Review: An Inconvenient Attraction by Hope Malory

☆☆➹⁀☆ 4 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

About the Book:

Escaping the summer heat of New Orleans turns into a dangerous floodwater rescue for Dr. Lilly Barnesworth. Meeting hunky Derrick May, father of a rescued boy, interrupts her self-prescribed remedy of a retreat with her young daughters to heal wounds from her recent divorce.

Derrick is on a ‘not interested’ basis with women after being ditched by his ex-wife. Seeing Lilly in action saving his asthmatic son forces a crack in his resolve. 

Both single parents fight their mutual skyrocketing attraction and neither expects Azalea Valley’s small-town magic to fuel their relationship.

Can they overcome Lilly’s ex disturbing her newfound peace and Derrick’s rich, aggressive client demanding his personal attention? 

If you love small town charm, bruised hearts, and challenging decisions, return again to Azalea Valley.

My Thoughts:

Author Hope Malory brings her readers back to Azalea Valley in her latest novel, An Inconvenient Attraction. This is Lilly’s story, and even though it is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. That said, why would you want to miss any of this fantastic series!?!

Lilly is the half-sister of the McLemore clan, and once united the siblings take to her hard and fast. When she comes for an extended visit, the town takes to her as well when she helps rescue a scout troop stuck in a flash flood. One of those scouts, Jonah, happens to be the son of a very handsome bachelor. Derrick is a loving, devoted father working hard to make a life for himself and his son. While that is admirable, I found the character very difficult to like. His choices and behavior when it came to his personal relationships were often infuriating.

Overall, a sweet, realistic romance between two mature adults with kids and exe’s. The characters are well developed and the plot has a solid arc. A nice addition to the the Azalea Valley series.

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