Oh this book grabbed my heart from page one and didn't let go the entire time. Love at First is the story of Will and Nora. After an almost meeting years ago, the two are reunited when Will inherits an apartment in Nora's building from an uncle he didn't really know and who wanted nothing to do with him. While attraction is instant, the two find themselves on opposing sides as to what should happen with the apartment. Will wants to flip it to a vacation rental. Nora sees it as part of a family that encompasses the whole building.
There are so many wonderful things about this book. Part of what I loved so much were the connections within the pages. Nora's neighbors are fantastic. They all make up a found family for one another that just made you feel warm inside. During a time when so many of us are disconnected and separated from one another, I loved the interactions and support they gave each other. I laughed many times. Then there are the friendships. Nora's best friend is that cheerleader of a girlfriend we all want. And Will finds a best friend in the most unexpected of places. Finally, the connection they have with each other. They way they become friends before becoming more. And the chemistry is definitely there. It just got to me in a big way.
Clayborn's writing is uplifting and masterful. This book will give you that escape and fill your heart with joy. I think anyone who is looking for something to make them happy will enjoy this one. Highly recommend!
Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington for an ARC of this book. The opinions here are my own.