Sunday, June 3, 2018

✱✱ Book Review ✱✱ Head Over Heels by Serena Bell

Head Over Heels 
by Serena Bell 



They thought they were wrong for each other. That was before she moved in. . . .
 
Chase: Take it from me, never hire your best friend to be your live-in nanny. Because it’s a lot easier to be friends with a woman who isn’t prancing around your house in yoga pants. As a newly full-time dad, I needed help fast. I knew she was good with kids. And I thought things between us were strictly platonic. Now, with Olivia Stratten crashing in my guest room and steaming up the bathroom with the scent of her shampoo, it’s getting harder and harder—no pun intended—to remember all the reasons we’re supposed to be incompatible.
 
Liv: When Chase Crayton asked me to watch his five-year-old daughter until he could find someone full-time, I was afraid we’d drive each other nuts. But with Chase’s job on the line, I couldn’t say no. What I didn’t anticipate was how combustible our chemistry would be in close quarters. Neither of us did. After all, we first met on a blind date, and by the end of it, we were laughing about how terrible we’d be as a couple. In the two years since, nothing ever happened between us, not even a kiss—not until last night. . . .
 
Head Over Heels is a standalone novel with no cheating, no cliffhangers, and a satisfying happily ever after. This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.




❃❃Head Over Heels releases June 5th❃❃




Momma Says: 3 stars⭐⭐⭐

Head Over Heels is an amusing friends to lovers romance. It does touch on some deeper topics - the loss of Katie's mother and Liv growing up in foster care - but the story doesn't delve deep enough to create much angst, so it's a pretty light-hearted read overall. 
Despite the story being well-written and some absolutely adorable scenes with Chase's five-year-old daughter, I still came away with a middle of the road feeling. I didn't dislike it, but it's not one that I would look at later and remember details. Part of that comes from a somewhat slow build on the first half of the book, but I think most of it is that I kept reading, looking for that something that stands out, that makes this one different from a sea of other friends to lovers, nanny romances. It just wasn't there. The story has all the right elements, but it's practically a cardboard cutout for this type of romance, which made it completely predictable. The only surprise for me was the sheer amount of steam in the second half of the book. Seriously, one encounter was three chapters long. I like a good, sexy read as well as the next person, but without that emotional connection, it's just another steamy scene.
In the end, it's a pleasant enough story for a bit of light reading, but not one that I would feel a burning desire to read again at a later date. 

❃❃ARC provided by NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept



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