on July 27, 2016
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Dr. Trevor James didn’t want or expect anything from anybody. He worked every free minute he had and kept himself shut off from almost everybody. He had no intention on living his life any other way after losing the love of his life.
Everything was going according to his plan until two interruptions started to change his way of thinking… His father’s illness and Ryann Payne.
Ryann Payne lived a life of simplicity. She was happy with her modest life as a bartender and living a life where she answered to nobody. She surrounded herself with the things that she loved, never taking anything for granted after losing what she loved most before. The last thing she expected was to meet Trevor, Mr. Intense.
Both Trevor and Ryann find out though that no matter how broken you are there still might be someone out there that can mend you and maybe, just maybe, bring you the happiness you deserved all along.
If you let it that is.
Overall, this was a super sweet story and a short read and I enjoyed it, for the most part. I was definitely a little disappointed because I was blown away by the blurb but I felt like the story felt short, or it was simply not my style.
This is basically a story were both main characters are pretty broken because of situations in the past. They suffered great losses and heartbreak and so they’re a little hesitant (or a lot in Trevor’s case) when it comes to opening their hearts again, which I totally understood and it’s what drove me to the story. Surprisingly enough, there is very little angst, and a lot of frustration from the male lead. He’s always sending mixed messages and his back and forths gave me whiplash. The heroine was great, she’s the main reason I kept reading the book. But overall I had a hard time connecting with the characters, especially Trevor.
Another pet peeve of mine, which again it might not bother other people is where two people are alone and talking to each other about a big secret, and the “big secret” is dragged on forever, while everyone talks about it but stops short of revealing what it is!! Ah, I’m not sure if I’m making sense, but here the whole situation with the hero’s past is referenced by everyone but you don’t find out until very late.
Both leads have to work on their healing, especially Trevor, this happens at a very slow pace, and thus the romance is very slow burning. There isn’t a lot of sex in the book, at a point I was afraid it was going to be fade to black, but no, there’s some hot scenes, just not to many, which I’m totally ok with. I did like all the secondary characters a lot, the family theme, and the ending is super sweet.