Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans

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"This love story is heartrending, swoon-worthy, and extremely well-told." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

A man who's been moving his whole life finally finds a reason to stay put.

Charlie Matheson has spent his life taking care of things. When his parents died two days before his eighteenth birthday, he took care of his younger brother, even though that meant putting his own dreams on hold. He took care of his father's hardware store, building it into something known several towns over. He took care of the cat he found in the now he has a cat.

When a stranger with epic tattoos and a glare to match starts coming into Matheson's Hardware, buying things seemingly at random and lugging them off in a car so beat-up Charlie feels bad for it, his instinct is to help. When the man comes in for the fifth time in a week, Charlie can't resist intervening.

Rye Janssen has spent his life breaking things. Promises. His parents' hearts. Leases. He isn't used to people wanting to put things back together--not the crumbling house he just inherited, not his future and certainly not him. But the longer he stays in Garnet Run, the more he can see himself belonging there. And the more time he spends with Charlie, the more he can see himself falling asleep in Charlie's arms...and waking up in them.

Is this what it feels like to have a home--and someone to share it with?

Garnet Run
Book 1: Better Than People
Book 2: Best Laid Plans

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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 135 x 201 x 25mm | 218g
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 1335924809
  • 9781335924803
  • 955,350

Review quote

"Parrish's sweet and sensitive treatment allows the men to become partners in healing. This love story is heartrending, swoon-worthy, and extremely well-told."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"If an HGTV show and a Hallmark movie had a book baby, it would be this heartwarming, reno-heavy tale of rehabilitation, both emotional and structural." -- The Globe and Mail

"A sizzlingly hot yet surprisingly tender love story." -- Booklist
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Rating details

1,801 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 28% (513)
4 42% (765)
3 23% (412)
2 5% (92)
1 1% (19)
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