Tuesday, January 23, 2024

He's So Not My Valentine by Savannah Scott: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

Valentine’s Day should be outlawed.

Here are a few fun facts about me:
1. I do not love Valentine’s Day.
2. I love coffee.
3. I’ve never left the state of North Carolina.

I’m not complaining. I grew up in the quaint town of Harvest Hollow, met my charming husband, and had our amazing son here … That was before my “charming” ex-husband decided he needed to expand his horizons.

Since that time, I’ve been raising Nate alone, with the support of my family, and running Cataloochee Coffee like it’s my own business.

I’m not looking for romance--especially not at this time of year when everyone couples up in the name of a dead saint who happens to be the patron of lovers, epileptics and beekeepers.

When Rene Dubois comes from France to visit my sister and her husband, I obviously keep my distance. I don’t need his kisses to my cheeks, his flirty banter, or the way his bright green eyes make me feel flutters in my belly and tingles across my skin. I don’t do flutters or tingles.

My sister keeps assuring me Rene is amazing and harmless. But she’s the dreamer in the family. Rene may be gorgeous, have a buttery French accent, and a charismatic personality. All I know is He’s so not my Valentine.

He's So Not My Valentine is the stand-alone sequel to A Not So Fictional Fall. This closed-door romcom is set in the fictional town of Harvest Hollow (made popular in the Sweater Weather series). Be warned: you will laugh, swoon, and probably fall for a Frenchman.

Savannah Scott loves writing happily-ever-after romcoms with scenes where kisses make you melt. Her characters feel like long lost friends, and the settings make you want to take off on a road trip to visit.

You will smile. You will laugh. Yes. You will need coffee because you stayed up past your bedtime reading. Sorry, not sorry.

If you can’t find Savannah, she’s probably hiding with a book, dancing Zumba, or going a little crazy being the fun carpool mom who cranks the tunes and always goes through the drive-thru for copious amounts of sugar and fat on the way home from school.

(Can you keep a secret? I thought so. Savannah also writes as Patty H Scott, which is the Clark Kent to her Superman. If you like clean romance, check out Patty's books.)

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He's So Not My Valentine is a sequel to A Not So Fictional Fall and takes place in the same town as the Sweater Weather series. While Heather and Rene are both introduced in that previous book (and we see quite a bit from Pierre and Tasha in this one), this could certainly be enjoyed as a standalone as well. 

From the moment Rene was introduced in the previous book, he became an immediate favorite for me. He was charming and funny... and I couldn't help but wish (and ask the author) for him to get his own happily ever after. I wasn't the only one. She listened and delivered... exceeding every expectation I had for his story! He was charming and funny, yes... but also so incredibly sweet! I couldn't NOT adore the interactions between these two and root for them. Heather has been through a lot and is set on not falling in love, but I love the tenderness with which Rene helps her to break down those walls. Seriously, it's just the sweetest ever and I enjoyed every minute. I feel like every time I read a Savannah Scott book I find myself saying it's a new favorite... and that's not going to change just yet! Rene and Heather were just the best and I cannot imagine topping them. You absolutely don't want to miss this one! 

He's So Not My Valentine is a closed-door romance with kisses only and no language. 

Get your copy: https://amzn.to/41SYKTQ


"Pleasant words are as a honeycomb: sweet to the soul and health to the bones." Proverbs 16:24