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March 13, 2022

Accidentally Perfect by Marissa Clarke ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

A green, yellow, and pink banner with cover of Accidentally Perfect by Marissa Clarke, pink tulips and a heartwarming story

I started this book thinking that it would be a light fluffy romance and it ended up being way more than that.  Yes, there is a romance but it's also a story about a small town and the wonderful people who live there and a look at a big city rich girl versus a small town boat builder.  

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cover of romance novel Accidentally Perfect by Marissa Clarke
March 2022; Entangled: Amara; 978-1649371898
ebook, print (400 pages); romance

Lillian is a workaholic.  She started and owns a popular lifestyle show that is on television, in magazines, and in specials.  Her products are well known and have many followers. Her days are fully scheduled and she spends all of her time working or creating ideas for the program.  When the co-host of the show, blows up on TV and accuses her of trying to make him look bad her sister, the co-owner of the brand,  asks her to go on vacation for a few weeks until the scandal blows over.  Niles is just the talking head of the program but has many fans who follow him on social media and think that he owns the company.

Lillian goes to Blink, Maine - population 204.  She starts off wrong with Caleb who is a boat builder in town.  He's well thought of by the people in town but was really nasty to Lillian because he thought that she was there for some nefarious reason.  The anger and nasty remarks toward each other lessen as the sparks begin to fly between the two of them.  

As Lillian spends more time in Blink and gets to know the townspeople better, she wonders if she can ever go back to NYC and her busy lifestyle when her heart wants her to stay with Caleb in Blink.

I'll admit that I wasn't really impressed with Caleb in the first third of the book -- Yeah, he'd had a tough life after his wife left town and left behind their daughter, now a teenager - but he was really snarky to Lillian and made no secret of his dislike of her.  For me, the story picked up after they got more friendly.  The other plus in the book, for me, was the townspeople.  There's a store owner who loves spreading secrets, a female 'handyman' who befriends Lillian, and an entire group who welcomes Lillian to town even before they know who she is.  Lillian was a great character and changed over the course of the book as she learned to relax and enjoy life. This was a heartwarming story about love and family and a town full of great people.  It's a heartwarming story and everyone gets their happily ever after.

This is the first book in a new series and I look forward to going back to Blink, Maine with another story in the future.

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina with her husband of over 50 years.  She grew up in Michigan but now calls North Carolina home. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and historical fiction. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on Facebook.

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  1. cozies can have such fun covers and stories. this one is so cheerful, full of everything spring
    sherry @ fundinmental

  2. This sounds like such a fun summer read! Thank you for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours