I returned home from visiting a friend and yarn shopping for a few days, so after a long drive, it’s kind of amazing that I’m actually on the computer. However, I had some things I needed to do and I wanted to get this out since the book reviewed below comes out tomorrow. It’s a steamy one. As for me, I’ll be cleaning, putting stuff away, stashing yarn, and preparing to get back to the work grind tomorrow. I also have a few posts I really need to get into words soon for various reasons, so fingers crossed that it happens.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I read this without realizing it was part of a series. Though I usually hate coming in on the middle of things, this one didn’t bother me. It can easily be read as a standalone, though of course now I want to read the other ones in the series. Well played, Jen Frederick. Well played.
I’ve read other books by this author, and though I end up liking them, I’ve found them to be fairly dark and intense, so it takes me a little longer to read. This one felt a little lighter, though I’m not sure if that’s the right term. The premise is that Winter has been in love with her sister’s ex-boyfriend even before he was an ex. And then she acts on it one night when he’s particularly vulnerable after his father dies. This night is followed by guilt on her part and infatuation on his, and when they reconnect a few months later, Winter has to decide if she’s willing to get over his past with her sister to try to have an actual relationship with this guy.
I really liked the main characters. Finn is fun in his infatuation of Winter, but he pursues her without going too alpha male. Winter has some fun quirks. She’s a tattoo artist and she’s adopted, which gives something to the plot line. However, the lengths she goes to take care of her sister gets annoying, especially because her sister is a horrible person who I wanted to punch in the face through most of the book.
Though it’s not my favorite, the infatuation since childhood trope is a fun one, and Frederick delivered a really well paced story. It’s a pretty steamy, fairly quick read, so give it a try if you like steamy romance.