I’m home, she’s home, we’re home together…
I have to admit, I was *very* skeptical about this book after reading the first few chapters. The hero of the story initially comes off as a bit of a cocky, egotistical a-hole. But despite my reservations I persevered, and I’m glad I did. A rocky beginning led to a sweet story of young love and misunderstanding and reconciliation.
Jack Parker is twenty- seven and your typical man-child. The son of an abusive father, who abandoned the family when Jack was a teen, he has embraced the view that he isn’t good enough/smart enough/responsible enough to take on anything worthwhile. And although, Maddie, his best friend from childhood tried to tell him differently, eventually he just stopped listening and believing. Even when he accidentally gets her pregnant at twenty-one. Oh he’ll do what he has to do, but he’ll leave the heavy lifting to his mom and his sister. Because, after all, he’s just not good enough to be cut out for family life. Right?
Maddie Adams is essentially a single mom. I mean, Jack will watch Gabe when she asks, but the day to day is left to her. Well, she does have Harris, the perfect-on-paper boyfriend she lives with. But, she has come to realize that he doesn’t actually spend any time at all with Gabe. And then when she catches him in a compromising situation with her best friend, of all people? What’s a girl to do? Maddie considers all the options. And the only one that feels right, is going to Jack for help. Despite their bumpy past, they are actually friends. Or were. And maybe more?
The rest is up to you to read, but safe to say there will be tears, and laughter and possibly some smoking hot scenes, as well… And in the end, it’s a feel good story of discovering that what you wanted was there all along.