Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Kim Boykin, Tule Publishing, and NetGalley.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
After attending her baby sister’s destination wedding, Shelby Worthington decides she’s ready to do some husband hunting of her own. The only problem? She’s still insanely attracted to Declan Enright, her high school and college crush. He’s now a wildly successful painter who’s temporarily back in Magnolia Bay, but Declan should be Shelby’s last choice for possible husband material. He didn’t earn the reputation of runaway groom for nothing…
Declan has worked hard to make his mark on the New York art scene and has succeeded at everything he’s ever done…except love. But Declan has come back to the Bay to change that and care for his dying father, even if he’s still never forgiven Declan for leaving the family business. Shelby is determined to steer clear, but while her lips keep saying no, her heart is pounding out yes each time she and Declan are together. While she can’t deny her attraction, Shelby’s convinced that Declan’s track record means he will break her heart. Or has Declan changed for good, and made love worth the risk?
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Kim Boykin, Tule Publishing, and NetGalley.)
This was an okay story, although there didn’t seem to be much romance in it at all.
Shelby was an okay character, but she seemed to value a nice pair of shoes over a loving relationship, which was a bit weird to me.
The person I felt most sorry for was Chelsea; (hightlight to view spoiler - breaking up with her husband! Awful! But I was so pleased for her when she found out she was pregnant!!!)[ breaking up with her husband! Awful! But I was so pleased for her when she found out she was pregnant!!! (hide spoiler)]
The storyline in this seemed to be more about Chelsea’s problems, and Shelby’s shoe collection than the romance, which really surprised me. We didn’t seem to get any romance at all until the epilogue, and that was really cheesy and sudden.
I was also really annoyed that (highlight to view spoiler - we didn’t find out if Chelsea’s baby was a boy or a girl, or if they were both okay, or if she got back together with her husband! )[ we didn’t find out if Chelsea’s baby was a boy or a girl, or if they were both okay, or if she got back together with her husband! (hide spoiler)]
6 out of 10