This is a very cute contemporary novel about starting over, second chances and finding oneself after loss.
Evvie Drake is widowed, still living in the giant house her deceased husband bought for her in the small coastal village she’s grown up in. Her work as a transcriptionist is helping make ends meet but she could really use some extra income.
Dean Tenney is the star pitcher for the New York Yankees, but a case of the “yips” has him taking some forced time off. He’s tried everything to get back in the groove and now is looking for a place to lie low while he figures out his next move. When a mutual friend suggests Dean rent out the apartment attached to Evvie‘s house, it’s a mutually agreeable arrangement. Evvie could use the income, and Dean could use the quiet.
I thought this book was charming, full of pop culture references, the coastal setting was darling and the characters were well drawn. This book deals a little in grief, but not in the way you’d expect with the MC recently widowed. I thought the theme was more about finding yourself and deciding what you truly want - especially in Evvie’s case. Parts were reminiscent of The Flatshare, which I recently read. Overall a sweet take on second chances, love and life. Perfect for someone looking for something lighter to read.
FYI: Steamy Scenes are off page, TW for some emotional abuse. - 24 minutes ago