Max Crawford has reached the point in life where he’s starting to think about settling down. Unfortunately, he’s always been a little awkward when it comes to social interactions, and working from home doesn’t help. He spends so much time alone, painting beautiful, historically accurate model trains that half of Whitford has begun to joke that he may be a serial killer. Not exactly prime husband material.
Tori Burns has found happiness in Maine, thanks in large part to her shifts at the Trailside Diner. She likes the work, and she loves the local gossip. When shy, geeky Max Crawford becomes a regular, she’s intrigued. When she finds out he’s in the market for a wife, she’s fascinated…and determined to help.
Molding Max into every woman’s dream turns out to be much easier than expected. But has Tori’s plan worked a little too well? As she turns his comfortable life all sorts of upside down, she’ll have to find a way to show just how she’s fallen for him…the real him.
Like all Kowalski series books by Shannon Stacey, I found myself immersed in this story from the start and I couldn’t stop reading until I hit the end. I loved Tori and Max’s journey, both as individuals and as a couple. This entire series is an auto-buy for me, as is all books by Shannon Stacey, and I have yet to be disappointed by any story I have read. Seriously. Buy this book. You won’t be disappointed.