Kiss Me at Willoughby Close by Kate Hewitt

(From My Latest Reading List in May 2020, Part 2)

About the book

Welcome to Willoughby Close… a charming cluster of cozy cottages, each with a story to tell and a happy ending to deliver…

After her husband unexpectedly dies, Ava moves to Willoughby Close, trying to keep her chin up and herself to herself as she’s always done—not answering questions, not making friends, and not seeing much of a future. Her marriage was far from perfect, but it offered her much-needed security that has now been ripped away. She’s not sure what to do now that she’s thirty-five, widowed, penniless… and unexpectedly pregnant with her late husband’s child.

Jace Tucker is the over-the-top sexy caretaker of Willoughby Manor, and he can see beneath Ava’s glamor girl act to the hurt she’s been hiding for so long. She has secrets for a reason—and so does he. The last thing she needs right now is a fling with a man who hides a past as regrettable as her own.

But with a baby to think about, and neighbors determined to be her friends, Ava finds herself starting to change and even more alarmingly, beginning to hope. Can Willoughby Close work its everyday magic on a woman like her? And when the past comes calling for both her and Jace, will they have to answer for their previous mistakes?

My thoughts

I enjoyed the internal conflict of the protagonist, Ava, that was revealed throughout the book. The story beat was well written and the lesson that she needed to learn was well put forward.

I enjoyed reading the story and following the characters and Ava’s struggles and small victories. It was well worth the read.

The only problem I had was with the dialogue that was broken up. Instead of putting the ‘she said’ part at the back, it was placed in the middle of dialogue, mid-sentence, which caused it to be halting and a bit difficult to read.

Other than that, I enjoyed this book thoroughly.

I gave this book a 4/5 star rating.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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