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Last Call at the Local

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Opposites attract when a free-spirited American singer-songwriter with ADHD teams up with a charming Irishman to revitalize his family's pub in the next heartfelt romance from the author of Luck and Last Resorts.

Raine Hart is used to the challenges of living with ADHD. It’s why she ditched her life in Boston to busk around Europe as a traveling musician. No boss. No schedule. No one to disappoint but herself. But when a careless mistake in Ireland leaves her unable to perform, she sees no other option but to give up her nomadic life.

Since inheriting the Local, Jack Dunne has wanted to make the pub his own. But the baggage of running a family business and the intrusive thoughts that stem from his OCD make changing things a challenge.

Over a pint with handsome, tattooed Jack, Raine accidentally insults him and the pub. Instead of taking offense, Jack, impressed by her vision of what the pub could be, offers her a job bringing it to life.

But when Raine and Jack develop feelings for one another their opposite lifestyles won’t accommodate, it becomes clear the pub isn’t the only thing that needs reinventing. As the end of their business collaboration draws near, they’ll have to find a way past the limits they’ve placed on themselves or let go of a love that could last a lifetime.

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"Last Call at the Local gets ten out of five stars! (IYKYK) Sarah Grunder Ruiz is the queen of witty banter and prose that makes you laugh one second and cry the next. Plus, she has a way of making advocating for your mental health sexy as hell. This is a must read for anyone who loves someone with OCD and/or ADHD." - Ali Brady

"Last Call at the Local made my heart feel like it was being pumped up like a balloon. Warm, soft, and unputdownable, it *feels* like what the golden hour looks like. Jack and Raine are unconditionally supportive of each other, they are kind, they are hilarious. If there's such a thing as soulmates, it's these two. I absolutely love this book. Love love love love love." - Sarah Hogle

"Last Call at the Local is a tender, healing hug of a book. Raine and Jack are two of the dearest characters I've ever met, and their affirming, compassionate love was a joy to read." - Chloe Liese

"Heart-warming, hilarious and brimming with hope, Last Call at the Local is a deeply poignant romance about learning to love yourself. Sarah Grunder Ruiz writes with a superb lightness of touch but is never afraid to cover darker topics, and her characters are vividly-drawn and lovably messy. This rich and uplifting story, its atmospheric setting and gloriously colourful cast made my heart ache in the best possible way." - Freya Sampson

"Last Call at the Local is a stunning blend of sweetness, softness, humor, and heart. Sarah Grunder Ruiz has crafted a beautifully raw, funny, and memorable love story that will leave you smiling until your cheeks hurt." - Sarah Smith

"Last Call at the Local is warm, funny, and big-hearted, and made me want to pack my bags for a trip to Ireland as soon as I finished the last page. It's such a joy to read about two such kind characters-- people I'd want to be friends with myself--and so incredibly satisfying to watch them fall in love. It's a cozy hug of a book." - Martha Waters

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