When you’re a defense attorney in Washington, DC, you see firsthand how hard life can be, and that sometimes the only way to survive is to be harder. I, Jake Becker, have a reputation for being cold, callous, and intimidating—and that suits me just fine. In fact, it’s necessary when I’m breaking down a witness on the stand.
Complications don’t work for me—I’m a “need-to-know” type of man. If you’re my client, tell me the basic facts. If you’re my date, stick to what will turn you on. I’m not a therapist or Prince Charming—and I don’t pretend to be.
Then Chelsea McQuaid and her six orphaned nieces and nephews came along and complicated the ever-loving hell out of my life. Now I'm going to Mommy & Me classes, One Direction concerts, the emergency room, and arguing cases in the principal's office.
Chelsea’s too sweet, too innocent, and too gorgeous for her own good. She tries to be tough, but she’s not. She needs someone to help her, defend her…and the kids.
And that — that, I know how to do.
I really enjoyed reading this. It was a very fast read for me and I liked the characters. I liked the romance, but it was so extremely rushed. My issue with this book though, is that I feel like it was missing a whole chunk of the couple’s relationship. It’s as if they are in a committed relationship right after meeting each other. For instance, on their first date Jake invites his mother to her house so that she can babysit the kids (all 6 of them). He doesn’t consult Chelsea about it at all, he just does it. I found that to really weird and it made it hard to believe. It’s hard enough to believe that this single woman has custody of 6 children let alone her meeting some man who pretty much becomes an instant father figure. Just no. There needed to be something in there where you got to see their relationship grow, at least some-what because there was none of that in the book! How can you have a romance book when there is no build-up of a relationship?
Apart from my issue with the romance, I enjoyed the plot. I liked that there was something always happening but it wasn’t over the top.
I liked the characters; I thought it was interesting that it was told completely from Jack’s perspective. Normally books like this have dual point of views so it was a little something different. I do think that a book like this needs that dual perspective though, because you don’t learn much about Chelsea and I would have liked to have seen from her perspective as well.
I don’t have much else to say about this. I enjoyed it but upon reflection I think the romance fell a bit flat for me and considering this is a romance novel, that is the most important part. I would still recommend this book if you enjoy them because while it wasn’t my favourite, it’s definitely not the worst romance I’ve read.
Publisher: Gallery Books
Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Genre: New Adult
Acquired from: Simon & Schuster
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