The Perfect Hideaway (Full Bloom Farm #3) by Alys Murray #bookreview #contemporary #romance

Title: The Perfect Hideaway

Author: Alys Murray

Publisher:  Bookouture

Publication Date: August 14, 2020

Page Count:  270

My rating: 4 stars

About the book:

Annie Martin is thrilled to have moved from the hectic buzz of L.A. to the small town of Hillsboro, Northern California, where the most happening bar only plays honky-tonk and nowhere does a good matcha latte. But the best thing about Hillsboro? The Anderson sisters. At their noisy family dinners, Annie can almost forget the mistakes she made back in the city, trying to fit in.

Annie has repaid the sisters’ friendship with some obvious-but-effective matchmaking and now there’s only one Anderson still looking for love. But Rose is surprisingly prickly about an enforced happy-ever-after, and when a meticulously planned meet-cute ends drenched in the town fountain, Annie realizes this project calls for someone with a deeper knowledge of the Hillsboro bachelors.

Local reporter and all-around grouch George Barnett has been a thorn in Annie’s side since she came to town. He knows all too well that everyone has secrets and he thinks the story of why social media darling Annie Martin swapped stilettos for sneakers might be the scoop that makes his career. Annie is sure her skeletons are under triple lock and key, so she offers him an exclusive, if he’ll help her find a match for Rose.

But the more George and Annie try to control the love lives around them, the less they’re able to sway their own hearts. As Annie’s infectious laugh begins to bring down George’s barrier of surliness, can he open his heart and let her in for real? And can Annie be brave enough to trust the man who could be her future, with the secrets of her past?

A heart-warming story of friendship and finding love in the most unlikely of places, fans of Robyn Carr, Debbie Macomber and Carolyn Brown will adore The Perfect Hideaway.

The Perfect Hideaway by Alys Murray is the third book in the contemporary romance Full Bloom Farm series. The common thread of this series is the setting with each book of this series changing the main characters so they each contain their own full romance and could be read as a standalone if choosing to do so.

The first two books of this series featured two of the Anderson sisters whose family own the Full Bloom Farm so one would think book three would be the romance of the third sister, well it is, sort of. Annie Martin is the socialite sister of Luke Martin who fell in love with Harper Anderson and Annie has moved from L.A. to the small town of Hillsboro, Northern California to be with her brother and is now good friend’s with the Andersons. Annie is downright determined to find the last single sister, Rose, a match.

Annie’s attempts at matchmaking are not going as well the third time around however and Rose is not happy about it. In order to find more suitable men for Rose Annie decides she needs to enlist the help of her nemesis, the town reporter George Barnett. George has considered Annie a story in the past so Annie offers him an exclusive if he helps for a match for Rose. The more time Annie spends with George though the closer the two get now if only they can learn to trust one another.

I have actually followed the Full Bloom Farm series from the beginning and have gotten to know the characters quite well with Annie having already made an appearance in the earlier books. The characters and setting in this series are just so lovely and the romantic trope changes with each book to give a whole fresh way of introducing the characters into a relationship. Having enjoyed all of the series so far I’ll definitely be back for more in the future.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Find this book online: 

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About the author:

Alys Murray writes novels for the romantic in all of us. Born and raised in New Orleans, she received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and her Master’s in Film Studies from King’s College London. She loves black and white movies, baseball games that go into extra innings, and reminding people like Michael Bay has two films in The Criterion Collection.

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10 Comments on “The Perfect Hideaway (Full Bloom Farm #3) by Alys Murray #bookreview #contemporary #romance

  1. I just want to jump into that hammock and relax all day long! Great review Carrie, this series does look good.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lovely review Carrie. I only have this one, so I will be jumping in here. It sounds wonderful and a perfect read for August when I finish my Christmas reads.

    Liked by 2 people

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