Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published: January 19, 2021
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Single and proud of it! Oh, oops...
As a Certified Professional Organizer, everything in Paige Parker's world is as it should be. Perfect apartment, perfect office, perfect life. And now, the perfect vacation planned to honor Singles Day. After all, what's better than celebrating her pride in being single? Because who needs a man anyway? They have zero taste in quality television, leave the toilet seat up, and sleep with your best friend. No thanks. Her life is fine just the way it is.
As the owner of a now-dormant bed & breakfast, Lucas Croft's life is simple and quiet. It's only him and his five-year-old daughter, which is just the way he likes it. Because who needs a woman anyway? They nag you to clean up your stuff, want the toilet seat put down, and expect the dishes to be done the same day the meal is cooked. No thanks. His life is fine just the way it is.
But when Paige books a room that Lucas' well-intentioned sister listed without his knowledge, their two worlds collide. If they can survive the week together, they just might discover exactly what they've both been missing.
"Adorable, romantic, funny, and sexy!"—Kirkus Reviews for Black Tie Optional
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Ever come a cross a book that just takes you completely by surprise? You know you will enjoy it based off the description, but you are shocked just how much you enjoy it when you are done? Happy Singles Day was one of those books for me. It was so completely unexpectedly delightful. Between the characters and the story and the setting I was done for. It hit all the check marks of a story I love with one shortcoming…it was too short.
Happy Singles Day is the story of Paige Parker, a professional organizer. Paige is an obsessive worker and hardly ever takes any time off. That is until her assistant convinces her she needs a break. So Paige books a room at Bed and Breakfast, based off an online ad, to celebrate Single’s Day. But when Paige arrives nothing is at it looked online and the man that is running the inn, Lucas Croft, is anything but charming. Stuck on an island in the middle of winter with a person neither want to be around. Lucas and Paige end up with a connection neither one of them expected or wanted.
I found Happy Singles Day to be delightfully adorable. I loved the dynamic between Paige and Lucas. He was so very very grumpy and put off by people but she managed to bring out the best in him. And somehow Lucas managed to get Paige to relax. I found the two of them to be charming together in a huge opposites attract kind of way. They just worked well together. And Lucas’ daughter was adorable.
In the end, Happy Singles Day was what I needed in a book at the time I read it. It had a lot of heart in a quick story. It was romance/sexy times light but it seemed fitting for the book. I do wish it were longer to flush out some stuff more, but all in all it was a solid, enjoyable read in a year when it is needed most.