Title: Scorpio Hates Virgo (Signs of Love #2)
Author: Anyta Sunday
Publisher: Anyta Sunday (self published)
Publication Date: September 1, 2017
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Length: 245 pages
Rating: 3 Stars
This year is all about healing the heart, Scorpio. It’s time to leave negative attitudes and stoic facades at the door and let others see the real, more vulnerable you.
Percy Freedman is not grieving. Absolutely not, take that back at once. No, he’s entirely sure that selling his dead aunt’s home and leaving the neighbors he’s known for years is the sane thing to do. Who in their right mind would keep the house that smells like all the hugs he’ll never have again?
Nobody, that’s who.
Well, except his cul-de-sac neighbors. They all seem to think some paint and new furniture will clean the emotional slate. They all want him to stay.
Even his old nemesis, Callaghan Glover.
Especially his old nemesis, Callaghan Glover.
Lured into a game of Sherlock Gnomes, Percy finds himself hanging out with his neighbors more than might be considered healthy. Along with juggling new and surprising verbal grenades from Cal, and his burgeoning friendship with Gnomber9, Percy is starting to wonder if selling might have been the grief talking after all . . .
That’s right, Scorpio. With a little patience, heartbreak might be a thing of the past…
“Scorpio Hates Virgo” contains sarcasm, sexual content, a slightly sappy HEA, and an unhealthy obsession with dinosaurs.
It can be read as a standalone.
Themes: Light-hearted, friends-to-lovers, slow burn
♦ Personal Thought ♦
Life must have thumbed their nose at me. Because my firsthand experience of Virgo men is total opposite of what I read in this book. Of course, that’s not the reason I couldn’t really connect with this book. Not at all.
Taking place at the same cul-de-sac neighborhood as Leo Loves Aries, this book tells a story of Percy who inherited the house he grew up in from her aunt. At the same time, Percy’s long time crush, Cal, moved back home to take care of his family who lives across the street from Percy’s. Grieving over the lost of his aunt, Percy wants to sell the house while unbeknownst to him his cul-de-sac neighbors are conspiring for him to stay be a part of the community.
I like the idea of the story, the whole close-knit community that support one another and all. Perhaps, the story being told from Percy’s POV that make it not working for me. Don’t get me wrong, he’s not a bad person. I just find him exhaustingly childish. Unfortunately this cloud my overall view of the story. The whole “we are nemeses” of his gets old before long. On top of that is his quick deduction of Gnomber9 which is …not exactly stupid, but… There’s just so many HINTS that he missed FCOL!!
Romance-wise, it’s just hard for me to get the chemistry between Cal and Percy. Obviously Percy wins the jackpot with Cal, but on the other hand…
So yeah, it’s a cute story. But the overall execution just not very convincing for me.
Advanced copy of this book is kindly provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.