Alys Murray returns us to Full Bloom Farm with the third book in the series, this one focused on Annie with
The Perfect Hideaway
Annie Martin with her looks, social media savvy, insta fame and brother who created an empire fell in love with the Andersons of Full Bloom Farm, as they did with her. Now with her brother away on his honeymoon with Harper, youngest sister May off traveling the world with her man Tom: Annie’s focus has now turned to Rose and finding her a man. One thing that Annie does hide is her deep-down insecurities – never feeling like she can ‘be herself’ and need others. That becomes her Achille’s heel here in this story.
George is a reporter for the local newspaper and determined to ‘bring down’ Annie’s brother Luke. For two years he’s chased down leads, trying to find the ‘dirt’ behind his empire. Annie just might be the ‘in’ he needs – and when he tries to get her to ‘open up’, he’s shut down just as quickly. But Annie is nothing if not resourceful, and agrees to an exclusive interview with her, if George helps her find a match for Rose.
These two are adorable together, even as neither really trusts the other fully. George is finding that Annie, just being her, brings light and smiles into his life, and he’s amazed at all of the ‘nevers’ she has experienced. From a first ‘date’ at a honky tonk bar to a miniature horse wedding, he’s falling hard for Annie, and he’s discovering that his desire to ‘uncover’ Luke’s business dealings and secrets is waning. Perfectly fitting into this series, we get some background on Rose, a bit about Annie’s secrets, see her magic work on other new people and finally find the happy ending that is so deserved for both Annie and George
Title: The Perfect Hideaway
Author: Alys Murray
Series: Full Bloom Farm #3
Also in this series: The Magnolia Sisters, Sweet Pea Summer, Home at Summer's End
Genre: Contemporary Woman's Fiction, Family Saga, Friendship, Humor elements, Romantic Elements, Second Chance, Setting: American, Small Town
Published by: Bookouture
Published on: 11 August, 2020
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Annie Martin is thrilled to have moved from the hectic buzz of L.A. to the small town of Hillsboro, Northern California, where the most happening bar only plays honky-tonk and nowhere does a good matcha latte. But the best thing about Hillsboro? The Anderson sisters. At their noisy family dinners, Annie can almost forget the mistakes she made back in the city, trying to fit in.
Annie has repaid the sisters’ friendship with some obvious-but-effective matchmaking and now there’s only one Anderson still looking for love. But Rose is surprisingly prickly about an enforced happy-ever-after, and when a meticulously planned meet-cute ends drenched in the town fountain, Annie realizes this project calls for someone with a deeper knowledge of the Hillsboro bachelors.
Local reporter and all-around grouch George Barnett has been a thorn in Annie’s side since she came to town. He knows all too well that everyone has secrets and he thinks the story of why social media darling Annie Martin swapped stilettos for sneakers might be the scoop that makes his career. Annie is sure her skeletons are under triple lock and key, so she offers him an exclusive, if he’ll help her find a match for Rose.
But the more George and Annie try to control the love lives around them, the less they’re able to sway their own hearts. As Annie’s infectious laugh begins to bring down George’s barrier of surliness, can he open his heart and let her in for real? And can Annie be brave enough to trust the man who could be her future, with the secrets of her past?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.