After catching her husband in a compromising position, Finley Granger finds herself in a new hell: reentering the dating world. When she moves in with her grandmother, her great-aunt, and their best friend, Finley finds herself surrounded by a trio of well-meaning yet bumbling matchmakers.
In spite of their efforts, Finley only has eyes for one person, and that’s Zeke Masters—the 6’4”, impossibly built, and ridiculously good-looking new man in town. Along with her nether regions, Finley’s journalistic spidey-senses tingle as to why he’s on sabbatical from Seattle. Is he on the lam or escaping a bad breakup? What’s his story?!?!
As Finley finds herself reluctantly drawn to the gorgeous IT guy, she can’t help but wonder: should she indulge in a rebound tryst with the mysterious Zeke, or has she finally met her match?
‘Shelf Awareness’ is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book #4 in the Green Valley Library series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
Not sure why its been so long since I've read Katie Ashley but the streak is over now! Shelf Awareness was such a fun and smart second-chance romance.
I really liked Finley. Down on her luck but not out after getting the surprise to end all surprises. She went to the one place she knew in her gut was home. Thankfully she was welcomed with open arms by her grandmother. It was a stroke of luck that there was a job waiting that had her name, and dream, written all over it. Which is how she met Zeke.
Oh my handsome stars, Zeke. What wasn't to like. In town working on getting some of his own answers. I enjoyed that he was a bit unsteady when it came to Finley. With some late nights working together, their friendship turned into something more. While there was no denying the mutual attraction, he didn't want to rush her.
I am going to take a moment to brag about GramBea and her two partners in crime; Estelle and Dot. They were the quintessential southern old ladies, bless their hearts. But they were also very spunky and that fire came in handy when Finley found herself in danger. I was caught between panic and laughter with how that scene played out.
From start to finish, Shelf Awareness was a feel-good, laugh out loud, swoon fest. Katie Ashley kept me enchanted by Zeke and Finley. Yes, they were both a little nerdy but perfect for each other. They grew so much throughout the course of the book. Embraced who they were and weren't with open minds and hearts. And the way they worked together to make what they wanted work, is what true love is all about.
About the Author
Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Top Five Best-Selling author of both Indie and Traditionally published books. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, her two rescue dogs named for Disney Princesses, Belle & Elsa, an out-numbered cat, Harry Potter, and one Betta fish. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Shakespeare, Harry Potter, and Star Wars.
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