There are plenty of problems to go around. Challenges are abundant, so why not take a chance on love? Ellen “Finn” Finnegan is newly out on parole after serving 5 years of her sentence for felony theft. She’s trying to find a job so that she can pay her parole fees and find housing that isn’t her cousin’s stepsister’s couch. While she was in prison, she worked in the infirmary and fell in love with Vivian Curiel, the prison nurse who treated her like a real person. A relationship between them would have been impossible as well as inappropriate, so she never spoke about her feelings and didn’t know how Vivi felt. Vivi left her job at the prison without warning.
Hundreds of miles away from the prison where they met, Finn didn’t expect to run into Vivi, and she certainly didn’t expect it to be so awkward. Each of their miscommunications makes perfect sense, and they keep trying to find their way back to the friendship they built, at the very least.
Even without the current pandemic too many people live one crisis from total disaster. In Get it Right, Vivi, Finn, her cousin and his stepsister are each dealing with their own crises. Skye Kilaen conveys the eggshell fragility of Finn’s post-prison life. She balances Finn in this precarious place and still delivers a soft, lovely romance. My heart gently ached for so many of the characters.
Get it Right is a holiday romance going from just before Christmas to New Year’s Day. It’s also wonderfully unromantic about the holidays. Kilaen is planning a series centered around Vivi’s older sister’s queer friendly coffee shop, The Knockdown. I’m looking forward to more stories and getting a chance to check in on Finn and Vivi.
Get it Right is out December 1.
I received this as an advance reader copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.