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2.5 stars, rounded up.
I’m choosing to view this book through two filters.
Filter One: Published in 1988, 3 stars This book is a wonderful paperback romance. Easy to read, enough drama and intrigue to push the story along and a whole family of crazy characters to keep the series going for four books. Abby is strong and sensitive. Dylan is pushy but kind. Chuck is an excellent villain and conveniently a dead one so he doesn’t need to be dealt with. The premise is unique enough that it doesn’t matter that the rest of the story follows the expected paperback romance cliché.
Filter Two: Reading in 2020, 2 stars I guess I just expect more from a romance novel these days than two characters meeting and falling in love within a week. Especially when two kids are involved. It’s clearly unrealistic and unlikely and actually seems like the only reason Abby hasn’t remarried is that she hasn’t met another single man her age who was nice to her kids. If you just take the book at face value, it’s a fun easy read. But don’t expect to dig any deeper and find gold here. I’m choosing to enjoy it for what it is and continue down this series to see where we go from here.
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