Book Club Thursday: Reading Challenge 2020

Welcome back to #BookClubThursday! 

Reading Challenge 

Clearing Off the Book Shelves 
An author whose books you are +2 behind on 
Read any new to you author 
Any series you are +2 behind on 
Start a new series 
Read a book you’ve had for six months or less 
Read a book you’ve had for over a year 
Read a book you’ve had for over five years 
Read a book you keep meaning to read 

Anything Goes 
Just Because 
Double Dip 
Recommended by 
Second Chance previous read author 
Try again (a book you one gave up on) 
I really tried, but… 

Cover you don’t like 
Mismatch (the cover doesn’t fit book) 
Trifecta (cover title & book theme =perfection) 
Single Person 
Body Parts (head only, torso only, etc ) 

I picked this challenge to do:
Read any new to you author from the Clearing off the Bookshelves list

Abby Callier is more in love with Shakespearean heroes than any real man, and she’s beginning to wonder if there is life for her outside the pages of a book. It doesn’t help that her esteemed parents tend to view her as they would one of their science experiments gone wrong. On the eve of finishing her dissertation, she escapes her staid existence to live in the house she inherited from her Great Aunt Evie in the small town of Echo Springs, Colorado. Because, let’s face it, when a woman starts comparing her life to horror films, it might be time for a break.

Sheriff Nate Barnes believes in law and order and carefully building the life you want. In his spare time, he has been remodeling his house in the hope that one day it will be filled with the family he makes. But Nate doesn’t like drama or complications and tends to avoid them at all costs. And yet, when Miss Abigail Callier, his newest neighbor, beans him with a nine iron, he can’t help but wonder if she might just be the complication he’s been searching for all along. It doesn’t hurt that he discovers a journal hidden away by the previous tenant and decides to use Old Man Turner’s advice to romance Abby into his life.
Abby never expected her next-door neighbor, the newly dubbed Sheriff Stud Muffin, to be just the distraction her world needed.

The problem is she doesn’t know whether she should make Echo Springs her home, or if this town is just a stopover point in her life’s trajectory. And she doesn’t want to tell Nate that she might not be sticking around—even though she should because it’s the right thing to do, the honest thing—because then all the scintillatingly hot kisses with the Sheriff will come to an abrupt halt. Did she mention that he’s a really great kisser?
I'm always on the hunt for new to me authors so when I was going through my email and found this book come up I thought...maybe and moved on. I didn't delete the email, I just left it for later. Throughout the day it came to me and finally I decided to get it. 

I'm so glad that I did. 

From the minute Abby tried to hit Nate with a golf club I was hooked. These two are perfect for each other even if they didn't know it. I did. I liked how they interacted together. They respected each other and let the romance build. 

Both of them have their issues and you see that in some of the ways they are with each other but you can also see that even though they are trying to protect themselves they really care about the other person. 

It was nice seeing Abby make friends. It's something she really didn't have in her life and she needs. Come to Echo Springs gives her roots. A place to belong. People to be close to and friends with. 

I really liked the people of the town and enjoyed The Fixer Upper enough to want more of Echo Springs. I can't wait for the next book in the series. 

Have any of you read Maggie Mae Gallagher before? If so, what did you think?

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