So, needless to say when I heard that Isabel Jordan—who writes one of my favorite paranormal romance series—was releasing a contemporary romance/romantic comedy, I was a tad out of sorts. (Much muttering and complaining ensued) But because I’m not a completely close-minded grumpy old lady, I decided to give it a shot. And man, am I ever glad I did!
First of all, there are a few things you have to accept going into an Isabel Jordan book. And all of these things happen to be true of her paranormal romance series AND You Complicate Me:
All that said, I loved the somewhat alphahole-ish Nick and the snark-mouthed, kind-of-messed-up-but-smart-and-sweet Grace, and by the end of the book, I was super invested in their HEA. I even look forward to seeing grumpy Gage get his own story. (Because as you know, I ADORE grumpy, hot heroes. There’s just something about the grumpy ones...But I digress...)
So, long-story-short, I highly recommend this one to fans of funny, smart, sweet, emotional contemporaries and romantic comedies. And Isabel Jordan, sorry I cussed you out for daring to write something other than paranormal. Bygones.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
It’s clean and sober. No rehab needed.
Other reading suggestions
Check out the Harper Hall Investigations series. And readers who like Jill Shalvis and Melanie Harlow will most likely enjoy You Complicate Me, as well. (And vice versa)