Series: Everything I Left Unsaid #4
Published by Loveswept on February 28th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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In a blistering novel of raw emotion and desire, a tormented woman teaches an alpha male that money can’t fix everything . . . but love can.
After fighting for a new life, I don’t want to play the victim anymore. However, with three kids to raise, I’m getting desperate enough to make a deal with the devil. My estranged brother-in-law, Blake, says he just wants to help, but he’s been trouble since I met him. I don’t know if I can believe this kinder, gentler Blake, and there’s a friction between us that has turned into the sweetest chemistry. He could be my salvation . . . or my downfall.
I haven’t always had Tiffany’s best interests at heart but I’m ready to make up for my sins. Besides, I can’t help admiring her: The girl’s a genuine survivor, tough and lean, with eyes of steel. But the more I get to know Tiffany, the more I want her. Every inch of her. Which means I’m about to make a bad situation a hell of a lot worse.
It’s hard for me to rate Wait for It. Honestly, there’s nothing about this book that’s particularly bad. There’s nothing that makes it stand out either. I suspect my current book funk has colored my opinions. For what it’s worth, here goes.
When someone says, “Do you want the good news first or the bad news?” I always choose the bad news. The problem is that I can’t put my finger on what didn’t work for me. What I do know is that throughout the first 40% of the book I must have picked it up and put it down a half dozen times. It just did not sustain my interest.
I couldn’t connect with Blake and his initial coldness. He’s a wealthy man who throws money at problems and carefully conceals his emotions. He is quick to callously dismiss and threaten Tiffany in the beginning without even attempting to understand her situation. Later, his transformation into a concerned caregiver seems abrupt. His kindness is overshadowed by a refusal to pursue genuine, fulfilling relationships. I couldn’t entirely relate to him.
Tiffany is a survivor who is easy to admire. For all intents and purposes she is a poor single mom that protects her three kids at all costs. With virtually no support, she fights to dig them out of a hellish situation in living in a trailer and provide them with of a normal life. She is fiercely independent and leery of accepting help, fearing that help comes with strings. However, her sense of pride seems skewed at times. Tiffany has an intense connection with Blake, but their relationship comes with an odd sort of monetary strings attached that I never fully understood.
The supporting characters add nice interest to the plot. Tiffany’s kids are absolutely adorable and sure to win you over. The antagonist, Tiffany’s estranged husband and Blake’s brother, brings some drama and suspense.
Although I didn’t find Worth the Wait to be absorbing, there is a tenderness that will likely appeal to other readers. If I read this book another day, I probably would have enjoyed it more.
Recommended for fans of:
Characters overcoming odds
**ARC received for an honest review.**