About the book: With the encouragement of her beloved Aunt Mitzi, plain and overlooked Paige James left her hometown of Bella Port ten years ago and never looked back. But free-spirited Aunt Mitzi had plans for Paige to stop being pushed into the background. Those plans included leaving Paige as sole heir to her fortune and owner of her bookstore, Paige’s Turn. Begrudgingly, Paige returns home to fulfill her aunt’s last wishes, no longer the girl who’d left in baggy jeans and an ill-fitting t-shirt.
Paige discovers, though, that Mitzi’s last wishes include a lot of meddling in her love life. From the grave, and with the help of some friends, Mitzi has set out to make sure Paige and Bella Port’s most eligible bachelor, Sam Kennedy, find true love together. What Mitzi didn’t foresee is the firestorm and gossip she created that paints Paige as a swindler and liar, leaving Sam to wonder about the grown woman Paige has become. It doesn’t help when Paige fires him after their first meeting. But as friendship blossoms between Paige and Sam, they find each other hard to resist.
Was Mitzi right about the two of them? Will Paige finally have her turn?
My review: I just love the cover of this one! It's got such a fun summer vibe to it. I love the whole ocean and beach theme. And the book inside this one is just as great as the cover!
I loved Paige in this story. Her life was not perfect by any means. Her whole family pretty much turned against her, even before they found out that her aunt had left her everything. And it only got worse when they found out. So moving home to live in the mansion that her aunt left her was not a pleasant thought. She thought she'd have at least one friend, Sam, but it seemed that even he had turned against her. Unfortunately, she had promised her aunt that she'd stay for at least a year. The only bright spot in her life is her aunt's bookstore, Paige's Turn. Such a clever name and also her namesake.
I loved the plot of this one. Just when it seemed as though everything was against Paige and she couldn't keep going, things turned around and worked out. Every time.
I love the scene with Sam when she's just moved there, oh my word, so funny! I loved how she told him off and fired him, so many times. Sam was not the perfect man by any means, but he was perfect for Paige, even when he didn't think so.
And her family...those scenes kept me laughing. I really loved it when Paige started channeling just what her Aunt Mitzi would have done. She really is such a fun and spunky character.
I loved everything about this one! Can't wait to read more by this author!
I bought this one when Amazon had it for free.
Purchase link: Amazon
Labels: Clean Romance, Jennifer Peel