Love Letters by Drea St. James
Series: Love Notes #2 (can standalone)
Themes: enemies to lovers, secret pregnancy
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Every action has a consequence. Some result in pink hair; others change your life forever. Ally Spencer knows this all too well. One foolish decision turned her world upside down and left her pregnant and alone. Now she is stuck in the middle of nowhere with the one person she never wanted to see again. So, what’s a girl to do but keep her state a secret and shovel peanut butter by the kilo?
Beckett Hester made a mistake and ruined the best thing that ever happened to him. From the moment he met Ally he was drawn to her. One wrong decision and a panicked escape later, and she has placed him on her Do Not Contact list next to Satan. Yet, Beckett would do anything to win her back.
When the opportunity arises to spend four whole weeks with Ally, he jumps at the chance. Will he be able to convince her that she means everything to him, or did he miss the chance for a happily ever after?
You are the kettle to my pot, The Windsor to my knot.
I enjoyed this one. I blitzed through it one sitting, made easier by the relaxed writing style which took very little concentration on my part. This was a pretty typical enemies to lovers/secret pregnancy romance. Although there wasn’t quite as much chemistry between Ally and Beckett as I would have liked (nor was there the uber-hot enemies sex scene to look forward to), their incessant bickering was excellent, and I still wanted to read on and continue the story, particularly due to the relationship and camaraderie between Ally and Liv, the protagonist from the first instalment.
“She hates me. She would leave me on the side of the road. Maybe back over me just to make sure I’m done for.”
As with all secret pregnancy plots, I tend to get caught up in how blind people could be. For me, it takes away the realism just a little (particularly if two people are alone together for a month and one is constantly tired, sick, fat and avoiding alcohol!). Yet, there’s something about them; perhaps it’s the immensely heartwarming feeling when everything comes together and people step up to their roles in life.
There’s not really much else I can say. It was a candyfloss book, deliciously sweet but lacking any real substance, with a predictable plot and characters which weren’t quite complex enough for my liking.
Would I read the prequel? Yes – who can say no to a little candyfloss?