Review: Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score

Title: Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score
Publisher: Forever
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 417 pages
Book Rating: B+

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Summary:

Can these opposites turn up the heat… without burning down the house?

House-flipping sensation and YouTube star Maggie Nichols can’t wait to dig into her next challenge. Arriving in tiny Kinship, Idaho, with only a cot and a coffeemaker, Maggie is prepared to restore a crumbling Victorian mansion in four months or less. She has her to-do lists, her blueprints, and her team. What she doesn’t have is time for sexy, laid-back landscaper Silas Wright.

The man takes flirtation to a whole new level. And he does it shirtless…sometimes pants-less. He and his service school-dropout dog are impressively persistent. But she’s not interested in putting down roots. Not when fans tune in to watch her travel the country turning dilapidated houses into dream homes. A short-term fling on the other hand could fit nicely into her calendar. After all, Maggie remembers what fun is like. Vaguely.

As their summer gets downright steamy, Silas manages to demolish the emotional walls she’s spent years building, sending Maggie into a panic. He’s the wrench in her carefully constructed plans. With the end of the project looming, she has a decision to make. But how can she stay when her entire career is built on moving on?

Review:

Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score is a smoking hot, fun romance.

Maggie Nichols is a YouTube sensation who flips houses with her partner and best friend Dean Jensen. Their latest project brings them to Kinship, Idaho where Maggie plans to restore a dilapidated Victorian mansion to her former glory. She and Dean work with local businesses and since the grounds need restoration, Maggie hires flirty Silas Wright for the job. Maggie does not do relationships nor does she date contractors, but can she withstand Silas’s charm for the duration of her time in Kinship?

Ever since deciding to go on the road, Maggie has moved on from town to town without stopping. She has no permanent home and she works hard on each project. Maggie usually has no trouble selling the houses she renovates, but she is finding it difficult to not fully invest herself in the restoring the mansion. And then there is relentless upbeat and flirtatious Silas who is making it very difficult for her not to break her own rules.

Silas is thunderstruck as soon he meets Maggie. He is determined to convince her to change her mind about dating but her determination to remain unentangled is strong. Silas gradually begins to slip past her defenses but Maggie never lets him forget she is leaving when her reno is complete. They share a sizzling hot attraction but will Maggie allow herself to fall in love?

Maggie Moves On is a witty romance with plenty of heart. Maggie is a wonderful protagonist who fiercely protects herself from emotional pain. Silas is laidback  but he also has a surprisingly possessive streak. The sparks fly between Maggie and Silas and their interactions are playful and eventually, quite steamy. The secondary characters are somewhat quirky but quite endearing. The storyline is light-hearted and moves at a brisk pace.  Lucy Score brings this entertaining romance to a heartfelt conclusion that readers are sure to love.

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