Trope Best-friends to Lovers & Fake Dating
Pub Date: 11.10.2021
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
“Where the lovelight gleams …
A pasture of dead trees. A hostile takeover of the Santa barn by a family of raccoons. And shipments that have mysteriously gone missing. Lovelight Farms is not the magical winter wonderland of Stella Bloom’s dreams.
In an effort to save the Christmas tree farm she’s loved since she was a kid, she enters a contest with instafamous influencer Evelyn St. James. With the added publicity and the $100,000 cash prize, she might just be able to save the farm from its financial woes. There’s just one problem. To make the farm seem like a romantic destination for the holidays, she lied on the application and said she owns Lovelight Farms with her boyfriend. Only … there is no boyfriend.
Enter best friend Luka Peters. He just came home for some hot chocolate, and somehow got a farm and a serious girlfriend in the process.”
“It’s hard to love someone without restraint. To give yourself over to the swell and pull of it without fear of what might happen. I think it’s only natural to hold a part of yourself back and protect what you can.”
Why, oh, why did it take me THIS long to read Lovelight Farms? I’ve been mentally kicking myself since finishing the book because I have no good reason for not reading it months and months ago. I think part of me thought it was a holiday book? Which it is, but it’s also really not. So I just kept telling myself I’d read it closer to December.
Luka is pure bookish boyfriend gold. I loved that he let Layla find her way to him under the circumstances that she was most comfortable with. I think the beauty of this story is that Layla doesn’t immediately jump into something with Luka – she’s reserved, doubtful, and suspicious of Luka’s feelings. To me, this felt so natural because she has been through a lot in her life. Layla has seen how love can hurt and doesn’t want to risk losing Luka because he is, after all, her only family left.
There were so many times that I felt like the author was speaking directly to me and my experiences — I flagged lots of quotes, and I wish I could share them all with you and explain why they meant something special to me. But know that Lovelight Farms is an exceptional book, and I loved every minute of it.
😍 Luka (book boyfriend)
🥰 Perfect amount of steam
❤️ Love all the side characters (Beckett + those kittens 🤩)
🎄 Christmas Tree Farm setting
I recommend adding Lovelight Farms to your reading list TODAY!
Format: 401 pages,
Published: November 2021