Cookie Cutter by Jo Richardson
Iris Alden and Carter Blackwood couldn't be more different. Change-averse Iris likes her life neat and organized, while Carter's itchy feet mean he doesn’t plan to stay in the same place for long.
When Carter moves into the house across the street from Iris, to renovate it, she fights the disruption it causes in her life. Before long, though, it's not simply the house Carter's rebuilding, but Iris's heart, too.**
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Where do I even start with this story?! I'm not even going to lie I have a deep affection for this author. She is one of the sweetest women I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. I love the way weaves her words in to a story so well written and I feel like I'm watching a movie instead of reading a story. I have to say I was disappointed at the end.... because there wasn't more to read! Lets break this down shall we?
Iris is a single mother, living in the house she shared with her ex-husband (douche) and now just shares with her daughter. Iris has a job and she works hard, even so she'll spend nights baking cookies for a bake sale that her daughter, Ally signs her up for but neglects to tell her about until the last minute. She's great, a tad OCD but when she has her irons in so many pots she kind of needs to be. She knows a new person moved in across the street, a house-flipper, and she's not happy about it. She was friends with the woman that lived there and she knows that he's changing things. Change is hard for Iris, she likes things the way they are and Carter Blackwood is trouble, even if he is cute.
Carter is a single guy, he moves around flipping houses. He's content in his life, not like before he started flipping. He went to Iris's house and borrowed a hammer and he liked the banter they exchanged. Something about this woman makes him want to push her, tease and get her to open up and let it out. She's wrapped too tight and he wants to unwrap her. Slowly.
It was very refreshing to read a story where there wasn't a huge deal about them seeing each other. Yes they both had there own issues, who doesn't but it wasn't used as an excuse to why they couldn't see each other. I'm not saying it was easy as pie, but it wasn't difficult either. Most of the drama was because of the douche ex. Sometimes the people you've known forever aren't exactly who you think they are and it's sad. This is a beautiful story about growing and love. I know you'll love it. Leave the author love in the form of a review.