Not For You
He’s lost everything and doesn’t have room in his new life for the daughter of a president…
Retreating to the idyllic landscape of coastal Italy, Andraya Masters Manwaring, the second twin of the president’s daughters, basks in the slower pace of the country she has always loved. She teaches at the renown Marcello Schools and is content. But she’s drawn to Ben Moretti, a hardworking farmer turned teacher, who’s lost his wife, his parents and his farm. He’s also estranged from his two kids who blame him for all of it. There’s no room in his life for a romantic relationship.
Not For You
ARC for honest review with no compensation 4.5 stars
Not For You is book 4 in the President’s Daughters series by Kathryn Shay and up next is Andraya, (twin to Annalise from book 1) and Ben Moretti. While each book is a standalone reading them in order let’s you see how close knit the family.
Andraya and Ben both teach at the Marcelo Schools in Casarina, Italy and where she meets and teaches Ben’s twin children, Meli and Mattie.
Lots is happening…new school, anger issues, abandonment, trust issues, attraction, romance, overcome the past and so much more. Also catching up with others from the past books! Ready for the next book in this series!!
Not For You
I received a complimentary copy of this book and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
While this is a part of a series, you don’t have to read the prior ones. I had a hard time with this story. I normally devour Ms. Shay’s work this one fell flat to me. I read a lot of Advanced Review Copy books. Some authors leave some mistakes in them on propose to help prevent piracy. This copy was full of errors. There were times when I was able to figure out the meaning of the sentence (and paragraph) or the correct word that it should have been. Here there were times when I would just have to skip sections as they just didn’t make sense. I have been looking forward to this one and I was sadly disappointed.
For a strong female protagonist, Andraya fell flat. She was a push-over to me. As for Ben, well he was a disappoint as well. He goes on a date that he really doesn’t want but goes to Andraya’s afterwards. Heck no!
I had to force myself to finish this hoping it would get better.
What an interesting 4.5 star story. It’s a complicated romance. Ben and Andraya are truly attracted to each other but Ben’s life is complicated. He has self doubt and his children have significant issues as a result of their mother leaving them at a young age. Andraya is truly a sensitive and compassionate woman. I don’t think I could be as patient with Meli (Ben’s daughter) as she is. The characters shine in this drama and Jim and Karen Manwaring once again bring balance to a child’s life. I love this family.