- 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: #360,727 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.
Before I share my opinions about the book, let me tell you that this story a novella, which, in case you don't know, is either a short novel or long short story depending on how you're looking at it. This story flows very well, and you will find yourself wanting to devour the book in one sitting to get to the ending.
Should've Been You by Nicole McLaughlin is the third book in the Man Enough series novella series, and each novella focuses on a different couple. The series itself consists of a total of four books. Even though I have only read this book, I did not have any problem understanding what was going on and really enjoyed the story.
Fraternal twins, Hannah and Becca, grew up with hunky neighbor, Jase, and this story pits Hanna and Becca against one another over Jase. Becca always had a crush on Jase, but Jase was best friends with Hannah and she was often left out. Jase thought Becca did not like him even though he had a crush on Becca. Complicated, huh?
Fast forward over a decade later, Jase and Becca find out about each other’s crushes. What happens next? Well, you will have to read to find out - keep in mind it's a novella so it'll go pretty quick! LOL!
The series are standalone. I didn’t feel like I was missing out on character story lines by picking up at the third book, so don't be put off by that if you are just looking for one read and not a series. I would recommend it to those who enjoy books about childhood friends turning to lovers.
I received an advanced readers digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to provide a positive review! Thank you NetGalley!
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