𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫
𝐁𝐲 𝐄𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐞 𝐇𝐚𝐥𝐥
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫: 𝐒𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐭𝐢 𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝: 𝟔𝐭𝐡 𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑
𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐞: 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐑𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞
𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫: 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑
Christina's journey through personal relationships has been tumultuous, marked by 1.5 unsuccessful marriages (formerly wedded with a subsequent broken engagement). Undeterred, she declares her independence, vowing to focus on her fitness, maintain her popular Domestic Diva social media account, and collaborate with fellow empowered women on a home renovation show. The plot thickens when Christina's friends enlist the services of Buck McDermott as the show's contractor. Despite her steadfast commitment to the "No Man Plan," Christina finds herself drawn to Buck's rugged charm and playful banter. Yet, Buck harbours his own emotional barriers that need dismantling before he can embrace love. In this engaging tale, the duo navigates the challenges of their pasts, raising the question: Can they conquer their history and discover that elusive happily ever after?
Although the characters were intended to be in their forties, I perceived a disconnect as they exhibited moments of immaturity inconsistent with their age. Despite this, their chemistry and banter were enjoyable. However, I couldn't shake the feeling that something was lacking in Christina's portrayal, perhaps due to my preference as a health-conscious food enthusiast. Despite her efforts to maintain a diet, the abundance of carbs and sweets in her scenes seemed contradictory, leaving me questioning the authenticity of her commitment to a healthier lifestyle.
While not my personal preference, I didn't dislike it either. This book might be more appealing to romance enthusiasts, a group I don't particularly identify with. The language is accessible, and the narration is well-crafted. Although I initially found the beginning to be slow-paced, the story gains momentum around page 25-30 and maintains a swift pace until the end. I certainly recommend this book to readers who enjoy fast-paced, cute, and closed-door romance.
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