What I Should’ve Said | Max Monroe

#runawaybride #enemiestolovers #grumpysunshine #smalltown

When grumpy, muscled-up artist Bennett Bishop bothers to speak, it’s usually to say something you’re not ready to hear.

When he first speaks to Norah Ellis, a rambling runaway bride who hitchhikes a ride from him, it’s to tell her to get out of his truck and walk because she’s a pain in the a-s-s.

By appearance, Norah Ellis is a fancy fashionista who’s spent the last several years living the good life in the city—expensive apartments, highbrow events, and a fiancé with wealth and good looks. The only problem is that she didn’t choose any of it for herself.

On the day of her July wedding, thanks to a letter from a stranger, Norah’s world turns upside down. She runs for the hills of Vermont to start a new life, but what’s waiting for her, between her estranged sister, the townspeople, and bad-boy Bennett Bishop himself, is way more than she bargained for.

Enemies turn to lovers, strangers become friends, dark secrets bust open like cans of worms, and most of all…Summer will never be the same.

Disclaimer: What I Should’ve Said is a full-length standalone novel. And while it does contain the Max Monroe humor and spice you know and love, this book is a deep, emotional story that will pull at your heartstrings like you’ve never experienced. Summer will never be the same.

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Over the years, I’ve come to know and love Max Monroe for their humorous rom-coms that make you swoon. But this is a completely captivating read that is going to give you a HUGE book hangover in the best way!

I have a personal interest in all books that are enemies to lovers since that is how my husband and I started our relationship. But it’s so many other layers that pull you into this story between Norah and Bennett that will have you staying up until you’ve devoured every last word. Then it will stick to your bones and hang on for days!

The banter had me sighing (in that good way!) and feeling an assortment of emotion all throughout. It’s so well balanced and felt natural, easy. Seeing Norah becoming the best version of herself is a beautiful journey. It gives readers a bit of hope that once they remove toxic issues (people, situations, etc.), that they can, too.

Bennett is everything grumpy and once you learn about everything on his shoulders and mind, you’ll discover that there is a lot more to this man. His daughter, Summer, is facing a terminal illness, but her outlook for her remaining time inspires hope, fulfillment, while simultaneously making you feel all of the agony that the sweet girl is going through. As a parent, this ripped my heart out.

But as we navigate the difficult emotions, they’re carefully healed and our hearts put back together by the end. Trust me, you’re going to need tissues and a hug when you’re finished! This book easily moved into my top ten favorites EVER!


👰Runaway Bride

🔥Enemies to Lovers

❤️Grumpy-Broody Alpha + Chatty Sunshine

🥵“I don’t like this woman but I’ll kill anyone who hurts her” vibes

🏡Smalltown Charm

🫢Dark Secrets

🥹EMOTIONAL, pull-at-your-heartstrings, you’ll-think-about-this-book-for-days.

About Max Monroe:

Many moons ago, a dynamic duo of romance authors teamed up under the pseudonym Max Monroe, and, well, the rest is history…

Max Monroe is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty contemporary romance titles (with Romantic Comedy being their jam), Favorite writing partners and long time friends, Max and Monroe strive to live and write all the fun, sexy swoon so often missing from their Facebook newsfeed. Sarcastic by nature, their two writing souls feel like they’ve found their other half. This is their most favorite adventure thus far. ​

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