Book Review: Barefoot on a Starlit Night by Jo McNally

Bridget McKinnon would do anything for her feisty ailing grandma Maura. She’ll even stay close to home and serve up green beer in the Purple Shamrock instead of pursuing her own culinary dreams. But money’s tight. So when a stranger with a sexy brogue asks about the apartment she’s renting out, Bridget hopes she’s landed a little piece of Irish luck…only to find she’s knee-deep in a crazy plan that’s turning her life upside down.

College professor Finn O’Hearn needs this job in Rendezvous Falls—his visa may depend on it. If he can convince his beautiful but tightly wound landlord to be his pretend fiancée, his boss will be happy—as will Bridget’s matchmaking grandma and her meddling book club. Finn and Bridget fool (almost) everyone with their sizzling glances and toe-curling kisses…even as they tell themselves it’s only make-believe.

Playing a part has never been so easy. But when love is real, it’s time to find the courage to start playing by heart…
This was such a fun book to read. I love when there is a hidden plot that you need others to help you with. Right away Finn comes off as a likable character who needs the help of Bridget. You'll wonder at first why he'd pick Bridget to help him with his plot because let's be real, the woman has some issues. She's very unlikable at first and you kind of have to push through and understand why. Once you do you'll find yourself enjoying her character much more and will see her for the person she really is. 

It's kind of a good lesson to learn that maybe we should judge people before we really get to know them. Sometimes they come off as rude and standoffish when really they are overworked and fearful. So much is going on in Bridget's life and she has trouble dealing with the small stuff. As you understand her more you'll find yourself really liking them as a couple. 

I felt for poor Finn. His boss was not the type of person I'd call a friend. 

You'll love how these two interact and watching them fall in love is so sweet and funny. I'm glad Bridget has someone in her life to helping her lighten her load and Finn needs to find love with someone who truly loves him. 

If you haven't yet read this series you really should. It's such a sweet small-town romance at its best. Have any of you read her?


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