This is also a romantic comedy that is actually FUNNY without relying on slapstick silliness. It’s smartly funny, and you WILL laugh out loud while reading a time or two.
Rian was a great heroine. She was smart, and good at her job, and a decent, honest person. She wasn’t at all flighty or neurotic. (Though she was a little damaged by her past, she didn’t let it rule her life, and I admired that about her.) But while I liked Rian a lot, I truly loved Pierce. He’s prime, grade-A, book boyfriend material. Smart, successful, funny, cocky and alpha without being an alphahole, laid back and not ready to jump to wrong conclusions without having all the facts first...he was practically perfect in every way. These two characters didn’t have a lot of stupid misunderstands, they talked about their feelings like real-life grown-ups, and their chemistry was OFF THE CHARTS hot. I have literally no complaints about this couple. (And if you’ve read my other reviews, you know how rare that is for me.)
Long-story-short, if you’re on the market (see what I did there? Heh? It’s a real estate reference) for a hilarious, sexy, sweet, low-angst read, this one’s definitely the book you’ve been looking for. 5 stars all the way.
Full disclosure: I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
It’s clean and sober. No rehab needed.
Other reading suggestions
Read everything in Helena Hunting’s backlist. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. Just read until you’ve read it all. Then come see me for more recommendations.