Jamie Cook is a work-in-progress. He's always wanted what his parents have: a good marriage, lots of kids, and financial security. He thought he'd have the first two with his ex-girlfriend while the third would come once he got his house-flipping business off the ground. When his ex doesn't subscribe to his five-year plan, he makes Cook Brothers Construction his sole focus.
Then he moves next door to April Williams, a sassy single mom he can't stop riling up. Throw in her matchmaking mother-in-law, who's set her sights on Jamie being April's knight in a leather tool belt, and a house threatening Jamie's sanity, and it should be a recipe for disaster, but Jamie wants this three-month project to last forever. That's if he can stop being the neighbor from hell and prove to April he's not just flipping a house—he wants to flip her heart.
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Jamie has changed his whole life after his relationship of three years blows up in his face and he reevaluates what he wants. Deciding to go into flipping houses, he buys one and sets a ninety-day turnaround time and ensures nothing will get in his way. What he doesn’t expect is his new neighbor, April, and her son Axel. After a rocky initial meeting, Jamie and April end up fighting their chemistry and feelings for the other through witty banter, and finally they end up acting on those feelings. As the relationship grows and develops, Jamie’s driven attitude towards the renovation completion gives the opportunity to drive a wedge between the couple. Thankfully, Jamie comes from a big family with many people to provide advice to him, and it’s used as a growth opportunity for the both of them. Overall, this was a good read!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Endearing characters and sweet storyline
The first installment of Harvey’s new Cook County Series was a light and sweet read. I was really excited when I found out she was going to be making a series for Abi’s brothers. Work in Progress was a fantastic introduction to the series and the brothers.
Harvey delivers endearing characters and an engaging storyline. Jamie Cook was incredibly charming. I was smitten. April Williams was feisty and cute. I enjoyed their story. We got to see a sweet romance blossom and grow. There wasn’t a bunch of added drama so we were able to focus on the build of the relationship. Add in an adorable six year old and I couldn’t get enough.
We get to spend time with some of our old friends and get to learn more about some new ones. I can’t wait to see what Harvey brings us next. She sets up a few possible love connections and I’m eager to see how they play out.
I loved it!!!
Jamie is starting a new venture in his life and hoping for the best. What he doesn’t expect is his feisty next door neighbor. April and Jamie don’t have the best first encounter with each other but you can’t stop the immediate chemistry between them.
Jamie and April both have their own baggage from their past and they have to deal with that before they can move forward. I also loving little Axel and he had laughing throughout this book. I loved personalities of both characters and the supporting characters. I can’t wait to read more of this series!!