3.5 I know I know... don't slap me.. I love Matt anyways!
Let's just say that this book did not live to my expectations. Don't get me wrong I love the Reed brothers and Matt is one of my favs! But the truth is, this story felt forced, it lacked plot and was over the top cheesy and über unreal. (I know it's fiction but.... really?)
While reading the book I was picturing this:
After surviving cancer and a sad betrayal from his longtime girlfriend, Matt hasn’t been looking for love. When he meets Skylar, everything changes. He feels and instant connection/attraction to her and begins his onslaught… He just invades her life and starts asking her is she’s in love with him already… (second day they see each other). He is super attentive, adorable and just too perfect; like unreal, unbelievably perfect… in every way possible, we didn’t get to see any flaws whatsoever.
Skylar is alone. She is a girl who grew up lacking attention and love from her parents due to dire circumstances. Her parents do love her, but they star showing it a little late, therefore she is wary of falling in love. She also feels a connection with Matt. They meet at her sister’s funeral. The thing is, she is also wary because now she has to take care of her sister’s three children by herself, and she just doesn’t know how to be a Mom.
Matt and Sky end up together obviously, he helps her with the kids and she learns to love and, provides unconditional love for those kids and Matt.
Seems rather nice right? Yep, it was nice, and sweet and cute but… something important was missing. I felt that the whole book was just a passage in order to set Paul’s story, a way to just provide Matt with a nice HEA without giving too much thought to the plot, deep feelings and emotional connections. Every chapter is just one cheesy scene after the other, lines and lines of goo! I like sweet and cheesy stories, this was just too much.
Even the sex; I mean when they eventually end up in bed, which happens like super-fast also, even when Matt kept telling himself it was not about the sex..It all became stale, like oh yes, they are compatible, oh yes they go for some deserved nookie and it was like… like This:
I do love the Reeds’. I do believe Tammy is a fabulous author and I am so looking forward for the next installments. I just really hope Paul and Friday deliver, their story can be intriguing and more around the “enemies to lovers” side…. But sweet and not overdone like this one.
Oh! If they get a pet, eventually….. this is Matt! Such a cutie!