I have a soft spot for love stories when the hero and heroine are from different social circles. And yes, there is one person who doesn’t want to see the relationship blossom. Failure to discuss certain aspects of their relationship prior to investing a substantial amount of time, forces the heroine to make a decision she felt was warranted.
The old saying “opposites attract” kept replaying as the story of Mia Trent and Nat McArthur unfolded. Mia grew up in a loving home; she watched her mom work two and three jobs to make ends meet when her father walked out on them. Despite her mother’s lack of trust in men, Mia held on to her desire of happily ever after. For Nat, his parents might have been able to give him the world but love wasn’t one of them.
It’s natural imagining growing old with the person you conceived another life with, but Mia’s happily ever after is short lived when she finds out Nat never plans to marry nor have children. Nat being the strong-willed person that he is, walked away without finding out the why’s to Mia’s question.
On the brink of homelessness, Mia decided to make the one call she dreaded for five years. When Nat realized it was Mia calling without her saying a word, I thought his responses would have been more out of annoyance. I was wrong. As they conversed he used sweet endearments as if they were still enjoying each other’s company. Those feelings were short lived when the past resurfaced.
I applaud the author for not giving readers the same outcome with familiar plots. Between Nate’s father with a condescending attitude and Mia’s sister the opportunist, it’s hard to say which one is my least favorite character. There are other relatable scenes besides Mia and Trent’s relationship and the author delivers each one to the fullest.
– Reviewed by LaMona
Laurel Cremant is an opinionated author and reader of romance with a wicked sense of humor. RNIC was smart (or crazy) to bring her on as a blogger. In 2016 she took over the management of this site and relishes her new title of “Overlord of Awesome”