In case you didn’t notice, Brett will definitely be making an appearance on my all-time favorite book boyfriends list. He’s far from the stereotypical romance novel hero, and I DIG THAT ABOUT HIM!
Liv is a pretty decent heroine, too. She pales a little in comparison to the awesomeness that is Brett, but that’s OK, because who wouldn’t, right? She’s smart and funny and doesn’t take shit from anyone, which I admire.
For all of you who share my trope kryptonite, it’s important to mention that this is a:
As for the plot, I will mention that this is NOT a love triangle. (I despise love triangles) It becomes pretty clear early on that Liv’s muscle-for-brains boyfriend is not long for the story, so it didn’t bother me at all that Liv was involved with someone else while she was befriending Brett. It’s also important to mention that there’s no cheating in the story. (I despise cheating) Liv never cheats—not even emotionally—on her scummy boyfriend, and Brett has enough respect for her (and himself) that he doesn’t encourage her to.
Now, are there some stupid misunderstandings that get the way of Brett and Liv’s relationship? Sure. Do I normally hate stupid misunderstandings? Yes. But in this story, the stupid misunderstandings didn’t bother me because the characters were so awesome.
So, long-story-short, this is my 3rd Sylvie Stewart read, and it’s the 3rd one that’s found its way onto my keeper shelf. And y’all know that I don’t award 5 stars that often. You can 1-click this one with confidence. Happy reading!
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
It kicks the crap out of the romance stigma! No rehab needed.
Other reading suggestions
I’ll probably check out the rest of the author’s backlist and start downloading, frankly.
And for more awesomeness, check THESE out: