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Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2018
Can't even finish it, don't care how it ends. I rarely leave a book unfinished, I'll power through and find the good. This book is little more than Pinterest jokes and memes strung together to reach the author's page limit. I get that this is supposed to be a rollicking band of heartwarming misfits, and everyone has a tale of woe - I mean seriously, EVERYONE has a tale of woe, but the connections just weren't there for me. I was also creeped out by the fact that mere minutes after meeting our heroine (while she's eating a cupcake) the "hero" asks if those yummy noises she's making are her sex noises. Can you imagine? We've all met THAT guy and he made our skin crawl. Sure, his character is eventually fleshed out as a war hero, single dad, hard body with a soft heart (of course) but that initial ick factor would have sent up a red flag for most women. I picked this up to cleanse the palate between heavier reads, and I've really enjoyed Jill Shalvis in the past, but this one is a bummer.