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Fans of Gilmore Girls will love Darla. She's like a spunkier, sassier version of Lorelai, who's just as fiercely protective of her kid. The mother/daughter bond between Darla and Grace is so special, and their banter throughout kept me laughing.
I love how the author describes the scenes in The Pit barbecue joint. I'm drooling just thinking about those racks of ribs slathered in sauce. I so enjoyed getting to know the colorful characters who worked there, as well as their faithful patrons. But the thing I loved most about this story was the family moments and the way Jake wiggled his way into those Kennet girls' lives...as if they had any choice! Delicious Doctor Dalton, with his good looks and smarts and innate charm. Mmmmm.
I don't want to give away the ending, but it was the most satisfying conclusion I've read in a very long time. I really wish it was a movie so I could watch it on the big screen and giggle and squeal like a giant dork. Honestly, it was adorable! This will be a story I'll read again and again!
Darla, is a single mom to Grace, a science and space loving teen. To Darla, Grace is her world, her everything and she would do anything for her. I love that even though Darla has had her struggles not once has she regretted her life with her daughter.
I love the interactions between all the characters. Obviously there is the attraction between Jake and Darla and sparks definitely fly but it's also the relationship that is formed between Jake and Grace as he helps her with a science project. He doesn't use Grace as a means to an end to get in good with Darla.
This was a very enjoyable read.
When Darla sees Jake eating at The Pit BBQ, she apologizes and asks if Jake can mentor Grace. As they all spend time together, Jake realizes that Darla is "the one". Darla just isn't convinced. She feels as though he deserves more, someone who's educated with a good family. Jake just has to convince her otherwise....
I really enjoyed this novel. I loved the fact that Jake was hilariously awkward! He was a hot, alpha male served up with a side of geek. I thought it was cute that he and Grace "spoke the same geeky language". I also liked that Darla was shown that not everyone still talked about her and thought of her as trash for her unplanned pregnancy. It's funny how two of her former friends, turned out to be the ones who helped her win Jake back--along with Jake's mom. It's funny how life has a way of turning things around to FINALLY work in your favor! This was my first Maggie Wells novel and won't be my last! I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
This is a sweet romance that featured realistic characters, a fun story, and happy ending. Grace stole my heart and was my favorite character! This the second book of Ms. Wells I have read and I am looking forward to the next book I was given a free copy for an honest review.
This was a sweet & sexy read...... not a lot of surprises but that isn't a bad thing. Darla & Jake went to school together but weren't friends. They are reunited years later when Darla is working a party Jake is at. and are enjoying each others company ;)
I think my only stumbling block was the Darla first called Jake a pedophile for "hitting" on her daughter. Sort of a weird transition to lovers.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.