Caanan Ford is the stuff of book boyfriend legend. He’s a super hot, super devoted, charismatic, reformed bad boy who’d do anything for a second chance to win back his estranged wife. And the absolute best part? When his wife left him, Caanan didn’t turn into a manwhoring douche like so many romance heroes. No, not Caanan. He picked himself up, dusted himself off, and devoted his time to bettering himself, becoming the man that Maggie always deserved.
Maggie is a little harder to warm up to than Caanan, but that could just be because Caanan was SO awesome. It’d be hard to top that kind of awesomeness. And Maggie wasn’t unlikeable. I just thought she was maybe, at times, a little too hard on Caanan, especially when he was so clearly invested in winning her back. (But then again, if I was Maggie, I would’ve immediately taken him back, and then the book would’ve been SUPER short, so it's probably best that the author developed her characters as she did instead of how I would’ve done it. Always better to leave this stuff to the pros, right?)
Was the plot very similar to Sweet Home Alabama? Yes. Do I care? Nope. Not even a little bit. I loved the characters in this book WAY more than I loved Reese Witherspoon and Josh Lucas in SHA. (I always kind of felt like Patrick Dempsey’s character got royally screwed over in that movie for no good reason, you know? It always bugged me. He was such a nice, supportive guy. He deserved better. But I digress…)
Long-story-short, you won’t want to miss this one, folks. Get to your Kindles and start 1-clicking!
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
Crushes it! This one is clean and sober. No rehab needed.
Other reading suggestions
Check out the Nicole Williams backlist. Then if you STILL need more stuff to read (you greedy little thing, you) check out our “best of” list of second chance romances.