eARC Review – Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score

Title: Maggie Moves On

Author: Lucy Score

Publisher: Forever

Publication date: June 21st, 2022

416 pages

5/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

Can these opposites turn up the heat… without burning down the house?

House-flipping sensation and YouTube star Maggie Nichols can’t wait to dig into her next challenge. Arriving in tiny Kinship, Idaho, with only a cot and a coffeemaker, Maggie is prepared to restore a crumbling Victorian mansion in four months or less. She has her to-do lists, her blueprints, and her team. What she doesn’t have is time for sexy, laid-back landscaper Silas Wright.

The man takes flirtation to a whole new level. And he does it shirtless…sometimes pants-less. He and his service school-dropout dog are impressively persistent. But she’s not interested in putting down roots. Not when fans tune in to watch her travel the country turning dilapidated houses into dream homes. A short-term fling on the other hand could fit nicely into her calendar. After all, Maggie remembers what fun is like. Vaguely.

As their summer gets downright steamy, Silas manages to demolish the emotional walls she’s spent years building, sending Maggie into a panic. He’s the wrench in her carefully constructed plans. With the end of the project looming, she has a decision to make. But how can she stay when her entire career is built on moving on?


House flipping isn’t something that holds a lot of interest for me, and neither do YouTube shows or insta-love. Maggie Moves On has 3/3 – but I absolutely loved it and will spend the rest of the review raving about it.

First off, the insta-love was very different from the usual. Our hero, Silas, is immediately attracted to Maggie and has no qualms about sharing it, in joking statements about falling in love and being together forever on the first day they meet. It just FIT with his personality instead of screaming gross like it normally does to me. It definitely helps that it is dual POV so you can get Silas’ perspective – it’s really just that every little fact he learns about Maggie seems perfectly formed to call to him and he is just so easy-going. And Maggie handles it so well, giving it back to him just as much.

So Maggie is in Idaho to flip a big, old, historic house for her YouTube show before she moves onto the next project, as she’s been for ages now. But this house feels different, it quickly starts to feel like home. Especially when she grows more and more fond of Silas, makes friends, and basically adopts a wayward teenager to make sure he does his math homework and doesn’t fall in with the wrong crowd. Outside of her trauma and insecurities, she’s basically perfect and frankly I would date her.

Maggie Moves on has everything, a stellar romance (with some spice), a plot line that includes a treasure hunt, historical investigations, and house flipping, a secondary romance between two side characters that is utterly sweet and very gay, and amazing friendship and parenting. It’s about finding exactly what you’re looking for in the places you least expect and making your own type of family. It was amazing and I hope everyone loves it.

Thank you to Forever and Netgalley for an early copy in exchange for an honest review.

Happy reading, folks!

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