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Twice Shy

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  138 ratings  ·  132 reviews
Can you find real love when you've always got your head in the clouds?

Maybell Parish has always been a dreamer and a hopeless romantic. But living in her own world has long been preferable to dealing with the disappointments of real life. So when Maybell inherits a charming house in the Smokies from her Great-Aunt Violet, she seizes the opportunity to make a fresh start.

Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 6th 2021 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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chan ☆
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
good LORD this was sweet

i really was unsure going into this book how i would feel. didn't absolutely love this author's debut but there is something that is so enchanting about her writing style. it manages to make you laugh out loud, swoon, and tingle in the nethers.

this book did all of that and provided us with more interaction between hero/heroine than it's predecessor. i was a little worried until the 40% mark that i would have the same complaints that i had with You Deserve Each Other: not
Feb 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
well, this story is so sweet that my doctor just diagnosed me with diabetes. but its a burden i am willing to bear because the sugary goodness of this book is too lovely to pass up on.

and i think what i love even more than the sweet nature of the story is the fact that so many readers will feel seen through wes’ character. he is just… ugh. i dont even know how i can describe how much i love wesley and what his character represents. i got so attached to him and adored how good maybell is to and
Jul 24, 2020 marked it as to-read
My five-year plan includes reading this book.

I lie, reading this book is the only thing I have on my list.
✨ A ✨
I need this like I need air.

• Release Date: 6 April 2021 •
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
Jul 25, 2020 marked it as not-released-tbr

why must we wait until 2021

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Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
I read this book in one sitting, after making the mistake of starting it at around 10pm at night. Needless to say, I got very little sleep. I paid minimal attention at my work meetings, I was so tired. And I regret nothing!

The moment I saw that this book was written by Sarah Hogle, I knew I had to read it. She wrote one of my favorite romances, You Deserve Each Other, as her debut novel so I had pretty high expectations for this one. And let me tell you, while I didn't hold the same weight in my
I'm literally waiting for this book as I'm waiting every morning to drink my coffee - with hope and excitement ...more
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021-releases, arcs
If i had to use one word to describe this book, it would be Soft™.

It’ll leave you all warm inside, giving you the exact equivalent feeling of being wrapped in a soft blanket!! it's just so wholesome, sweet and gives you all the nice, wonderful feels!!! Every line is just pure magic that made my heart ache, I was 3 seconds away from combusting.

I was thinking about when I could reread this again from the moment I started because of the way it made me feel!! And honestly this feeling got bigger and
Phuong ✯
Jul 24, 2020 marked it as to-read-unreleased
Never in my life have I hit the tbr button harder.
shre ♡
book: grump/sunshine
me: mf, i’m IN!

if this is even 50% as good as ‘you deserve each other’ we will ALL be eating good.
Chloe Liese
Feb 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Every page was magic. My heart is in the clouds 💕✨

Full review to come close to Pub Day.
h o l l i s
Few things are as satisfying as the moment the title of the story or the cover plays out on page of the book you are reading. In this case, it was the cover more than the title and.. looking at it now with context? My heart.

Which is basically an apt description for this whole read. My. Heart. TWICE SHY is pure sweetness, pure wonder and whimsy, and slow-melting gooey delight.

With two books under her belt, Hogle is offering something for all readers but also satisfying those who love romance no
sil ♡ the book voyagers
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
my tears can't stop falling sarah hogle really wrote an amazing sophomore novel!!!! you all know you deserve each other is my favorite novel out there and twice shy isn't far behind... oh my god. i don't want to give anything away because you all the deserve the full experience but damn this book just hits different

- social anxiety rep
- shy giant hero who loves plants and is a vegetarian and just I want to hug him 24/7
- a lonely heroine who has never had someone in her life care for her or liste
shreya ☂
Jul 24, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: anticipating
OMG OMG OMG how am I supposed to wait till April 2021 after reading that wonderful synopsis...OMG I am totally not freaking out!
Jul 25, 2020 marked it as to-read
I have already fangirled about this to Tara and to Sarah Hogle herself, I cannot wait to read it.

