Loved this nerdy, adorable hero! Opposites definitely attract in this book, which pairs a rock steady, perpetual planner with his niece’s feisty teacher. Where Mason is steadfast, loyal, and honest to a fault, Gabby is fiery, outspoken, and vibrant. It’s a light and sexy read that moves quickly. I’ve got two minor complaints (that I’ll expand upon in a minute), but otherwise it was an enjoyable and fun read.
The story follows Mason, an overprotective uncle to a teenage girl. When she goes on her first date, Mason goes into full-on creepy stalker mode (in the name of protecting his niece from all the teenage boys who are supposedly only thinking of one thing). Gabby, his niece’s teacher, spots the sketchy-looking guy spying on teenagers and has a natural reaction, which causes hilarity to ensue. It’s a completely unique meet cute that leads to these total opposites sparking a connection.
The writing itself is solid, keeping things mostly light but still developing the characters well. I loved Mason, who is not the typical romance hero (and makes a much better impression after the initial meeting). He’s a one-woman kind of man, wants nothing more than to be in a relationship, and is a genuinely nice guy. I enjoyed Gabby, but not to the same extent – while I loved that this features a Latina heroine, I spent a lot of time pondering whether she was described in a way that’s realistic or stereotypical. As I said, there are only two things that hold me back from calling this a 5-star read. For the first half of the book, these two spend significantly more time apart than they do together, and I just wanted more of Mason and Gabby building their relationship. Something also happens towards the end that I didn’t love, but it wasn’t enough to sour an otherwise solid read. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more from this author in the future. I received an ARC via Wildfire Marketing Solutions and am voluntarily leaving a review of this rom com.
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