Title: My First My Last My Only (Granite Cove Book 1)
Author: Denise Carbo
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Small-Town Romance
Socially awkward and prone to accidents, Franny Dawson has a brand-new project: herself. Owning the local bakery, The Sweet Spot, has taken all her time and energy and she's neglected the social aspects of her life. The small lakeside town of Granite Cove, New Hampshire is full of quirky residents eager to help and hinder her new plan. Mitch Atwater, an award-winning director, returns to town. He has an agenda of his own and is wreaking havoc with her goals and her heart. Can Franny outwit her nemesis, overcome her perfect sister's surprise return, and escape the cocoon of her own insecurities to take a chance on love and get her very own happily ever after?
The last person Franny Dawson expected to see at her mother’s party is her high school crush, Mitch Atwater. He’s returned to Granite Cove an award-winning director and all Franny wants to do is escape his heart-stopping gaze. Franny backs away and bumps smack into her arch-nemesis, spilling on her beautiful outfit. Yup, Franny’s accident-proneness flares up, much to her own mortification. What to do, what to do, what else is there to do except try to avoid Mitch at all costs. Yet, he seems to be seeking her out. With Franny’s new plan for self-improvement, she sets out to jettison her own insecurities and find her own happily ever after. Can she overcome all the obstacles between her and her very own happiness, or will she be the socially awkward Franny forever?
My First My Last My Only is a touching small-town romance I inhaled in two sittings. The characters are ones you’ll relate to and for me, I connected with Franny right away. Her inner dialogue kept me in stitches as she comes face-to-face with her arch-nemesis and her high school crush. I kept rooting for her as she encountered overly helpful townsfolk trying to bring her and Mitch together. Denise Carbo plunges the reader in the small town of Granite Cove with her descriptive narration and quirky characters. I didn’t want to leave. The plot moves at a good pace with plenty of conflicts to feed any reader’s desire. The romance is very much a slow-build but at the same time, it’s a second-chance romance that I loved. The ending was satisfying with room for more stories in the series. If you are a lover of Hallmark films, you’ll adore My First My Last My Only. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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Denise Carbo writes Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Contemporary Romance. She is a voracious reader, loves to travel, is fascinated by the supernatural, and enjoys figuring out the culprit of books and movies before the ending is revealed.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing and lives in a small, picturesque New England town with her high school sweetheart and their three amazing sons.
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