A Sweet, Fun Romance
I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book – I’m not always a fan of contemporary romance, but I do love me some Jane Austen, and I was in the mood for something a little lighter. This book definitely delivered.
Emma heads out to surprise her boyfriend, knowing that she’s getting a proposal. Turns out, Blake wasn’t proposing, had another girl over, and wasn’t really that nice about it. When Emma leaves with no real way back to the city, she’s rescued by Lucas, who is apparently a professional rescuer, as they’re sidetracked to rescue a young girl who Emma suspects is his illegitimate daughter who he’s left in squalor while he lives richly. Of course, Emma and Lucas are thrown together at work the next Monday, and if you don’t know where that’s going, you’ve never read a contemporary romance novel.
Things progress, as things often do, but for some reason, no one can take the steps necessary to jump that line. It’s a bit inexplicable, especially considering this isn’t actually a Regency novel. The most surprising turn of events in the entire book (this isn’t even a real spoiler) is that Blake, in spite of his poor introduction to us, is actually a Really Nice Guy.
To be honest, the real story thread that I cared about was that of Emma’s bff Silvia. There was something going on there, and Emma was not asking enough questions about it. I’m sure it’s a setup for a sequel, but that sidebar was the main course, if you ask me.
“All feelings are legitimate in the long-term, sweetie. All feelings stir together the seconds and minutes and hours that make us us.”
Silvia knows what she’s talking about, and I want to know what’s going on with her when she’s off stage.
Overall, this was a fun, light read. It was exactly what you expect from contemporary romance, and because of that, I was not disappointed. I’d definitely recommend to anyone looking for something sweet and light.