Why did I want to read it?
I’m always intrigued by stories where the guy is with an unrequited love type of situation. It’s always interesting to hear their ‘voices’. And this book’s set-up really did hold promise when I first read the blurb.
What worked for me?
Just to echo what I said above, I always enjoy reading about characters having hidden crushes or feelings with each other, with the other person none the wiser, hidden beneath a veneer of indifference and sometimes even a little angst because, Tension!
I also appreciated it whenever Cam and Meggie would become introspective. They acknowledge all the feelings, even if to themselves alone, all these feelings they have inside.
I also love how the relationship between Cam and Meggie transitioned. Some might find it a bit sudden or fast, maybe. But for me, this doesn’t feel like that at all. What it felt like was that it had been a long time coming for these two, like they’ve been circling each other’s lives for a long time even when they don’t even see each other. Simply put, the connection has always been there.
I feel for Meggie when it came to her conflict with her father, who’s a special kind of jerk if you ask me. But I love how she rediscovers herself in all these.
But my favorite part about this book is definitely Cam! I just love how earnest and steadfast Cam is. As he would repeatedly say, he doesn’t do half-measures in his life. And it shows in every aspect. I can’t describe him well enough. I don’t think I did him justice here. You just have to read about him in this book to experience the whole Cam effect.
What did not work for me?
There were just a couple of minor details in the book that rubbed me a little the wrong way. For instance, and without getting into anything spoiler-y, there was, for me, a bit of typecasting of certain people and out-of-character responses from the characters that made the story feel uneven to me.
My over-all take on it?
If for anything, you’ve got to read this for Cameron. He is such a sweetheart! This is my first Kate Regnery book and I have to say that I am loving her writing style. I love that while this book has its sexy moments, it also has a lot of heart. This was really an enjoyable read.
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.
Award-winning and Amazon bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.
Now a hybrid author who publishes both independently and traditionally, Katy claims authorship of the six-book Heart of Montana series, the six-book English Brothers series, and a Kindle Worlds novella entitled Four Weddings and a Fiasco: The Wedding Date. Katy’s short story “The Long Way Home” appears in the first Romance Writers of America anthology, Premiere, and she has published two stand-alone novels, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and the Amazon bestseller The Vixen and the Vet, which is book one in Katy’s a m o d e r n f a i r y t a l e collection. The Vixen and the Vet was nominated for a RITA® Award in 2015.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.
Upcoming (2015) Projects:
Campaigning for Christopher – available 11.17.15
(The Winslow Brothers #4)
Marrying Mr. English- available December 2015
(The English Brothers)
Ginger’s Heart, a modern fairytale (2016)
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Have you read Kate Regnery’s books? What do you think about initially unrequited love? Or stories about characters who have no clue both of them have feelings for each other all along?