Published October 16th 2018
Zane has it all planned out: land the perfect Meet Cute, fall in love, and live happily ever after.
Should be simple enough if he put his mind to it. A little creativity and some thinking outside of the box, and voila, he’d be married to the woman of his dreams.
It would be perfect.
And it would be before his visa ran out.
But why are his feelings running wild now that the pressure’s on? Why is his picture-perfect plan turning into a muddled mess of morphed metaphors he can’t make sense of anymore?
Just as well he’s met an English professor to help. And even though their first meet is anything but cute, this down-to-earth teacher may just be the realist Zane needs to ground him and give him a shot at love after all.
Anyta Sunday has outdone herself yet again. This book is solid gold. It’s a little bit cheesy, very sweet and the most feel-good book I’ve read this year. I smiled from start to finish.
The characters are everything. Zane is the sole narrator of this story, and he is simply stunning. Charming, unintentionally hilarious, and a completely hopeless romantic; working against the clock to find, fall for and marry the love of his life. He’s certainly not as unintelligent as he thinks he is, he’s more naive than anything else, but he’s so incredibly oblivious to the way his new friend Beckett feels about him. He’s even more oblivious to his own feelings towards Beckett, believing with such certainty for so long that their “bromance” is just a glorious friendship, until the truth of it smacks him in the face.
Beckett really is the “broken bull” that his neighbour, Darla (forever a scene-stealer), says he is. Divorced and jaded, he doesn’t believe in love anymore. Or more accurately, he wants to shut himself away from the possibility of being hurt by love again. So when this beautiful, brash, straight man lands on the doorstep of his neatly structured life, it turns his world upside down. Zane may be his polar opposite, but he’s the ray of light Beckett needed to see the fun and adventure the world still has to offer.
Beckett can see what Zane’s feelings are long before Zane himself does, but thankfully Beckett has the patience to wait for Zane to come to his own realisations. Yes, it takes time, but Anyta Sunday is the Queen of Slow-burn for a reason. Zane and Beckett’s journey is paced to perfection.
This is a book, and a series, that I will gladly read over and over again. Something to reach for whenever I need something warm and cozy to sink into, with characters that capture me every single time.