Second Chance Romance and Found Family

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This standalone novel is more than a romance. It's also a story of found family, grief, self-reflection, and growth.

Will first heard Nora's voice on a day that stands out in his memory for a number of reasons. He hears her voice again (he thinks) when he is at the apartment he just inherited. He is hoping to get rid of his inheritance as quickly as possible and Nora has other ideas.

What follows is a second chance (although they never really met-so it's more like a missed opportunity second chance) and a little bit of enemies to lovers romance in Chicago (I love Chicago!). There are also some wonderful side characters both from Will's work and who live in the building itself.

There were parts of the book that were really reflective about both love and how Will and Nora were sharped by love in their life and how that impacted how they engage in the world. While the reflections slowed the pace of the book, I enjoyed their thoughtfulness and how they inspired me to engage in some of my own reflections on the many different ways our pasts can shape us.

Thanks to BookishFirst, NetGalley, and Kensington Books for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.