The only thing this light and funny rom com is missing is the… well, the romance, unfortunately. I’ve been loving this series and this accidental pregnancy story has a very similar vibe, but the pacing did it no favors. Our couple isn’t even in the same room together for… let’s say “awhile,” and once they finally are, things didn’t feel particularly romantic. It was ALL about the baby, and I lost my respect for the heroine along the way. It’s still got plenty of humor and an adorable hero, but this was a LOT more com than rom. If that’s not a problem for you, then I see no reason why you won’t enjoy this low angst story, but the romance was almost nonexistent.
The story follows True and Mateo, two people who met at a wedding and shared one night together. When True snuck out in the morning, Mateo wasn’t expecting it. He thought they had a connection and was hoping for more, but True let insecurities get the best of her and she ran. That makes things even more awkward once True discovers that she’s pregnant, the father is the guy she ran from, and he’s connected to her brother in a big way. Mateo doesn’t know any of that – he just knows that he wants more of what he shared with True, and he’s determined to reconnect.
This series has been great so far, and this is really just my least favorite. It wasn’t bad, but I definitely wouldn’t revisit it in the future. Mateo is the best part; I loved his determination, and it was so refreshing to read about a guy – a professional athlete no less – who loves his family and would love a relationship. He’s not a hoe, he’s not commitment-phobic, and he doesn’t scare easily, which was awesome to read. True, though… I didn’t like her. She threatened to turn this accidental pregnancy romance into a secret baby romance, despite the fact that Mateo is such a good guy and she knew how to get in touch with him. I struggled with how long it took to get them together, and then it just didn’t feel romantic after that. I did appreciate the flashbacks to their original meeting, though I think this would’ve been much, MUCH stronger if the book simply opened with the wedding scenes. Without them, this couple lacks any kind of chemistry whatsoever. That does nothing to change my love of the author’s writing style, but this one wasn’t a win for me. I received an early copy and am voluntarily leaving a review of this funny, low angst story.
SOME GIRLS HAVE ALL THE LUCK
Unfortunately, I am not one of those girls. Not when I lost my apartment because my roommate let the lease lapse while I was traveling for work. Not when my brothers keep finding love and my mother keeps reminding me I’m still single. Not after a one-night stand during my older brother’s wedding has me waking up pregnant.
I have to keep it a secret—from him, and my family. I sure can’t tell my brother his teammate, Mateo Jose Espinoza, is the man I slept with. Confident, funny, Mateo…
A GUY CAN’T CATCH A BREAK
Just when I thought I’d found the girl of my dreams, she ghosts me. Worse? Her brother refuses to give me her number, and my calls to her office go straight to voicemail. I thought I was a catch; professional athlete, charming, raised with six sisters—I’m a guy who knows his way to a woman’s heart! What reason could she possibly have for avoiding me?
When I finally catch up to True Wallace, I’m going to get the answer.
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Each of these books easily reads as a standalone, but if you want to stay in order, even better! They’re all funny, offbeat, and low angst reads that you’ll be able to devour in no time at all. My personal favorite so far is Hard Fall, but Hard Love is definitely a close second.
About the Author:
Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives in the Midwest, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.
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