Title: Mr. Right Across the Street
Author: Kathryn Freeman
Publisher: One More Chapter
Publication date: January 22nd, 2021
Mia Abbott’s move to Manchester was supposed to give her time and space from all the disastrous romantic choices she’s made in her past. But then the hot guy who lives opposite – the one who works out every day at exactly 10 a.m., not that Mia has noticed thank-you-very-much – starts leaving notes in his window…for her.
Bar owner Luke Doyle has his own issues to deal with but as he shows Mia the sites of her new city he also shows her what real romance looks like for the first time. And when he cooks up a signature cocktail in her honour, she realises that the man behind the bar is even more enticing than any of his creations. And once she’s had a taste she knows it will never be enough!
I have read all of Kathryn Freeman’s books with One More Chapter and this one might be my favorite of all so far. I will also request her books because they are always adorable, relatable, and utterly charming.
First off, the characters in this book were so well rounded, fleshed out, and had very interesting back stories. The fun quirk to this book was that they communicated via signs written in the window a la the Taylor Swift music video for You Belong With Me. The side characters seriously add to the story and keep it going. Mia’s friendship her older neighbor Stan was my favorite relationship of the book, hands down. I don’t know if young person-old person friendships are a trope but if they are, it’s one of my favorites!
I don’t really have anything that I found to critique with this one! I loved it from start to finish and feel like Kathryn is great at creating chemistry between two people and making it super charming and adorable. The pacing made sense, the flow worked, and I read it all in one day. Definitely check this out if you’re a fan of contemporary romances, friends to lovers, and a quirky form of communication – all set in a bar!
Thank you to One More Chapter and Netgalley for an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Happy reading, folks!