Ava Kingsley and Seth Walker might be the most unlikely friends ever. The only thing these two polar opposites have in common is a knack for wordsmithing. Back in college, they were known for their written sparring in the campus newspaper's popular "He Says/She Says" column.
At their ten-year college reunion, they pick up right where they left off. Except this time their squabbling leads to a surprising turn: friendship and a year-long exchange of emails. So when Ava approaches a crossroads in her athletics department career in Minnesota, Seth is quick to offer the open apartment above the restaurant he's been remodeling in Maple Valley, Iowa.
Ava doesn't know where her career will lead her next, but she's starting to suspect she might see Seth as more than a pen pal. Which would be exciting...except for the fact that he only sees her as a friend.
As Maple Valley grows on her, Ava wonders if there might be something here for her even though Seth is unavailable. And maybe, just maybe, after all the words the two of them have exchanged over the years, they'll finally be able to say the three that matter most.
Three Little Words is an e-only novella that gives an exciting introduction to Melissa Tagg's new series about the charismatic Walker family and the endearing town of Maple Valley!
When I heard one of my absolute favorite authors was going to be releasing a novella I was so excited especially since it's connecting her Where Love Begins series to her new Walker family series. I downloaded it the second I was able to and had it finished as fast as I could. It was so stinkin' adorable and I had a huge dopey grin on my face the whole time I read it and for awhile after I finished!
I loved Seth and Ava's characters so much and their love story was just the sweetest thing ever! Their constant bantering was so much fun and had me laughing out loud at times. I really liked the fact that they knew each other in college and had had the year of emailing which made the shorter romance entirely believable and removed the rushed feeling that usually accompanies novellas.
I fell in love with the town of Maple Valley and especially loved Seth's restaurant! Melissa did an amazing job of creating a unique place and describing it so perfectly that you felt like you were there. I also fell in love with the people in the town like Uncle Case, Reagan, Bear, and so many others! I am definitely looking forward to reading more about them in this new series!
Everything about this story was amazing and the only thing I would have changed was making it longer because I didn't want it to end! I highly encourage you to download this gem for yourself, you won't be sorry!
Melissa Tagg, author of Made to Last and Here to Stay, is a former newspaper reporter, current nonprofit grant writer, and total Iowa girl. When she's not writing, she can be found hanging out with the coolest family ever. She's passionate about humor, grace, and happy endings. Melissa blogs regularly at www.melissatagg.com.