Hate at first sight couldn’t possibly exist, right?
That’s what Grace Buchanan thought, before her useless car stranded her on the side of a deserted road just inside the Green Valley city limits.
When Tucker Haywood—tall and handsome and full of southern charm— shows up to help, her reaction to him is the strongest thing she’s ever felt in her life, and it makes no freaking sense.
It doesn’t make much sense to Tucker either. Not why she hates him, or why he finds her so intriguing. He knows well enough that Grace is moving to Green Valley for a fresh start, not to distract him when he’s got no room for something like her in his life.
The complications between them are endless, but that doesn’t stop her definitely not love-at-first-sight feelings from changing into something else entirely.
Grace and Tucker are about to learn the hard way that in Green Valley, hating someone has never tasted so sweet.
‘Batter of Wits’ is a full-length contemporary romance, can be read as a standalone, and is book #5 in the Donner Bakery series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.
5 Heart Review by Ashley
This is only the second book I've read from Karla Sorensen and I devoured it! From the first chapter, Batter of Wits was hilarious, heartfelt and heated.
I loved that things between Grace and Tucker got off to a very rocky start. Hate at first sight, yes indeed. But that anger and animosity didn't last long. What started out as disgust quickly became so much more than either expected. Grace saw Tucker. Understood his sense of duty and obligation. Accepted the part of him that sought adventure and purpose.
But with the way things are in the small-town, it didn't take long for things to get tricky for the new couple. Torn between keeping things close to the vest and sharing their joy for all to see, the half truths quickly caught up with them. The epic way Tucker went about proving his love and devotion to Grace and them made me melt.
Tucker and Grace's journey to fulfilling their purpose and finding love was tender and gave me the happy belly flutters. Batter of Wits is the most tender, full of feels small-town romance. And that little tease Karla Sorensen gave me at the end...well let's just say I can't wait to go back to Green Valley!
About the Author
Karla Sorensen has been an avid reader her entire life, preferring stories with a happily-ever-after over just about any other kind. And considering she has an entire line item in her budget for books, she realized it might just be cheaper to write her own stories. It doesn’t take much to keep her happy…a book, a really big glass of wine, and at least thirty minutes of complete silence every day. She still keeps her toes in the world of health care marketing, where she made her living pre-babies. Now she stays home, writing and mommy-ing full time (this translates to almost every day being a ‘pajama day’ at the Sorensen household…don’t judge). She lives in West Michigan with her husband, two exceptionally adorable sons and big, shaggy rescue dog.
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