Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score
Publication Date: 21 June 2022
A Jennesaisreads Starred Review
Maggie Moves On came to me at just the perfect moment. I won’t say I was in a reading slump, but I did feel like I had a particular itch that hadn’t recently been scratched. I couldn’t really pinpoint what I was looking for, but I figured I would know it when I got to it. And Maggie Moves On was it. In this delightful story we meet Maggie, a house flipper with a huge YouTube following. She’s taking on her latest project, an old Victorian house in a tiny town in Idaho. Her goal is the same as it always is – get in, get the renovation done, and then move on the next project. No sticking around afterwards, and absolutely no putting down roots. But that transient lifestyle is challenged by the landscaper she hires for the reno. Silas is…well, he’s just the biggest, sweetest, goofiest cinnamon roll I’ve ever met. He’s sexy and flirty and determined right from start that Maggie is the only one for him. I’m not usually a huge fan of insta-love, but Silas was just adorable with how head-over-heels he fell. And the banter between these two characters was just hilarious! I laughed literally out loud so many times.
In addition to the excellent main characters, we have an engaging supporting cast. Dean is Maggie’s ex-husband and gay best friend, and I love him and absolutely DEMAND to have his story next. Then there’s Wallace, the old codger who helps solve some of the mysteries surrounding the house and its former inhabitants. Silas’s moms are absolute queens and I want to be best friends with them. And then there’s Kevin, the rambunctious pit bull who is always up for an adventure and creating as much havoc as possible.
This book has it all – the romance, the small-town feel, the gift of family (biological and chosen), adventure and mystery, and a tremendous amount of heart. And there’s one little scene towards the end which just gave me all the feels. You’ll know it when you read it. It was a beautiful moment. I cannot recommend this book highly enough!
Thank you to NetGalley and Forever Publishing for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.