Right Girl, Wrong Side

Dreamscape Media. Mar. 2023. 9:42 hrs. ISBN 9781666632705. $17.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Having just gone through a breakup, Evita Machado can’t wait to get to Nantucket for a weeklong vacation with her family. But when the Machados arrive, they discover the Hatfield family has already moved into their vacation house for the week. During high school, Ryan Hatfield was Evita’s crush, but they couldn’t date because of their mothers’ bitter business rivalry. With neither family willing to leave, the two families spend the week sharing the house. Baird’s (The Duplicate Bride) latest is a Hatfields vs. McCoys and Romeo and Juliet mash-up with a modern twist. Karla Serrato narrates the boisterous Machados, perfectly capturing their love and affection as well as the Hatfields’ understated reserve. Although Evita and Ryan have not spoken in years, they quickly fall in love. Their instant relationship may strain some listeners’ credulity, but the characters’ personal growth and development are satisfying. Serrato’s bubbly narration makes for a fun listen, perfect for anyone seeking a charming romance with a fairy-tale ending.
VERDICT Baird’s lighthearted novel, based on stories of famous feuding families, would be a welcome addition to any romance collection. For fans of Emily Henry, Allison Winn Scotch, and Jennifer Weiner.
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