Practice Makes Perfect
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A small-town sweetheart and an emotionally unavailable bad boy try to find some common ground in this chemistry-filled romance from the author of The Cheat Sheet and When in Rome.
Annie Walker is on a quest to find her perfect match—someone who complements her happy, quiet life running the local flower shop in Rome, Kentucky. But finding her dream man may be harder than Annie imagined. Everyone knows everyone in her hometown, and the dating prospects are getting fewer by the day. After she overhears her latest date say she is “so unbelievably boring,” Annie starts to think the problem might be her. Is it too late to become flirtatious and fun like the leading ladies in her favorite romance movies? Maybe she only needs a little practice . . . and Annie has the perfect person in mind to be her tutor: Will Griffin.
Will—the sexy , tattooed, and absolutely gorgeous bodyguard—is temporarily back in Rome, providing security for Amelia Rose as excitement builds for her upcoming marriage to Noah Walker, Annie’s brother. He has one personal objective while on the job: stay away from Annie Walker and any other possible attachments to this sleepy town. But no sooner than he gets settled, Will finds himself tasked with helping Annie find the love of her life by becoming the next leading lady of Rome, Kentucky. Will wants no part in changing the sweet and lovely Annie. He knows for a fact that some stuffy, straitlaced guy won’t make her happy, but he doesn’t have the heart to say no.
Amid steamy practice dates and strictly “educational” tutoring lessons, Annie discovers there are more layers to Will’s usual stoic attitude. As the lines of their friendship become dangerously blurred, Annie reconsiders her dream guy. Maybe her love life doesn’t need to be perfect—it just needs to be real.
An introverted florist and a "hot, dangerous" bodyguard dance around their feelings for each other in Adams's fluffy sequel to When in Rome. Rome, Ken., flower shop owner Annie Walker has always enjoyed her quiet and solitary life, but seeing her brother and future sister-in-law, pop star Amelia Rose, prepare for their lavish wedding has Annie aching for a love of her own. Unfortunately, dating proves difficult in a small town where everyone knows everyone and Annie's staid reputation precedes her. Enter Will Griffin, Amelia's former bodyguard and Annie's longtime crush. Amelia tasks Will with becoming Annie's "dating coach," to help her master her "First Date Anxiety" and become more outgoing. The pair grow close over increasingly steamy dating lessons, with Annie learning that Will's standoffish facade hides a heart of gold and Will realizing that he doesn't actually want Annie to change a thing about her approach to dating or to life. Though slow-burning, the pair's chemistry is off the charts, relayed in playful banter and plenty of charged moments. Returning readers will not be disappointed.
Sweet and enjoyable
Well done and enjoyable. Perfect read when you need something light and happy.
Practic Makes Perfect
A very sweet love story about an introvert and a “bad boy” who both learn to trust themselves although it’s scary to do so. It was very fun to revisit the town of Rome, I Kentucky where Amelia and Noah had fallen in love earlier, and there are signs that another book about Annie’s sister may be coming in the future as well.