Publication Date: February 18, 2019 Publisher: Hallmark Publishing
Some of the best things in life are worth the wait…
Fiona Rangely loves her fast-paced life as a high-end real estate broker in New York City. Or at least, she does until her boyfriend dumps her, claiming that he doesn’t get enough of her time.
She retreats to her family’s quaint Vermont Inn to evaluate her life…but her ex-boyfriend soon shows up with a brand new girlfriend. Fiona quickly devises a plan to win him back: pretend the handsome and laid-back head chef Derek is her new boyfriend!
Will her ex realize what he’s missing? And will Fiona herself start seeing life–and love—in a new light?
Fake relationships/marriages is one of my favorite tropes. I just adore the thought of two people starting a fake relationship to fool parents or to make exes jealous…and then falling for each other themselves for real? Swoon! This story was crazy from start to finish. For Hallmark, I felt like this was extra dramatic! But I loved it!
The characters were everything I needed and more. Fiona’s character was the best. I loved her development and the realization that she didn’t even want her ex anymore was perfection. I think out of all of them, Kacy Cross wrote Fiona the best. She wrote Fiona like she had personally experienced something like this before and it made the story that much more real for me.
My favorite part of this novel was the sweetness of the romance. It wasn’t too strong but it wasn’t too much either. It was really a wonderful moment to see how the story of Fiona and Derek was going to play out. As the head chef, he knows he’s too busy and it’s almost like a forbidden love story at some parts.
The only reason why I didn’t give this book five-stars is because I wish it was a little longer! It was only 182 pages and I wish it would just keep going and going. I think ultimately it was wrapped up well and the story was great, but I would’ve liked a little more.
Overall, I’d recommend this book to anyone. This was a good story for any age. Moonlight in Vermont was the perfect book to get me excited for the rest of Kacy Cross’ books!
Number of Books Read: 22
Avg. Rating of the books: 3.86/5 stars
Five Star Ratings: 5/22
*five star ratings are bold
Confessions of a Naughty Nanny by Piper Rayne (The Baileys #6)
Kiss Me Not by Emma Hart (Kiss Me #1)
Kiss Me Tonight by Emma Hart (Kiss Me #2)
Kiss Me Again by Emma Hart (Kiss Me #3)
Moonlight in Vermont by Kacy Cross
Ten Days Gone by Beverly Long (A.L. McKittridge #1)
A Country Wedding by Leigh Duncan
You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks
Love Locks by Cory Martin
Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales
Beach Wedding Weekend by Rachel Magee
Love by Chance by Kacy Cross
Sunrise Cabin by Stacey Donovan
Nothing But Trouble by Amy Andrews (Creedence, Colorado #1)
The Trouble With Christmas by Amy Andrews (Creedence, Colorado #2)
A Forgotten Murder by Jude Deveraux
The Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne
Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth
The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren
A Simple Wedding by Leigh Duncan
Royal Savage by Victoria Ashley (Savage & Ink #1)
Beautiful Savage by Victoria Ashley (Savage & Ink #2)
So, I took some time off with these two months. Well, mostly April. I only read two books in April because I hit a rut (of course during quarantine), but we’re back now! Here’s to a happier time reading in May!