The Third Best Thing by Maya Hughes


Dear Letter Girl, I need to see you. When can we meet?

Her response never came. My secret pen pal with a dirty mind has ghosted me. I’ve roped Jules, my sweet as pie next door neighbor, to help me track her down.

There’s only one problem–I’m falling for her. The tortoise shell glasses, out of this world curves and delicious treats are making the search for The Letter Girl even harder.

My notes were supposed to be a one time thing.

A little too much wine and naughty thoughts on a winter’s night. I never thought Berk would write back. I wanted to tell him it was me, but the fear of rejection kept my lips sealed.

Now he’s enlisted my help to track down The Letter Girl and our search has him hot on my, ahem, her trail.

She’s the girl next door.

He’s my secret pen pal.

Truth is on a collision course with their hearts and it’s only a matter of time before one of them gets wrecked…

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I love, love, love this book! I have been waiting for Berk and Jules’s story for what feels like forever (not because it took too long, but because I was so excited), and this did not disappoint one bit. This is one of those books you can’t put down, but you also never want to end! Then, when it did end, I was 1000% ready for the next book!

I have become a huge fan of Maya Hughes through her two most recent series. Her writing is captivating, and she creates characters I can’t get enough of. She also has a knack for writing groups of friends you want to be part of. Each time I read one of her books, I fall a little more for the group as a whole. But I felt an ever stronger emotional connection with this book.

Jules is a character that drew me in completely. She is a bit self-conscious, but she’s trying to learn to love herself. I think this is a quality we can all identify with in one part of our lives or another. And Berk has so much baggage from his childhood that completely broke my heart. He may be the star football player, but he has so many layers. And they are both such good people with kind hearts. They want to love and be loved. I was cheering them on from beginning to end.

I can’t recommend this book enough. I loved it from beginning to end!

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About the Author

Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.

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