I’ve been author-crushing on Nicola Rendell since I fell in love with her Jimmy from “Hail Mary.” My fingers auto-bought “Just Like That” and I was soooo NOT disappointed. There was one teeny, tiny hiccup in my one-sided fake relationship with Ms. Rendell, but I ain’t gonna let that hold me back from soon-gorging on this new baby:
Isn’t he precious? The man on the new cover, I mean. The chihuahua? Well! Makes me wanna one-click right now (pssst, links are below!).
It’s coming out a million years from now… okay, no. But it feels like it – AUGUST 7TH! Mark your calendars with me!
On the roof of a house outside Truelove, Maine, master carpenter Max Doyle looks down through a skylight and sees the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on. She’s naked, she’s gorgeous, and everything about her is perfect, down to the ball-busting tattoo of a rose that wraps around her hip. But it isn’t just any woman making his knees buckle. It’s his best friend, Rosie Madden. And as he stands there, mesmerized and precariously close to toppling off the roof, he knows he’ll never, ever be able to look at her the same way again.
Rosie can’t help but notice that Max is suddenly acting very strange—lots of long stares, totally tongue-tied, and not at all like the slightly cocky hunk she’s proud to call her best friend. She can’t figure it out, until later that night when Max rescues her from the world’s worst date, challenges her to a game of pool, and shows her just exactly what she’s got him thinking about. Repeatedly.
But life is complicated. Rosie’s cat, Julia Caesar, wants to eat Max’s dog Cupcake for an afternoon snack. A dream job threatens to pull them apart. And another glance through the skylight changes everything, one more time. Yet try as they might, they can’t go back to being just friends, because falling in love with the one you’ve always adored?
It feels so good.
Coming August 7th!