Release Date: May 7, 2019
Series: Laws of Attraction
Heat Level: Hot
Publisher: Random House
I love second chance romances and I went into this one with very high expectations. If you read the first two books of the series, Grant and Aubrey sort of danced around each other. No one knew why they had divorced. I anticipated unlocking the keys to the mystery.
Aubrey and Grant are from two different worlds. She is rich and privilege. Her economical status already put her out of Grant’s league. However, when they met in school, the attraction was too strong to ignore. Grant is a true southern gentleman. He is the product of a single teenage mom who doted on him and did everything in her power to raise him into a strong man.
The story flashes back and forth between the present and the past. Aubrey hurt her wrist and needs to get home for Thanksgiving. Grant offers to drive her to her parents because she doesn’t want to leave her cat alone during the holidays. This may be the opportunity for them to discuss the pain they both share from their divorce.
The two day ride home spurred a lot of resentment, guilt and pain for them. Readers discovered that they share a loss. A traumatic event occurred and they both handled it differently. The intimacy and emotional connection is still very intact but the lack of communication took such a hold of their relationship that it did not resolve itself until the very end. Herein lies the problem of this story.
The romance is strictly physical. The flashbacks to the past give a great insight to how they push past their external barriers (i.e. her family background, etc). The present is a constant merry go round that I wanted off midway through the book because they were not communicating. Aubrey is a hard character to connect with. She feels as though she is not good enough for Grant. In some ways, I agree because he is so saintly. However, she struggles with her family dynamics and that plays a heavy part in the lack of communication from her. It is not until the very end that she finally opens up and shows true emotions.
By the end, all of their secrets are revealed and both families are healed. A little too neat? Yeah, that’s what I thought since everyone struggled to talk the entire book.
I’m still happy they got their HEA and the epilogue made me smile. It is good to see all the other couples from the previous books.