Title: Wish You Were Here
Author: Amy Garvey
In: Bad Boys of Summer (Lori Foster, Erin McCarthy & Amy Garvey)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Contemporary, Contemporary romance
Dates read: 31st March 2021
5th sentence, 74th page: “I know,” Mackenzie said, smiling at the waiter when he set down her plate of walnut chicken salad.
Photographer Mackenzie Pruitt knows exactly what she wants her future to look like, and this summer that means renovating a dilapidated shed into a studio. But when hunky carpenter Leo Dawson shows up, she’d much rather have his capable hands on her than on a hammer. He’s not the kind of guy she always thought she’d fall for, but when he touches her, she can’t imagine wanting anyone else…
From the beginning, I loved the mystery of Leo’s past and the aura that surrounds the man. I spent the entire time throughout this story trying to figure out the secrets that needed to be revealed. I was completely, totally and utterly enamoured with this whole idea. And when the great reveal happened? Well, I smiled and thought that it was seriously cute.
There is something about MacKenzie and Leo that just works throughout this story. And it’s a great reminder that sometimes what you need in life isn’t remotely what you expect. I love that both MacKenzie and Leo make assumptions throughout the story, only to find out that they’re seriously wrong. And sometimes all you need to do is communicate with one another.
All in all, there is just something ridiculously sexy about a man who works with his hands. And the fact that throughout this whole tale Leo finds ways to fix up and build more and more for MacKenzie? I just about melted.