Hedging Your Bets

St. Martin’s Griffin. Jan. 2024. 320p. ISBN 9781250821508. pap. $18. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Noah West has fled to Willow Cove, NY, taking a risk to jump-start his life after everything he loved disappeared. His ill-considered choices, however, have made him vulnerable to an extortion scheme by a tax collector and head of the gardening club: make a garden that can defeat his annoying neighbor, Gillian Pritchard, in the annual gardening contest, or face financial ruin. Since Noah and Gillian didn’t get off to the best of starts, it seems like his best, and only, solution. Gillian has perfected every bed, trimmed every tree, and artfully arranged every decoration and is also determined to take the top prize. She starts to second-guess her thoughts about her neighbor, though, after he rescues her from multiple bad dates. When Noah comes clean about the situation he’s in, they both have to put their heads, hearts, and gardening gloves together to beat the gardening-club chair at her own game.
VERDICT Denker returns to cozy Willow Cove (after The Rom-Com Agenda) with a fun take on small-town enemies-to-lovers romance.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing