Thursday, April 10, 2014

Seducing Mr. Right (Unlikely Love #1) by Rebecca Rose

This is the romance of Gunnery Sergeant Jake Sanders and Sophie Agnes.

Jake is a war vet, he suffered injuries in Afghanistan and is dealing with PTSD. Jake returns injured from Afghanistan only to find that while he was gone his girlfriend (serious skank) cheated on him with her boss and even got engaged, add that to the trauma of everything he went through and he's barely holding on working at his brother's bar and grill. Since his return he's avoided any and all relationships with the opposite gender (aside from his mother); he doesn't want a girlfriend, he doesn't need one.

Sophie is a very talented ex-ballerina, she gave up dancing because she lost her passion for it and has now taken a job as accountant as the bar and grill where Jake works. Her first day is so funny, she walks in to her office, and Jake is passed out on the couch in nothing but his boxers. They immediately hit it off and she helps him nurse his hangover.

Jake and Sophie develop a friendship and eventually a physical relationship, but Jake freaks out when he begins to feel like he's gotten too involved and breaks it off. During their time apart they both try to work on themselves and deal with their issues.

What I didn't like about the book is that Sophie has major issues with her mom which according to the book she works on, except we see (read) none of this, so I felt it detracted from the character. Then we have the whole Jake and Sophie making up, WTH, he needed to grovel make it up to her after the way he broke up with her and then their subsequent conversations, plus they never even have a real first date. The characters stories needed a little bit more work and their romance needed more work, it felt more physical than anything.

Rating 3.5 out of 5

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