Sunny Shelly’s Review: Single In Sitka, by Katy Regnery

 

** This will be a full length novel

A single Dad. A personal ad. What could possibly go wrong?

When Seattle journalist, Amanda McKendrick, pitches a new story about the increase of bear attacks in Sitka, her newspaper sends her north for two weeks. While there, she answers the personal ad of single dad, Luke Kingston, looking for a little no-strings-attached fun to pass the time.

But the sweet, widowered father of three—who just happens to be a smokin’ hot state trooper—turns out to be a lot more than Amanda bargained for. As the days go by, she wonders if it’ll be possible to return to Seattle without leaving her heart behind.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

Single In Sitka is a great start to a new series featuring hunky Alaskan men! This debut book in the series is about widower Luke and the big-city reporter who captures his heart.

Luke has no clue that his sister placed an ad in Odds Are Good magazine, which targets women in the lower states looking for an Alaskan mountain man. Luke’s ad captures the eye of Seattle journalist Amanda, and before she knows it, some made-up story about bear attacks in Stika, Alaska, has Amanda headed up north to cover the story. And why she’s at it, why not meet up with the single dad/police officer? Their first meeting, however, is anything but romantic, so it’s quite funny when they go on their blind date and find each other at the restaurant.

Their relationship starts out as no-strings-attached while she’s in town on assignment, but they both feel a connection that is too hard to deny. While KR does a nice job of working in the way his kids feel about dad dating again, miscommunication/avoidance on the part of Amanda and Luke could have saved them both some heartache in the beginning when she first went back to Seattle. But that did prompt a lot of soul-searching on both their parts as to how they could stay together and highlight their different lifestyles and the concessions that they’d both have to make in order share their lives together.

I would have loved to have read the conversation when Amanda tells Luke that the story about the bears was kind of made up after she saw his single ad. The whole situation about the bear attacks that led Amanda up to Alaska in the first place was seemingly dropped, and I wished that there was more of an explanation there.

Overall, Single In Sitka was an enjoyable read, well-written, with good chemistry between the main characters, three adorable children and a HEA that will put a smile on your face. I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

 

New York
Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career
by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed
her first contract, and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.
Over forty
books later, Katy claims authorship of the multititled New York Times and USA
Today bestselling Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow,
Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the seven-book,
bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series, including Katy’s “Beauty and the
Beast” story, The Vixen and the Vet,
which was a 2015 RITA© nominee; and
several other stand-alone novels and novellas, including the
critically-acclaimed, 2018 RITA© nominated, USA Today bestselling contemporary
romance, Unloved, a love story.
 Katy’s books are available in English, French,
German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Turkish.

 

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