Oh my god, this was ADORABLE. Definitely not what I expected from the title and tagline, I’ll tell you that. This hero gave me all of the warm and fuzzy feelings by being genuinely kind and loving, and he absolutely stole my heart whenever he was in the same room with the heroine’s daughter. There are some downright sweet and swoony scenes, paired with plenty of quirky comedy and just enough heat to keep things interesting. And the meet cute? Who would’ve thought that lasting love could develop following a drunken quickie against a dumpster. That’s the kind of unique love story we’re dealing with here.
The story follows Wyatt and Whitney, two people who shared one drunken hookup a few years ago. As a single mom, Whitney finds it difficult to trust men, and that means relationships are off the table. So when Wyatt is hired to help with some renovations to the funeral home Whitney works at with her family, things get complicated quickly. While Whitney would like to think she’s moved beyond the stage of her life when she was ruled by her hormones, Wyatt doesn’t make it easy to stay away. And when he starts upping his game in an effort to win over both of his girls – Whitney and her precocious daughter – she doesn’t stand a chance against him.
I’ve only read one other book by this author, and it was a solid 4-star read, so I thought I’d give her another try, but my expectations were set pretty low. This surprised me in the best of ways. It held my attention from the start, and turned out to be just the kind of light, low angst rom com I needed in my life. It’s also a slow burn, which I didn’t expect based on the tagline – and that was also a welcome surprise. It’s a rom com that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and is just a fun, lighthearted read that will keep you turning the pages. If you love a sweet, loving hero and melt at the sight of a man being so, so good with kids, then this is the one for you. I received an early copy and am voluntarily leaving a review of this quirky comedy.
She’s hard up.
He’s just hard…
After an ill-fated one-night stand, Wyatt Landry was the last person I ever expected to see again.
By design, mind you, as I spent the last two years avoiding him.
He was only ever meant to be a good time—a really good time—and now, thanks to one teensy little mistake, he’s back in my life and wielding an entirely different set of tools.
It’s not like I intentionally hired a bogus contractor to redo our chapel, and Lord knows I never imagined Wyatt would ride up in his pickup truck, like a knight in thigh-hugging blue jeans, to save the day.
But here he is, and to make matters worse, he’s every bit as charming as I remember, and before I can fully process his reappearance in my life, he has my six-year-old daughter wrapped around his finger, my parents eating out of the palm of his hand, and my best friend shipping us like we’re some celebrity couple.
Thankfully, working in the death industry, I’ve mastered the skill of compartmentalization. Keeping my growing feelings tucked away should be a piece of cake. Except, seeing him every day definitely throws a wrench in that plan.
Before I know it, we’re trading favors for dates, and as much I don’t want to admit it, the feelings for him I thought were dead and buried are taking root and growing into something that looks a lot like love.
Daigle Family Funeral Services… don’t be caught dead any place else.
About the Author:
Heather M. Orgeron is a Cajun girl with a big heart and a passion for romance. She married her high school sweetheart two months after graduation and her life has been a fairytale ever since. She’s the queen of her castle, reigning over five sons and one bossy little princess who has made it her mission in life to steal her Momma’s throne. When she’s not writing, you will find her hidden beneath mounds of laundry and piles of dirty dishes or locked in her tower (aka the bathroom) soaking in the tub with a good book. She’s always been an avid reader and has recently discovered a love for cultivating romantic stories of her own.
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