Lottie had a pretty stable life with her long time partner not needing for anything and feeling comfortable until one fateful night when her world was torn apart. Broke, single and completely lost after that night Lottie has to rely on the kindness of a friend for a place to stay in a crumbling cottage in Devon in exchange for fixing the place up.
After setting into the mess of a cottage Lottie finds her days filled with cleaning and scrubbing while she takes a look back on just where things went wrong in her life. With the help of a handsome neighbor things start sorting themselves out with the cottage but will she ever figure out how to learn to live and love again?
The Summer of Second Chances by Maddie Please is one of those lovely little reads that makes you think about life. Lottie does a lot of self evaluating and figuring things out in the book flashing back to how she ended up where she did. She was an easy to like character as you felt her moving on and growing with every turn of the page.
The one thing I would have like to have seen more of in this book was a bit more interaction between Lottie and Bryn. I think the author did a good job not rushing Lottie into a new man which was nice and giving her time to grow on her own but I also wouldn’t have minded the romance blooming a bit more before the ending came.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.