I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Lease on Love by Falon Ballard
Published by Headline Eternal on February 1, 2022
Genres: Fiction, Chick-lit, Contemporary, Romance
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Sadie wasn't looking for love until it landed on her doorstep.
After getting passed over for an overdue—and much-needed—promotion, Sadie Green is in desperate need of three things: a stiff drink, a new place to live, and a one-night stand. But when an accidental mix-up lands her on the doorstep of Jack Thomas's gorgeous Brooklyn brownstone, it's too bad Sadie is more attracted to the impressive real estate than she is to the man himself.
Jack, still grieving the unexpected death of his parents, has learned to find comfort in video games and movie marathons instead of friends. So while he doesn’t know just what to make of the vivaciously verbose Sadie, he’s willing to offer her his spare bedroom while she gets back on her feet. And with the rent unbeatably low, Sadie can finally pursue her floristry side hustle full-time. The two are polar opposites, but as Sadie’s presence begins to turn the brownstone into a home, they both start to realize they may have just made the deal of a lifetime.
So the conveyancing person in me got the better of me and I picked up Lease on Love because of the title. That is the honest truth. I had a little giggle to myself as I read this book one weekend. And then I fell in love.
There was so much that I loved about this book. I loved Sadie and Jack’s relationship. I also really enjoyed the group texts and how involved Sadie’s three friends where. With everything! To be honest their group texts are hilarious and just made me feel like I was part of the gourd. The silent, behind the scenes friend…
For me there was some flaws to the book that I couldn’t get on board with. The reason why Jack waited seven years for a roomie, the reason why after everything Sadie believes she is a selfish asshole. Actually the whole reference to the selfish thing that Sadie kept making was super annoying. And then there was the big conflict. Which was a let down. As my Grandma would say get a grip.
Overall though I loved Lease on Love. It was fun, flirty and witty. It is the perfect book to enjoy on a lazy Sunday afternoon.