by Kirsty Moseley
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Novella, Romance
Publication Date: June 6, 2014 by Carina UK (Harlequin)
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Right Man, Wrong timing!
Young mum Bronwyn Reynolds is devoted to her little boy Theo, but she’s married to a not so devoted husband! Juggling two jobs to make ends meet, Bronwyn’s self-esteem is at an all-time low.
Enter Harrison Baxter.
Harrison is confident, flirty and breathtakingly handsome – and everything Bronwyn’s husband is not! What’s worse is that she knows every sexy thought about him is forbidden, which makes him all the more tempting.
The only woman that ladies’ man Harrison has ever wanted is one he can never have. Bronwyn has left her mark on him, and he can’t get her out of his mind no matter how hard he tries!
Bronwyn and Harrison have every reason not to fall in love, but are they brave enough to break all the rules?
When I found out Kirsty Moseley was publishing another story, I became excited because I have followed her ever since I joined an amateur writing website on 2012, where Kirsty originally posted her stories. I guess I got used to that kind of writing on her books and the extent of them that when I read Reasons Not To Fall In Love, I was left disappointed. Do not get me wrong; I like the story but I found it to be extremely short. Besides the shortage of the book, I enjoyed it.
Bronwyn got pregnant at an early age and married the father of her baby. I love Bronwyn’s character. She put up with her husband for years and she has guts for doing that. Her husband, Finn Reynolds is a man I hated from the very beginning. He is selfish and lazy and doesn’t help Bronwyn with anything. Bronwyn said that she even thought they hadn’t loved each other when they got married. She couldn’t believe she had married someone like him, someone who degraded her self-worth, someone who wouldn’t make sacrifices for her nor her family.
In the story, Bronwyn talks about how Finn isn’t a good husband but he is a good father. I would have wanted to be a witness of that but I never got that chance to because it wasn’t in the story. I wanted to read about Finn’s relationship with his son, Theo and really know for myself if he was a good father.
Harrison Baxter is Bronwyn’s brother-in-law’s best friend. They have met throughout the years but it wasn’t until Bronwyn becomes an aunt that she starts seeing him in a new light.
Bronwyn doesn’t see him again for a long period of time. They see each other again at Bronwyn’s niece’s birthday party. This time, Finn joins her but not because he wants to. He only went so Bronwyn wouldn’t complain about it. Bronwyn sees Harrison and those feelings she had the last time she saw him, come rushing back to her.
Bronwyn knows she shouldn’t think about him because she is married but it is impossible to her when she starts receiving the attention her husband doesn’t give her; nothing happens…for a while. They keep encountering each other at family events, but nothing ever happens, until Bronwyn makes a decision and things get heated.
As mentioned before, what I didn’t like about this book it’s because it is short. I know it is a short story but it would’ve been better as a long and complete story. When I was done with chapter one and went to chapter two, I noticed Bronwyn had mentioned six years had passed. I thought I was confused or had read wrong but when I check the title of the chapter, I noticed it wasn’t my mind playing tricks. Then it kept happening again but with months.
I would have preferred the whole story, with more background on every character’s life: Finn’s and Theo’s relationship, how Harrison and Theo behave around each other, the few pages before the ending, which I suppose were to be a surprise but wasn’t if you are paying attention to the story, how it would work for the characters in the end, how the family reacts.
I believe Kirsty should stick to writing long stories and not short; although, the story was good, it lacked of more. If you like reading short stories, then you will like this book. If not, you should still read it because the story is good. Please don’t get me wrong. I love this story a lot; what I don’t like about it is that it is a short story, that is all I dislike.
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