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Wait for It

di Jenn McKinlay

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A woman looking for a new lease on life moves to Arizona where she rents a guest house on a gorgeous property with a mysterious owner--a man who teaches her about resilience, courage, and ultimately true love, in this funny, bighearted novel about hope and healing from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay.   Stuck in a dreary Boston winter, Annabelle Martin would like nothing more than to run away from her current life. She's not even thirty years old, twice-divorced, and has just dodged a marriage proposal... from her ex-husband. When she's offered her dream job as creative director at a cutting-edge graphic design studio in Phoenix, she jumps at the opportunity to start over.   When she arrives in the Valley of the Sun, Annabelle is instantly intrigued by her anonymous landlord. Based on the cranky, handwritten notes Nick Daire leaves her, she assumes he is an old, rich curmudgeon. Annabelle is shocked when she finally meets Nick and discovers that he's her age and uses a wheelchair. Nick suffered from a stroke a year ago, and while there's no physical reason for him not to recover, he is struggling to overcome the paralyzing fear that has kept him a prisoner in his own home.   Despite her promise to herself not to get involved, Annabelle finds herself irresistibly drawn to Nick. And soon she wonders if she and Nick might help each other find the courage to embrace life, happiness, and true love.… (altro)
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Do you know what my favorite thing about Grumpy x Sunshine trope is ?
It's watching the grinch slowly give in and accept that the world isn't so bad after all.


Wait For It by Jenn McKinlay satisfied my Grumpy x Sunshine craving. With vibrant characters and a cliche plot, the book held my attention for a respectable amount of time.


Unfortunately, there was barely any Grinch giving in scenes and it wasnt anything too new or unique.

Nevertheless a fun read for when you want something light ! ( )
  kritieeee | Jun 16, 2022 |
Twice-wed [and twice-divorced] Annabelle Martin needs nothing more than a change in her life. So, after the debacle surrounding her ex-husband’s unexpected proposal, Annabelle is desperate for something new. When she’s offered her dream job . . . creative director at Vasquez Squared, a graphic design studio . . . she decides to give up her freelance graphic work and move from Boston to Phoenix. The business owners . . . her best friend, Sophie Vasquez, and her husband, Miguel . . . have even arranged a place for her to rent for six months.

As a favor to Miguel, retiree Nick Daire is reluctantly renting Annabelle the guest house on his estate. Given to communicating with her through snarky notes, he remains aloof; Annabelle is determined to meet her reclusive landlord. She believes him to be an elderly curmudgeon; in truth, Nick is in his thirties and struggling to recover from a stroke he suffered a year ago.

When Annabelle and Nick finally meet, they find themselves irresistibly drawn to each other. But will they allow their fears to keep them from the life they might find together?

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This charming story of courage, compassion, and fortitude pulls readers into the telling of the tale from the outset while unexpected plot revelations keep the pages turning. Alternating points of view provide the necessary backstory as they clue readers into the strengths and weaknesses of the two central characters who find themselves facing unexpected situations.

Populated by relatable, nuanced characters, this delightful tale brings together a quirky woman with a healthy dose of spunk and a grumpy, withdrawn man struggling to recover his health. Nick struggles as the doctors can find no medical issues complicating his recovery; Annabelle faces a misogynistic co-worker determined to prove her unworthy of the position he believes he deserves.

Determination and the overcoming of obstacles play an integral role in the telling of this clever story. At its heart, both Nick and Annabelle must find a way to deal with grief, loss, and personal negativity. Touching on fears, family dynamics, health issues, the loss of a loved one, and abusive co-workers, it’s a story of making peace with the past and moving forward, of embracing the possibilities with positive expectations. It’s a story of friendship and loyalty and love.

This heartwarming romance is sure to elicit smiles from readers as Annabelle and Nick find that the strength within themselves and with each other may lead to their own happily ever after.

