In The Weeds by B. K. Borison
Published: April 18th 2022 by Berkley
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Genres: Adult // Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
Quick Thoughts: This second chance romance will have love planted deep in your heart and roots spanning into dreamy small town vibes and undeniable happiness you’ll be basking in the whole story through.
This was not gifted to me via the Publisher. There was no obligation to post/give this book a certain rating. I remain entirely impartial.
About This Book:
A grumpy farmer and a no-nonsense social media influencer have another chance at love in this charming romantic comedy.
Evelyn St. James isn’t the kind of woman you forget. Beckett Porter certainly hasn’t. One incredible weekend in Maine, and he’s officially a man distracted. He’s not unfamiliar with hot and heavy flings, but Evie wove some sort of magic over him during their tumble in the sheets. He can’t stop thinking about her laugh. Her hand pressed flat against his chest. Her smiling mouth at his neck.
So when she suddenly appears on his farm as part of a social media contest, he is…confused. He had no idea that the sweet and sexy woman he met at a bar is actually a global phenomenon. When Evie disappears again, Beckett resolves to finally move on.
But Evie, who has been feeling disconnected from her work and increasingly dissatisfied with life online, is trying to find her way back to something real. She returns to the last place she was Lovelight Farms and the tiny town of Inglewild. And it has absolutely nothing to do with the hot farmer she spent two incredible nights with.
Since Lovelight Farms was my favourite read of 2023, I knew there was a high chance I’d love all of B. K. Borison’s other books in the series. You know when you just kinda fall in love with an authors way of writing? Well, that was me and Lovelight. I was kindly gifted the other two books in the series (the fourth one out this year!) for Christmas by my Parents, so I knew as soon as there was a gap in my TBR of Publisher-sent reads for me to read it, I was going all-in.
Tattooed, introverted farmer Beckett Porter wasn’t expecting to see Evelyn St. James again. Well, he never saw her coming in the first place—blazing into his life like a splash of vibrant colour, drenching his world in sunlight. Ever since they had a one night stand in Maine, Beckett hasn’t been able to stop thinking of her. So when she shows up as the social media star that is going to help his friend and business partner from Lovelight Farms, Stella, he is more than shocked: he’s stuck in place. For Evelyn, Lovelight Farms brings something new to her day-to-day life as a social media influencer and all-round cool girl, something about it spurring a movement in her heart, a change in her mind.
So after the project is done and Evelyn comes back to Inglewild again, to Lovelight Farms, Beckett is confused ten-fold—but then again, so is Evelyn. She’s looking for a change, taking a long-deserved break from her busy work schedule to find her true happiness, wherever that might be. She knows she felt it in Maine, in that one night with Beckett, and how it crept back in the last time she was in Inglewild, getting to know the small town crew that began recognising her face as a local, as one of them. And after having to stay with Beckett and his little gang of cats he rescued, because of a supposed lack of vacancy in any B&B’s and hotels, a lazy, mundane sort of routine begins to play out between her and Beckett. She loves her days spent on his porch, meeting his sisters, becoming friends with his friends, and exploring the town that is bringing her such joy. Through it, a new and bright spark burns between her and Beckett, one that scares his heart. He fears she’ll leave again like that morning in Maine when he woke up alone, and Evelyn is worried she won’t find her happy again. But with all obstacles slowly moving away, as if making way for them to collide, can second-time-lucky turn into happy ever after?
Overall, In The Weeds made my heart feel so much joy that I am sure B. K. Borison is made of magic. The close-knit setting opens a comfort within the reader that wraps us in a warm embrace, characters so vivid they feel like they’re sat beside me. I adored getting to know Beckett through his POV more since he was a great character in Lovelight Farms, and I loved meeting his family, getting to see all his dimensions and uncovering that hidden layer he shies away from. Evelyn’s POV had almost brought me to tears at times, and how fervently she searched for contentment, a trail leading to Beckett’s front door. This second chance romance will have love planted deep in your heart and roots spanning into dreamy small town vibes and undeniable happiness you’ll be basking in the whole story through. Nothing short of five stars.
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