Series: Happy Crazy Love #3
Published by Self-Published on February 9th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
From the outside looking in, I had it all—a career I loved, a supportive family, the Nixon metabolism but not the Nixon ears, and a salary that supported my lavish taste in designer shoes, fine wine, and lacy lingerie … but I had no one to share it with.
Until the day I ran into him—my one night stand from college with the crooked smile, let’s-get-out-of-here eyes, and dirty, dirty mouth.
Cute and cocky then, today Levi Brooks is six feet four inches of hot bearded fantasy. A sexy single dad with broad shoulders, strong hands, and a fantastically big … heart. (I mean, it’s massive. And generous. And it pumps so hard … um. Sorry. Lost my place.)
Being a good father means everything to him, but he's keeping me at a distance because he thinks I deserve someone better — a man who can give me more time, more attention, more of himself. He doesn’t believe he could ever be enough.
But he's wrong.
“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”
I officially have a girl crush on Melanie Harlow. I’m in love with her writing style, and in awe of all the original, entertaining characters she creates. I have yet to read a book of hers I haven’t liked, and with Some Sort of Love the streak remains unbroken. It’s the third book in the Happy Crazy Love series, but you don’t need to read the previous books to enjoy the story.
“Love isn’t a finite thing in the universe. It’s not like it gets used up by people who got there first.”
I think this is the first romance I’ve read that revolves around a single father. Levi’s struggle to balance his responsibilities as a parent with his own needs is integral to the story. It’s realistic, and although I read books to escape from the real world, in this case it makes Levi all the more appealing. His relationship with his son is both sweet and heart tugging.
When Jillian runs into Levi, their attraction practically burns the house down! A male and female who are equally proficient with the dirty talk? Yes, please! They’re both in their thirties and waste no time getting down to business. I love books with mature characters that don’t bother playing games or avoiding their feelings. Their chemistry is combustible, but they also connect on an emotional level. What Jillian needs and what Levi feels he’s able to give don’t always mesh though, which makes their future uncertain.
I don’t want to give anything away, but the book gives insight into a frequently misunderstood mental health issue. It’s addressed with great sensitivity and although there are many serious moments, the book has an abundance of humor. Jillian’s relationship with her no-filter sisters is hilarious, and Levi and Jillian’s sexual banter is funny and hot!
“Harry Potter fan, huh? So what are the chances I can Slytherin to your chamber of secrets tonight?”
I don’t know how, but Melanie Harlow has managed to deliver a thoughtful book that is both relevant and fun. It’s sexy, heartwarming, heartbreaking, and amusing – sometimes simultaneously. Any story that can touch both my head and my heart is a winner in my book.
Recommended for fans of:
Devoted single dads
**Advance Reader Copy received in exchange for an honest review.**
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