Do Over By Serena Bell Release Date: January 30, 2018 Publisher: Loveswept Standalone Number of pages: 219 Kindle Edition Source: ARC from Net Galley Contemporary Romance M/F Rating: XXX Read 1/24/18 to 1/25/18
This story started off a bit rough for me. Not only did I have to get used to the author’s writing style, but I also was not loving Jack, the hero of the story. In fact, I downright disliked Jack in the beginning. Before I got to the chapters with the point of view of Maddie, only having seen her through Jack’s eyes, I wasn’t crazy about her either. Fear not, they are both actually really great people. So if you feel the same in the first few chapters just soldier on, it gets so much better.
As this story progresses, the reader slowly gets the reasons Jack is not the best of dads. As much as his reasoning doesn’t make sense, it also does in a backward sort of way. At the same time, you can really understand how Maddie is suspicious of any effort on Jack’s part. The evidence, on the surface, points to him being an incompetent father.
One thing that was never in question for me was the chemistry between Maddie and Jack. It’s apparent from the beginning and only gets stronger as the story goes along. Also, Jack’s love for his son is so much stronger than you would initially think. Watching him mature into the dad he was meant to be is a beautiful thing.
So obviously my feelings about this story changed as the book progressed. There were still little issues here and there…mostly with continuity. Nothing major though. This is a new-to-me author that I will definitely be giving another try.
**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own and given freely. **