Rich in Your Love by Pippa Grant
Tickled Pink #2
Published 12/13/22 by Montlake
Review by Angela
I enjoyed the first book in this series, The One Who Loves You, so much that I snatched up this follow-up when it was offered for review and immediately opened my Kindle to read.
Yes, we are back in Tickled Pink with the Lightly family as they work to save their souls and get back their trust funds. Tavi Lightly is a social media influencer and the secret owner of a cocoa farm in Costa Rica. Her public persona is that of a rich, publicity conscious “it” girl who travels the world while posting on TikTok and Instagram. But the real Tavi is a person who gives away her money to worthy causes and has set her sights on building a business with her best friend while creating something of value. But to do that she has to follow GiGi’s rules, get back her trust fund, and get the heck out of Tickled Pink.
Dylan is the local plumber who Tavi can’t seem to stop crushing on. She also can’t look him in the eye after a miscommunication between them shortly after he fixed the hot water heater in the local high school where the Lightlys have been staying. Dylan has a past as a troubled teenager, but now he is the good guy who wants to always do the right thing and be kind to everyone. That includes Tavi, even if he has feelings for someone else.
After reading the first book in the series, I knew there was more to Tavi than her social media followers, or even her family, really knew about. Tavi is already a good person, stuck in the middle of a dysfunctional family, and in an impossible situation. I liked Tavi, being in her head was interesting as she balanced her fake persona with the real her depending on the situation. She and Dylan are mashed together after her grandmother tasks her with making Tickled Pink social media famous to help bring in tourists. She settles on helping the handsome, charming Dylan become a TikTok star.
These two are fun together. Dylan wants to get to know the real Tavi, the one who doesn’t use the word like every other word when talking, who sneaks meat and chocolate into her diet and helps stranded ducks cross the street. That is the Tavi he sees under all the glitter and glam. The relationship between them builds slowly and realistically as they spend so much time together in their social media experiment and their friends-to-lovers romance unfolds beautifully. Tavi isn’t the only one with issues that need to be dealt with before they can find a HEA. I enjoyed Dylan’s journey just as much as Tavi’s.
The Tickled Pink series truly is a romantic comedy, and the secondary characters are a big part of what makes this world so fun. I genuinely like each and every person in this town and look forward to visiting them in each new book. They make these books sparkle and shine with their shenanigans and good-hearted banter. Even the Lively family members are starting to flesh out and become likable.
If you are a fan of romantic comedies with heart and super hot loving, give this series a chance. I think you’ll be surprised at how often you smile and laugh out loud. I look forward to whatever comes next.
Final grade- A