Friday, February 19, 2016

Some Sort of Love (Happy Crazy Love #3) by Melanie Harlow [REVIEW]

From the outside looking in, I had it all—a career I loved, a supportive family, the Nixon metabolism but not the Nixon ears, and a salary that supported my lavish taste in designer shoes, fine wine, and lacy lingerie … but I had no one to share it with.

Until the day I ran into him—my one night stand from college with the crooked smile, let’s-get-out-of-here eyes, and dirty, dirty mouth.

Cute and cocky then, today Levi Brooks is six feet four inches of hot bearded fantasy. A sexy single dad with broad shoulders, strong hands, and a fantastically big … heart. (I mean, it’s massive. And generous. And it pumps so hard … um. Sorry. Lost my place.)

Being a good father means everything to him, but he's keeping me at a distance because he thinks I deserve someone better — a man who can give me more time, more attention, more of

himself. He doesn’t believe he could ever be enough.
But he's wrong.
He’s everything.

This is my first Melaine Harlow book and I’m so GLAD I started with this one. I was in the mood to read a single parent book and I was suggested this one.

If you want a melt-your-heart, sugary sweet and simply adorable read, then Some Sort of Love is for you. It’s okay to read it out of order, I had no problem in following the storyline.

This is Levi and Jillian’s story, told in dual POV.

Jullian is a thirty-something doctor. She has the life and career she wants, but no man in it. It’s not that she doesn’t want a man, it’s just that she hasn’t found the right one and EVERYONE is pressuring her to settle down.  I loved Jillian, I found her sweet, compassionate and level-headed. I wanted to be her! I loved her heart and I love her family, her sisters are super cute to read.

Levi is a thirty-something architect.  He’s handsome, sweet and loves his over bearing family, oh and he’s also a dad to an eight year old who has special needs. I know can you heart melt even more? I’m a sucker for a single parent, but you throw in a child with special needs, well I’m all over that. I love Levi’s love for his son and his need to be there for him. It’s the main focal point of the book.

Jullian and Levi have chemistry. The banter is cute and I love the exchanges they have with each other. They also go into insta-lust quickly and it’s hot and steamy. But Levi has reservations. He doesn’t have time for a girlfriend and he harbors a lot of guilt for not being the best he can be for his son.  Jullian is very understanding and I love the open and honest conversations they have with each other.

The thing I love about this book is the writing style. There was zero angst, but good mild tension to keep you interested. I loved that the tension wasn’t between Jullian and Levi, but Levi’s need to be there for his son. I also like that the son wasn’t a brat. It’s hard to read books when the kids are awful, but his son was adorable and it added more to the read.

I found the book really realistic and it just hit all the right spots. I wasn’t in the mood for a happy read, but I’m so glad I picked this one up.  You will have a smile on your face from first and to the very last page.


Some Sort of Happy #1 AMAZON
Some Sort of Crazy #2 AMAZON
Some Sort of Love #3 AMAZON

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. She writes contemporary and historical romance from her home near Detroit, MI.

1 comment:

  1. Loved this book and this series! Love how it has real situations in life!!