Summer begins with Mary Kay Andrews, in this delightful summer read about flipping houses, and finding true love.
Hattie Kavanaugh went to work restoring homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at eighteen, married the boss’s son at twenty, and became a widow at twenty-five. Now, she’s passionate about her work, but that’s the only passion in her life. “Never love something that can’t love you back,” is advice her father-in-law gives her, but Hattie doesn’t follow it and falls head-over-heels for a money pit of a house. She’s determined to make it work, but disaster after disaster occurs, and Hattie’s dream might cost Kavanaugh & Son their livelihood. Hattie needs money, and fast.
When a slick Hollywood producer shows up in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: star in a beach house renovation reality show called The Homewreckers, cast against a male lead who may be a love interest, or may be the ultimate antagonist. Soon, there’s more at stake than bad pipes and dry rot: during the demolition, evidence comes to light that points to the mysterious disappearance of a young wife and mother years before.
With a burned out detective investigating the case, an arsonist on the loose, two men playing with her emotions, and layers upon layers of vintage wallpaper causing havoc, it’s a question of who will flip, who will flop, and if Hattie will ever get her happily-ever-after.
Hattie restores old homes in the Savannah, GA area. She failed miserably on her last one. She is determined to make a huge go with the next. Because of her loss on her last home, she is about broke. So, she agrees to a reality tv show about fixing up homes. This should help her overcome some losses. But, things do not go as planned. A wallet is found. It turns out to be the wallet of a young wife and mother who disappeared years ago. This could derail the whole project.
I am a HUGE MKA fan! And so, as you guessed…I LOVE THIS BOOK! It has bit of everything..romance, humor, great setting, sabotage and murder…yep…murder. No one does a better escape read than MKA!
The characters are fabulous. I adore Hattie! She makes mistakes and she goes a bit overboard to fix them. She gives it her all, even when she is backed against a wall…literally!
Add in the setting of Tybee..y’all…I love Tybee. I so want to go back. I could just picture the house and the river.
Need a good read to just escape…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today!
I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.