Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Review: A Girl Like You by Samantha Chase

Author: Samantha Chase
Publisher: Chasing Romance, Inc
Date of publication: June 2019

Sam Westbrook has always been the family hell-raiser, but as an adult he's enjoyed not being under the constant watchful eye of his family. That was until his great-grandfather passed away. Forced to move to the small coastal town of Magnolia Sound, Sam can't escape the reputation that has followed him since his teenage years. But he'll have to do it to get his inheritance. 

Shelby Abbott was always the good girl – it's what happens when you're the pastor's daughter in a small town. Now, she's ready to leave that image behind. For years she's heard about wild Sam Westbrook, but she never though she would be the one to catch his eye. And being the center of Sam's attention isn't something Shelby ever prepared for. 

Sam's time in Magnolia Sound has an expiration date and Shelby's not sure she's the kind of girl who can be just another one of his flings. But Sam's ready to make some changes. And a girl like her is just who he needs.

A Girl Like You is the second book in the Magnolia Sound series.  It follows Sam and Shelby.  Sam is Mallory's (from the first book) twin brother.  He has been given the landscaping business after his great-grandfather passed.  The catch is that he must work for a year before selling or he forfeits the business to his cousin.  That means staying in Magnolia Sound.   Shelby is the local librarian and daughter of the local pastor, who is bored with her life.

I did ultimately enjoy the book.  I didn't love it as much as the first book, however.  I felt like there was a little too much angst with both of the main characters. I kept waiting for Sam to get out of his pity party, but it seemed like it took forever for that to happen.  Shelby took a little less time to realize that Sam was into her.   I thought Shelby handled her parents exactly right and was glad she stood up to them.  They did have pretty good chemistry though. There was still a lot of humor in the book.  I found the mornng after scenes in the kitchen particularly hilarious.   

The next book is Mason's book.  I'm looking forward to him telling his parents where to go!  If you missed the series, I do recommend it.  

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