➜ READER GROUP
3 1/2 stars
I’ve been a big fan of Teagan Hunter for a while now, so when I saw this book, I was excited. Her books normally contain a lot of funny banter and text messages, but this one didn’t really have either. It was a much more serious book.
Drew is a single mom to an infant who is struggling to make ends meet. Her best friend’s brother, Winston, whom she hates, offers to taker Drew, and her baby Riker, in after he finds out her heat has been turned off. Drew reluctantly accepts Winston’s help.
Winston was in a very bad car accident a few years back that turned him into a very different person. A person that nobody recognized. He wasn’t a very nice person, and he said some pretty awful things to Drew.
I generally love TH’s heroes, but I really struggled to like Winston. He was a jerk from go. To be honest, I almost gave up reading the book because I didn’t really like him. Luckily, I liked Drew enough to power on, and I’m glad I did, because I ended up liking the book and really in the end, liking Winston (but not loving him).
I love strong female characters, and Drew was one of those. She was also a person who put others first. I saw myself in her a little. Even when she was having a tough go, she was always willing to lend a hand or go the extra mile, and that made her a very likable character.
As I said, I didn’t care for Winston for most of the book. Around the last 20%, I came to see who he really was and had a change of heart somewhat, but it was a little too late.
There were some really great characters in this book, including Winston’s roommate Sully. He was so great with Riker and an overall nice guy. I missed the first book in the series, but the two main characters are back in this book.
This book is a REAL slow burn. Real slow. The whole “I hate you” aspect went on a little too long in my opinion as well. I also felt that there were some plot lines that didn’t really get the closure they deserved (aka didn’t love the epilogue, but was glad there was one).
I would still recommend this book though.