Wes is the kind of romance hero you don’t find too often. He’s sweet and shy, not at all an alphahole or manwhore. He’s the kind of guy you’d want to marry in real life. I mean, sure the bad boys are fun to daydream about, but they aren’t the kind you’d ever be able to tolerate full-time in real life.
My heart ached for Wes and his unrequited crush on Hannah. And when he finally got his chance with her, he didn’t muck it all up by holding back his thoughts and feelings. Nope. He acted like a grown-up and went after what he wanted—and more importantly, clearly communicated what he wanted. What a guy! Wes is the hero that should be giving all other book boyfriends lessons in how to behave like REAL men.
Hannah’s feelings of grief and loneliness following her husband’s death felt entirely REAL to me, as well. But even though she was terribly lonely, I never got the idea that she was just transferring her feelings for her dead husband onto Wes. I was SUPER glad about that. Wes deserved the best, and I believe he got it with Hannah.
As for the mother-in-law, I get it. I know she’s grieving. But I still hate her, and have only this to say to her (see Stewie's butt):
But, horrid mother-in-law notwithstanding, this was an AWESOME read that romance fans should one-click the crap out of immediately.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
Crushes it! This one is clean and sober. No rehab needed.
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