Author: Kate Clayborn

Publication Date: February 23, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Book Description

A sparkling and tender novel from the acclaimed author of Love Lettering, full of bickering neighbors, surprise reunions, and the mysterious power of love that fans of Christina Lauren, Sarah Hogle, and Emily Henry will adore.

Sixteen years ago, a teenaged Will Sterling saw—or rather, heard—the girl of his dreams. Standing beneath an apartment building balcony, he shared a perfect moment with a lovely, warm-voiced stranger. It’s a memory that’s never faded, though he’s put so much of his past behind him. Now an unexpected inheritance has brought Will back to that same address, where he plans to offload his new property and get back to his regular life as an overworked doctor. Instead, he encounters a woman, two balconies above, who’s uncannily familiar…

No matter how surprised Nora Clarke is by her reaction to handsome, curious Will, or the whispered pre-dawn conversations they share, she won’t let his plans ruin her quirky, close-knit building. Bound by her loyalty to her adored grandmother, she sets out to foil his efforts with a little light sabotage. But beneath the surface of their feud is an undeniable connection. A balcony, a star-crossed couple, a fateful meeting—maybe it’s the kind of story that can’t work out in the end. Or maybe, it’s the perfect second chance…

Book Review

Love at First by Kate Clayborn is a cute second chance romance with great characters. When visiting his uncle Will saw the girl of his dreams and now sixteen years later, he moves into his uncle’s old apartment. Nora and Will have an instant spark that Nora refuses to admit. She is too busy keeping Will from renting out his apartment to allow a connection between them. They start a rivalry with Nora lightly sabotaging Will and some neighborly rivalry. Nora tries to show Will how tight knit their community is but some of it is fabricated. Will and Nora are both enjoyable characters. There were many times I laughed. I was rooting for them the whole time. I really enjoyed all of the characters and their interactions. The story is cute and entertaining throughout the book. Love at First is my new favorite book by Kate Clayborn.

Thank you Kensington, Edelweiss, and Goodreads Giveaways for Love at First.

About the Author

Kate Clayborn is the critically acclaimed author of six novels. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Bookpage, and more. By day she works in education, and by night (and sometimes, by very early morning) she writes contemporary romances about smart, strong, modern heroines who face the world alongside true friends and complicated families. She resides in Virginia with her husband and their dog.

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