BOOK REVIEW: Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score


Title: Maggie Moves On
Author: Lucy Score
Publication: June 21, 2022
Publisher: Forever
Genre: Romance, Romantic Comedy
Pages: 418

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SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

Can these opposites turn up the heat… without burning down the house?

House-flipping sensation and YouTube star Maggie Nichols can’t wait to dig into her next challenge. Arriving in tiny Kinship, Idaho, with only a cot and a coffeemaker, Maggie is prepared to restore a crumbling Victorian mansion in four months or less. She has her to-do lists, her blueprints, and her team. What she doesn’t have is time for sexy, laid-back landscaper Silas Wright.

The man takes flirtation to a whole new level. And he does it shirtless…sometimes pants-less. He and his service school-dropout dog are impressively persistent. But she’s not interested in putting down roots. Not when fans tune in to watch her travel the country turning dilapidated houses into dream homes. A short-term fling on the other hand could fit nicely into her calendar. After all, Maggie remembers what fun is like. Vaguely.

As their summer gets downright steamy, Silas manages to demolish the emotional walls she’s spent years building, sending Maggie into a panic. He’s the wrench in her carefully constructed plans. With the end of the project looming, she has a decision to make. But how can she stay when her entire career is built on moving on?


I have never read a Lucy Score book ***gasp****.  However, I do know that she is a hugely popular romance author.  When I was shopping around, I think, for books to celebrate my completion of school and the passing of my national test, I saw this title and decided to use it in as my slow wadding into the work of Lucy Score. I have admittedly purchased more books by her over time without reading this one but I think its safe to say that I like her work. 

Maggie is a nomad.  She never stays long in one place. She has a YouTube show where she renovates homes and then sells them.  She was married once to her best friend, who is gay and also is her right-hand man and does all the renovations with her.  She purchases a local legend of a house in a small town in Idaho.  It’s close to her heart it is the house that her mother and her dreamed about one time buying and living there.  Will Maggie find love and finally set roots down or will she stay the course on her nomad lifestyle?  I loved this book.  I loved the storyline and how it flowed.  Watching her bring the dilapidated old house back to life and breath life into it was amazing.  It was filled with romance with a twist of mystery. She was inclusive to all.  She helped others even when it meant putting herself on the back burner at times. 

I fell in love with all the characters. Even the secondary characters were amazing.  They each had their own back story and managed to weave their story with Maggie as time went on.  I wanted everyone to succeed.  I cheered and did a happy dance when people finally gave into the attraction and allowed themselves to be happy.  Like I said earlier I loved watching her renovate the house from top to bottom.  I could see the house as it was being done.  I loved the little touches that she made.  I was happy when she finally filled the house with things that she loved and gave up sleeping on a cot with a coffee pot attached to an extension cord.  I enjoyed at the end of the chapters when the author put what I can only assume is YouTube comments from her TV show.  It just added that extra layer of the story, it made it more realistic.  Yes, I will even say the steamy factor is also there.  Not as explicit as some books can be but it is certainly still part of the storyline.  After finishing this book, I will certainly be reading more books by this author, which is good because I think I have like 4 more in my neverending TBR pile.

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