Single and proud of it! Oh, oops…
As a Certified Professional Organizer, everything in Paige Parker’s world is as it should be. Perfect apartment, perfect office, perfect life. And now, the perfect vacation is planned to honor Singles Day. After all, what’s better than celebrating her pride in being single? Because who needs a man anyway? They have zero taste in quality television, leave the toilet seat up, and sleep with your best friend. No thanks. Her life is fine just the way it is.
As the owner of a now-dormant bed & breakfast, Lucas Croft’s life is simple and quiet. It’s only him and his five-year-old daughter, which is just the way he likes it. Because who needs a woman anyway? They nag you to clean up your stuff, want the toilet seat put down, and expect the dishes to be done the same day the meal is cooked. No thanks. His life is fine just the way it is.
But when Paige books a room that Lucas’ well-intentioned sister listed without his knowledge, their two worlds collide. If they can survive the week together, they just might discover exactly what they’ve both been missing.
Title: Happy Singles Day
Author: Ann Marie Walker
Publication Date: February 19, 2021
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
This book was really cute. Not quite what I was expecting, but still cute.
I liked the plot of this book. It was fun to watch workaholic Paige attempt to relax and let loose for a while. I loved every time she organized something in Lucas’ place. It made me laugh because it’s totally something I would do.
The enemy portion of this book doesn’t last very long. I definitely wish we could have gotten more banter or tension from it, but Paige and Lucas were so cute together, I almost couldn’t be mad about it.
I also need to point out that the whole Singles Day thing doesn’t actually come up. much in the book. Like, Paige books a trip in the name of Singles Day but then doesn’t seem to think about it anymore. An attempt to celebrate the day is made, but not very much of one. Again, I almost can’t be mad about it since the scene we get instead is so nice and sweet, but it bugged me a bit.
Maddie, Liam’s 5-year-old daughter, was cute, but um, her dialogue didn’t match her age. Some of the things she said made sense, the rest of it…yeah, it sounded like she was 12 or 20. Nevertheless, she was a nice addition to the story.
Overall, this was a cute book. The romance was sweet (and a little heated) and the ending was nice. Made me want to B&B jump in search of a hot owner.