Top critical review
Fun,cute, predictable and unoriginal..
Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2018
***SPOILERS...maybe a few***
An entertaining story of Callie Taylor a 31-year-old schoolteacher who suddenly discovers the father that she’s never known, that she’d been told who died before she was born, is actually alive. And not only that, but he’s a wealthy senator running for president. This is the story of how the celebrity of her newfound father turns her quiet, happy life into an upheaval.
I gravitated to Callie’s character. She is an intelligent down-to-earth, every day homegirl, happy in her mediocre world. She has no intention of knowing this father whom she just found out is actually alive. She has no intention of meeting him or her half-siblings or establishing a relationship. Quite the contrary she’s happy to live her life away from any notoriety. But the father wants to meet her so here we go. Despite her discomfort and misgivings, she eventually consents to a meeting.
The story picks up some romance when 32 y/o Dylan Talbot (stepson to her dad), is commissioned to be the spokesperson and go-between for her father.
I liked this fun but unoriginal story of Callie and Dylan...on opposite ends of the socially wealthy spectrum, who fight a mutual attraction...(each for their own valid reasons). He is enlisted to be a spy of sorts, to find out if she has any ulterior motives against her father. And because he genuinely likes Callie, the guilt trip Dylan harbors doesn’t sit well. It was a cute, predictable story. You can see the massive tornado a’comin’ a mile away. Each character has the usual emotional damage to overcome. Their inner dialogue is timed and conveyed nicely. The narration is balanced nicely with witty dialogue. Good sentence structure and no editing issues. It’s always a relief to read an author who knows their English. Told dual POV 3rd person. An overall enjoyable, lightweight read. Very PG-PG13.