Saturday, August 6, 2022

Sold on Love by Kathleen Fuller: Book Review

  **I received a complimentary copy for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

She’s a high-fashion realtor; he’s a low-maintenance mechanic. What on earth could they have in common?

Dressed in designer labels and cruising around town in her red Mercedes, workaholic realtor Harper Wilson presents the picture of success in charming Maple Falls. But Harper’s carefully cultivated image is resting on a shaky foundation. With a sudden drought in sales, she’s starting to see her professional dreams—along with her posh lifestyle—slipping away.

Car trouble brings her to mechanic Rusty Jenkins, and their unlikely friendship is taken to the next level when the laid-back Rusty allows her to give him a makeover for a charity bachelor auction. Harper soon discovers that beneath the town mechanic’s wild beard and grease-stained clothing lies a true Southern gentleman—someone with a kind heart and dreams of his own. Their chemistry is undeniable, but as they get closer, past fears and relationships start to creep in, reminding them of just how much is at stake when carefully constructed facades fall apart.

Maybe their worlds aren’t so separate after all. And maybe covering up who you really are keeps you from discovering what was always meant to be.

With over a million copies sold, Kathleen Fuller is the USA TODAY bestselling author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, the Amish of Birch Creek series, and the Amish Letters series as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. Visit her online at; Instagram: @kf_booksandhooks; Facebook: @WriterKathleenFuller; Twitter: @TheKatJam.

Sold on Love is the third book in the Maple Valley series. While characters from the previous novels make an appearance, I do believe this could be read as a standalone with no problem. That said, you likely will get a better feel the friendship and town dynamics by reading in order. 

This series has been such an enjoyable one for me. First of all, I love a good pun, so the titles of each of these novels with their play on words were definitely what drew me in. Thankfully, the stories inside were just as wonderful as their titles. In this one, we focus on Harper and Rusty. Harper is a real estate agent who loves fashion and Rusty an auto mechanic who is often covered in grease. I always enjoy a good opposites attract story... my husband and I are quite the opposites ourselves! (I did in fact see bits of us in these two characters!) I felt like these two were written well, and had me both frustrated at their misunderstandings but also rooting for them too... yes, they certainly drew me in and had me emotionally invested all around. There was also a bit of a side story with Harper's parents, and while initially I wasn't sure about that addition, in the end it was really enjoyable as  well. 

Overall, this is a great addition to the series. If you love a good, clean romance this is certainly one not to be missed.


  1. I love the cover of this one! I read the first two and liked them but wasn't sure if I wanted to read this one or not. Glad you enjoyed it!


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