In New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson's newest novella, Vince Haven and Sadie Hollowell are headed to the altar, and all their friends are headed to Lovett, Texas, to join them for the party of the year.
But Becca Ramsey doesn't have time for all that. Fresh out of beauty school, Becca's all business . . . and the last thing she needs is bad boy Nate Parrish anywhere in her life.
In the past, Nate was trouble. He's been trying to repair his reputation—heck, he's even got just one girlfriend. The problem is, she isn't Becca. Now Nate's in a whole lot of hot water. He needs to get Becca from "I won't" to "I do" . . . but how can he do that when she won't even say "I might"?
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Nathan Parrish is all grown up!
I fell in love with Nathan Parrish in When Daisy's Back in Town. He was a moody teenager not happy with moving to a new place then and now he's all grown up. I can't tell you how excited I was when I found out he was getting his own story. I would've loved to have read a full length novel about him, but I'm happy with this novella as opposed to just wondering about him.
I liked Becca. She's fresh, determined to succeed, and a good friend. I loved her attitude towards life. She's also got a bubbly personality. I will admit to swooning, just like her, when she saw Nathan for the first time. I liked Nathan. He was easy going and someone who had a good head on his shoulders for the most part.
Becca and Nathan had great chemistry. You could feel it and I loved it. It was attraction at first sight. Of course that's something known to strike Parrish men. My only issue with the story was that I didn't agree with some of Nathan's decisions even if I understood his rationale in handling things differently. He did end up causing problems for himself and others around him. I didn't like seeing and feeling the fall out of what happened.
While I enjoyed reading the story, what Nathan did throw me. I would've never thought in a million years Nathan would hurt someone like he did. Especially since I know how and who he was raised by. I've read and absolutely loved the other books in this series. I'm glad to see everyone still going strong. Rachel Gibson has written a fine story with some surprises I don't think any of her readers saw coming. I do hope to read more about Becca and Nathan in the future.
When I'm in need of a happily ever after...
Rachel Gibson never fails!
those who have read this series from the beginning will adore this installment.
The first I have read by this author, or of this series I was able to get a recap of earlier matches all wrapped up with a short and quick new match for Nathan and Becca. Rachel Gibson’s writing is clever and pithy, interactions are well written and quick introductions and backstory gives readers a sense of the characters that enhances their appearance.
Not having known the story or characters, the business of the early half of the story made some of the comings and goings feel rushed, although their connections are present and palpable in their interactions. For his part, Nathan is trying to repair a ‘bad boy’ reputation, particularly with Becca. He lost a few points from me with his not quite ‘clearing his decks’ with the current girlfriend before moving on to pursue Becca. I will give back a point for actually ‘feeling bad’ about it – but the whole questionable decisions on his part is there and did give me pause.
Overall though, for a novella, the quick romance between Becca and Nate and the other happy relationships, a wedding and a new baby. Their relationship developed and blossomed quickly, while I won’t say “too” quickly, I do wish we had more time with them as they formulated their bond. It was a fun read nonetheless, and I think those who have read this series from the beginning will adore this installment.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.