Published by Independently Published, Tantor Audio on March 8th 19
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Borrowed, Library
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He has to be ready for it, Jess,” I say, my voice low and quiet.
Jesse nods. “I know. It’s just that I’m a fixer, and his broken-ass heart is the one thing I can’t fix.”
“No one can,” I say. “I can’t fix his broken heart. He has to be willing to be with me with a whole heart. There’d be pieces missing, and seams and cracks, but offered as a whole. I’m worth more than just taking the screwed up mess of him, just to have part. I want more than that—I deserve more. If he can get there, I’ll be here waiting. I’ve got nothing but time, Jess. I’m not going anywhere, and I told him that. I’m willing to wait—because I think he’s worth waiting for.” I smile at Jesse. “If he can get his head out of his ass and work on rebuilding his broken-ass heart, he’ll be worth having waited for.”
Except I’ve already waited so long. For him—for anyone, but especially for him. Endured so much. Spent so long alone, and lonely. And now James is RIGHT THERE, but still out of reach. My heart wants him, my body wants him, but my fears say he’ll only hurt me. And he himself says he’s not sure he’ll ever be able to get over the past—losing his wife. I don’t blame him, but…
How long can I wait? And if he does come around, will it be worth it?
The craziest thing, I always begin a series off with the first book in the series but in this instance – Book 3: Nailed came first. Once I finished I couldn’t resist starting from the very beginning. It wasn’t just the hot and sexy men of Dad Bod what grabbed my attention, it was how age- appropriate it was for me, and how relatable each and one of the stories were. Nova and James’ story, in particular, struck a chord.
Both Nova and James had so much emotional baggage to work through, more so on James’ part and what was so great about it is how they allowed the appropriate amount of time to both to get past their issues. The chemistry and passion between these two was always spectacular but I was grateful that they didn’t rush into a physical relationship first. Everything in this relationship just flowed naturally.
Of course, one of the best things about this series is how each one of the couples come to rely on the other couples – the loyalty, the support, and friendship that they’ve cultivated over the years is definitely what I love most about the series.