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A cute love story between a Pilates studio owner Meredith and a single father Ace who repaired classic cars.

My first book by Shelley Shepard Gray, the story had me identifying with both the characters as they were both closed off in the beginning and slowly opened up when the pages turned.

Love happened between these two characters unexpectedly when a mugging caused Ace to enter her life. The characters developed slowly, and it was fun to see them start to trust each other, rough edges and all.

The book was well written in most parts. I thought it would be a clean read but does have its expletives/innuendos. I didn’t like the main character thinking smoking was cool. But to each his/her own. And I didn’t like the poker references, probably because I don’t play poker

Overall, barring a few scenes, skimming a few parts, the story was a sweet romance, read in 2 hours.

I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Blackstone Publishing, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!

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Shelley Shepard Gray is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous romantic fiction series and mystery novels, including the Seasons of Sugarcreek series, the Sisters of the Heart series, the Families of Honor series, and others. She is a recipient of RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award.

Meredith Hunt is content with her solo life. She owns and runs a successful Pilates studio, volunteers at the high school every week, and recently bought a house. She can take care of herself, which is good because she has a hard time relying on other people. When she’s mugged and a handsome man comes to her rescue, she doesn’t know how to accept his help-or how to stop staring into his chocolate-brown eyes.

Ace Vance moved to Bridgeport to offer his fifteen-year-old son, Finn, a better life. Here, Finn has a chance to play football for a good team and maybe even earn a college scholarship. And Ace scored a job at a top-notch garage, where he gets to fix up classic cars. Plus, they could both use some distance from Finn’s toxic mom. The last thing on his mind is falling in love, but he can’t help offering assistance to a gorgeous redhead in need.

Thrown together by a careless criminal, Meredith and Ace can’t deny their attraction. But can they open their hearts-and their lives-to make room for love?

Publication Date: 12th February 2019

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

27 Responses

    1. I don’t mind the smoking, but thinking it made the guy look sexy just put me off… I don’t like kissing Ash trays so no smoking for my guy.. If love ever happens 😂😂

  1. Fab review, Shalini. Can’t remember ever seeing you review a romance novel before 😀 That smoking is cool thing sounds so wrong. Otherwise, glad this was somewhat an okay read.

    1. I have reviewed a few of the the hallmark romantic books. I have one more in my kitty… Will read in between my thrillers ❤️

  2. Thanks, Shalini. It’s been a busy, frustrating season. Unplanned things have come out of nowhere to eat up my time and energy. I have had to read, blog, and comment in spare moments. BUT I have not been sick and I am thankful for that. Are you up and running at 100% again?

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