Built to Last by Aurora Rey


When I first bought this I’d been waiting patiently for this since Aurora’s debut novel Winters Harbor in which i was captivated from the first chapter. I was not disappointed with ‘Built to Last’ in the least.

Authors Synopsis

Olivia Bennett is on the tenure track at Cornell University, the resident expert on Southern women writers. After moving to upstate New York from Atlanta, she falls in love with and purchases an old, run-down farmhouse. The only catch: she know s nothing about renovating a house, taking care of land, or snow . Joss Bauer is a New York native who grew up in her family’s construction business. She has a soft spot for old houses, but no patience for overpaid debutantes who want to play at country living. W hen Olivia hires Joss to do the renovations on her new home, the sparks fly, in more ways than one. It turns out both women have a lot to learn about life, love, and the meaning of home. But when a scandal threatens Olivia’s professional reputation, it puts her priorities and her new found love on the line.

My Synopsis

Aurora tells the love story of Joss Bauer & Olivia Bennett. Olivia buys an old Farmhouse and hires Joss, the local contractor, to restore it to its former glory. There is an instantaneous attraction between these two women. Although there is the minor issue of Olivia being a academic, Southern Belle that come from money… all thing that seem to irritate Joss. But Olivia has her sights on Joss and she’s can make anyone love her right?

My Review

I was captivated from the start and ended up finishing the story in one sitting. I loved the characters, especially Joss. There was something about Joss that made me want to get to know her more, become her friend. She is definatley someone I can relate to in lots of ways. When I was finished I was left fantasizing about Olivia & Joss’s future of Farmhouse, Goats and Children.

I give it 5 stars.

Patiently waiting Aurora Rey next release in February.


I decided to finish my review on ‘Built to Last’ after reading Aurora Rey’s Blog entry this morning…

This to is worth a read: https://aurorarey.com/2016/08/29/how-do-you-solve-a-problem-like-aurora/


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