Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Do Over by Serena Bell

Title: Do Over
Author: Serena Bell
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Main Characters: Jack and Maddie
Release Date: January 2018
Publisher: Loveswept
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:

Toe-curling? Check. Sheet-twisting? Check. But is that enough for a second chance?

 I’m pretty much as tough as they come. But when a woman comes to me in tears, I’m jelly. Scratch that—when Maddie Adams comes to me in tears, I’m jelly. That’s how we ended up making our incredible son five years ago, and that’s why I practically beg her to move in with me when she’s in a tight spot. Of course, the last time I got the chance to be the hero, I let her down, but I’m not making the same mistake twice. This time, I’m going to be the man she deserves—and then I’m going to lay every ounce of sexy on her until she lets me back into her heart.

Maddie: Jack Parker is hot, and he knows it. What he’s not is a family man, something this single mom had to learn the hard way. Still, moving into his place until I get back on my feet makes all kinds of sense. He’s an old friend. He’s, ahem, the father of my child. And let’s face it, now that I’ve just been colossally dumped, we’ve got nowhere else to go. The truth is, I never could resist Jack. Living under the same roof puts dirty thoughts in my head. And when my brilliant plan backfires, my whole body is begging for a do-over. . . .

Do Over is a standalone novel with no cheating, no cliffhangers, and a satisfying happily ever after. This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

My Review:
This is both a second chance at love story AND a friends to lovers story...it's the best of all the tropes. And the book was really good for all that. 

Jack grew up in an unhappy household...his father was a holy terror for his entire family. As a result, Jack doesn't trust himself to be any different if he were to have a family...so he won't have a family. Surprise! 

But that surprise came five years ago in the form of an accidental conception with his best friend. He's done okay with his son since then, but that's only because he doesn't spend any time alone with his son (in his estimation). He always has his mother and sister as a buffer. But when Maddie shows up on his doorstep with no where else to turn, he lets both her and his son move in. 

Whoops...sudden family. And Jack is just as uncomfortable as you would expect...until something begins to change. 

The problem now is that they've tried a relationship once before. Jack cheated. That isn't something Maddie can just forget, not if she wants to come out of this relationship with her heart intact. 

It's a complicated, emotional mess...and that made it such a good read. Because, despite everything that has gone on between these two, they've been best friends almost their entire lives. Beneath the fear and the pain lies the fact that they truly do love and like one another out of years spent together. That's not just something they can brush off. 

I liked it. I highly recommend it for just a sweet, second chance at love read.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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