In that respect, The Feel Good Factor is exactly what I expected, and that’s why I picked it up without even reading the blurb or giving the cover a second glance. And I don’t regret it, not even for a second.
Perri is one of the best heroines I’ve read in a long time. She’s a police officer who is in line for a promotion. She’s great at her job, has a wonderful family and inner circle of wonderful, supportive friends, and she doesn’t carry any crippling emotional baggage from past relationships. She’s 100% emotionally healthy, and I REALLY like that about her.
Derek is a great hero, too. He’s alpha, but not an alpha-hole. You could argue that he’s a beta hero, but in my opinion, he’s WAY too, um, powerful in the bedroom to fall into the beta category. But he’s nice enough that it’s arguable, at least. Long-story-short: fans of alpha males and beta heroes will love Derek. He’s the gift that keeps on giving. (So to speak. Ahem.)
I also love that Derek is in town to help support his sister and her kids while her husband is deployed overseas. He didn’t even hesitate to pack up and come to her aid because that’s the kind of genuinely nice that he is. And y’all know how much I dig nice guy heroes.
And I hate to do this because it’s totally corny, but as the title implies, this is most definitely a “feel good” book. It’s not going to leave you wrecked for days in a book hangover or emotionally crippled. You’ll laugh, you’ll tear up over the swoony way Perri and Derek finally admit to their love for one another, and you’ll smile as you close the book, secure in the knowledge that these two characters are utterly perfect for each other and will indeed live happily ever after. It’s just that simple. In my opinion, we need MORE feel good books exactly like this one in Romancelandia.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
No stigma here. This one is clean and sober.
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