Sometimes it’s really nice to just settle down with a lovely second-chance romance, and let the real world disappear for a while. That’s what I was able to do with Twice Shy by Aurora Rey.
This is a low angst romantic novel about two women in their late forties/early fifties. Amanda is a baker looking to remodel her bakery, and Quinn is an architect hired to do the remodelling. There is chemistry between the two from the moment they meet, but the romance develops slowly in the story. The angst mostly comes from an interfering ex, but also a bit from the college age kids of Amanda. There are also some pretty steamy scenes between Amanda and Quinn as the romance develops, but that is not surprising from this author. Ms. Rey even lets the reader visit with characters from several of her other novels, since they are secondary characters in this tale, and this book is set in the same area as the other novels.
This is an adorable and easy to read love story from an author who is an expert at writing beautiful and low-angst romantic tales. If you need a break from real life and like to read this style of romance, then definitely get this book.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.