What’s a girl to do when she’s got 4 books started and an out of control TBR? Go looking for another ARC, of course. And why not one with a short deadline. I mean, that probably wasn’t a great idea, but here we are. Story of my life.
Fortunately for me, this book was a joy to read right from the start. I’m in Love with Mothman is the story of an influencer who’s had her fill of that public life and buys a cabin in the middle of nowhere on a whim. I guess she’s loaded because there’s no indication of a job to pay the bills, but that isn’t important to the story. It’s just one of those little holes in a story that my brain tries to fill in. I loved watching Heather frame all her new experiences as she would have on social media as she adjusts to her new surroundings. She describes her newly acquired cabin in the woods as her Pinterest board come alive. She’s determined to have her little moments that she would normally post on social media. One such moment is brought on by some ribbing of local what are boundaries guy Chris. Chris rubbed me the wrong way immediately and my feelings about him are validated by his increasingly creepy interactions with Heather as the story progresses.
Anyway. Heather meets Mothman during her attempt at proving to herself that Chris is wrong about her not being able to climb a tree. She gets up there and realizes she didn’t factor in how she would get back down. This is how she meets Mothman. This is the beginning of a super cute love story. It’s not an easy start and they have more than their share of challenges.
There were some things I didn’t love. The totally predictable Chris factor. The spice level (mild). I prefer more descriptive scenes. No real build up to the pair falling in love. Not much build up to Heather becoming attracted to Moth. She’s afraid of him and suddenly she’s not.
There was a lot that I did love though. Heather is delightful, not at all what I expect a social media queen to be like. Moth is initially wary and standoffish, but he is never malicious and once he feels safe letting down his guard, he is all in. And he’s adorable! I loved most of the characters.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me. All in all, a good book. I will be reading the sequel when that comes out. This one ended on a cliffhanger and while I’m not sure I like the direction this is going once Moth started to remember parts of his past, I really do want to know more. It’s fairly cutesy for the most part. Some conflict to keep you from getting bored from all the cute. Not a super satisfying resolution to that conflict, but I still feel good about this book. Looking forward to seeing where Paige Lavoie takes this story in the next book.
Big thanks to Paige Lavoie and Booksprout for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review. You can buy I’m in Love with Mothman, by Paige Lavoie on Amazon for a couple bucks.