I hate writing a review when my main problem with the book is the heroine. When I don’t like a heroine in a romance novel, I always try to take a step back and figure out why she bothered me within the context of her own romance. In this book, the heroine is a mature forty-year-old single mother about to be an empty nester – a difficult time in any parent’s life, I’m sure. The hero is a younger man and teacher at her daughter’s school.
The situations the hero and heroine got into were adorable. Honestly, there is nothing hotter than a man offering to help you fix up your house. I also loved the hero – he had golden retriever energy and was just such a great guy, which made the heroine’s shortcomings extremely glaring in my mind while reading.
What really took away from my enjoyment of the book was the heroine’s emotional immaturity at the expense of her partner. She did a terrible job expressing her inner turmoil, and the hero, who never gave her any reason to doubt him, suffered for it. She was SO caught up on her age, and I get it; she was seemingly at a different life phase, which can be a big deal. But instead of having a mature conversation, she just made lots and lots of assumptions and constantly pushed the hero away. I would have dumped her butt. I also didn’t like that the hero felt like a secondary character in his own romance. He deserved better!
Overall, I like Jen DeLuca’s writing style, and this book was better than the last one, but this is the second big miss for me. I think I will give her one more chance then move on from her books because these last two were frustrating. I keep waiting for the magic of WELL MET, and it hasn’t happened yet.
**I received a free copy of this book in order to provide an honest review**