- File Size: 319 KB
- Print Length: 86 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (November 30, 2016)
- Publication Date: November 30, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M16JTPS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,083,960 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jenna is a single mom of one little girl, with a baby-daddy who left before Nora was born and parents who disowned her for choosing to drop out of college at 19 and keep the baby. She's been going it alone for so long she's not quite sure how to let someone else in, using a wall of sarcasm to keep men away.
James is a recently divorced dad of rambunctious twins. He had to sue his bitter ex-wife for a formal joint custody arrangement in order to spend time with his kids. He doesn't want to waste his few nights a week laying down the law and as a result they act like brats. When a stranger (Jenna) calls him on it, his eyes open to the possibility that he's approaching his parenting responsibilities the wrong way. He also opens to the possibility that not all women are bitter manipulators like his ex.
An innocent dinner with all their kids leads to sparks, and things progress quickly. This is a fast, fun read (albeit too short) where both characters learn and grow as they fall in love. The HEA on Christmas night ties a bow on this sweet holiday story and left a lingering smile on my face.
Jenna has had her share of men that run off and James has had his share of women that are manipulative and have their own agenda. But, when both of these parents meet, the sparks fly. But the sparks flying are not only in love interest but also in temper when James’s twins knock Jenna’s daughter into the Giving Tree.
K.K. Weil tells this fun, romantic story from both the perspective of Jenna as well as from the perspective of James. The reader is able to climb into the head and the mindset of both in order to fully understand what is happening. The author pays special attention to the past experiences of both characters with their previous failed relationships while keeping a true honesty that not everything is perfect between the two characters.
Misunderstandings threaten the budding relationship and add on top of that the mixture of children from previous relationships. Then, financial woes and ex-spouse intrusion creates a mix that is ripe for discord. K.K. Weil handles these situations elegantly, keeping the story moving and the conflict believable. The tension that arises between both characters is relatable to the readers and is one in which engrosses the overall plot. The interaction and bond between the children is believable and fun.
This was a fun story of love and overcoming initial complications in a relationship. K.K. Weil does a great job at keeping the Giving Tree at the heart of the story from beginning to end, which ties in the title Better to Give. Overall the story was heartwarming and gives the reader a separate and distinct view of the world of love.
If you are looking for a fun romantic story with love at the center, then be sure not to miss Better to Give!
originally posted at long and short reviews
Their worlds collide when James’ daughter knocks Jenna’s daughter over into the giving tree set up at a community festival. What better way to teach their children the magic of giving than to participate in the giving tree celebration. But bad experiences in love make Jenna and James wary in matters of the heart.
Ms Weil has woven a heartwarming story while teaching that it’s better to give. I found this story to be a wonderful holiday tale of hope, compromise and Christmas magic. I know you will too! It’s five stars in my book. Happy Holiday reading!