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Monday, August 15, 2011

Review: The 'What If' Guy by Brooke Moss

Released: July 13, 2011
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Rated: Adult
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*Book was provided by publisher for honest review*
After losing her job at a swanky Seattle art gallery and finding out her father has been hospitalized, single mother Autumn Cole reluctantly returns to her tiny hometown of Fairfield, Washington to put the pieces of her life back together.
Her disgruntled twelve-year old son isn’t thrilled about going from hip to hick, but Autumn’s got it worse. She resumes her role as the daughter of the town drunk, promptly facing a crisis with her father that’s been decades in the making.
Running into Henry Tobler, and nearly breaking his nose, is almost more than she can handle, but can rediscovering love–and herself–with her “what if” guy teach Autumn to forgive before it’s too late?

What I thought

I was blown away with this book! For many reasons. The premise sounded very interesting to me, but what I didn't expect was just how well the story was written. I love redeemable characters and I wasn't expecting to find the dad (town drunk) to have any redeemable qualities but I was taken by surprise. I thought it was a brilliant move, I'm not sure if the story would have been the same if he hadn't tried to connect with his daughter and grandson. Although, that wasn't the case at first.

I liked the idea behind this book. 'What If' guy. Definitely made for a very fun read. There were parts where I was laughing so hard! Autumn, aka Auto, is just a bit of a klutz when she gets around Henry. But it isn't horrible. It isn't to the point you roll your eyes as something else happens. It was well played that it didn't feel like she was a walking hazard. Even though she kind of was.

I just wasn't expecting this kind of story. Autumn has lost everything when she lost her job. Her house, her belongings, her son's special arts school and her Seattle life. But what I loved most of all was getting to read about how she eventually gets back on her feet. How she tries so hard, if not for herself then for her son.

It was just a story that engulfed me. I stayed up way to late to finish and loved the epilogue from Henry, perfect ending. This is what a romance should be like! This just might be my favorite contemporary romance read this year. I definitely recommend it and urge all my friends to read it!

My Rating

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Candace said...

This is definitely one I never would have picked up on my own but you've convinced me I need to have this one! So I'll go add it to my list right now! Awesome review!

Aimee said...

Thanks Candace! I do hope you enjoy it and can't wait to hear what you think!

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Ooh! How wonderful! For some reason, I love reading about loveable/redeemable drunks. There is something funny and hopeful at the same time. This sounds like a good fit. Thanks for the introduction.

Karen said...

I'm going to have to pick this one up! I love contemp romance

Aimee said...

I hope you guys do enjoy it and let me know what you think!

Allison said...

The book blew me away as well! So glad you agree. The characters were great and I just thought everything was hilarious.

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