Highly recommended. ( )
  jfe16 | Jan 25, 2022 |
Not quite 30 yet, Annabelle is twice divorced, and starting a new job as a graphic designer in Arizona. It’s a far cry from being freelance in Boston. The company is owned by a married couple, and Annabelle is an old friend of the wife. But the husband had a college buddy of his own earmarked for the job. In fact, he already works at the company, and on the first day he meets Annabelle, he whispers in her ear that he would have her job and office in mere months. Annabelle is renting a guest house from another friend of the couple, someone she thinks is an old curmudgeon. But Nick is only 35, and has suffered a stroke 9 months earlier, becoming a recluse. Now the story gets interesting. Annabelle and Nick should fall in love, Annabelle’s nemesis at work should be defeated, and everyone should live happily ever after. Well, that may or may not occur, but much more will happen before the end of the story. I like the style of writing very much. The characters are well developed and real, and the plot is good, with enough interest and problems to solve to keep readers engaged in the story. I find I like this author’s mystery series a lot better than I liked this romance. The romance part, and that is code for what happens behind closed doors, was a little too detailed for my tastes. Still, it’s better written than a lot of romances, and deals with other topics, such as foster care, as well. ( )
  Maydacat | Sep 4, 2021 |
Impetuous graphic designer Annabelle Martin jumps at an opportunity to be a creative director at an up-and-coming design studio in Arizona. The fact that her ex-husband was getting ready to propose to her again may have also helped in her decision-making. Once there, Annabelle begins to enjoy office life again, after years spent working as an independent contractor. The thing she doesn't miss about the office setting: disgruntled employees. Especially those who feel like Annabelle stole their promotion right out from under them. And if dealing with antagonistic co-workers wasn't enough, there's also her mysterious temporary landlord whose list of rules would make anyone immediately "get off his lawn". Come to find out, Nick Daire isn't the cantankerous old man Annabelle assumed he was, but a young, rather attractive man.

Not being able to help herself, Annabelle learns that Nick - once renowned in the local construction industry - suffered a stroke almost a year ago. Since then he's withdrawn himself completely from the public eye. Despite Annabelle's promise to her best friend to stay away from Nick, she can't help herself. What Annabelle sees in Nick is a chance for something special, something meaningful. The problem is figuring out if they can both set aside their fears to make that happen.

I was hooked on this book from the getgo. Despite finding Annabelle a little difficult initially (just due to some differing viewpoints) she quickly grew on me as the story progressed. It was really Nick's introduction that pulled me in. Having this character who had gone through what he did made me want to see how things would end up for him on the other side of this story.

I enjoyed seeing Annabelle and Nick figuratively dance around one another for a good portion of the book. I don't think they actually meet until close to halfway so that prospective in-person interaction really drives the story forward. It's when they actually meet up that it's so satisfying. They're both dealing with long-term grief and/or trauma. Annabelle from losing her mother which was a precursor to her impetuosity and Nick from his unstable family life he learned that he can only count on himself, but with the stroke, he is now in a constant state of questioning his body, waiting for it to happen again. I like seeing how they both help each other deal with those problems that you know you have, you know you have to address. They take up space in the back of your mind, but you try really hard to suppress them and hoping that eventually, things will work out for the best. Of course, that's never the best course of action.

Aside from Nick and Annabelle together, we also get the workplace dynamic in which Annabelle finds herself upon her move to Arizona. I liked seeing Annabelle excel at her job especially when she gets pushback from employees who have been there longer, Annabelle takes everything in stride. I love seeing her unapologetic confidence in her abilities.

I just think that Jenn McKinlay did a great job of handling some potentially heavy topics, but not making the book feel weighed down. Still keeping that lightness and hope, but also offering a seriousness that is due.

Now, I did not read Jenn McKinlay's previous book Paris is Always a Good Idea although it seems like it follows Annabelle's sister Chelsea. Now that I know what I'm missing out on, I'll have to get to reading that one sooner rather than later. This book was a bit of a surprise for me, but it was a wonderful one! ( )
  AmyM3317 | Aug 12, 2021 |
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A woman looking for a new lease on life moves to Arizona where she rents a guest house on a gorgeous property with a mysterious owner--a man who teaches her about resilience, courage, and ultimately true love, in this funny, bighearted novel about hope and healing from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay.   Stuck in a dreary Boston winter, Annabelle Martin would like nothing more than to run away from her current life. She's not even thirty years old, twice-divorced, and has just dodged a marriage proposal... from her ex-husband. When she's offered her dream job as creative director at a cutting-edge graphic design studio in Phoenix, she jumps at the opportunity to start over.   When she arrives in the Valley of the Sun, Annabelle is instantly intrigued by her anonymous landlord. Based on the cranky, handwritten notes Nick Daire leaves her, she assumes he is an old, rich curmudgeon. Annabelle is shocked when she finally meets Nick and discovers that he's her age and uses a wheelchair. Nick suffered from a stroke a year ago, and while there's no physical reason for him not to recover, he is struggling to overcome the paralyzing fear that has kept him a prisoner in his own home.   Despite her promise to herself not to get involved, Annabelle finds herself irresistibly drawn to Nick. And soon she wonders if she and Nick might help each other find the courage to embrace life, happiness, and true love.

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