Lovelight Farms (The Lovelight Series)
About this deal
And Charlie? Well, Charlie knows a good investment when he sees one. He’s hoping he can convince Nova he’s worth some of her time.
I’m not usually a fan of friends-to-lovers or miscommunication tropes (give me a morally grey villain any day of the week), but Lovelight Farms is the perfect mixture of the two. It’s achingly sweet to watch these two childhood friends slowly realise what everyone and their cat has already known for years – they are head-over-heels in love with each other. Lines are blurred between their fake-dating and reality. Every moment between Stella and Luka felt so right. Like they should have been together forever. I loved how intricately woven they were into each other's lives. Beautiful love story!
Lovelight Farms Series Order (Summary)
Stella's father abandoned her mother after she got pregnant, and apparently the mother never pursued child support which would have made Stella's upbringing a lot less dramatic, and there's no reason given why she didn't. Stella didn't even know who her father was until she sought him out after her father died and met her half-brother, father, and his wife. The wife is inexplicably kind to Stella even though she was conceived by the woman's husband while he was cheating on her, but okay, I can let that slide. Some people might be that nice. There's a little bit of weird family drama with her dad right at the end that comes out of left field and is never explained or discussed further, so otherwise it just adds a little more depth to Stella's character and a sprinkle of pepper to an otherwise sugary plot. What's particularly refreshing about this romance story is that it's not just a superficial addition to the novel. The romance is woven into the fabric of the story, providing depth and complexity to both Stella and Luka’s characters. Their relationship is also a testament to the power of love and how it can help people through difficult times.
Nova Porter isn’t looking for love, and she certainly has no explanation for her attraction to buttoned-up, three-piece-suit-wearing investment banker Charlie Milford. Maybe it’s his charm? Or maybe it’s his determination to help her fledgling business however he can. Either way, she’s distracted every time he’s around. With her new tattoo studio set to open in her hometown of Inglewild, she doesn’t have time for frivolous flirtations.Stella and Luka have been friends for a decade. Both have always been into each other, but Stella is scared to change that as she has this fear that people will leave her. What if things don't work out and Luka leaves her? Luka, one of the constants of her life. The plot is mostly silly, which is to be expected with the genre. I was looking for a good way to turn my brain off when I saw this so I didn't want or expect Les Miserables or something, and it delivered what I expected. The Christmas tree farm that needs saving is typical, but there's no "big city girl adjusting to small town." She's lived there since she was 16 and hasn't done anything else. There's admittedly a huge gap, as far as I recall from what I read, between when her mother died when she was 21 and where she is when the book starts and she's bought the tree farm. Did she work? Did she go to college? How did she pay for it? Where did she live? How did she pay bills or get health insurance? Not a clue, but that's fine, the plot still played out charmingly.