An utterly unputdownable and hilarious Irish romantic comedy
by Catherine Walsh
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Pub Date 18 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 18 Apr 2023
Katie Collins has barely ever left her tiny Irish village of Ennisbawn. Why would she? With its tightknit community, friendly local pub, surrounded by glistening lakes and perfectly mysterious forests, it’s a place of peaceful beauty.
Or it was peaceful. Until Callum Dempsey turned up. Part of a hot-shot (and, Katie has to admit, hot is annoyingly apt for him…) development team with zero eye for beauty or charm, he’s not only building a hideous hotel just outside the village, he’s also just announced a plan to knock down Ennisbawn’s only remaining pub. To make way for a view from the golf course.
It’s the final blow to the village and the last straw for Katie, who refuses to let her home-from-home disappear. The pub is her life – her job, but also her last connection to her parents, who had met at Ennisbawn’s once-famous matchmaking festival that was held in the grounds.
But, after being laughed off the building site in her best flannel pyjamas for demanding the builders leave, Katie decides enough is enough and hatches a plan. She’s going to revive the matchmaking festival, save the pub, and single-handedly bring the town back to life again.
She might even help her two best friends find love as well. Since, heck, what’s another project when you’re taking on the world’s hottest, evilest man?
But what Ireland’s newest matchmaker doesn’t know is that even when someone’s really not your type on paper, love might be a little bit more than just a formula…
A gorgeously escapist and utterly hilarious small town romcom perfect for fans of Emily Henry, Sophie Kinsella and Christina Lauren.
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“I am so not ready for this book to be over!!! I absolutely loved it.As soon as I started reading, I was drawn into it… I couldn’t help myself from staying up late just to read another chapter… AAHHH I JUST LOVED IT!” That Blonde Bookworm ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“OH MY GOODNESS!… I looooooved this so much!… I had to stop myself from devouring this story much faster! I wanted to enjoy every moment… And awwwwwww!!! Their chemistry!… Sizzling… I ABSOLUTELY FELL IN LOVE… PERFECTION!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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