What’s the story?
Twenty-three year old Ren Haynes returns home after graduating college with two goals–start his engineering career and claim the heart of his parents’ thirty-one year old divorced neighbor, Stacey Williams.
Stacey is nursing her broken heart and shattered ego. Not only did her ex-husband have an affair, he got the woman pregnant. Picking up the pieces of her life isn’t easy, so when Ren taps into her need to feel desired again, she finds herself in a position she never imagined.
Can Ren help to rebuild her confidence and convince her that age is just a number?
Favorite Words: “‘You’re beautiful.’ The words burst from his mouth without much though. His blood traveled south and left him with a basic vocabulary. Quite possibly his next words would be, ‘You’re mine.'”
The moment I read the synopsis on this book, I knew I had to read it. Personally I think if the older younger dynamic is done right, it can be a pretty damn good story. This was definitely a good story. Ren and Stacey had good chemistry. I liked that there was a friends turned to lovers thing going on between them. Sometimes I feel like authors that try to write this plot rush through the actual courtship, but because they were friends first it made it flow much better. I loved how Ren never gave up on her and gave her time to sort out her feelings. The woman was coming off a divorce so there would have been mixed feelings not only from that, but because she was also friends with his parents.
That leads me to my next thought, which is I am so glad that the parents played a part in this book. I think for time’s sake people skip over the thoughts of the families in these situations. Sometimes, it is a useful tool to help make the relationship feel all the more real. Ren is close with his parents, especially his mother so it was nice to see the dynamic between them.
I really enjoyed this book. I think it’s definitely one to enjoy on a long weekend by the pool with a girly drink.