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Genres: Contemporary Romance, Western Romance
Published by Harlequin Desire
Released on November 6, 2018
Maisey Yates has a unique style of writing that digs deep in me. I enjoy every word and don’t know why I don’t read more of her stories. Poppy is a woman I would love to emulate style wise, but she also has a backbone that makes her endearing. Isaiah isn’t the usual hero which is why I loved his character so much when most won’t. Now I really must find more books in this series or written by Maisey!
When you boss gives you the task to find him a wife, you might look at him funny, but for Poppy she knows the man and how his mind works. But that doesn’t mean she is going to put the ad in the paper without a few words of her own to him. See Poppy has been in love with the dope for years, but their working relationship of 10 years is something she treasured and didn’t want to ruin. Now she wants to fill this position.
Isaiah is a brilliant man who can’t read people. He doesn’t suffer fools easily. Not being a people person is putting it mildly. Poppy has been with him for ten years and was the one person he knew he could trust. There were only a few others with that honor. Now he wants a wife so placing an ad seems logical to him. Only having Poppy interview them seems logically to him, but thoroughly demeaning to Poppy who basically does the things he needs in a wife from his ad. His past colors his way of thinking of love and he doesn’t realize until now that Poppy is the dream woman in his mind.
The two weren’t perfect. They both did and said things wrong. There is also an action that happens that you know right away will have consequences. Some hate this troupe and some don’t mind. I am about 50/50 if the circumstances are right or wrong. This one straddled the line … I am being vague, but you will see why when you read it.
Overall, I like getting to know a hero who wasn’t the perfect alpha, who struggled reading people and struggled just wanting to be loved. Poppy had a bad childhood and feels guilty for something her sister did. This colors the way she acts. The two weren’t perfect by any stretch, but I liked the way the author wrote them. Perfection is overrated.
This was a short read and good for an afternoon curled up in your favorite chair. I jumped in the middle of the series, but that didn’t hamper me and it should hamper you!
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