Can two people still looking to find themselves and their place in the world, find happiness with each other? This is a very delightful RomCom about an adopted Vietnamese woman and a world globing investigative journalist. Appealing characters, amusing banter, funny scenes and a provocative story make it a wonderful read.
Anh Nhi Walsh, third daughter of a married Vietnamese couple was given up for adoption at birth to an Irish American couple, both renowned therapists. I think her adopted paternal grandmother was Jewish. Being the only Vietnamese in a small Connecticut town, she has always felt out of place, but is a very kind person and is a desired PA. She is very good at whipping boyfriends into shape, but then they break up and immediately find their "one". But her last ex, Clark was the last straw. Shortly after breaking off their engagement, he is engaged to another and is using all of Ahn's plans and vendors for his "new" wedding, refusing to return her share of the deposits and even her grandmother's wedding dress was altered for the new bride. She accepts a temporary position in Rome, to find herself, but it turns out not to be in Rome, Italy, but Rome, Rhode Island. And the cabin that she is renting, is unexpectedly occupied by its owner, who was suppose to be in China, but had been injured and sent home.
Investigative journalist Emmett's mother died when he was young and he was raised by an indifferent father. He never planned on any kind of relationship with a woman, but when he found out that he had a daughter, Paisley, there was already a step Dad in the picture and an Uncle. Paisley's mother was recently killed in an auto accident, and as a teen she is really having problems coping, despite having three dads. Emmett was injured during his last assignment and is having problem finding his place in his daughter's life. Ahn is a wonderful distracting. But is that all she is? Can he be the man she needs or will he screw it up?
This is a very sweet romance and I hope there will be a second about Ahn finding her biological sisters. I won a copy of this book from Kensington Books. This is my unbiased and voluntary review.