A one-week road trip. Two relationship-phobic adults. What could go wrong? Max Carmichael finally has a shot to work with a legendary music producer and be something more than a band manager. But first, he has to demonstrate his skill by taking a road trip to scout new acts. The new job will give him the money he needs to help his parents with their struggling London pub and his little sister, who needs rehab. And if he has to spend one week with a free-spirited American woman who drives him crazy, he'll do it. Even if she is a seductive redhead. Max doesn't do redheads. Ever. Althea Grayson has been living on Santorini for years. She's a trained chef who aspires to open a restaurant that serves amazing food to everyone, not just the people who can afford it. The only thing standing in her way is money. A paid road trip as a traveling companion is a means to an end; it will pay her way back to San Francisco to claim her trust fund and put her on a path to seeing her dream come true. And If she has to spend a week with a grumpy Englishman who drives her nuts, she'll do it. Even if he is a sexy beast. Built to Last is a standalone contemporary romance based on secondary characters from the Indigo Series. It is not necessary to read the Indigo Series first.
I love a road trip romance story and I was really excited to get into this book. I have only recently started to get into romance books and I think that this was a really good one to ease me in. The travel during the story was realistic, both characters had enough time in each place for you to understand the reason for them being there.
I found the story a little slower to start off but it didn't take to long to get into the story so it wasn't too bad. I enjoyed learning about the main characters and who they were individually before they meet each other. I did feel like I really knew who Max and Althea were and it felt like they really knew who they were too.
I liked reading about the growth in the relationship between Max and Althena and over all I really enjoyed the story but I do feel like there was an issue just thrown in there to make the pages up and I didnt feel like Poppy needed to be in San Francisco at all but it didn't bother me too much.
I found this book entertaining and easy to read. It has made me want to venture into more romance books and sit in the garden soaking them up.
Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own.
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