Friday, May 12, 2017
seriously romantic: romancing the bachelor by diane alberts
shelby is used to being ignored by eric. so when he does notice her she views it with great suspicion. she's been fooled by a guy's attention before. she moved out to atlanta only to get dumped and stuck in a dead-end job that she doesn't really love. she wants a small town life. she wants something meaningful and something more. and eric is a determined bachelor and a city boy to boot. there is no chance of anything worthwhile ever happening.
in romancing the bachelor, both eric and shelby spend a lot of time denying that their connection, once it has sparked, is something more. shelby makes eric work for her friendship and for her trust. they both try to resist hooking up as long as they possibly can, especially given that the chemistry is right between them from the start. but by waiting the promise of commitment is there, tantalizingly out of reach due to their capacity for denying what is so obviously true.
their abundance of caution and inability to make the jump to commitment almost derails their entire relationship. because even then they are ready, neither of them admits it. believing, mistakenly, that freedom is what the other wants. and only by getting their heads out of the sand will they be able to find happiness. a happiness that depends on being together.
this was a quick, enjoyable read. eric and shelby not only have great chemistry as romantic partners, but as friends. and i love stories like that.
**romancing the bachelor will publish on may 15, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (indulgence) in exchange for my honest review.