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Maggie Moves On

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Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score. Pub Date: June 21, 2022. Rating: 2 stars. When I read the synopsis of this book, I thought it would be the perfect rom-com between a Youtube fixer upper sensation and landscaper. But, honestly this book did not do it for me. I felt the premise was promising, but the execution was not. I felt the romance was surface level and immature. The best part of this book was the cute dog. I regret to say this was not the book for me. Thanks to NetGalley and Forever for this e-arc in exchange for my honest review. #netgalley #maggiemoveson
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This was the first book I've read by Lucy Score and it will definitely not be the last! I laughed and cried and beamed from ear to ear and fell in love with every single character in this story! The pacing felt perfect and the length of the story felt good! I love when there are enough pages so that a story doesn't feel rushed! I wish the epilogue had more to it... or maybe I just wanted the story to continue on because I loved it so much! I literally just finished the book and already miss Kinship!! Very well written book that draws you in to the small town vibe with romance, intrigue, found/made family, and a little bit of mystery! I loved it all!
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I loved Kevin the dog but ultimately I had a hard time getting into this one. 

While Silas and Maggie were cute and I normally LOVE an influencer story, it felt too insta love for my liking. 

Was it missing tension? 

Was there too much going on? 

I’m not sure, but I had a hard time.
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I LOVE THIS AUTHOR!

An amazing heroine; a compelling hero; with great family interactions and great drama! This book was thick but Lucy always has the girth to her books which I love anyway. This book felt very modern with the use of youtube and how our main character uses it.

Thanks to NetGalley for providing the ARC for this review, which is entirely my own opinion.
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Such a cute and fun read! Loved it! The flirty banter is to die for and their chemistry is so cute! Definitely recommend this one!
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DNF. I made it 35% in and just cannot move past how infatuated Silas is with Maggie within the first conversation they have. He acts possessive over her, as if they have been dating for years when they only just met. She attempts to make it clear that she isn't interested and he just continues to pursue and call himself her boyfriend after one kiss.
I was enjoying the house renovation aspect of the story, but sadly the rest just wasn't working for me.
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A burned out YouTube star famous for flipping houses buys a mansion in rural Idaho where she once vacationed with her family. As she renovates the house with her crew and a team of local tradespeople, she falls in love with the town, its people and its resident landscaper. Maggie Moves On follows the classic big city woman inherits a small town house and then learns the magic of community and home plot, with a few deviations.

Maggie works with her ex-husband in a very positive relationship. After years on the road, he wants to stop moving every three months. Maggie has a lot of family trauma to process and she's been essentially running away from it for decades. And then there's the not-safe-for-Hallmark aspects. (The sex and the gays. Oh noes.)

This was my first Lucy Score novel and I was underwhelmed. Maybe I would have enjoyed it more at a different time, but I was immediately irritated by Silas, the love interest, and my irritation never went away. He's aggressive with his affections. From the jump, he's determined to get her to give up her career, keep the house, and stay with him to make fifty babies. She tells him she's up for a fling but loves her career, but he knows better. Score tells us he's a marshmallow while also telling us he's some sort of alpha something, and I just wanted to smack him. I loved so many other things about the book that the frustrating central relationship was a big let down.
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Cutest HGTV romcom of my dreams. A little more detailed than I like for my romcoms as far as having a side plot line,  but still a really cute read.
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Lucy doesn’t disappoint. This book was fast paced and had a great amount of spice. Highly recommend!
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Lucy does it again with this hilarious romcom.

Maggie and Silas sure have the insane chemistry that one expects from this author’s works. Working together closely on home renovation project can bring out all of that with the right couple. 

These two are adorable together and the fact he fell first was a bonus. Their steamy scenes are page melting. But the best part(s), besides these two, is the secondary characters that present themselves. Especially a dog named Kevin who stole the show.

Loved it though it dragged a bit.

* I received this book as an ARC for an honest review.
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What a fun read.  I loved the humor and the romance.   I look forward to reading many more stories from Lucy Score!!!
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Silas and Maggie's story was exactly what I needed. It's laugh out loud funny,  and has some serious steam while still being sweet, I love the quirky small town and the side characters, which includes and adorable dog, made the story even more wonderful! Filled with great banter, insta love, from our H, and blazing chemistry this book is exactly why Lucy is one of my favorite authors!!
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Lucy Score's novels are like onions... they always have tons of layers. "Maggie Moves On" did not disappoint. She does an amazing job of making readers feel like they're in Kinship with Maggie and Silas (hopefully there's another handyman around town). Looking forward to Score's future work and definitely going to dive into her backlist when I'm needing a sweet read with depth.
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Thank you to @netgalley and @readforever for a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  Thank you to @hachetteaudio for a free download of the audiobook.  

This was my first book by @scorelucy , and now I have added all her books to my tbr!  Maggie Moves On was a story about Maggie, a home renovator with a show on YouTube.  She purchases a old manor determined to rehabilitate it.  It is the largest job Maggie and her partner Dean have ever taken on.  Dean is dropping not so subtle hints that he’s ready to slow down their schedule, but Maggie doesn’t want to hear it….until Silas infiltrates her life.  And Cody too.  

The length of this book was daunting at first, but I was pleasantly surprised by how fast the reading was and couldn’t put it down.  I loved how Maggie worked with the town to restore the home and how she grew to love the town.  I struggled with how domineering Silas was, but I can also see how Maggie needed to be told to stop.  Stop running and look around.  

4 stars

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This is my favorite Lucy Score book I've read so far! I loved the interactions between Maggie and Silas, and was really interested in their story and character development. Overall it was a fun casual book and I enjoyed reading it.
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Maggie isn't one to stay in once place and flips houses for her popular YouTube channel. She's almost at 1 million followers and I have to say that's pretty impressive. I love watching shows like that, so the whole renovating aspect of this story was a lot of fun to read about.


At the start of this book she's set to get this house done and move on to the next one. Then enter Silas, the landscaper, and things make change. I'm not normally a fan of instalove, but I love how sure Silas was of the fact he was going to end up with Maggie. She was his dream girl. Their banter was so much fun and I loved them getting to know each other. We don't get the grumpy/sunshine trope with the female lead at the grump very often. I loved how Silas really broke down her walls and we got to know more about how Maggie built them up in the first place. Add Silas' dog, Kevin, and that completely sealed the deal.


Something I also love is an amazing cast of side character and Maggie Moves On didn't let me down with that aspect either. Dean was an amazing character and I loved how important he was to Maggie. Silas' family had me smiling and it warmed my heart. I also love how Lucy Score added a dash of mystery when she finds something in the old house she's renovating.


All in all, Maggie Moves on was such a heartwarming book that had me laughing out loud. I definitely should've read something by this author a lot sooner. Thankfully I have a pretty big backlist I can get through.
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This was such a fun book! Such a great atmosphere - I thoroughly enjoyed reading Maggie and Silas’s story. I had to go buy the book for my shelf! Lucy’s Score is always a one click author for me :)
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i enjoyed this book! it was very cute and i really loved the small town found family hot rugged boyfriend vibe! the premise was unique and it made me giggle! silas <333333
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This was such a cute rom com! This book had a lot of things I'm a sucker for... grumpy/sunshine, HGTV, cute animals, influencers, and a precious love story. Also, it had a hint of mystery as well. This book felt like the best Hallmark movie. Definitely a book that I was sucked into and would recommend to others.
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A Youtube housing flipping sensation?? Count me in! The attraction between her and a landscaper…. phew how hot. The journey with them is amazing and this book just has so much charm.
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