Genres: Contemporary Romance, Single Father, Autism
From the outside looking in, I had it all—a career I loved, a supportive family, the Nixon metabolism but not the Nixon ears, and a salary that supported my lavish taste in designer shoes, fine wine, and lacy lingerie … but I had no one to share it with.
Until the day I ran into him—my one night stand from college with the crooked smile, let’s-get-out-of-here eyes, and dirty, dirty mouth.
Cute and cocky then, today Levi Brooks is six feet four inches of hot bearded fantasy. A sexy single dad with broad shoulders, strong hands, and a fantastically big … heart. (I mean, it’s massive. And generous. And it pumps so hard … um. Sorry. Lost my place.)
Being a good father means everything to him, but he’s keeping me at a distance because he thinks I deserve someone better — a man who can give me more time, more attention, more of himself. He doesn’t believe he could ever be enough.
But he’s wrong.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4 Stars!!! to “Some Sort Of Love” Happy Crazy Love Book Three by Melanie Harlow is a contemporary romance told in dual POV. This was my first book by this author and because I liked it so much, it won’t be the last.
Levi and Jillian’s story was filled with emotions. There was insecurity and fear on Levi’s part which is what kept up the little bit of angst in the story. There was not a lot of angst but just enough to bring extra emotion and development to the characters. Melanie’s writing style was smooth and steady as the pages flowed with realistic thoughts and dialogue. I was rooting for these two from the start!
Both Levi and Jillian were in there thirties, professionally and financially established. Jillian being a pediatrician and Levi an architect and single father.
Jillian is living for her job which she loves. She thrives at being a doctor but her hours at work are long and doesn’t leave much time for dating. Which is fine with her. Jillian is single by choice. It isn’t that she doesn’t want to settle down. In fact, if the right man came along she would happily give her heart.
Levi’s life is busy and a bit stressed but he wouldn’t change that for anything. His son is autistic and has some special needs. Levi handles the caring of his son well, if you don’t count the fact that he lives and breaths to keep his son’s life free of disruption. Hence the fact Levi has no social life of his own. Thankfully he’s too busy to complain about that. That is until Jillian comes into his life.
Ten years ago, during their early college days, Levi and Jillian met and “hooked Up” for one amazing episode of “closet sex.” Yep they did it in a maintenance closet on campus. Neither forgot that one night together even though they both moved on and went their separates ways afterward.
Now ten years later, they bump into each other at a wedding reception, both realizing it might be time for a change in their lives. Mutual attraction and scorching chemistry was a positive. The negative? Finding time to get to know each other because of their busy structured lives. These two really struggle to find that time without constant interruptions. If it wasn’t hard enough to fight for quality time, Jillian constantly fought against Levi’s worry to change anything in his son’s life. Levi wasn’t willing to do that. Knowing he couldn’t give her what she needed, he believed she deserved someone better. Needless to say it was not an easy journey for these two soulmates but in the end with a little help and encouragement from family and friends, Levi found the courage to fight for love, for Jillian.