Can Rebecca expect her family and, especially, Garrett to understand that her desires have changed and turned toward Wyatt?
Can Wyatt get past the feeling that he’s poaching his younger brother’s girl?
A Note From the Publisher
Vintage Romance Valentine's Day
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Rebecca Winston has been dating Garrett Langley for years but the two have settled into a more best friends feeling than love. When Garrett’s father has a health scare his brother Wyatt comes to stay with the family and finds himself having an instant attraction with his bother’s girlfriend. With both families expecting Rebecca and Garrett to eventually marry the two need to have a serious heart to heart. Another good read from the Candy Hearts Romance collection of stories. Normally I’m not a huge fan of romance reads that feature siblings being in a love triangle type of situation, this particular story however worked it in a way that worked well with a feel good family vibe instead of pitting the brothers against one another. Again, I recommend any romance fans should look into the Candy Heart Romance collection as it’s full of these delightful little gems that take place just before Valentine’s Day. I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ FOUR ½ -STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ ⭐ ⭐ Provided by NetGalley in Exchange for an Honest Review ⭐ ⭐ Judging a Book by it's Cover: Cute. Fun & Flirty Valentine's Day themed cartoon cover. Looking Deeper: Third-person POV. Set in the mid-60s. Rebecca is a school teacher, Garrett is an interning doctor. Their relationship has become stagnant over the past few years. When Garrett's dad has a minor heart attack, it brings Wyatt, the older brother, home. He's a D.A. in L.A. The chemistry between Wyatt and Rebecca is much more alive than what's she's ever had with Garrett. But with both sets of parents expecting Garrett and her to marry, what can she do? Enjoyable plot, good characters, solid ending. There was some minor predictability, but nothing bad. The novella does a good job at creating an illusion of a fuller, longer story, when in fact, it is a quick lunch-hour read. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rating: PG-13 ~ Score: 4.4 ~ Stars: 4 (4.5, if I could) -------------------------------------------------------------------------
When I first looked at this book, I liked the cover, with it's cutesy appeal, but wasn't sure about the blurb. To be honest, I was afraid this was going to be more New Adult that I might be comfortable with. Once I started reading, I quickly realized that wasn't going to be the case. First of all, Rebecca is 27, well past the new adult label and secondly, the book is set in 1965 well before the era of the new adult. Being set in 1965 creates a different atmosphere than we are used to reading about. It's not really contemporary, although historical certainly isn't a good fit either. The story did stay true to the time period. There was the tiniest bit of a love triangle going on, but mainly because Garrett and Rebecca hadn't officially ended their romance until it became necessary for Wyatt and Rebecca to officially be a couple. Mostly we have a sweet, clean romance with a unique and fun setting. I enjoyed this unique and interesting setting and gave the book 3 stars. Thanks to Netgalley and Wild Rose Press for the opportunity to read and review the book.
This is a cute little story set in the 60s, which made me a little nostalgic (not that I lived it but in a watching Grease on TV kind of way). It makes sense then why Rebecca would be struggling with other’s expectations – she lives at home with her parents and is still dating a guy even though the spark is gone. Meeting his brother again helps to emphasize it when the sparks between them fly. They both struggle with how their feelings might affect Garrett, but they aren’t willing to let something go on that is no longer right or pass on something that could be great. I think this could have gone a very uncomfortable way but I love the Fraser handles it without too much drama between the characters. Instead it is sweet and homey and with a great HEA.
This book is part of the A Candy Hearts romance series and was written by Nancy Fraser. This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book is a short novella that you can read in one sitting. Everyone expects Rebecca Winston to marry her high school sweetheart, Garrett Langley. The problem is their romance has fizzled out. When Garrett’s father has a heart attack, his older brother Wyatt returns home. The attraction between Rebecca and Wyatt is immediate. If you are looking for a great book, then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.