on October 8, 2019
Genres: Chick Lit, Contemp Romance
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Advertising executive Nick Wong enjoys living in Toronto. He loves late nights partying and taking women back to his penthouse. And so it is with great reluctance that he returns to his boring hometown of Mosquito Bay for Thanksgiving.
This year, however, is even worse than usual. His interfering parents and grandparents, frustrated with the lack of weddings in the family, have invited blind dates for him and his three siblings. Nick’s brother Greg has been set up with Lily Tseng, who just so happens to be Nick’s latest one-night stand, the one he can’t get out of his mind.
Although Nick has never been interested in settling down, Lily has him reconsidering. Perhaps he’s good for more than a single night of sex, dumplings, and bubble tea after all. But first, he has to get through this painful weekend with his family and convince her that she should be with him, not Greg…
This book is a freebie that I’ve seen floating around the interwebs and decided to grab it. This is a light and happy novella.
Lily was dumped and her boyfriend called her boring. So she decides to do the most un-boring thing she can think of. She wants to have a one night stand.
Nick specializes in one night stands. He came from a small town and moved to Toronto and rarely looks back. He loves his family, but he doesn’t want the small town life. So when he hears the beautiful woman next to him mutter that it shouldn’t be this hard to have a one night stand, he is very willing to step in and help her out. The two hit it off big time. And while Lily had an amazing time, she’s very content to stick to their deal of one night only. Nick, however, can’t get her off his mind.
A few days later, he’s heading back to his small town home for Thanksgiving when his parents and grandparents spill the beans. They’ve set each of their children up on blind dates for Thanksgiving. And when Lily walks through the door, Nick is stunned…until he realizes she is his brother’s date. Now he needs to convince Lily that not only should she date him, but that he wants her for so much more than one night.
This story is happy, low angst, sweet, and comforting. The food, the family dynamic, the romance between the main characters, all mix together to create an enjoyable and happy read.