My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book is perfect for those times when you are in need of some authentic, uplifting, and rewarding entertainment! Nichols does a great job painting a multi-dimensional picture of small town life. I personally find a romance that centers around ordinary people (rather than billionaires and super models) a refreshing change.
I really liked both Riley and Meg while alternately wanting to grab and shake them both from time to time when they did something stubborn or stupid. I’ve never read a secret baby novel before and found myself thinking about the decision to keep such a monumental secret from the father. I have to admit that colored my perceptions about Meg and I definitely thought Riley had quite a bit to be angry about.
Nichols handles their reconciliation in a way that is both deft and fulfilling. Lots of good humor make this a very fun read!
This is a wonderfully touching and down-to-earth debut and I think Nichols has some serious chops. I’d definitely read a second book by Ms. Nichols.