Let’s call this one the perfect palate cleanser, because it wasn’t what I would call a “good” romance, but I devoured it in one sitting and was happy to do so. This reads quickly and stays exceedingly light throughout, with a feel good tone that will put a smile on your face. Was the romance developed well? Not at all. Were the characters generic? Pretty much. But I liked it, I can’t deny that. This couple just fit so well together, and their journey to happily ever after was easy, sexy, and honestly kinda flew by.
The story follows Aria, a recently divorced woman who has moved back to her hometown. Her parents are wealthy and she was always sort of the untouchable rich girl growing up, so she doesn’t have a lot of friends in town. Shortly after moving into her new home, Aria’s house needs some repairs and the man who shows up is none other than Tide, a guy she went to school with but was never close to. The two form an immediate bond that quickly develops into something stronger, and their easy connection gets tested by others in their lives.
This author’s books are great for when I want to read something light, sexy, and uncomplicated. That’s really the best way to describe this. Aria and Tide waste no time getting together, and their relationship escalates quickly. I liked Tide quite a bit – he’s the most laidback hero I’ve seen this author write, by far. I actually laughed a couple of times because the characters picked on Tide for being an alpha caveman, but in my head I was thinking, “mmmhmm, sure… the hero in the last book I read from this author was literally an over the top, borderline stalker with no personal boundaries, but okay.” This book is certainly not a bad way to spend a few hours and I enjoyed it the whole way through, but I’m also pretty confident that I won’t be able to remember the plot in a month. Take that as you will. I received an early copy and am voluntarily leaving a review of this low angst romance.
Back in her hometown of Ruby Falls, Aria Heart is determined to find herself and the happiness that has always felt just out of reach. Something that would be a lot easier to do if her parents weren’t so close by, reminding her just why she left town as soon as she could, and if the house she just purchased wasn’t already giving her problems.
Just when Aria starts to second guess her decision, Tide Goodman knocks on her door and shoves his way under her defenses. Is it possible that the happiness she’s been searching for is attached to a man like Tide, the guy she crushed on in high school who didn’t even seem to know she existed? A man with an adorable daughter and baggage of his own?
In order to find out, she’ll have to put everything, including her heart, on the line one more time.
About the Author:
Aurora Rose Reynolds is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author whose wildly popular series include Until, Until Him, Until Her, Underground Kings and Shooting Stars.
Her writing career started in an attempt to get the outrageously alpha men who resided in her head to leave her alone and has blossomed into an opportunity to share her stories with readers all over the world.
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