- File Size: 1486 KB
- Print Length: 137 pages
- Publisher: Swerve (January 30, 2018)
- Publication Date: January 30, 2018
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B076B227R9
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #337,091 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Should've Been You: A Man Enough Romance Kindle Edition
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At any rate, I loved Jase and Becca’s story! The story was good, the romance was awesome, and the characters were a joy to read-even the terrible musician, but I digress. This is the first time I’ve read McLaughlin and I am going to have to check out her backlist. She nailed everything I love about a good romance and those kinds of authors typically end up on my auto buy list, which makes it a win/win for me as a reader!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book and loved it enough to purchase a copy! All thoughts and opinions are my own.
In this novella readers meet Jase and Becca who have known each other since childhood but never acted on the feelings that each had for one another. Becca’s parents had looked after Jase when it became known his father had been abusive so he was in their lives quite a bit growing up but due to a bit of a misunderstanding or manipulation of Becca’s twin sister’s part Becca and Jase each thought the other didn’t care for one another.
Second chance romances are usually my favorite type of romantic story especially when the book is at novella length. The past between the couple can easily and quickly be established so the books don’t feel rushed into the love stage. In this case however there were many factors in this book that just didn’t work for me personally as a reader.
Should’ve Been You seems to be one that just in my opinion tried to do a bit too much in too short a span to have any of it come off as believable or romantic that would lead to a happily ever after. First we have twins with a bit of a territorial issue over the male lead which is a bit of a turn off to possibly be taking from a sibling but on top of that bit of a love triangle there was also another man in Becca’s life leading to a bit more of a love square.
In the end I'd rate this installment at 2.5 even as much as I actually did like the main couple when meeting each of them and looked forward to their story the story overall just didn’t really work in my mind. The biggest problem being the length and things being rushed or glossed over without being explored fully in this one.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
Rebecca "Becca" Walters always had a huge crush on their next door neighbor, Jase Beckford. Ever since she was ten years old and a twelve year old Jase had moved next door with his family. And even though her twin Hannah, Jase and Becca all hung out together, it always seemed that Jase liked Hannah better. And no wonder, Hannah was always the flirty twin, the twin that knew how to get boys and do everything that she wanted and seemed to have Jase wrapped around her little finger. Unable to stand it any longer Becca moved to the big city, leaving her childhood memories and disappointments behind. It's been 18 years since those days and 5 since she last saw the rugged National Guardsman and she is back to celebrate Christmas with her father with hopes of a proposal from her boyfriend of two years, Brian. But it seems that even though a lot has changed since those childhood days of fantasising, some things still remain the same.
After years in the army, Jase is now in the National Guard and living back in his hometown, in the house where he grew up. The Walters have been more of a family to him then his own and he loves them all. And even though it may look like there is something going on between him and Hannah, Jase has always seen her as more of like the sister he never had. As for her twin Becca? Well, she has always kept her distance from Jase and he always believed that he wasn't good enough for her. It seems that old misunderstandings and crushes are about to be revealed this Christmas and it is about to get very very hot ;)
The dynamic between Jase, Hannah and Becca may seem a little confusing and even off putting at first. But trust me, like all misunderstandings and miscommunications, the truth brings everything to light and we, along with the hero and heroine see the light and soon after that feel the chemistry and heat ;) can't wait to read more of this amazing series!!
Thank you Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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