Title: Pumpkin Spice and Not So Nice
Author: Becky Monson
Genre: Adult Contemporary / Romance
Publication Date: September 8th, 2022
Publisher: Indie / Kindle Unlimited
“If I were ever to write a memoir, it would be titled, Jenna Peterson’s Guide to Dating Emotionally Unavailable Men. I’m like a professional at it. I’m so good, I can take any dysfunctional man and turn him into Prince Charming, just in time for him to dump me and then go on to marry the next woman he dates. I’m about ready to give up on loving real men and focus on lusting over fictional men in the Turkish dramas I can’t stop devouring.
But then . . . I find a mysterious fifty-dollar bill with a handwritten note on it that was donated to my family’s pumpkin patch by accident. And wouldn’t you know it, the mystery man it belongs to is emotionally unavailable, albeit freakishly attractive. I keep telling myself to walk away, but there’s something about Aidan St. Claire that makes me want to unravel all his secrets. All I know is he sure can heat up the cozy fall nights. I can’t help but think that maybe this time I’ll get to keep Prince Charming for myself.” (Goodreads)
I didn’t know that this was connected to the book A Pumpkin and a Patch by Jennifer Peel. This one is about the other cousin and it’s pretty much happening simultaneously with the other plot. I thought this was pretty cool and well done. It was interesting to see another perspective on certain events. Unfortunately, I didn’t like this one as much.
I did like Jenna but I wasn’t a fan of Aidan. He was pretty boring from the beginning and I never got over how dull he was. There was nothing soon-worthy about him when compared to the rogue pirate. Their romance was also on the bland side as nothing happened between them until the last part of the book. I know that this is a clean romance but they really just felt like friends and continued with that montage.
Overall, this book just wasn’t for me but I can see others enjoying it more. I did like being back at the farm and exploring other areas in the same world as the other book.