Today I am over the moon to be able to bring you a review of The Worth of a Penny by Jess B Moore.
Sweetheart Penelope Davies is what her daddy calls gullible, right after he told her she was stupid and worthless. With her cheek red from being slapped by him, and her heart trampled by a worthless boyfriend, she packs up and follows her half-brother to Fox River, North Carolina, in need of a fresh start.
Dominic MacKenna is the youngest of five brothers, the friendly one with a killer smile and easy laugh. His brothers are all grown up, and one by one they’re flying the nest, leaving him out of sorts and unsure of his place. Who is he if not the youngest MacKenna?
Penny falls in with the MacKenna brothers, welcomed in as a family, and offered the kind of love and support she never knew existed. With a new job and a lot of determination, she is finding out what she’s capable of. The last thing she needs now is to fall in love with the most notorious flirt in town.
Dominic falls for the sweet strong girl with a penchant for random facts and quirky homemade dresses. All he wants is to show Penny how wonderful she is, how smart and funny, and how desired and loved—even if he has to do it as her friend.
Jess B Moore is a writer of love stories. When she’s not writing, she’s busy mothering her talented and stubborn children, reading obscene numbers of books, and knitting scarves she’ll likely never finish.
Jess lives in small-town North Carolina with her bluegrass obsessed family. She takes too many pictures of her cats, thinking the Internet loves them as much as she does. She is a firm believer of swapping stories over coffee or wine, and that there should always be dark chocolate involved.
Her novels combine her interests in family, music, and small towns into thoughtful tales of growing up and falling in love.
This is the third book I have read from Jess and I loved it! The more I read about Fox River, the more I want to go and be a part of this world. I need to go to Fox River and meet these people! There is definitely a sense of family and togetherness in this series. Everyone is very welcoming even though they are very quick to judge and jump to conclusions.
I figured it was about time Dominic got his story and found his love. Being the youngest of the MacKenna brothers he is definitely the free spirit. I really like Dom and his caring, giving, and generous personality. He is always there for people no matter what. He drops everything for the people he loves.
I thought Penny was very sweet, although quite naive. I really didn’t like her dad much and he didn’t deserve her. I’m glad she found the strength to get out and away from him.
But my question who of the brothers is next? We’ve had Cotton and now Dominic, only one that is single now, is Denver. The Grace brothers are also mentioned, so maybe we hear more about them in the future or even the Rossi family! There are too many potential books for this series it’s unreal!
The fluidity of this story makes it all worthwhile. Penny and Dominic always seem to be “dancing” around the subject of being together and then all of a sudden, there they were together, moving in together and the book ended. This really is a sweet-natured romance and a lovely quick read, I did love it and I can’t wait for the next one!
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