Happy Single’s Day – Published 2021
“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.” – Goodreads
Holy cow, I loved this book! Thank you to Netgalley and Sourcebooks for the ARC copy of this delightful read!
This one checks a lot of boxes that I love:
- forced proximity – Lucas has no idea Paige is coming, and Paige has no idea the inn she reserved is rundown and managed by a grumpy widower
- alternating POVs – I liked both equally
- weather that causes some additional forced proximity – why do I love when this happens? What does that say about me? I love a good storm that forces people to stay in inside together!
- enemies to lovers, in the sense that neither MC likes one another when they met
- two broken hearted individuals trying to put themselves back together
- vacation romance
- small town element
- puppies & a lot of TMNT references
It’s also very funny, and I found myself laughing out loud often. It’s a quick-paced read that I finished in one night because I just couldn’t put it down. It’s a slow burn romcom with a ton of depth, and I loved it!
TW: loss of a spouse