Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on January 19, 2021
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
Single and proud of it! Oh, oops...
As a Certified Professional Organizer, everything in Paige Parker's world is as it should be. Perfect apartment, perfect office, perfect life. And now, the perfect vacation planned to honor Singles Day. After all, what's better than celebrating her pride in being single? Because who needs a man anyway? They have zero taste in quality television, leave the toilet seat up, and sleep with your best friend. No thanks. Her life is fine just the way it is.
As the owner of a now-dormant bed & breakfast, Lucas Croft's life is simple and quiet. It's only him and his five-year-old daughter, which is just the way he likes it. Because who needs a woman anyway? They nag you to clean up your stuff, want the toilet seat put down, and expect the dishes to be done the same day the meal is cooked. No thanks. His life is fine just the way it is.
But when Paige books a room that Lucas' well-intentioned sister listed without his knowledge, their two worlds collide. If they can survive the week together, they just might discover exactly what they've both been missing.
Happy Singles Day is an adult contemporary romance by Ann Marie Walker. This book was just what I needed to get me out of a stressed filled funk. It put a big smile on my face watching these two characters find love. Happy Singles Day is part enemies to lovers, part heartwarming feel good romance and part animal rescue (I just had to throw that in there because I loved that aspect of the story!) that will make you fall in love several times over. This book was wonderful.
In Happy Singles Day we meet our main characters Paige and Lucas. Paige runs her own home organization company, and she is a complete control freak workaholic. I mean that in the nicest way possible because I adore Paige. When her assistant finally convinces her to take a vacation, she stumbles across this charming little bed and breakfast she she books right on the spot. Little does she know that said Bed & Breakfast is far from up and running. It is run down and shut down because it’s owner- Lucas has neglected the business side of the B& B ever since his wife died a few years prior. Lucas’ sister is the one that reopened online bookings unbeknownst to him. So when Paige shows up, Lucas is a grump extraordinaire, and Paige is more than a little surprised that the actual B&B does not match the pictures online. Suffice it to say that they do not get off to a great start.
Then a storm traps Paige on the island with basically only Lucas for company. Add all of it together and you have a fantastic recipe for a romance. I really enjoyed watching Lucas and Paige get to know each other. Learning more about them was really sweet and heartwarming. It is impossible not to root for the two of them. I wanted them to get a happily ever after so bad! Throw in some rescue puppies that they had to care for and my heart was well and truly melted into a pile of sappy goo on the floor. If you are a fan of feel good sweet romances, then Happy Singles Day is going to be a fantastic book for you to check out. I really loved this one. I can’t wait to read more from this author!