How do you survive the internship from hell?
Don't fall in love.
Ivy thought being a reporter-in-training at the Independent Gazettewould be her dream summer job. Little did she know, interviewing Eric, a landscaper with a heart of gold, would derail her plans. It turns out Ivy's boss, Lauren, has been eying his chiseled physique for quite some time.
But at twenty-four, Eric already has a tragic past, one that he is still reeling from. Even though his ordeal turned him into some sort of local celebrity, it's been a while since he's shared his bed with anyone. When he comes to Ivy's rescue out of the blue, it's not long before the two of them start seeing each other behind Lauren's back. When they get caught, Ivy's journey toward a college degree is jeopardized and her relationship with Eric is severely put to the test.Career versus love? In the end, a shocking turn of events provides Ivy with a revelation she never saw coming. (Goodreads)
So, in case you haven't noticed, I'm kind of in love with Faith's books. I *heart* them! And TMN was no exception. It completely made me think of a mix of The Devil Wears Prada (with the crazy witch of a boss) and The Notebook (with the amazing guy who has this awesome house built/fixed up for the woman he loves). And wow, Eric, gah, what a heart-rending story! Definitely loved him and all that he was willing to do for Ivy. The other thing that I love about Faith's work is that the characters are so real, so flawed, and so lovable. She has the perfect knack for creating someone with words who just begs to be adored, despite all of the things that happened to them. Honestly, I could totally see Ivy walking into any of my classes, and wouldn't have been surprised to have Eric help me out buying plants at the local nursery. Love that! Overall, a fun and sweet read, and I can't wait for the next book!
Have you read any of Faith's books?