to the small town of Hillsboro, Northern California, where the most happening bar only plays honky-tonk and nowhere does a good matcha latte. But the best thing about Hillsboro? The Anderson sisters. At their noisy family dinners, Annie can almost forget the mistakes she made back in the city, trying to fit in.
Annie has repaid the sisters’ friendship with some obvious-but-effective matchmaking and now there’s only one Anderson still looking for love. But Rose is surprisingly prickly about an enforced happy-ever-after, and when a meticulously planned meet-cute ends drenched in the town fountain, Annie realizes this project calls for someone with a deeper knowledge of the Hillsboro bachelors.
Local reporter and all-around grouch George Barnett has been a thorn in Annie’s side since she came to town. He knows all too well that everyone has secrets and he thinks the story of why social media darling Annie Martin swapped stilettos for sneakers might be the scoop that makes his career. Annie is sure her skeletons are under triple lock and key, so she offers him an exclusive, if he’ll help her find a match for Rose.
But the more George and Annie try to control the love lives around them, the less they’re able to sway their own hearts. As Annie’s infectious laugh begins to bring down George’s barrier of surliness, can he open his heart and let her in for real? And can Annie be brave enough to trust the man who could be her future, with the secrets of her past?
A heart-warming story of friendship and finding love in the most unlikely of places, fans of Robyn Carr, Debbie Macomber and Carolyn Brown will adore The Perfect Hideaway.
No. of pages :- 250 pages
Date Published:- August 14th 2020 (will be published)
Alys Murray writes novels for the romantic in all of us. Born and raised in New Orleans, she received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and her Master’s in Film Studies from King’s College London. She loves black and white movies, baseball games that go into extra innings, and reminding people like Michael Bay has two films in The Criterion Collection.
First of all, thank you so much Netgalley and Bookouture for the advanced copy of this book!
This is the first book I have read from this author and the third book of the sister series, written by the same author. This book is not a continuation of the series so that is actually good news!
Annie Martin who is an Instagram celebrity moved from L.A. to Hillsboro and immediately becomes friends with the Anderson sisters. Hanging out with Anderson sisters makes Annie forget about the her issues she had back in L.A. When her brother Luke marries Harper Anderson and then sets off to start a new life, Annie feels lonely. But Annie wants to make a matchmaking service, finding a suitable guy for the only single Anderson sister in the family, Rose. And she gets an unexpected help from a handsome and gruffy reporter, George Barnett on one condition–that George will write an article about her brother Luke. But George was looking for some sort of scandal that would likely destroy Luke’s career…
Annie and George cannot stand each other but eventually, a romance soon develops between them.
This is actually a very charming and cheesy romantic book I have read. The writing was good, the author did a good job, making the reader engage into the story. The characters in the book are all likable and the plot line of the story is good. I really like how the two people, who can’t stand each other would eventually become friends and later on turn into lovers. However, the ending was way too predictable.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading the book–the haters eventually turning into lovers is one fascinating book to read. This book is enjoyable to read, kept me hooked into the book until the end and overall really enjoyed the book! The Perfect Hideaway will be released on Amazon on August 14th 2020 so don’t forget to pre-order your copy now!