Can’t Wait Wednesday – TWICE SHY by Sarah Hogle


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is TWICE SHY by Sarah Hogle.  I have to admit that I was first drawn to this book by the intriguing cover with the guy sitting in a tree flying paper airplanes.  I was sold on it as soon as I read the synopsis and can’t wait to meet this cute but crotchety groundskeeper, lol.


TWICE SHY by Sarah Hogle

Publication Date: April 6, 2021 by Penguin Group Putnam, G.P. Putnam’s Sons


From Netgalley:

From the author of You Deserve Each Other comes a charming and unconventional romantic comedy about a woman who inherits a sprawling estate with a groundskeeper whose stoic exterior masks a surprising vulnerability.

Maybell Parrish has always been a dreamer and hopeless romantic. But living with her head in the clouds has long been preferable to dealing with reality, whether it’s navigating the wild world of dating apps or getting her coworkers to show her a little respect. So when Maybell inherits a stately old Tennessee manor from her Great Aunt Violet, she seizes the opportunity to make a fresh start.

But when she arrives at her new home, it seems her troubles have only just begun. Not only is the manor practically falling apart around her, but she isn’t the only inheritor: she has to share everything with Wesley Koehler, the groundskeeper who’s just as grouchy as he is gorgeous–and it turns out he has a very different vision for the property’s future.

Convincing the taciturn Wesley to stop avoiding her and compromise is a task more formidable than any of the many other dying wishes Great Aunt Violet left behind. But when Maybell uncovers something unexpectedly sweet beneath Wesley’s scowls and silences, she realizes they might have more in common than she ever dreamed. And as the two slowly begin to let their guards down, they just might learn that sometimes the smallest steps outside one’s comfort zone can lead to the greatest rewards.


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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

30 replies
  1. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    That is a great cover, I agree! I love these types of romances. I know the premise isn’t too original, but there’s just something about it that draws me in every time. And it’s fun to see how different authors make the trope their own. I will have to add this to my wish list! Thank you for bringing it to my attention, Suzanne. I hope you enjoy it when you read it!

  2. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    I just read a review for You Deserve Each Other on Amber’s blog and really intrigued by the author, I haven’t heard of her before but this sounds absolutely adorable! I’m all for meet cute type reads and looking forward to seeing what you think of this one. Great choice Suzanne!

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