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After a lifetime spent trying to prove he’s not a screw up, contractor Wyatt Sullivan is ready to take his YouTube channel, DIWyatt, to the big time. But he needs more than the one-man flips that built his reputation. He needs something truly big to impress network execs enough to give him his own home improvement show.
After a messy, ugly divorce, publicist Deanna James can’t afford another mistake. So when she wakes up from a night of too much wine to find out she’s bought a historic monstrosity of a house in an online auction, she panics. If she’s going to sell it and not lose her shirt to her ex-husband, she’s going to need some serious help. But how will she afford it?
Wyatt’s just the guy to ride to her rescue. He’ll take on the job if she’ll let him film the process. Deanna sweetens the deal with the added bonus of using her PR skills to raise the profile of DIWyatt enough to impress the suits. There’s just one problem: They both have to move in.
As they battle home improvement hell and rising attraction, can they keep from giving the viewers more of a show than they ever intended?
Point of view:
3rd Person. Alternating perspectives, not always by chapter, but it’s clearly defined.
This is book 3 in Kait Nolan’s The Men of the Misfit Inn series. While there are light mentions of characters from previous books and other series, this stands pretty well on its own.
Ahhhh! I absolutely loved this one. Might be one of my favorites, not just of the series – but of all of Nolan’s books (I’ve read/listened to over 30 so far!). I loved the characters, the story, the getting to know each other and all the fun secondary characters. The premise of living together while doing a house flip and it blooming to a romance was such a fun premise.
Wyatt and Deanna were such dynamic characters and absolutely perfect for each other. The “big misunderstanding” was emotional, relatable, yet resolved quickly. I love how they (& Nolan!) brought it all together. Adorable epilogue.
I’m ready for Griff & Samantha’s books, Until We Meet Again & Come a Little Closer.
Amy McFadden was amazing again. Nolan has a multitude of series that are semi-related and McFadden gives every single character a unique sound and personality. It’s beyond delightful listening to all of these.
About the author:
Kait Nolan is a RITA® Award-winning Mississippi author who calls everyone sugar, honey, or darlin’, and can wield a ‘Bless your heart’ like a Snuggie or a saber, depending on requirements. She believes in love, laughter, and that tacos are the world’s most perfect food. When she’s not writing, reading, working the evil day job, or wrangling family (both the two-legged and the four-), you can find her obsessively watching The Great British Bake Off.
You can connect with Kait Nolan here:
About the narrator:
From Amy McFadden’s website: I live in Michigan and even in the dead of winter I love to laugh so much that I never have to do situps. Truthfully, I probably wouldn’t do situps anyway, but hey, laughter is the best medicine, so I must be SUPER healthy, right?
I’m an actress now, and I used to be a 2nd grade teacher. I loved that part of my life, but after doing it for a bunch of years, I was ready to move on to the next version of me. They’re not really very different versions-teachers and actresses both reach out and engage people through stories. I’m NOT a morning person, but waking up to tell stories makes mornings better-than-tolerable.
I love books and the Muppets and smart people and kind people (not necessarily in that order) and sleeping and chocolate and coffee and writers and learning and Oreo cookies and a bunch of other stuff-but I’m starting to make myself gag on all this love.
I hate a bunch of stuff, too, but who cares about that junk? It’s probably the same stuff you hate, so I won’t bore you. Except I REALLY hate listening to people eat bananas.
You can connect with Amy McFadden here:
My Favorite Quotes
“This house, in a lot of ways, represents my life. I guess I feel like if I can come in here and not only see the possibilities and potential but actually bring them to fruition, then there’s still hope for me.”
“Bless your heart. You need me as much as I need you.”
“You know how to use one of these?”
“Heavy end hits the idiots in the head.”
“I mean, that’s one way.”
“His mouth came down on hers with a sigh that could be nothing but surrender.”
“There’s no crying in renovation. At least not when nothing’s a disaster.”