I first read an excerpt of RomeAntically Challenged on BookishFirst.com and did not want to stop reading. I fell in love with the characters right away. Now that I've finished the book, I can say I loved it even more than I thought I would. Annie is such a deep and complex character, dealing with growing up Asian in a white adoptive family and feeling like she never completely fit anywhere. Emmitt was funny and charming but also sweet and sensitive. I loved the development of their relationship so it felt quite natural. I also enjoyed that there was so much more to the story like Annie's broken engagement, Emmitt's daughter and her two other dads. This was such a beautiful exploration of love in all forms - familial, romantic and friendship. It's about loving someone enough to trust them and to love them no matter what. I'm so happy to see that it's the first in the series because I want to see where Annie and Emmitt head next. I'm also hoping Levi and Gray find love in one of the next books. Add this to your 2020 TBR when you want a quick, sweet read. Available July 28th!
From the Publisher:
Marina Adair’s Romeantically Challenged is a humorous and heartening take on Three Men and a Baby meets 27 Dresses, in which a newly single physician's assistant who sets out on an exotic—and man-free—adventure gets stranded in a coastal Rhode Island town full of eccentric residents, nosy neighbors, and an infuriatingly sexy roommate who makes her question her man-free diet.
Thank you to Kensington Books for the Advance Reader's Edition in exchange for my honest review.