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In the Weeds

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Evelyn St. James isn’t the kind of woman you forget.

Beckett Porter certainly hasn’t. One incredible weekend in Maine, and he’s officially a man distracted. He’s not unfamiliar with hot and heavy flings. He knows how it goes. But Evie wove some sort of magic over him during their tumble in the sheets. He can’t stop thinking about her laugh. Her hand pressed flat against his chest. Her smiling mouth at his neck.

Also, her eyes. And her legs.

So when she suddenly appears on his farm as part of a social media contest, he is … confused. He had no idea that the sweet and sexy woman he met at a bar is actually a global phenomenon: social media influencer Evelyn St. James. When she disappears again, Beckett resolves to finally forget her and move on.

But Evelyn St. James has a problem.

Feeling disconnected from her work and increasingly unhappy, she’s trying to find her way back to something real. She returns to the last place she was happy, Lovelight Farms and the tiny town of Inglewild.

It has absolutely nothing to do with the hot farmer she spent two incredible nights with.

Nothing at all.

In The Weeds is a sweet and steamy second-chance romance about finding your happiness. It features a grumpy farmer, a no-nonsense social media influencer, a small town of busybodies, and four very cute kittens. In The Weeds is a standalone romance and is part of the Lovelight series.

Synopsis source: Goodreads


Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance
HB&W Rating: 4 stars, 2 flames
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I was super excited to be able to meet B.K. Borison when she was in town to interview her bestie, Sarah Adams as part of Sarah’s book tour for The Rule Book. They have such a fun dynamic, grumpy-sunshine isn’t just a romantic trope! I was even able to meet some Instagram friends in real life! Being able to listen to an author speak about their life, career, who they are as people, what inspires them, etc, is always such a treat. It allows me to really see the author peek through the pages of the stories they write when I’m reading, making the experience that much better!

Okay, on to the review.

You might remember I read Lovelight Farms, the first book in this series, back in December and while I liked it, I was very frustrated with Stella’s choices at the end of the book. Part of my problem with that one was that the fake dating trope isn’t really my thing either. But grumpy-sunshine is my jam, and Beckett was probably my favorite character from Lovelight Farms, so I knew I would be reading this one.

Sigh. I love Beckett. Don’t get me wrong, I love Evie too, but seriously…Beckett. He was everything I hoped he would be. He has that whole tattooed grump thing but is a total softie underneath with a heart of gold. HE is gold…book boyfriend gold right there. The man adopted a baby duck and a litter of kittens for goodness sake! Otis the baby duck might be my new mascot.

I loved Evie as well. I loved how self-aware and mature she was. Maybe this was due to the way the audiobook narrator voiced her, but she came across soft-spoken and sweet, kindness emanating from her towards those around her even when things in her own life were looking bleak.

I also enjoyed some of the side characters, especially Beckett’s sisters. I hope we get more about them in the rest of the series. There are quite a few books in this series already, so I need to go scope them out and see if they make an appearance.

If you enjoy sweet grumpy-sunshine romance with maturity and just a dash of heat, you’ll enjoy this one.

Until next time,

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