My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.
When I saw the synopsis of this book I just knew that I had to read it. Passing notes through the window. Such a sweet thing and just the story I had been waiting for.
Mr Right Across the Street by Kathryn Freeman
Publisher: One More Chapter
Date Published: 22nd January 2021
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Chick Lit, Adult
Mia Abbott’s move to Manchester was supposed to give her time and space from all the disastrous romantic choices she’s made in her past. But then the hot guy who lives opposite – the one who works out every day at exactly 10 a.m., not that Mia has noticed thank-you-very-much – starts leaving notes in his window…for her.
Bar owner Luke Doyle has his own issues to deal with but as he shows Mia the sights of her new city he also shows her what real romance looks like for the first time. And when he cooks up a signature cocktail in her honour, she realises that the man behind the bar is even more enticing than any of his creations. And once she’s had a taste she knows it will never be enough!
This brilliant story follows Mia with her wonderfully quirky hair colours and Luke a bar owner who knows how to flatter the ladies to keep them coming round his brilliant little bar. The pair grow together and learn trust not just each other, but the entire world with with their secrets and feelings as they pass messages back and too between their flat windows.
Mis is new to Manchester and why she chose Manchester, of all places, I never really understood but it is a fresh start for after leaving behind an awful past. She works from home and every morning at ten am she has taken to ogling the handsome guy across the street as he does his workout routine. When eventually they meet face to face their is an instant connection that prompts Luke to leave messages for her in his window.
I love Luke confidence and spunk. I think most people wouldn’t even have dared but he really took a chance on Mia. And he had a lot of patience too. He is incredibly sweet and is exactly what Mia needs after her previous relationships. He may be a perfect suitor.
Luke offers to show Mia around his amazing city and eventually Mia accepts. I love the version of Manchester that Luke shows Mia. I’ve lived around the Manchester area most of my life but I wouldn’t say that I know it that well. I’ve never been the Chill Factore or the indoor sky diving centre and it all looks very fun. I suppose its the things you miss out on when you’re used to them being around you. I would really want to try his list of great things to do in Manchester.
I suppose my favourite part of the entire book is the notes that pass between our characters and the drawings that Luke does. Though the friends and world that Freeman has created around these characters is amazing. Sharp and vibrant and just the place that I would love to step into and be a part of.
Freeman’s writing style was brilliant to read and I can’t wait to pick up some more of her works in the near future!
I was born in Wallingford, England and have spent most of my life living in a village outside Windsor. A former pharmacist, former pharmaceutical industry employee I’m now a self-employed medical writer who also loves to write romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero…
I’ve two teenage boys and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to bother buying a card again this year (yes, he does) so the romance in my life is all in my head. Then again, my husband’s unstinting support of my career change goes to prove that love isn’t always about hearts and flowers – and heroes can come in many disguises