Sunday Love Affair is a new feature here at Books of Love which spotlights Romance and Urban Fantasy titles. I like reading them. I was inspired by Parajunkee and Book Addict Patti by their Romancing the Weekends and realize I miss reading Romances and Urban Fantasy. I've been wanting to spotlight them as well, so decided to start a feature.
Oh Button was made by me and Jennifer The Book Nympho did the text.
This Week's Selection is:
Too Good to Be True by Kristan Higgins
Author: Kristan Higgins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pub Date: December 18, 2012
My Copy: Book from my TBR pile
How far would you go to get over a guy?
When Grace Emerson’s ex-fiance starts dating her younger sister, extreme measures are called for. To keep everyone from obsessing about her love life, Grace announces that she’s seeing someone. Someone wonderful. Someone handsome. Someone completely made up. Who is this Mr. Right? Someone exactly unlike her renegade neighbor Callahan O Shea. Well someone with his looks, maybe. His hot body. His knife-sharp sense of humor. His smarts and big heart.
Whoa. No. Callahan O’Shea is not her perfect man! Not with his unsavory past. So why does Mr. Wrong feel so right.
A great little delightful treat to read. One of the most charming books I’ve ever read. I loved everything about this contemporary romance. What makes this delightful is that this is not what I expected from a contemporary.
The main character is Grace. (RN: I don’t read too many books where the character has the same name as me) I found her to be a woman who has many layers to her and plays a few roles. Being a friend, sister, teacher. Yet for all of these things that Grace is, she is always trying to make up a boyfriend. The fact that she constructs fictional boyfriends is really kind of taking things a step too far, but when you actually see the people in Grace’s family you kind of understand things.
Grace is the only one in her family who’s not married and her older relatives kind of make her feel bad. Yet the guy who is her ex is now her sister’s fiance. Grace tries to pretend it doesn’t bother her, but it does. Grace also has some issues regarding her new neighbor Callahan O Shea. Callahan O’Shea is really handsome and has a past. Yet despite the attraction she has for her new neighbor, Grace has to wrestle with her own issues. Yet despite everything, Grace and Callahan have this magnetic chemistry that you can’t deny for long.
Callahan isn’t like any guy Grace has ever known before. Yet once they get together, things become more intense. Grace really finds that she feels safe with him despite everything she knows about his past. Callahan has a criminal record, but despite that obstacle these two find that they fit in a really good way. Plus they have some intense love scenes that were like YES. This is the moment that I have been waiting for all book long. Now Yes. It’s that moment when everything comes together for a couple. You see it so clearly.
As we get towards the ending of this book, you see things start to really get serious between our two characters. Plus there’s something big that happens to her younger sister that makes Grace think she was so lucky to have found Callahan. Plus the surprise that happens at the wedding is so big and explosive, it really puts things in perspective.
Also the way that this book ended was such a sweet, tender, loving ending. You really wish real life could be like that at times. What made this book memorable for me was the way that the two main characters seemed real and human for me.