This is the second novella in the Belladonna Ink series by Lorelie Brown. I’ve loved the first one and gave it a 5 star rating. This novella is a sweet romance written in first person from the point of view of Keighley, an accountant that decides to bring a “rent a date” to her family Thanksgiving dinner. The date in question is Brooke, a cute tattoo artist with a troubled past and reluctance to get involved in relationships. As the plot develops, their compelling chemistry unfolds along with Brooke’s fears and inclination to escape. The dialogues are witty, funny but also realistic in a romantic comedy way. The secondary characters, including a dog, complement the plot smartly.
Even though this book is part of a series, there is no need to read them in order as it stands alone without any problems.
Overall, an entertaining festive read. 4 stars
ARC provided by the publisher and Netgalley.