Blog Tour Review: Just Do It by Maxine Morrey

Posted January 24, 2024 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, Review / 6 Comments

I received this book for free from Rachel's Random Resources, the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review:  Just Do It by Maxine MorreyJust Do It by Maxine Morrey
Published by Boldwood Books on January 18, 2024
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Pages: 308
Source: Rachel's Random Resources, the publisher
Format: E-galley
My Rating: four-half-stars
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Lizzie Rose knows what she likes and likes what she knows.

Her role at the London Museum is more than a job, it’s her safe place and her passion. So when Lizzie is passed over for a chance in a lifetime opportunity in favour of her ex-boyfriend and fellow Egypt nerd Friedrich Klein, her heartbreak over their relationship pales into insignificance compared to her sadness at losing the project.

Best friend Colette thinks an evening of cocktails is just the medicine for a broken heart, and meeting dashing, charming, but very much ‘not her type’ Finn Bryson at the bar puts a smile on Lizzie’s face too. But Lizzie isn’t used to spending time outside of her comfortable world of academia and doesn’t believe in mixing business with pleasure. So when Finn’s job brings him to the museum, she’s determined to put an end to any notion of romance between them.

But what if Lizzie’s comfort zone isn’t that comfortable any more? Is it time for Lizzie to take the chance on love that fate keeps bringing her way – even if it means changing the habits of a lifetime?

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This is my first book by this author, but it won’t be my last! I enjoyed all the characters, as well as the setting at a museum with an archeologist who kind of specialized in Egyptology, a science I had been a bit obsessed with when I was younger!

Lizzie was someone I could totally identify with in a lot of ways. Her love of her job and what she did for her job. While I don’t always love my actual day to day work at my job because I don’t get to do what I love about my job, I do love my field of both library science now, as well as the science that I taught back when I was a classroom teacher. I’m also kind of like Lizzie in that I don’t always put myself out there or take chances. I had a best friend in college like Lizze’s best friend that made me do things outside my comfort zone. But I kind of retreated back into my introvertedness once she moved on with getting married and having kids.

Enough about me though, let’s talk about this story. I loved how the two met, the one night stand bit, but how Finn kind of fell first. Except it was perfect how he pretended not to know her, I know it made her so mad and that was perfect to get her back wondering what was going on. With her best friend dating his friend, it threw them back together, not to mention the little surprise of him turning up to be her new office mate. Their connection was perfect and I loved it.

I could not see how in the world their perfect romance was going to hit any roadblocks though, and the author completely surprised me with how that happened. While it was a perfect way to and direction to take the story, I feel like it still seemed a bit out of character for Finn to take it as far as he did. If maybe we’d got some more of how he felt around the academics earlier in the story, that would have helped make that point for me maybe.

In the end I loved how it all came together and how the story ended. As I mentioned before, I hope that I can read more by this author in the future!

Maxine Morrey is a bestselling romantic comedy author with twelve books to her name including #NoFilter and Things Are Looking Up. She lives in Dorset.

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6 responses to “Blog Tour Review: Just Do It by Maxine Morrey

  1. The museum setting sounds so fun! And it’s great when you can so strongly relate to a character, always makes it easier to get into the book. Their romance sounds well done, although I am not a fan of surprise roadblocks popping up as they often feel out-of-character. Great review!

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