I am going to say honestly that I did not expect to like this book as much as I did. I don’t read a lot of romance or chick lit but as a new librarian, I am trying to expand my reading and explore genres that I am not familiar. Right off the bat I enjoyed the writing and characters, Becky was instantly likable and the supporting characters were given enough story to be important but didn’t take away from the main love story.
I liked that the author wrote as if we were friends with these characters and didn’t feel the need to over explain or rehash the existing relationships. (full disclosure, I have nor read #1 in this series but did not feel that I needed to in order to enjoy or understand this one.)
One of the plot points that has usually made me put down romances is the idea that there has to be a bad guy in the story. I loved that Baker didn’t feel the need to make Cole into some super villain that the audience had to hate in order for them to feel good about the blossoming Becky/Marcus relationship. Sometimes in life, people fall out of love or find themselves not “fitting” as much as they did in the beginning and that’s fine! That’s life and the author did a great job writing about the end and beginning of relationships.
Overall, I enjoyed the writing (especially the British terms!), the characters, and the non-cheesiness of the story. Even the somewhat over the top finale was fun! I would recommend this book to people hesitant to try romance and hope they will like it as much as I did.
Author: Mary Jayne Baker
Rating: 4 Stars