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Sold on Love–Harper and Rusty’s story

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Sold on Love

by Kathleen Fuller

Harper is a hard-working, stylish realtor. Rusty is a hard-working, rough around the edges, skilled mechanic. Neither one has time for dating, but they have something else in common—Harper’s beautiful Mercedes. Despite its mechanical problems, Harper loves it, and Rusty is committed to keeping it running for her. Their paths keep crossing when Rusty decides he needs to sell his current house when his grandfather needs to move back in with him. Later Harper convinces Rusty to participate in a bachelor auction to raise funds for ALS. Sparks fly but neither wants to admit their attraction to the other. Both have leftover hurts from their childhoods that make loving someone risky.

I enjoyed watching Harper and Rusty get to know each other. They are likable characters with insecurities that they handle quite differently. Rusty’s grandfather Senior is wise and is an amusing character. There is a subplot involving Harper’s parents and another that showcases Harper’s nemesis and an ex-boyfriend. There are plenty of problems and misunderstandings, but the author handles them well with some surprising solutions.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Rating: 4/5

Category: Romance

Notes: 1. #3 in the Maple Falls Romance Series which should be read in order.
2. Includes a map of Maple Falls and Discussion Questions

Publication: 8/2/2022—Thomas Nelson

Memorable Lines:

He didn’t want to be single. More than once he’d put himself out into the dating scene only to have his heart stomped on like a wood floor in a country bar each and every time.

She’d known her fair share of disingenuous people, not only in the business world but personally. Jack came to mind, and she shoved him off the cliff of her thoughts. She didn’t want to think about him right now. Or ever.

This was what she was reduced to—watching infomercials and pigging out on ice cream on a Tuesday night. Even at her worst moments, she’d never resorted to such clichéd behavior. But after one taste she was helpless to stop eating her feelings.


  1. Gretchen says:

    You have to like a guy who lets his grandfather move in with him! The grandfather sounds like an intriguing character. Each of the covers in this series is gorgeous.

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    • lghiggins says:

      It is a great relationship. Rusty’s grandparents raised him, and his grandfather taught him auto mechanics from when he was a kid. Then he eventually took over the family business.


  2. WendyW says:

    A mechanic and a real estate agent sounds like a great match.

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  3. This one sounds like the best of the three, I wish they worked better as stand alones!

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    • lghiggins says:

      I agree. There was just too much of a backstory in the first two. If I had rated the third one without reading the first two, I’m afraid the rating would have been low. This was just not a good series for standalones.

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  4. I wish they performed better on their own, but this one sounds the greatest of the three.

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  5. Priti S says:

    Never heard of harper for a girl’s name, sounds unique! Other than that, I wonder if they’ll make this into a Hallmark movie. It sounds like it would fit their brand 😉 I’m just wondering if there is a tense moment of climax when they finally admit feelings to each other?

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  6. Carla says:

    I love the sound of this one, Linda. I love when there is a savvy grandparent around, helping the younguns sort things out. I just downloaded the audiobook from Hoopla, so I can do a read/listen of this one.

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