Review: Take a Number by Amy Daws (Wait with Me #4)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.

It almost feels as if I've been waiting for this particular book in the Wait with Me series--think over two and a half years--but boy, oh boy, has Amy Daws rewarded my patience with a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy that made me feel like I had a perma-smile on my face. Take a Number is the fourth standalone rom-com in the Wait with Me series, and while you can read each of the books independently of each other, I'm highly recommending you check the first three books out because they are absolutely fabulous and are so perfect when you're looking for something to take your mind away from 2020.

If you're familiar with the earlier books, then there's no way you could miss Dean Moser, best friend of Kate Smith (Wait with Me) and Lynsey Jones (One Moment Please). The thirty-one-year-old has earned his reputation for being a genius when it comes to numbers and which investments are the most worthwhile. However, he also has a reputation for being something of a mountain manwhore, and Norah Donahue has no problem of pointing out how much of a flirty, stalkerish perv he can be. The thirty-one-year-old baking whiz and owner of Rise and Shine may have welcomed Dean as a silent investor but she needs him to play her fake boyfriend for her parents' anniversary party, and he needs her as his date for his best friend's wedding. Neither one is looking for a relationship, and as long as they stick to the rules, everything should be as smooth as royal icing. But then neither Norah nor Dean accounted for real feelings to get in the way.

Norah and Dean did my heart good, and I have Amy Daws to thank for that! I laughed, I loved, and I le sighed, and that combo isn't always easy to come by, especially when there's a lot weighing on you when it comes to "real" life. The main characters were comfortable with each other, enough that they pushed each other's buttons while staying friends and partners in one of Norah's bakery branches. That necessary chemistry and connection was ever-present, and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing these two struggle to keep things platonic and personable, ignoring that simmering passion. As always, the supporting cast was a hoot. Five stars go to Take a Number. More from the series, please!

Date Read: 16 October 2020

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