Paintbrush by Hannah Bucchin
My Rating – 5* – 5*
‘Mitchell Morrison and Josie Sedgwick have spent their whole lives at the Indian Paintbrush Community Village, a commune full of colorful characters tucked in the mountains of North Carolina, and they aren’t particularly close–at least, not anymore. Josie wishes she could spend all of her time at Paintbrush planting tomatoes, hiking the trails, or throwing giant communal birthday parties, while Mitchell can’t wait to escape the bizarre spiritual sharing and noisy community dinners. Luckily for both of them, high school graduation is just around the corner.
But when Mitchell’s mother makes a scandalous announcement that rocks the close-knit Paintbrush community, and Josie’s younger sister starts to make some dangerously bad decisions, the two find themselves leaning on each other for support – and looking at each other in a whole new light. Their childhood friendship blossoms in to something more as they deal with their insane families, but as graduation approaches, so does life in the real world, forcing Josie and Mitchell to figure out what, exactly, their relationship is – and if it can survive their very different plans for the future’
This book is just a pure cinnamon roll, every bit of it. It’s my child and I just want to protect it and make sure nothing happens to it and hope that everyone loves it as much as me!
It was just such a sweet and cute book and a quick read which was exactly what I have been wanting over the past few days so I feel very lucky to have found it in the first book I chose! In my opinion, especially considering that this is the debut novel for this author that this is quite possibly, one of the best ‘feel good’ books that I’ve read this year! 😀
The story was a cute charming one, with a really pure slow burn romance which was lovely to read, I haven’t read many friends to lover’s books that often but this one I really enjoyed, I’m more of a girl that loves the hate to love romance (lookin’ at you hating game).
To be honest I’m just going to keep this short and sweet and say if you are looking for a book, with genuinely nice character, a cute soppy romance and a few hippie-ish out there character this book is 100% for you and you need to pick it up now! ? ?
➡️ thank you to Blaze publishing and Netgalley for the arc.