Blurb for Folded Corners: Sofey’s had nothing but bad luck in the love department, so she has given up hope of finding her dream man. Why would she need a perfect guy, anyway? She has an amazing job, great friendships, a faithful cat, and the beloved books at Folded Corners to keep her busy.
Riggin might have a great smile and love cats, but he is anything but perfect. Having been betrayed, he distrusts women and thinks romance can only be found in novels. And, since he doesn’t plan to marry for love, he might as well do it to win the grand prize on a popular reality tv show.
After an unusual introduction, both Riggin and Sofey question their damaged feelings about the opposite gender. But will the pair be gutsy enough to fall for each other?
Folded Corners is the first in the stand-alone sweet contemporary romance Blue Collar series where quirky characters, unique situations and love abound.
My thoughts: This is Idabelle’s debut novel and the first in a planned series featuring an eccentric senior citizen named June and the people in her life. June’s neighbor Sofey has had a lot of sour luck in the romance department and has resigned herself to the single life. She’s busy delivering meals to seniors. In the evenings she watches tv with June, or watches movies with her cat Rob Roy, but on Wednesdays she goes to a local bookstore called Folded Corners. She finds a kindred soul in Riggin, a minor celebrity who had appeared on a dating show similar to The Bachelor. She feels safe knowing he’s not going to be more than a friend, since he’s married – she watched his wedding on the show. Riggin feels a connection with Sofey, but has to stay married to Rita for one year in order to win a million dollars. But he needs to decide if getting that money is worth losing out on the love of his life.