Good Things by Mia King

Good Things by Mia King: Book Cover

Back of the book: Deidre McIntosh became famous teaching women to live simple, and simply live – ironic for a woman who thrives on the chaos of a television career and shares a home with her best friend, the one man she can count on, who happens to be gay.
But when her Seattle cooking-and-lifestyle show gets bumped off the air, and her best guy moves in with his boyfriend, she’s left trying to figure out the next segment. She can achieve the perfect balance of ingredients in a corn fritter, but it’s not so easy in her life.
Seizing on a chance encounter with an attractive stranger, Deidre accepts his offer to use his country home. She hopes to get away for a while and learn to practice what she preaches: to appreciate life without voice mail; to gain the courage to start again; and to take the first slow, cautious steps toward a new kind of success — and maybe even love.
It seems like a simple task. But it may be the hardest thing she’s ever done…
Good Things has been on my TBR stack for several months. I finally decided to dust it off and give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised! I didn’t want to put it down after starting, but life got in the way and it took me 2.5 days to read. I found the characters likable and mostly realistic. This is Mia King’s first novel and I can’t wait to read her next. It was entertaining and fun – it would make a great vacation read.