My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Tess Dougherty plans every aspect of her life right down to the last detail. But she doesn’t plan on running her boyfriend off by bringing up the topic of marriage before he’s ready. And she doesn’t plan to lose her job on the day she’s set to receive a huge promotion. So when her perfect world unravels, Tess makes a new plan: disappear.
Tess packs her bags and leaves her city apartment for a remote vineyard in North Carolina. At first, she’s put off by the slow pace of small-town life in the South. She’s especially irritated by Thatcher, the vineyard’s smart-mouth, dimple-faced farmhand. But she soon begins to appreciate the area’s charm, and Thatcher’s charm, too. She even swaps her trademark heels for a pair of cowboy boots. As Tess spends more time getting to know Thatcher, she finds herself loosening her grip on her old life little by little. Unfortunately, things on the vineyard aren’t as simple as they seem. There’s a secret here, and when the truth comes to light, Tess is forced to reconsider every plan she’s ever made.
Tess in Boots was an amazingly witty book! I was literally laughing out loud at times, had a constant smile on my face during parts of this book, and cried too. It was so easy to feel the emotions of the characters (except for the confusion between her "boyfriend" and Thatcher - it was always clear to me)!
There were some pretty awesome twists and turns here too and I couldn't stop turning pages because one minute the reader is saying "awww", then they're like "what"! Then I just had to know what was going on, so I glued my Nook to my hands so I could read during all of my classes and get out of doing the dishes at home! Okay, okay, you got me. I didn't use glue, but there were many times when I wished I could!
Tess was a dreamer and a very organized get everything done person, and that's something I can really relate to. She had all of these ideas about her perfect guy, and then everything from her guy to her job was flipped inside out, and she needed to rearrange those dreams and maybe even come up with new ones. It was so entertaining, fun, and inspiring to watch her transformation!
Thatcher was very witty, charming, and full of surprises. I loved every minute of discovering something new about him - his current life, and his past!
It was so fun to read about Tess planning a wedding in such short time, their journey to save Carl's Creek, and of course I loved the witty banter and growing relationship between Tess and Thatcher (he was so sweet), and her relationship with her brother! The character growth was great too, as Tess discovered what she truly wanted, and realized that she needed to rely on God instead of herself.
Overall an amazing, laugh out loud, witty book, with secrets and discoveries that will make its way into your heart in the first couple of pages!
I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are solely my own.