Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle


Damn this book spoke to me on a cellular level!
Q: Have you ever read a book and said ok well you are now my favorite book?
Twice Shy
Sarah Hogle
I feel like I’ve been lucky in my reads this year I’ve been loving a lot of them. 

But this book resonated so much with me. This quirky so strange meet cute was right up my alley. I’m surprised I have never been catfished before meeting my husband. Oh wait I did date a guy over the phone/internet that wouldn’t video chat me. I hate internet dating, he probably used fake photos.

Maybell so many of her inner dialogues describing herself felt like how I feel around people most of the time. Disposable and can blend in the background. I’m THE person to my people but to everyone else I’m whatever I can do for you.

Wesley this handsome single, I mean why is he single, there must be something wrong? Cue the eye roll. Having social anxiety is invisible and you can hide it but it’s debilitating when you are put in situations out of your comfort zone.  In walks sweet full of heart boisterous Maybell. I love when any type of disabilities are represented and the ones that are invisible this is a great forum.

Maybell inherited her aunt’s hotel size manor that had become in major disrepair since her last visit in her childhood. There was such a magical feeling to this book. Her daydreaming was next level and I loved the uncovering of all they were finding in the manor.

I’m not going to tell you anything about what happens cause it’s such a treat and it made me so happy the whole process. I can’t wrap my head around what it was, it was everything. Also, I love a good grand grand gesture and Victor and Wesley did great jobs!

Then the authors note that Violets love story was inspired by her grandparents meeting. Omg grandparents have the cutest stories!

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Steam: 🔥🔥

Thank you @netgalley and @putnambooks books for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.

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Can you find real love when you’ve always got your head in the clouds?

Maybell Parish has always been a dreamer and a hopeless romantic. But living in her own world has long been preferable to dealing with the disappointments of real life. So when Maybell inherits a charming house in the Smokies from her Great-Aunt Violet, she seizes the opportunity to make a fresh start.

Yet when she arrives, it seems her troubles have only just begun. Not only is the house falling apart around her, but she isn’t the only inheritor: she has to share everything with Wesley Koehler, the groundskeeper who’s as grouchy as he is gorgeous—and it turns out he has very different vision for the property’s future.

Convincing the taciturn Wesley to stop avoiding her and compromise is a task more formidable than the other dying wishes Great-Aunt Violet left behind. But when Maybell uncovers something unexpectedly sweet beneath Wesley’s scowls, and as the two slowly begin to let their guard down, they might learn that sometimes the smallest steps outside one’s comfort zone can lead to the greatest rewards.


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