I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Rebound by Catherine Walsh
Also by this author: One Night Only, Holiday Romance, The Matchmaker
Published by Bookouture on 14th February 2022
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
A newly single girl. A tall dark handsome stranger. What could go wrong?
It’s 7 a.m. on a Monday morning and Abby Reynolds isn’t where she wants to be. She wants to be in her beautiful loft apartment in Manhattan, drinking a coffee with her fiancé.
Instead, she’s heading back to the childhood home in rural Ireland she swore she’d never return to, with some big old secrets. Namely that she’s suddenly found herself unemployed, homeless, and absolutely 100% single.
She’s feeling all out of luck. Until the first person she meets after she touches down is an absurdly hot guy called Luke, who offers her a lift home. Gazing deep into his sparkling emerald-green eyes, Abby knows instantly that he’s exactly what she needs to take her mind off everything. The perfect rebound.
It’s a flawless plan. Until the next day, when Abby realizes who he actually is. Not just a stranger. He is, in fact, Luke Bailey, aka the boy next door. Luke Bailey who—so help her God—she’s pretty sure she once shared baths with, back when they were kids. Not that she can allow herself to imagine him in a bath now, not without blushing from head to foot.
And judging by the smirk on his face, the same Luke Bailey who’s known exactly who she was the whole time… And who, like everyone in the village, still thinks she’s a high-flying New Yorker… who’s getting married next year.
Abby is certain getting under Luke will help her get over her ex. But the truth is stopping her. Can she admit to everyone back home that she’s single and has lost everything? Because, if she wants the boy next door, she may just have to…
The perfect feel-good romantic comedy that will make you laugh until you cry and fall completely in love. Fans of Sophie Kinsella, Marian Keyes, and Emily Henry won’t be able to put this down!
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. I read Catherine’s first book One Night Only last summer and really enjoyed it. When I saw Catherine had another book with another Irish male lead well I just had to read it.
Abby has lost everything she has been working for. Her employer went under. She was living in one of their apartments and entire savings were invested in the company. I like Abby because she is a fighter. She will stand up for herself and she won’t give up.
Luke Bailey is literally the boy next door. Said boy has grown up into a real hottie. I was swooning the minute we met Luke and as the book progressed he did not disappoint!
This book was mainly set in Ireland which I really enjoyed. I have, sadly, only visited Dublin but I want to explore more of the beautiful Emerald Isle. Clonard sounds like a beautiful village. I love the way Catherine describes Ireland. It just makes me want to hop on a plane or ferry and get myself to Ireland!
This is a story about not giving up and believing that tomorrow will be better. You may stumble and you may fall but you will get up again and be stronger and better than before.
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