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Review – Crazy Apologetic Canadians by Cathryn Fox

Crazy Apologetic Canadians

Publication Date: March 6, 2023

Genre/Tropes: Grumpy-Sunshine/Small Town/Romantic Comedy

Author: Cathryn Fox

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars


Crazy Apologetic Canadians is the funniest book I’ve had the pleasure of reading.
It was exactly the book I needed for the reading slump I’d fallen into as it lifted my spirits, made my day feel brighter, and all of the fun inside spilled out to make my day feel soooo much better.

Colin Parker arrives in Canada a stuffy, grumpy Brit who is literally the complete opposite of the snarky, happy-go-lucky Canadian, Violet. Colin is there to complete a job for his family’s foundation, but the small town of Annapolis does everything they can to keep him from completing his task. Violet plays the peacekeeper, for the most part, between the town’s people and Colin, since she understands Colin is only there to do his job, even if she doesn’t particularly like it herself.

While Colin is stuck in a holding pattern and Violet plays hostess, Colin gets to know Canada a little better and it also seems to loosen the stick from his behind that he arrived with. It probably helps that his hostess is the vibrant Violet, even when Canadian phases throw him, but are delightfully funny. The time away from his stuffy life and his castle…that’s right Colin lives in a drafty castle, however, don’t call him a prince, he is anything but charming, it all seems a little crazy, but in the end it really does a man good.

The entire book is great fun, full of witty banter, quirky characters, and page turning plot. Colin and Violet made my cheeks hurt with all of the chuckling and giggling I did throughout the entire book. Reading their story was like watching my favorite sitcom, except it was a million times better! I chuckled from start to finish and my love for Colin and Violet only grew as the story progressed. This is one romcom not to be missed!!

“If you liked Crazy Rich Asians, you’re going to LOVE Crazy Apologetic Canadians!”

I take one look at the grumpy Brit and know I’m in trouble. Not because he’s in Nova Scotia to tear down our beloved amusement park. Or because he wants to build an elite school on the lush property.

No, I’m in trouble because Colin Parker is superlicious – despite the stick up his British bum.

You see, I’m a free-spirited girl who knows her way around a lobster boat. He’s a rule follower who knows his way around a boardroom. Can you say polar opposites?

Oh, did I mention his mother is back in England planning his marriage? The sexy Brit with a debutante makes sense, right?

You know what doesn’t make sense? The two of us between the sheets and a montage of fun activities that finally put a smile on his face. But when the montage ends, and life turns messy and complicated—yet we still manage to find common ground—it leads me to believe we’re not so different after all.

Until he does the one thing that proves me wrong and I’m forced to make a decision I thought I’d never have to make

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