My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Genre: – YA/NA Cont. Romance
Series: – 2nd in series
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No, although the hero makes a pretty messed up drunken decision early on in the book, but hero/heroine are not together
HEA? – Yes
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? – Yes
Rating – 3 stars
I think I did like this one more than the first book. Other than the hero making a pretty stupid drunken decision early on in the book, I liked him more as a character, he was more light-hearted and funny.
The heroine, to me, felt like she could have been interchangeable with the heroine in book 1. I am not a huge fan of characters speech being written in slang or accent. And it felt like it had only been done just so his family could go “oh what a cute accent” and for her to be all “what accent?”
Not to mention yet another female character who is completely unaware of how she looks or that the hero might be interested in her, as she thinks he is out of her league, yet manages to dress like a play boy bunny in short shorts, tight vest, that ofc her her nipples poke through, and thigh highs. Because this is JUST apparently what she wears to bed, and despite her virginal status and apparent lack of any sort of confidence in herself, she just gets changed into this outfit while the hero is in her house..
Maybe I am not cut out for NA/YA. Although when you get an ex military guy in his twenties and a woman living on her own, and working etc, they should not be acting like they are 15. Which is the same complaint I had about book 1 really.
It is a typical plot really.
Man whore hero who just needs the love of a good woman to change his man whoring ways
Sweet and innocent virgin heroine, yet manages to dress like a sex kitten while being all innocent of the fact that she dresses like a sex kitten.
Slutty ex or wannabe GF of hero, who is ofc usually a bitch, because you know what, double standards do not matter to the heroes in these books.
Some sort of tragic horrific background of either the heroine, hero or both.
Some sort of drama.
The heroine, despite possibly having a awful background +/- low self esteem, is usually perfect in every way and manages to fix something that has been broken a long time, with one magical sentence. Or is immediately beloved by all the H friends/family. Unless they are bitches or sluts at which point they will inexplicably hate the heroine.