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Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite
Mia has the tragic, although self-inflicted, story of a woman who thinks that the guy she loves will leave his wife for her. Like most dirty mistresses, she is left high and dry when the man chooses his wife over his mistress, and Mia is devastated. Following some grudging advice from her mom, she heads up to Vermont to the house her grandmother left her to get away from it all and spend some time finding out who Mia is. Only that is hard to do because Grandma never mentioned that she had a tenant staying in the guest house. A gorgeous male tenant who refuses to leave even when Mia gives him her most annoyed glare. Shenanigans ensue and Mia just might find the deep and true love she's been looking for in all the wrong places
Mia was NOT someone you would initially like. She's sleeping with one of her friend's husbands, and is very cold and callous about it. Making fun of the girl while she goes down on the husband in the same house. Awful. Still...cheating happens a lot, and in the spirit of things, I went along and tried to have sympathy for Mia. She doesn't really start growing on you until later, when she stops being a mistress and starts living her own life.
The format was cute, with most of the titles having "rules" that Mia gave to Jake to keep him away from her and just be a tenant. Of course, that doesn't really work out and thing get crazy, but it was a very cute stylization that I liked. I really enjoyed this book! While Mia isn't initially likable, she grows on you and the story is a really good one about redemption and making your life your own.