A slow burn? I'm in. They live together? SIGN ME IN!!!! THE MALE CHARACTER IS SHY AND NERVOUS??!!!? I'M TREMBLING!!!!
Daniella (Reading With Daniella)
This sounds AMAZING!!
Gimme, gimme!
Jan 16, 2021 marked it as to-read
Can I say that the expectations are HUGE????????
I'm not kidding. Especially not after last year's You Deserve Each Other, I need to see what the author comes up with next.
Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!

Maybell Parish, a dreamer and a hopeless romantic, inherits a charming house in the Smokies from her Great-Aunt Violet. Seizing the opportunity to make a fresh start, she moves out of her shared apartment and quits her job before discovering it seems her troubles have only just begun. When she arrives at her newly inherited home that is in the brink of collapsing, she is informed that she isn't the only inheritor. She has to share everything with Wesley Koehler, the groundskeeper who
Jul 24, 2020 marked it as to-read
new romantic comedy about a woman who inherits a rambling Tennessee estate--and, with it, a groundskeeper whose cranky exterior masks a vulnerability that matches her own.

OMG I CAN ALREADY TASTE THE ANGST, 2021 is my fucking year✨
Jul 24, 2020 marked it as to-read
i just kno this author will give me the best hets
Kenzie The Dragon Queen
I can’t wait to read this book, live on nothing except the dopamine it gives me, and avoid all my problems.

Samantha Tan
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I had very high expectations for TWICE SHY, since YOU DESERVE EACH OTHER was one of my favorite reads of 2020, so let me say this: Sarah Hogle did not disappoint. In fact, TWICE SHY surpassed my expectations so much that I am trying my hardest to not immediately reread.

TWICE SHY is funny, sweet, and absolutely delightful. Maybell and Wesley’s romance is a *slow* slowburn, full of yearning, a bit of pining, and plenty of banter. Also, the book treats mental health issues with care and realism, wi
Blythe The Word Junkie
Jul 25, 2020 marked it as to-read
I want. I need.
Feb 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemp-romance, arc
So, I can’t stop smiling.

Maybell Parrish has been overlooked by almost everyone in her life, and much prefers her whimsical daydreams to her actual life. When she inherits a manor from her great-aunt, she seizes the opportunity to leave her old life behind and start a new life on her own terms. This however, proves difficult when she meets her surly, standoffish co-inheritor, Wesley Koehler.

This book just made me swoon. Between the Violet/Victor love story, to Maybell and Wesley’s slow burn ro
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I received an eARC from Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.

I loved this book so much! It made me smile and laugh and swoon over the romance and that's exactly what I wanted. As for the characters: Maybell and Wesley were the cutest ever. We have Maybell who is our protagonist and has her head in the clouds and spends her time daydreaming and then there is our brooding hero Wesley who is the cutest cinnamon roll character ever?! I got the meaning of the book title when I realized it's ou
Jul 25, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: yes-pls
i don’t even need to read the summary to know i’d die for this book
Jul 27, 2020 marked it as to-read
If this is as good as ‘you deserve each other’ I will personally proclaim Sarah Hogle as rom-com QUEEN
god i can't wait for one of my favourite author's ever to blow me away with a rom-com which stars a main character who isn't quite tied to reality and spends a lot of her time day dreaming, who also struggles with panic attacks, and is a general mess but then finds a new home and meets the housekeeper who she becomes reluctant allies but then they *whisper* FALL IN LOVE as they let both let their guards down.

yes give it to me sarah hogle!!!

Jan 23, 2021 added it
i devoured every page of this book like it's chicken adobo from the heavens (i could have used a better analogy here but my brain is mush and being compared to my favorite filipino food is high praise). i read this in one sitting but i actually didn't want it to end. i was THAT invested in the story and the characters and the slow burn and all the emotions i was feeling. twice shy is sweet yet charged with tension. it's also incredibly funny that i was grinning 90% of the time. the other 10% w ...more
Feb 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
(arc provided by the publisher via edelweiss)
Ever since knowing about this book I was so excited considering how amazingly great was YDEA and I wasn’t let down.
Maybell is such a relatable character and I had several giggles with her. More than that, she’s also so strong and I loved watching her go after what she wanted for the manor. And Wesley!!!!! I’m so in love with him. He has a huge heart and seeing him open up to Maybell was such a heart warming experience. I’m incredibly
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A mom of three in southern Ohio, Sarah Hogle spends her free time planning weird pranks and hoping for a haunted castle to call her own. She is the author of You Deserve Each Other.

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