Title: Do Over
Author: Serena Bell
Series: Under One Roof #1
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Contemporary, Contemporary romance
Format: eBook, Novel
I’m not going to lie, I spent this whole book trying to figure out just HOW Jack and Mandy went wrong. I mean, they’re adorable together from the very first moment. And you can just feel the connection that they have. So, of course, you have to figure out just WHY they need a Do Over (see what I did there). And, I’m not going to lie, Bell just doesn’t disappoint when the big reveal happens.
I thoroughly enjoyed how not just Mandy and Jack’s past as a couple, but also the years of companionship that they have, is slowly drizzled out throughout this story. The fact that they have a gorgeous four year old stealing the show and tying everyone in knots. It just makes it Al, that much better. There is history upon history with this couple, stuff that gives so much context to the difficulties that they face now.
Bell is one of those authors that I picked up on the suggestion of another well loved author (I can’t remember which one though). And there were literally zero regrets. Her writing has just the right amount of drama and sass, but it is still just so damn sweet. Jack is definitely a hit of a scarred fool, and when you finally understand just what went wrong… you just want to reach through the pages and give everyone a hug.
I loved the romance in this story, I loved the characters and the plot line. But I think the thing that had the most meaning for me was the way Jack’s attitude to parenthood changed. At first he’s a bit of a bumbling fool, but then he starts to get into the swing of things. And, finally, he genuinely would rather be a family man at home than one put with his mates – that’s what seriously melted my heart at the end.
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