"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." - Oscar Wilde
Aaaaaah, hello happy place...
What I wanted was happy, light and sexy. And that's exactly what I got. Annabeth Albert creates happpy places for me left and right. And while I enjoyed the first two installments in the series, this one nailed it for me.
Chris O'Neal was... smack-you-upside-the-head wonderful. He's not perfect, far from it, but I kinda loved him anyway. His coffee shop still ties him to his ex, which is not good. His indifference to fashionable clothing and appearances makes him so trendy, it's not even funny. Most of all, his heart is in the perfectly right place. Once he actually started listening to it, things were wonderful and made me all warm and fuzzy. Which was also largely due to Lance. Because Lance? He's so adorable and shines so freaking bright, it's so distgusting it made me ridiculously happy. He and his Katy Perry songs, delivering baked goodies to Chris' coffee shop, drinking cherry soda and wiggling his bubble butt like there's no tomorrow. Sheesh, gimme that... Anywho.
He's also way more mature than everyone gives him credit for. It's one reason why it was frustrating to have Chris stomping all over his maturity with a simple: "I'm too old for you." It could have gotten so bad that I'd have stopped reading and left the book behind in a huff. But I didn't. Because me and everyone else - including Lance - knew what the real reason behind Chris' reluctance was. And it didn't exactly have something to do with age.
Which is why I loved the story and the MCs instead of getting fed up with Chris. It was all so sweet and fuzzy, I was in my happy zone in no time, patiently waiting out the conflicts and arguments, and being happy as a fish in water at the end.
This book just was for me, and it was the perfect read at the right time.