The Perfect Hideaway by Alys Murray / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @writeralys



Full Bloom Farm #3

Annie Martin is thrilled to have moved from the hectic buzz of L.A. to the small town of Hillsboro, Northern California, where the most happening bar only plays honky-tonk and nowhere does a good matcha latte. But the best thing about Hillsboro? The Anderson sisters. At their noisy family dinners, Annie can almost forget the mistakes she made back in the city, trying to fit in.

Annie has repaid the sisters’ friendship with some obvious-but-effective matchmaking and now there’s only one Anderson still looking for love. But Rose is surprisingly prickly about an enforced happy-ever-after, and when a meticulously planned meet-cute ends drenched in the town fountain, Annie realizes this project calls for someone with a deeper knowledge of the Hillsboro bachelors.

Local reporter and all-around grouch George Barnett has been a thorn in Annie’s side since she came to town. He knows all too well that everyone has secrets and he thinks the story of why social media darling Annie Martin swapped stilettos for sneakers might be the scoop that makes his career. Annie is sure her skeletons are under triple lock and key, so she offers him an exclusive, if he’ll help her find a match for Rose.

But the more George and Annie try to control the love lives around them, the less they’re able to sway their own hearts. As Annie’s infectious laugh begins to bring down George’s barrier of surliness, can he open his heart and let her in for real? And can Annie be brave enough to trust the man who could be her future, with the secrets of her past?




Hillboro welcomes us for the third time. 

After having read the (love)story about the Harper and May, I thought we would be treated to Rose’s fairy tale. Was I right? Weeeeelllll, yes and no. I see you thinking what I mean by that, but sorry, not going to reveal that. You will have to find that out for yourself.

Annie has always played an important role in the series. Will she be on the foreground again or will she have a more subdued part this time? Knowing Annie, I guess this will probably more like the former. 😉

When you have to choose between personal success and love, what would you pick?

Anyway, a nice story about how distrust and dislike can turn into love, can turn into hate, but can it turn back into love again?  4 stars

Thank you, Alys Murray and Bookouture


About the author 

Alys Murray is an author who writes for the romantic in all of us. Though she graduated with a degree in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a Master’s in Film Studies from King’s College London, her irrepressible love of romance led her to a career as an author, and she couldn’t be happier to write these stories! Currently splitting time between her home state of Louisiana and London, she enjoys kissing books, Star Wars, and creating original pie recipes for all of her books. Tobey Maguire is her Spider-Man. 


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