Colleen Luview's love life is cursed. No—really. The small-town nurse is notorious in her touristy mountain community. After every third date she's ever had, the guy ends up in her emergency room.
She's untouchable now, and it's not her fault.
Resolved to branch out and find a way to have a life with a partner, children, meaning, and free from being a love pariah in a town devoted to it, she decides to leave her beloved Love You, Maine—where every day is Valentine's Day—to find a bigger dating pool.
And a better nickname.
Moore Mottin hates feeling like damaged goods. Married and divorced twice before thirty, he has a fourteen-year-old from a teenage pregnancy, was cheated on during his second wedding, and now even his best friend, Luke Luview, considers him the butt of every bad-luck joke when it comes to love.
When Luke's sister, Colleen, picks him up from the airport and a freak snowstorm forces them off the road, he rescues her from an icy pond and finds an old hunting cabin for shelter and safety. Vulnerable and shaking, the two give in to long-simmering feelings for each other, but when they're discovered in the worst way possible, what seemed like a new lease on life turns into a life-altering mess.
Can Moore and Colleen overcome all the obstacles holding them back from a love that's been in front of their faces all this time?
If you're looking for a story featuring two star-crossed lovers doomed by unfair reputations, featuring a smooth-talking single dad who runs a jewelry store and his best friend's sister, set in a small town in New England, with a calico cat named Sandwich, a heroine with a dry wit and a can-do attitude, and a hero who just wants a good relationship with his estranged child and the chance to find permanent love…then this is your book.
Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and maybe some peanut butter for your burger (what? It's a thing…), and get your happy meter ready as you read the third book (a standalone!) in the Love You, Maine series—where love isn't just a feeling…it's a way of life.
Best friend's sister
… and a calico cat named Sandwich
More sex scenes than I care for, but I liked the characters & the storyline.
This series is at the top of my Julia Kent reads. I loved this book, so many good feels, drama, angst and steam, happened along with the curse (of which plays a major character in this book). This is such an excellent addition to the series and is tied with all the previous books as my “favorite”. Definitely grab this one and if you have not read the first three (this includes the prequel) grab them all.
I knew Colleen and Moore were going to be angsty. There’s a point where Colleen and Rachel are talking and Rachel shares her first impression of Colleen and it felt like I now understood why Colleen wasn’t my favorite of the Luviews but her story really changed my mind. I HATED how people always made her the joke while seemingly not even understanding how awful they were. I love that these two have always supported each other but there was a minute when I felt like there was no way they were going to be able to overcome all of their baggage.
I love this town but I am so ready for the mysterious brother to come home and get his HEA