After the disaster that was AJ and Dante's story, I'm glad this book went back to the formula the rest or the series followed. I still felt Tilly and the grannies got way too much screen time in this - and that everyone puts up with their antics! Poor Noah copped it in this one and none of the Marian's would stand up for him - even going as far as bailing and leaving him with the 3 old ladies on several occasions. Its too far at times, which detracts from the story! Yes they add some comic relief, but too much ruins it.
The chemistry between Noah and Luke took time to develop - there was some there at the start, but once they finally gave in to what they were feeling it was off the charts. I loved that these 2 had history, similar to Maverick and Beau. It added to the depth of their relationship, and was very much a best-friends-sibling story. I enjoyed watching their relationship develop, and for Luke to finally begin to pull his head out and realise what he was letting get away.
I loved the chapters from the Marian family perspective - it was great to see them all doing well, and to get the 'behind the scenes' look at their plans to set Noah up on dates. Some of those dates were hilarious in how bad they were, but they got a bit much in how outrageous and plentiful they were in the end. I did love the family trolling Simone a bit as well (she got the final say on that one in the end though!).
Overall a fun read. Still not where the first books in the series were at, but much better than Delivering Dante, so I'm glad I did take the chance and read this one.
- Paperback: 244 pages
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub (10 November 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1979321264
- ISBN-13: 978-1979321266
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 376 g
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 108,804 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)