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This was my first read from Melanie Harlow, I was drawn in by the cover 🥵
It follows a second generation character from Cloverleigh Farms but it can be read as a standalone. Winnie’s parents are from the first book in the series.
It was a cute contemporary romance with an age gap, single dad and grumpy/sunshine trope.
Winnie is a hopeless romantic who has sworn off men for a year after a breakup because she falls in love too fast. She moves in next door to an older and very attractive Dex, who is a fire fighting single dad of two little girls. Dex has sworn off relationships after the breakdown of his marriage and no longer believes in love.
Winnie and Dex were cute together, I did want a bit more drama (I think I read too much dark romance) but it was a nice small town romance read. I really enjoyed the scenes with Dex’s two girls they were cute!
I was so excited to go back to Cloverleigh Farms and Ignite didn’t disappoint. We meet the grumpy firefighter, Dex Matthews. He’s 34 and an ex SEAL and also a single dad of two girls…. Cue the swoon, right?
Winnie is 22 years old and has always been addicted to love. She loves the idea of it and falls in love super fast. She just had a failed engagement so she’s sworn off men and falling in love for the foreseeable future thanks to a bet with her friend.
Dex and Winnie meet when Dex moves next-door to Winnie and their attraction is instant. Although they both fight it at the start, it’s undeniable and before they know it, they can’t resist each other anymore.
This is definitely in the grumpy/sunshine category which is one of my all time fave tropes. If you’ve read the rest of the Cloverleigh books then you’ll be able to see the parallels of Ignite and book number one, Irresistible, which is the book about Winnie’s parents…. I loved this so much and I loved the way the book mentioned them with humour surrounding it.
This was a super cute read with the spice thrown in. I really liked the way Winnie and Dex came together and Dex’s girls are hilarious and Dex is such a great dad. This book is pretty love angst, which I loved. I just needed a cute small town romance book and this hit the spot.
Winnie and Dex’s chemistry was great and I loved reading their story and seeing how they found a place in each others world.
If you’re looking for a cute grumpy/sunshine romance, then this one is for you!
It was great to step back into the Cloverleigh Fields world once again. But I particularly loved that this book is a next generation story. There are quite a few similarities between Winnie & Dex’s story to Winnie’s parents but they are different enough in some major ways that it definitely isn’t the case of a rinse and repeat. I actually found that when comparisons were made it was done tongue in cheek which added a bit more humor to this romcom. There are plenty of laugh out loud moments that usually came from Dex’s two daughters but it was the romance between Dex and Winnie that was the absolute standout for me. Looking forward to reading more books in this world. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced readers copy of this book.
Ohhhh I love a full circle. Cloverleigh farms is a solid favourite of mine and I love a second generation story. Dex and Winnie were grumpy/ sunshine perfection and I adored the addition of his two girls and their relationship with their Dad and Winnie.
I’m not a great fan of next generation books, but loved the Cloverleigh Farm series so wanted to give this a go. Winnie’s new neighbor is hot! He’s also a lot older, grumpy and a single dad. Winnie is on a break from men because she has a bad habit of falling in love with them. Dex’s girls take an immediate liking to Winnie and the more time Dex & Winnie spend together the stronger their attraction grows. They decide they could be good for each other short term, he doesn’t do relationships and she doesn’t want serious, so they decide to have some fun. Needless to save feelings become involved and things get complicated. Dex is a bit of a muppet and it takes a lot to get him to realise what is really important. I liked that Winnie stood up for herself. I enjoyed this story and will probably go on to read the other books in the series when they come out, I’ll just need to try and forget reading about them as children when I do.
If you have read Cloverleigh Farms by Melanie Harlow then you will know the MacAllister family already.Well the girls are all grown up now. 22-year-old Winnie lives alone with her cat,Piglet when the hot,grumpy Dex moves in next to her with his 2 adorable daughters. The story is similar to Frannie and Mac’s love story as Winnie’s sisters point it out too.But it doesn’t change anything. The story is adorable,sexy and romantic. You will probably wish you could just slap Dex sometimes for his attitude and comments but once you realise why he is acting like that way, you will feel for him and definitely fall in love with him ☺️ Even though he has excuses not to fall in love with Winnie as he thinks she is too young for him, soon he realises that he can’t and doesn’t want a life without her. The book can be read as a stand alone, but I suggest you read the whole series so you can feel a bit of nostalgia. I absolutely loved that most of the previous characters appeared ☺️ Well done Melanie 💞
A good storyline. Winnie’s story, the next generation at Cloverleigh farms series, daughter of Mac and stepmum Frannie. Her new neighbour moves in, a divorcee with two funny, cute daughters. Dex their dad shares custody with them with his ex and it was their turn to be with their dad on moving day. Loved the scene when Winnie’s smoke alarm went off and Dex ran into her house and the two girls followed, so so funny scene. A very romantic but sad in parts between Dex and Winnie, but worth the read.
Absolutely loved returning to cloverleigh farm with Winnie and Dex story , lots of sizzle , grumpy dad , adorable kids and the chemistry off the scale , I also shed a tear or two when the story develops , loved this book can't wait for the next one