Book Review: To Sir, with Love by Lauren Layne

Rating: 4/5

Genre: Contemporary Romance and Adult Fiction

Warnings: death of a parent (off page), mentions infertility (not main character)

Read if you liked: Tweet Cute or Love Lettering or You’ve Got Mail

Steam: 1/5

Thank you @netgalley and @gallerybooks for this ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. To Sir, with Love will be released on 6/29!

Review: Gracie Cooper strives to keep the peace in her family (classic middle child), so when her father dies, she sets aside her art school dreams to take over his champagne store. The store’s profit margins are squeezed tight despite best efforts and to add to it, corporation headed by handsome Sebastian Andrews has proposed a buyout…multiple times but Gracie can’t bear to sell her father’s legacy.

Overwhelmed and not wanting to disappoint her friends or family, Gracie seeks support from someone she’s never met—the faceless “Sir”, with whom she connected on a blind dating app. Gracie finds herself slowly falling for Sir online, she has no idea she’s already met him in real life…and they really can’t stand each other.

This book was presented at Love is Blind meets You’ve Got Mail and I was sold! This book was warm, light and perfect for a Sunday evening. I loved the New York setting + talk of champagne, really it was swoony and the ending was perfect! Really, just go read this book…it was a Hallmark movie in book format.

Things I loved: I love a good side character and they were all fantastic. Gracie slowly evolving and finding her way. Cannoli the cat! The cooking class scene was my jam. Sebastian…do we have a new book boyfriend? Yes, I think we do.

Things I didn’t care for: The family could have been a bit more supportive on first glance, but they rallied. I can’t tell how I feel about Gracie being very much into her fairytale…either it’s super cute or annoying. There was a lot of repeating of the fairytale (i.e. her perfect guy), which I could have down without. I’m a cynic, give me a break.

I hope you enjoy this light, bubbly romance!

Love,

A

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