Head Over Heels By Serena Bell Release Date: June 5, 2018 Publisher: Loveswept Standalone Number of pages: 195 Kindle Edition Source: ARC from Net Galley Contemporary Romance M/F Rating: XXX Read 6/2/18
Chase is such a great hero. I don’t know if it’s because he reminds me of one of my sons (okay – it’s definitely because he reminds me of one of my sons) but I have such a soft spot for him. The limitations he faced as a child and young adult, yet overcame when nobody gave him the benefit of the doubt, were no joke. The troubles he had are all too often chalked up to a person being stupid or undisciplined. The fact that those that should be his biggest supporters couldn’t see that he’s changed and taken control of his life is just heartbreaking to me.
Luckily, Liv is also a wonderful character. She’s been through a lot and come through the other side even stronger. She has blinders on when it comes to her own wants and needs, but she is extremely empathetic to others. That’s what makes her such a wonderful nanny and friend. She has emotional instincts that not everyone can claim to have.
It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of the friends to lovers trope. This author did a great job with this one. She is able to answer the question about why two people with undeniable chemistry didn’t realize they were meant for each other. The question of how they kept such a close friendship without seeing what was right in front of their faces. And when that seal was finally broken, she did a fantastic job of bringing the heat.
Unfortunately, just as when I read this author’s Do Over, there are quite a bit of continuity issues. That is pet peeve of mine, especially when I’m reading such an engaging book. To be taken out of an amazing story by these little errors is beyond frustrating. I’m still giving this story a pretty high rating because I just couldn’t put it down. I got so many warm-fuzzies and even quite a few tears. That’s good story-telling in my mind.
**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own and given freely. **