It was time for a sweet book to warm my heart. After enjoying Kate Clayborn’s last book Love Lettering, I had high hopes that Love at First would fit the bill. It did.
This is the story of Will and Nora. While at the apartment building of his uncle, Will, a teenager, observes Nora from afar and he is smitten. She was unaware of his presence. Sixteen years later, Will has inherited the apartment from his uncle and Nora is living in the apartment of her deceased grandmother. The small building is filled with interesting people that have become a close-knit, extended family. Will has no desire to live there and wants to arrange for short-term rentals of the apartment. Nora leads the charge to stop Will and all the residents set a plan in motion to protect their building from having a steady flow of tenants. Will has a hard time getting close to people but this group of loving people prove hard to resist even as they try to stop his plans. This is especially true of Nora, who Will realizes is the girl he fell for years ago. And Nora can’t escape her attraction to Will.
This is a delightful story because the characters are so engaging. Beyond Will and Nora, the wonderful secondary characters add lots of heart showing that love and family can come from many places. Love at First was a welcome break from the heavier books I’ve been reading. It’s nice to read a book that makes you swoon.
Many thanks to NetGalley, Kensington Books and Ms. Clayborn for the opportunity to read Love at First in advance of its publication.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars.
Publication Date: February 23, 2021.
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