A Shot At Love by T.B. Markinson

Great start to a new series!

What was the book about?:
Josie’s career is over as a speechwriter for American politics. She decides to take a break from her American life and head to her Mum in the Cotswolds for some space and soul searching. She’s not looking for romance, just a place to hide out until she can move forward with her life, that is until she meets Harriet.

Harriet is fresh from a divorce and looking for an escape when her uncle offers up the chance to run her own ‘small town’ newspaper. She jumps at the chance and is settling into her life in the village.

When Harriet and Josie meet, they have a connection from the very beginning. But with Josie not looking for romance and Harriet not believing anyone like Josie could want her for more than friendship, can they ever really make it work?

Featured Tropes:
Transatlantic, Femme-Femme

Book Strengths:
I am really on board with the new style of each book in the series, having a different author. From reading them in the past, I think the authors draw strengths from each other, and the series, in general, turns out great.

This book is so very charming and would be perfect for a holiday read while lying by the pool or on the beach. It’s funny, and the characters are really well-formed. I especially liked the secondary characters and the central location being in the pub. It gave it a great British feel and set the scene to the humour of the locals and their antics.

My favourite part of the book was the epilogue, which tends to be the case in most books. But this epilogue, in particular, was really great.

Book Weaknesses:
I felt the book lagged a little in the beginning. After the 20% mark it picked up, and I settled in for a great read. At one point the conflict between Eugeuie and Harriet felt a little much, but by the end, I liked that it was part of the story.

Character Chemistry:
The chemistry between Josie and Harriett was tremendous, and I enjoyed all the moments where they were on their own. Look out for the tree moment… Wow!

Heat Rating: 🔥🔥🔥

I really enjoyed A Shot at Love, and I think this is already shaping up to be a great series. I can’t wait to see what Clare Lydon and Harper Bliss have in store for the next two books.

Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


If you would like to buy a copy of  A Shot At Love please follow the links below:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon AU

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