An Irresistible Force
Handymen Book Two
Pre-Order: An Irresistible Force
Genre: #ContemporaryRomance #Bullying
POV: Third-person alternating perspectives
My Rating: 5
Publication: September 29th 2020
Read: August 23rd 2020 *Review copy provided by the author
Synopsis: An Irresistible Force
She needed a safe place. He was determined to give her one.
TV landscaper Eli Zorn has always been a fixer. But when a family medical situation teaches him there are some things you just can’t fix, he’s desperate to return to work for a distraction. The demolition of an old cottage in tranquil Muskoka, Ontario, is just the ticket.
Unfortunately, a gorgeous woman has handcuffed herself to the cottage and she won’t let it go down without a fight. Bernadette ‘Bernie’ Nolan has history with the place, and she won’t let Eli and the Handymen team get their hands on her refuge.
The cottage belongs to Eli’s mentor. Not only is Peter Nolan a giant in the landscaping business, he’s also Bernie’s uncle. And it becomes clear very quickly that relations in the Nolan family are more than strained.
As Eli and Bernie grapple with old loyalties, they are determined to see each other as the enemy. But this is one attraction that cannot be denied, and one that they’re losing the will to resist…
Reader advisory: This book contains mentions of childhood bullying, inadequate parenting, stalking, sexual assault and a brief scene of sexual harrassment.
General Release Date: 29th September 2020
My 📝Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Fantastic book! I am blown away by this author! An Irresistible Force is only the second book I’ve ever read from Rosanna Leo and it is an understatement to say I am impressed. The first book in this series, A Good Man was amazing as well. That book was original and real. I know the research this author went to, to make everything flow with the subject was spot on. In An Irresistible Force, the subject research was even more obvious. This book was about the consequences of bullying and the residual effects that bleed into adulthood. Both the hero and heroine had been bullied when they were in their early teens. Everything, that the author wrote was realistic. I hate bullies. I believe we have all been bullied at some point in our lives; by family, by friends, and even by strangers. I admit, I’ve been there. Not to the extreme that is talked about in this book but it was enough to scare me. I looked over my shoulder many times. I am so thankful for the crew of friends I made during those years because they helped me see I am strong, and loved. Once my self-esteem grew, I easily brushed off the negativity and when the bullies got no reaction, they left me alone. So, anyway I just spewed all that to say I know what it feels like and my connection to the H/h is strong.
Bernie and Eli were amazing together. You knew right away there was chemistry. However, both these amazing characters had walls as tall as a fortress around them. I am not going into any details of their relationship. I will tell you this couple takes their time, getting to know one another before even a first kiss. As a reader, given the premise, I truly appreciated the anticipation because I knew when the moment came, Bernie and Eli would melt my Kindle. This book has many feels to it. Personally, while feeling a range of different emotions throughout, my strongest were empathy and anger. That said, by the last chapters I was gloriously happy the way things were happening. Every aspect of the story is realistic, yet entertaining and infinitely endearing at the same time.
I mentioned earlier that the first book in this series was amazing. While I loved that first book, I love An Irresistible Force even more. I can’t even imagine how the author will top this. The next book is Nick’s; the last Zorn brother to find his happily-ever-after. I can’t even imagine what the premise of that book will be; all I know is I will be standing in line for it. I highly recommend this series as must read. These are the books that come along only once in a while. You won’t want to miss them. Trust me. I just want to mention that while there may be triggers for some readers, the bullying was referenced in memories or discussions between the H/h throughout the story.
This is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂
You can also find me here:
Facebook Blog: https://www.facebook.com/justlovemybooks/
Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/Christine.Indriolo777
Inside the Pages Pimping and Posting:https://www.facebook.com/groups/1372784379464260/
Sexy Little Books and More: https://www.facebook.com/groups/215495178571658/
Amazon (for my reviews): Christine Indriolo https://www.amazon.com/gp/profile/amzn1.account.AEFJIOJZCQ3IOC2WPSOEYJMCIFCQ?preview=true
Blog: Justlovemybooks: https://www.justlovemybooks.com