Overall Grade: 4.5 ⭐️
Louise Bay’s Mr. Notting Hill is a perfect end to her Mister series and an exciting launch for her next series, The Doctors Series. In the other Mister books, Tristan is a playboy and an obsessive security guru. It seems impossible that he could fall in love with anyone. The last man standing, you wonder if he could ever find true love.
However, Bay deftly crafts a female main character in Parker who challenges him immediately. Their meet-cute is adorable, and it leads to Tristan’s pet name for Parker: Cream Puff. Since this is a marriage of convenience story, Bay is careful to follow the expectations of the trope. As Parker and Tristan grow closer, it obviously complicates their situation. Like her other stories, Bay combines spice, sensitivity, and sass to engage her readers. I love Tristan’s evolution into the love-struck hero at the hands of Parker.
There are obviously external forces that complicate their journey. In fact, there is a bit of suspense in Mr. Notting Hill, creating another reason to engage more deeply with Tristan and Parker’s story. Add in the other “misters” and their significant others, and Mr. Notting Hill is an effectual and engaging romance.
In love and romance,