I am really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Wild Love, the first book in the Forever Adirondacks series by Lauren Accardo. I received a free electronic copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Berkley and Lauren Accardo for letting me be a part of this tour!
Author: Lauren Accardo
Published by: Berkley
Released: May 25, 2021
Source: Electronic Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: A down-on-her-luck city girl searches for new purpose among the shelves of a failing bookstore in the quaint town of Pine Ridge, New York--until a forbidden love tempts her to go off-book.
When life sets fire to your happily ever after, you ditch your cheating boyfriend, trade in the city life for the off-the-grid seclusion of your mother's bookstore in the mountains...and try to resist your attraction to the brooding town mechanic you accidentally got into a fender bender with outside the local bar. Sydney Walsh might be falling head over heels for the romance novels she's stocking up to rebuild The Loving Page, but she has no delusions about actually starring in one. That chapter has closed.
Beneath Sam Kirkland's gruff mountain-man exterior lies a gentle heart and a burning desire for the woman he knows he can't have. He's made promises that anchor him to the past, making romance off-limits. And he accepted that--until Sydney came crashing into his life.
Sam can't do a relationship right now. Sydney doesn't have the wherewithal to believe in one. But when you meet the right person, the wrong circumstances don't matter. Even when the world seems to be doing its best to keep them apart, their real, one-of-a-kind love is worth fighting for. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: I knew I was going to have a good time with this book as soon as I read the synopsis. It had so many buzz words for me: a bookstore, a quaint, small town, and a brooding mechanic! The synopsis did not steer me wrong. I had such a sweet time with this one. It's a great debut. I can't wait to see what Lauren Accardo does next.
Sydney is dealing with a broken heart, which is why she's escaped to this small town to help her mother. She's not ready for love again, which is part of what makes this romance so satisfying. It's a slow burn. I love a good slow burn.
I also love any book that features books, so I really enjoyed how Sydney was working in bookstore, especially one that features romance novels. Not only did I like the bookstore setting, but I also loved the small town setting. Small towns are always filled with quirky kind of characters and they just make a story that much more fun.
I also liked or love interest, Sam Kirkland. I knew I was going to like him as soon as I saw brooding town mechanic. Sometimes, you just know.
I'm a fan of Wild Love. I thought it was really cute, really sweet. It was exactly what I wanted. I'd definitely recommend giving it a read. I'm gonna be on the lookout for Lauren Accardo's next book.
Lauren Accardo writes steamy contemporary romance featuring strong women and the men who love them. Originally from Western New York, Lauren now lives in Queens with her stand-up-comic husband. She loves karaoke, cake, and the Adirondack Mountains, where her debut novel, Wild Love, takes place.
Thanks so much for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for Wild Love by Lauren Accardo. Thanks so much to Berkley and Lauren Accardo for letting me be a part of the tour. I'd definitely recommend giving this one a grab off the shelf and read. It's a great debut.