Title: Good With His Hands
Author: Lori Foster
In: Bad Boys in Black Tie (Lori Foster, Erin McCarthy & Morgan Leigh)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Contemporary, Contemporary romance
Dates read: 30th June 2020
5th sentence, 74th page: Her gaze traveled all over him and still she couldn’t take it in.
Good With His Hands by Lori Foster
As next-door negihbors and best friends, Pete Watson and Cassidy McClannahan have a “no sex” relationship. “No sex” equals continuing friendship. “Ohmygodyes” sex equals big problems and probably some serious dish throwing. It may be a rigid rule, but it works. Until Pete decides he wants to push the line. If sensible Cassidy won’t take his hits, he’s ready to transform himself into the perfect “black tie” guy he thinks she wants. And once she’s in his arms, he’ll show her just what else that black tie can do…
This is such a sweet, adorable and cute novella. It was an easy read and one that I really liked delving into right before I turned the lights out for the night. Pleasant dreams abound after reading this gorgeous little novella. It’s one of those stories that reminds you that love exists. In all places and at all times. And, that sometimes it’s the person you most think is unsuited that happens to be your perfect soulmate…
I love that all through this novella, you know both of the characters have feelings for each other. They’re a little too scared to tell each other, but at least there is no wondering about the depths of their feelings and the legitimacy of them. It makes the storyline a little extra sweet and fun. And incredibly difficult to not want to rush forwards to that inevitable moment when they do get together.
Although the romance takes centre stage, I also loved the dynamics in Cassidy’s family. Not only does she advocate for her little sister and try to make sure that her parents accept her relationship and the man that she loves. But there is also the discussion in this story surrounding the different ways in which children are talked about. Cassidy is always disappointed because she’s not considered “beautiful”, but Holly is always a little sad that she’s not considered “sensible”. I loved that this disjoint in the ways that two sisters view each other and themselves is built upon by such innocent compliments.
A great little novella. Light, fluffy and an absolute joy to read.