Genre: New Adult, Romance
My first book by this author, but I’m a sucker for second chance romance so looked forward to reading this.
It was a fun read, Maureen and Smith such lovely people. There were a few “smile” moments but also some that felt a little forced, and as though they were put in just to put the characters in the right place to do or say something, and didn’t quite feel natural. Still, I was rooting for them to finally realise that they were in love. They were perfect for each other and everyone around them could see it, but they both were so hung up on this “only see each other as friends” thing. I’m sure that happens a lot, we all are cautious sometimes about risking what we have already if we get it wrong. I could see why they both felt that way, helped of course by the dual POV, something I always enjoy. I do like to understand from the characters themselves and what they are feeling.
Overall it was a sweet read, a fun one but it didn’t quite have enough drama in for me, and I missed that. I do need the big breakup, the things that make the romance veer off track, the stuff that makes me feel choked up and here it never really felt that way. Its the first in a series and yet the way some of the other characters got together, and the issues they’d had made me wonder at first if I’d missed a couple of books – there certainly seemed potential for others from those people and their journey to romance.
Stars: three, its a fun read, a good book but a little lacking in drama and conflict for me.
ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers