I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book reminds me of a Harlequin Presents novel but with more steam and sex. Don’t get me wrong, the sex scenes are still pretty much vanilla. However, the book doesn’t use all those euphemisms and uses the actual word instead. I like this better. Of course, that’s because I clearly have a dirty mind and like dirtier books.

Anyway, I quite enjoyed this book. More than half of the book is spent on the strained relationship between the hero and the heroine, with the heroine in pursuit of a hero who’s on the run. Of course, like any romance novel, there is always a bigger reason why the hero is reluctant to have a baby with the heroine, you know, a reason that’s bigger than his commitment issues.

I don’t understand why the issue was that big. I mean, a lot of the book was already spent on the back and forth between the hero and the heroine’s attraction and denial. Then, when the big secret was revealed, it was done at the last chapter. I would have liked for it to be done around 2/3 of the book, so they can spend the rest of the time working together against their challenges. Instead, it was all cut short and the next scene was already and epilogue and a brief explanation of what happened after the big reveal and how they resolved that issue.

I’ve already said that I liked and enjoyed the book, so I’m not going to give it a low rating. However, it is going to be one of those books that I liked but couldn’t quite fall in love with. It’s still a good book that any reader will enjoy, though.

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