Growing up the lone Asian in a community of WASPs, Annie has always felt out of place. Her solution? Start a family of her own. Not easy when every man she’s dated, including her ex-fiancée, finds “his person” right after breaking up with Annie. Even worse than canceling the wedding eight weeks beforehand? Learning the “other woman” plans to walk down the aisle wearing her wedding gown. New plan—find a fresh, man-free start. Too bad her exit strategy unexpectedly lands her working at a hospital in Rome, Rhode Island, rather than Rome, Italy, and sharing a cabin with a big, brooding, and annoyingly hot male roommate.
Home on medical leave after covering a literally explosive story in China, investigative photojournalist Emmitt embarks on his most important assignment—cementing his place in his daughter’s life. Three men and a baby might work in the movies, but with a stepdad and devoted uncle competing for Paisley’s attention, Emmitt has lost his place at the family table. Then there’s the adorably sexy squatter in his cabin, who poses another problem, one he’d very much like to solve up close and personal. But he can’t win—Annie has sworn off men, Paisley’s gone boy crazy, and Emmitt’s estranged father reappears with a secret that changes everything.
Annie and Emmitt are about to discover love comes in many forms, and sometimes the best families are the ones we make.
I love enemies to lovers stories and after reading the firstlook I really thought this book would be the perfect romcom read. Unfortunately the story seemed to drag for me. I mean everything seemed fine in theory, but the execution of it just left me bored! I had to keep forcing myself to read to get through this one and even had to take breaks to read other books to try to refresh. No matter how optimistic I would be going back into the story, it just never hit home with me. It also really annoyed me that Emmitt knew and even talked about how Anh hates being called Annie and only does it to make other people happy, YET he turns around and calls her Annie over half of the time himself. I mean seriously, why? I hate that I didn't like this one more. It had great potential.
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