(I myself am still trying to overcome pictures of the spiral perm and MC Hammer pants that I attempted to rock back in the late 80s, early 90s...but I digress…)
I loved Shane as the overprotective big brother in Record of Wrongs, and I loved him even more as the kind, sexy-as-all-hell, overprotective lover in this story. He’s EXACTLY the hero Becca needs after everything she’s suffered.
But while I loved the characters, what I REALLY love about this book (and Record of Wrongs, for that matter) is that everyone behaves like an adult. Becca doesn’t hide her past from Shane, because as an adult, she knows that stuff like that always comes to light eventually, and she wants to get it all out in the open early. When there’s some stalker-y stuff going on in her life, Becca doesn’t martyr and try to handle everything all by herself. No, she does what anyone of us would do when we’re dating a big, strong, officer of the law: she TELLS HIM WHAT’S GOING ON. I can’t even express how refreshing and welcome this kind of honesty is in my reading life. I get so exhausted with characters martyring themselves and refusing help. Take whatever help you can get, folks!
(Sidenote to the author for future books in the series: there can’t be too much Denver the dog in the stories. That is all.)
Long-story-short: this is a great slowburn romance that GROWNUPS who hate stupid misunderstandings and immature characters will absolutely adore. So, go 1-click right now! You’ll thank me later.
Note: we received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
Crushes it! No rehab needed. This one is clean and sober.
Other reading suggestions
Definitely read Record of Wrongs. You can check out our full review here. And for more slow burn romance recommendations, you won’t want to miss this list.