Call Her Mine
by Melissa Foster
Release Date: August 13, 2019
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Book #1 in the Harmony Pointe series
Number of Pages: 260
Source: Pre-ordered through Amazon
Contemporary Romance M/F
Read 8/14/19 to 8/15/19
Ben Dalton has always been honest, except where his heart is concerned. He’s been in love with his best friend—saucy, smart-mouthed Aurelia Stark—forever. But Ben’s a planner, and timing has never been on his side. When he finally decides to make his move, Aurelia beats him to the punch with a move of her own—to a different town.
Aurelia loves her new life in the charming town of Harmony Pointe. She has a great apartment and her very own bookstore, and best of all, the sinfully hot, commitment-phobic friend she’s crushed on for years is no longer just around the corner. Maybe she’ll finally be able to leave her unrequited love behind and move on.
But when a baby is left on Ben’s front porch—a baby that is presumably his—Aurelia is there for him. Neither one knows the first thing about babies, but how hard can it be? Ben and Aurelia are catapulted into a world of love, laughter, and tracking down the baby mama, and it might even add up to a very happily ever after… just not one either of them expects.
As is usually the case with Melissa Foster’s stories, there is a lot of interconnection. Although this is the first book in a new series, this series is a spin off of her Sugar Lake series. Neither series is technically a part of the huge Love in Bloom family, but there are crossover characters to be found for sure. If you read all of this author’s work, it’s a lot of fun to hear about or see familiar faces. If this is your first book by this author, that’s okay too. She does a wonderful job of keeping her stories contained enough that you don’t have to read the other books to enjoy any of them. So dive in!
The way this story starts, I thought it was going to be a slow build. Joke was on me because BAM, things got real super-fast. Same with the romance aspect of this story. I adore the friends to lovers trope with the exception of when the author takes too long for the friends to realize they should be lovers. When this pair admit their feelings, it is just plain hot. And it happens even sooner than I expected…Yay!
Ben and Aurelia have stable lives and are pretty intelligent people. They never realized what it would take to raise a little tiny baby, or how much they could fall in love with said baby so quickly. It was fun and emotional at the same time to watch these two become three and then gel into a cohesive family unit. There is a lot of love and respect between them and it shows.
Lest you think this story is too full of taking care of baby and major life changes to still give you butterflies and heat, I’m here to tell you different. There is chemistry, both romantic and purely sexual, that reaches off the pages and pulls you into the story. Another great story by Melissa Foster.