Title: August Blues
Author: Amey Zeigler
Genre: Contemporary Romance
As a daughter of a bestselling novelist, Annie Shaw is determined to establish herself as a romance author apart from her father's name. When a career-threatening review sends her on vacation at Deerbourne Inn, she wonders if she should quit writing.
Book critic Zane Barrett hates all things romance—especially novels. Every August, he travels to Willow Springs, Vermont, to cope with a loss he's never relinquished.
When the two meet in the idyllic town, even Zane admits they've fallen victim to love at first sight. But what will happen when Annie discovers her hated critic and the perfect man are one and the same?
Being the daughter of a famous author, Annie Shaw wants to make it as an author, but not by riding her father's coattails. She uses a pen name instead and everything looks promising until she receives a scathing review on her upcoming release. Now, she's second-guessing herself and her writing talent. She needs a break so taking her agent's advice, she books a one-week stay at the charming Deerbourne Inn. She meets Zane Barrett in his father's bookstore and a connection is made. What Annie doesn't realize is Zane is the reviewer who tore apart her book. Will she still fall for him when the truth is revealed? Can she and Zane heal each other's hearts or will they depart shrouded in August blues?
August Blues is a heartwarming bookish romance I read in one sitting. It starts out as enemies-to-lovers romance but it flourishes into something much more complex. Can you love someone who is your worst critic? Amey Zeigler answers with a resounding 'yes' and I agree wholeheartedly. Love is not easy, especially when your lover sees all your flaws. The true nature of love lies in truth and helping each other grow. This kind of love is not seen much in romance these days and I wish it was done more. With a tight cast of characters, August Blues is a riveting romance. The plot moves at a good pace with plenty of humor, heartache, and emotion. Fans of Kate Hewitt will love August Blues. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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Amey loves writing about different places because she grew up moving all around the United States. In her books, she explores the whole world. She writes sweet/clean contemporary romance with younger protagonists and steamy-clean mysteries. The Swiss Mishap, a romantic comedy, won a Swoony for 2019’s Best New Adult Contemporary Romance and won third place in the OCCRWA’s Book Buyer’s Best Contest.
She lives with her husband and three children near Austin, TX. Follow her on IG, Twitter or BookBub @ameyzeigler and sign up for her newsletter at www.ameyzeigler.com
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N