Title: Work in Progress
Series: Cook County #1
Author: BJ Harvey
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 22, 2019
Flipping houses if not for the weak of heart. Neither is falling in love.
Jamie Cook is a work-in-progress. He’s always wanted what his parents have: a good marriage, lots of kids, and financial security. He thought he’d have the first two with his ex-girlfriend while the third would come once he got his house-flipping business off the ground. When his ex doesn’t subscribe to his five-year plan, he makes Cook Brothers Construction his sole focus. Then he moves next door to April Williams, a sassy single mom he can’t stop riling up. Throw in her matchmaking mother-in-law, who’s set her sights on Jamie being April’s knight in a leather tool belt, and a house threatening Jamie’s sanity, and it should be a recipe for disaster, but Jamie wants this three-month project to last forever. That’s if he can stop being the neighbor from hell and prove to April he’s not just flipping a house—he wants to flip her heart.
Another fantastic book and great start for a new BJ Harvey series! This time, it's the Cook brothers who'll take a turn in the hot seat; if you've read the Game series, you've already met Abi, the one sister to the madness that are the Cook brothers.
I loved this from star to finish; the character development was fantastic, we got to see the love between Jamie and his family and how they've always got each other's backs, but will also dish up relentless teasing. April is all about making sure his son is taken care of, and the fact that her ex-mother-in-law lives with she and her son is great, since April's ex is a deadbeat dad. Her son Axel is just the cutest thing, especially when he comes to help with the house flip project.
There's plenty of chemistry between Jamie and April, and I liked that it started out as a slow-build romance, despite April's mother-in-law Betty, as well as Jamie's family playing matchmaker. As sexy as the interactions are between them, I absolutely adored the interactions between Jamie and Axel, they were just too precious. I'm already looking forward to the next book!
BJ Harvey is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Bliss Series. She regards herself as a smut peddler, suspense conjurer, and a funny romance thinker upper. An avid music fan, you will always find her singing some hit song badly and loving every minute of it. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful girls, and hails from what she considers as the best country in the world—New Zealand—although she currently lives in Perth, Australia.