Manic Monday by Melissa Storm ~ 5⭐

Genre: Women’s Fiction ~ Release date: October 26, 2021

REVIEW: Humbled, Heartwarming and Informed. Those words come to mind when I think of my feelings while reading Manic Monday, Inc. by Melissa Storm. I’ve totally enjoyed the three books that make up The Sunday Potluck Club Series. This book is #3 and Oh, I hope there are going to be more books to come. 

Nichole that we all love struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Caleb is Bridget’s brother. We learn about how they meet and her ability help him become organized. I loved learning about OCD and how it affects everyone differently. I just wanted to reach out and hug Nichole at times and shake her at others. 

The love these friends have for each other is heartwarming. They came together at a time of great sorrow and they continue to be there for each other even as they make good memories. We don’t often have many friends like that in this world. 

If you love sweet, clean stories about friendship and love, you’ll love this series. If you’ve read the first two books, you definitely want to read this third book. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from #KensingtonBooks and #Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. 

SYNOPSIS: Live in the moment . . .

Nichole Peterson increasingly believes in rituals, routines, and checklists—especially after almost losing her father to cancer two years ago. Now she lives in constant fear of saying the wrong thing, knowing any conversation could be their last. She met her best friends—and their cherished canine companions—at the hospital right before each lost a parent. As the only member of the Sunday Potluck Club with a surviving loved one, she has a hard time opening up to her friends about the struggles that come with remission.

When a new doctor diagnoses Nicole with obsessive-compulsive disorder, she refuses to accept it. Then a series of unexpected events further throws her carefully scheduled life off-kilter and her anxieties into overdrive. It seems the only person she can confide in is her best friend’s older brother, Caleb—her polar opposite.

A free spirit, Caleb treasures spontaneity, avoiding structure as much as possible. Yet he’s the happiest person Nichole has ever met. As they grow closer, might their unlikely alliance help Nichole rediscover the more relaxed self she can scarcely remember—and even find something extra special along the way?

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