DNF: Love Shack

cover-love shack
Title: Love Shack
Author: Roxy Mews
Series: Tiny Houses, Big Hearts #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Short novel
Available: Now

DNF @ 30%


Living tiny doesn’t leave many places to hide.
Tiny Houses, Big Hearts, Book 1

Felicity Newhouse left a life of excess for a tiny house-and she’s never felt richer. She’d like to give back to the artisanal community who gave her wounded spirit a place to land, but she wants to do it on her own terms. Except she’s been turned down for a loan four times. And the fifth bank on her list isn’t looking too promising, either.

The woman sitting across Brandon Halston’s desk must be out of her mind. Who’d want to live in a house the size of his walk-in closet, much less create an entire community of them? He’s drawn to her soft beauty and her ideals, but business is business. When her story hits the news, Brandon’s boss solves the PR nightmare by ordering him to spend a month in her house-while cameras roll.

The heat between them boils over like the water for their morning coffee. But when one person is hiding who they really are, passion may not be enough to clean up the dirt someone is digging up behind the scenes.

Warning: This book contains copious amounts of coffee and sex in confined spaces. If the tiny house is rockin’ don’t come a-knockin’.


Source: ARC from Samhain Publishing via NetGalley

Having previously enjoyed Roxy Mews’ DMA Files, with its sexy cyborgs, I was looking forward to reading her take on the contemporary genre, especially as it involved tiny houses.

Alas, I just couldn’t get into this one. I didn’t like either character, couldn’t see how they could ever find anything in common, and to be honest it’s okay for two people to have differing views on something without forcing them both into an uncomfortable position to change their minds! Some people like living small and being able to move on quickly, other people like having a home with things that mean stuff to them. Neither way is wrong, people are just different.

And if she wants to give back so desperately, why not use that “tainted” money to put something good back into the world, rather than leaving it in the hands of some banking corporation to make stacks and stacks more cash out of it?

Anyway, since these two were about to start sharing a bed in the tiny space, I could see where this book was going and I just had zero interest in reading any sexual relationship between the two of them. It just didn’t work for me and I didn’t feel like investing any more time in seeing how it all turned out. Sorry.


Love Shack is Out Now.
Visit Roxy Mews for more details.

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