Maggie never picks the right guys. Her first serious boyfriend dumped her in front of the whole town when he brought home another woman. Her second massive crush was on a man who came into her diner. She told everyone about him...only to find out that he was a priest.
It certainly made things interesting around town. She's half mortified and half non-nonchalant over it. It could have happened to anyone. As the year passes, she has a few horrific first dates. She envies the life of her twin - her happiness in marriage and her child. Maggie just wants what Christy has. Her mother's nagging doesn't help either.
Then Maggie's rescued by a loner. Malone doesn't talk much. He gets straight to the point. He's gruff, but he has a softer side. Maggie finds herself drawn to him. Could he be Mr. Right?
My Thoughts: Equally funny and sweet, I couldn't out this book down. I loved the small town charm, where it's hard to keep a secret from anyone. I really liked Maggie - she's quirky. Her thoughts just tumble out of her mouth, sometimes before she thinks about what she's saying. I felt her pain and her longing for a different life, but I also liked how she could be a tower of strength.
I found Malone funny as the strong silent type of New England man. I liked watching the chemistry between them spark and build.
Cover Thoughts: Cute - I like this updated cover. It's captures the idea of the book, but it's not how I imaged either character.
Side Note: There's a moment in the story where I cried and cried.