REVIEW: The Small-Town Seduction Plan by Lila Monroe



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Fall for the hot and hilarious grumpy-sunshine romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe! Perfect for fans of Tessa Bailey, Ali Hazelwood, and Emily Henry.

Duke Hendricks is grumpy, infuriating… and my new fake boyfriend?!

I never figured running out on my Hollywood wedding in search of true love would put me on the tabloid hit list, but with my reputation up in smoke, I need to lay low for the summer in Blackberry Cove. The quirky small town would be the perfect spot for a relaxing summer… if it wasn’t for the hunky local craftsman cursing my name at every turn.

Duke’s shaping up to be the bane of my existence — and the object of some unwelcome late-night desires. I’m determined to keep my distance… until the paparazzi catch him sucking snake venom from my thigh at the worst possible time.

My inner thigh.

Now I’ve got an(other) epic scandal brewing, and the only chance to turn my career around is pulling off the Oscar-worthy performance of a lifetime:

Faking a relationship with the man who can’t stand me.

Who says I don’t suffer for my art? The rules should be simple, but it turns out, Duke’s hiding a heart of gold under all that flannel. You can’t fake chemistry like this, and soon, those staged PDAs are turning into sizzling secret hook-ups. But between small-town gossip, rapid paparazzi, and Hollywood drama, Duke and I might be heading straight for a very real heartbreak.

Can we change the script and find our happily-ever-after? Find out in the sizzling grumpy-sunshine romance with all the small-town fake dating fun! New from USA Today bestselling author, and the ‘reigning queen of romcom’ Lila Monroe!

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Lila Monroe’s The Small-Town Seduction Plan is a fun and amusing romantic comedy set against the charming small-town backdrop of Blackberry Cove. Monroe crafts an entertaining narrative around Avery, the Hollywood-starlet-turned-runaway-bride who is seeking refuge from her wedding that wasn’t, and Duke, a ruggedly handsome yet grumpy hero dedicated to restoring historic homes. Lila’s natural storytelling style shines through in every chapter, seamlessly blending her sense of humor with heart and heat. The witty banter between Avery and Duke crackles with energy and kept me tapping my Kindle to see what will happen next.

The chemistry between Avery and Duke was palpable, making for some truly memorable and spicy moments. Monroe masterfully balances the light-hearted, feel-good elements with a fast-paced plot that never drags. Avery’s sunny disposition perfectly complements Duke’s gruff exterior, creating a dynamic and engaging enemies-to-lovers romance that feels both fresh and familiar. The Small-Town Seduction Plan gets 4.5 smooches from me!

~Danielle Palumbo



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