About the book: From the outside, Kirk and Jamie appear to have a beautiful home and the perfect marriage. Inside, the aging Craftsman is falling apart, their marriage is crumbling from neglect, and Jamie Royce wants out! Kirk, on the other hand, isn’t ready to give up on either the house or their relationship.
With their divorce scheduled for the day after their daughter’s high school graduation, Jamie and Kirk have to fix the home’s problems to lift their selling price out of the basement. Working to renovate the home together, they discover secrets—in the home, in their marriage, and in the fertility clinic that helped give them their daughter—and find themselves questioning what true love really is.
My review: This book is cute and creative! I really enjoyed reading it.
Jamie and Kirk were great characters. I loved the way that their relationship was kind of like their house...old, tired, and not everything worked anymore. They were staying together at this point, partly from habit and party for their teenage daughter Kerrigan. I really liked Jamie, she had kept trying to hold things together for their marriage and also for their house, but eventually, things got to be too much for her and she told Kirk that she wanted a divorce and she wanted to sell the only home they had ever lived in.
Kirk was great too! I loved the way that he never gave up hope that they could find a way to fix both their marriage and their home. Pretty much everything he did, whether it was going to the job he hated or any of the fixing up around the house was really for Jamie and to keep their family together.
I loved the way that as the story goes along, the house becomes almost a character as well. I loved the way it had secrets that Jamie and Kirk were able to find and add to as well.
The plot of this one is cute, and it moves along pretty quickly. It's cute, clean and fun! Make sure to grab a copy to read!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Labels: Clean Romance, Maria Hoagland