Friday, June 26, 2015
Review of Not So New In Town by Michelle Summers
Lucy Doolan left the small town of Harmony, NC back in high school to live with her grandparents after she made a split moment decision that cost her being able to finish high school career in Harmony with her friends. Now a newly unemployed marketing genius Lucy also know as "Locco Lucy" by her town is forced to come back to the town that she never though she would have to step foot in to again. She agrees to help her unwed pregnant sister through her pregnancy and take care of her nephew in exchange for free room and board. Having never had to take care of anyone but herself Lucy finds that she is need of help and finds it in the one person she thought she would never see again, Brogan Reese.
Brogan Reese, former quarterback for Harmony high school has returned home to open his new location for his company Better Bites and to sell his mothers home. Never in a a thousand years would he thought he would come face to face with Lucy Doolan. His high school sweethearts little sister had always been a friend and his biggest fan but now she is something more. Brogan agrees to help Lucy with her nephew in exchange for her working for him and spending time with him.
Will Lucy and Brogan just remain friends and have maybe a little summer fling or does fate have something more planned for them?
I received this ARC copy of "Not So New in Town" from the publisher in exchange for an honest, non biased review.
This is the first book that I have read of Michele Summers and I was quite impressed by her writing and writing style. Having read other contemporary romance authors I felt she was a mix of Jill Shalvis and Kristin Higgins, in a good way! With picking up the 2nd or 3rd book in the series you always worry as a reader that you will be lost and not wanting to read any more. For me that was not the case with this author. I felt she did a great job of giving you enough background on the characters and the town to really understand them.
In addition, I really enjoyed watching her build the love story of Brogan and and Lucy. She didn't sugar coat there story and rather made it more realistic. In many ways it was the opposite of what most love story's are. She had Brogan being the one pursuing Lucy.
Lastly, I thoroughly enjoyed the humor that Michele brought to the book. I think it helped make the book more interesting and helped give a little comedy after or before the tougher scenes in the book.
If I would have to say there was an parts I did not enjoy it would have to be the curve ball that she had at the end of the scene. I will not further explain because I don't want to ruin the story for authors but it was definitely something that I felt was a little cliche.
Overall though I really liked this story and author and am looking forward to reading more books of hers.