Why did I want to read this book?
Del and Mike were practically ready to combust in the previous book with all that chemistry and sexual tension between them. And it’s always great to read about a couple who starts out biting each other’s head off. You wonder on all those possible scenarios that might bring them closer together.
What worked for me?
I just love that for me, Del and Mike are that perfectly imperfect match just waiting to happen. They’ve been dancing around each other for a while, hiding their attraction to each other behind a bunch of stuff like annoyance, irritation, and antagonism. But when they finally fall into each other, at least in bed at the beginning, you know it will just roll and roll until hooking up turns into something more permanent and lasting.
I actually really like the part in the story where Del seems to be the opposite of everything Mike’s wife, who died at childbirth, had been. Comparison is always going to happen in this type of set-up but I appreciate how Mike was able to go through with this himself. And I love that he realized in the end that it wasn’t a choice as much as it was him enjoying more love in his life. As for Del, you’ve got to love a bad-ass girl. She seems tough. She is tough. But there’s also that showing of the vulnerable side to her character that is very easy to relate to as well.
What did not work for me?
There were a few minor details in the story that could have been done away with, sometimes because it was too cliche or that it was too irritating (I’m looking at you, clingy-single-mom-wanting-to-hook-her-claws-on-Mike!) or sometimes seemed a little out of pace with the rest of the story.
My over-all take on it?
This is another sexy as well as heartwarming romance from author Marie Harte. The last of the McCauley brothers got hitched and what a fitting love story for Mike and Del. For fans of the series, you’ll be happy to note that all of the characters in the previous books definitely make an appearance here.
Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. Yes, these are my honest and personal thoughts on this book.
About the Author:
Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Harte is a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, she’s constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. Visit http://www.marieharte.com and fall in love.
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