The Rebound by Catherine Walsh
Expected publication: February 14th 2022
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*
A newly single girl. A tall dark handsome stranger. What could go wrong?
It’s 7 a.m. on a Monday morning and Abby Reynolds isn’t where she wants to be. She wants to be in her beautiful loft apartment in Manhattan, drinking a coffee with her fiancé.
Instead, she’s heading back to the childhood home in rural Ireland she swore she’d never return to, with some big old secrets. Namely that she’s suddenly found herself unemployed, homeless, and absolutely 100% single.
She’s feeling all out of luck. Until the first person she meets after she touches down is an absurdly hot guy called Luke, who offers her a lift home. Gazing deep into his sparkling emerald-green eyes, Abby knows instantly that he’s exactly what she needs to take her mind off everything. The perfect rebound.
It’s a flawless plan. Until the next day, when Abby realizes who he actually is. Not just a stranger. He is, in fact, Luke Bailey, aka the boy next door. Luke Bailey who—so help her God—she’s pretty sure she once shared baths with, back when they were kids. Not that she can allow herself to imagine him in a bath now, not without blushing from head to foot.
And judging by the smirk on his face, the same Luke Bailey who’s known exactly who she was the whole time… And who, like everyone in the village, still thinks she’s a high-flying New Yorker… who’s getting married next year.
Abby is certain getting under Luke will help her get over her ex. But the truth is stopping her. Can she admit to everyone back home that she’s single and has lost everything? Because, if she wants the boy next door, she may just have to…
The perfect feel-good romantic comedy that will make you laugh until you cry and fall completely in love. Fans of Sophie Kinsella, Marian Keyes, and Emily Henry won’t be able to put this down!
Abby Reynolds just lost everything. Her fiancé broke up with her after 3 years, the company where she worked in NY filed for bankruptcy and the place she was staying at was also from that company and it’s now gone. She just had the worst luck possible and to add to it, she feels the only way is going back to her hometown in rural Ireland. After 5 years of not going back there, while thriving at work, this feels like the worst thing ever – and she is not in any way excited to see her sister and live with her and her husband in their childhood home.
But having to do so, she arranges to go back, but finds herself in a run down station waiting for a ride to her small town. That’s when a stranger offers to take her there, after she notices she read the schedule wrong and there’s no buses for days.
Surprise, surprise, the day after, she finds out that handsome man that gave her a lift is none other than her old childhood friend, Luke Bailey, not gangly and tiny anymore but a grown-up beautiful man.
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