Sadie writes Westerns, but her publisher wants her to write a romance this time instead because her Westerns aren't selling. Only Sadie doesn't know anything about writing a romance; she's never even been in love. When she's offered a beach house on Tucker Island where she can write for the summer, she agrees to give it a try. And her broodingly handsome neighbor, Sam Ford, turns out to be great inspiration for her new novel...and maybe for her own love life.
This is a cute and clean romance. There's also a bit of mystery in it surrounding a lost engagement ring that Sadie discovers hidden in a book in her Little Free Library. I liked how Sadie and Sam work together to track down the ring's owner. I also really liked how the author includes a romance novel writing tip at the start of each chapter.
This is another humorous and entertaining science fiction book from Scalzi. I really liked his main character, Jamie Gray, and couldn't help but laugh at how he ended up with his manual labor job with KPS: "I lift things." The other characters are equally fun. Plus, there are Kaiju! And the author's note at the end of the book about how Scalzi came to write this one was as entertaining as the book. I'd give this summer popcorn read 4 stars!