Love Under Construction (Indulgence Row, #2)

Love Under Construction (Indulgence Row, #2)

by Danyelle Ferguson

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BN ID: 2940152814187
Publisher: Wonderstruck Books
Publication date: 04/19/2016
Series: Indulgence Row , #2
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 991,613
File size: 5 MB

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Love Under Construction (Indulgence Row, #2) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
Sometimes it's so refreshing to read about a character who is so different than I am--Charlee is a very handy girl. After a confrontation with her boss, who is a little old-fashioned with traditional gender roles, she sets off and starts her own construction business, one that specializes in restorations. I barely know what basic tools are and she's off restoring old houses! Charlee is definitely spunky and determined and I love those qualities. Peter, the old boss's son, is suddenly a new love interest and as anyone can imagine, that opens up a whole slew of problems for both of them! Add to that the fact that Peter is best friends with Charlee's older brother. Peter is more open-minded, but he has the nearly impossible task of trying to merge and appease two contrasting personalities, each with high stakes. I couldn't help but adore him and his sometimes bumbling efforts. For some reason, I tend to hold fictional characters to a higher standard than I do real people and I wanted these two to open their eyes and communicate, but of course, misunderstandings, assumptions, busy lives, and other relationships get in the way of things. I couldn't help but to laugh out loud in spots, roll my eyes in others, swoon at moments, and completely immerse myself in the lives of those on Indulgent Row. This is my first story relating to these characters and it definitely won't be my last! Content: mild romance (swoony kissing); mild-moderate language. Clean! *I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*
KSwinton More than 1 year ago
If you liked/loved Sweet Confections, (like I did) then you are in for a treat. The Indulgence Row series continues in this excellent sweet romance. Ms. Ferguson doesn't disappoint in her follow up book. This time we ditch the sports and sweets for power tools and pizza. The same caliber of writing flows seamlessly throughout the book. Watch for all the hilarious ways the characters "swear" that will keep you giggling. If you're looking for just a touch of steam with your sweet romance, you'll find that perfect mixture here as Ms. Ferguson masterfully plays up the chemistry between Charlee and Peter without making you cringe or crossing traditional boundaries. But it's not all rainbows and butterflies. These characters have emotional depth, which will have you rooting for them all the way to the end. You may even shed a tear or two. And the secondary characters are just as well developed. Love it when a story is well done in every aspect! Add this one to your MUST READ NOW list...and enjoy it over a yummy slice of pizza.
Amy-LostinaGoodBook More than 1 year ago
Note: I was provided with a copy of this book from the author for review. I have mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed the story, I thought it was clever and creative; Charlee is a wonderful and intelligent woman who is confident in her skills and capabilities. The plot was interesting it was a nice romance with complications and conflict that balanced the love side with other things. What kept catching my attention and annoying me a little was the very slight yet ongoing sexist remarks in the beginning. That is a strong word but I dunno there were just comments that got under my skin, not only that Charlee makes it clear she’s not “one of those women”, but her reference to wearing “girly things”, even things like clothes. And Peter was no better, making claim basically of Charlee, saying she’s “his woman” and acting jealous after one kiss and basically fighting other men because she dances with them. Aside from that, I did enjoy this novel. Charlee is a great character, she stands up for herself in the male dominated workplace and knows her worth but she also has her doubts and insecurities. Seeing her take charge and follow her dreams is wonderful and it really makes you root for her and will her to succeed. Charlee herself doesn’t go on too much about being a woman in a male dominated profession; she just gets the job done and shows off her talent. She knows she is great at what she does and she is willing to do what she has to to get what she wants. What Ferguson also did well is not make too much of a big deal about why Charlee is in construction, she enjoys it, she’s great at it, that is reason enough. I liked that that there is a myriad of conflicts working all at once, it keeps you interested and gives you something different to think about. The ‘will they, won’t they’ side of the romance is solved early on, but the intrigue is whether or not they will remain that way the entire time. This is balanced well with drama from other avenues like the Charlee’s workplace and her family problems. Having numerous conflicts makes the story feel real and adds to the overall drama without going overboard. These little conflicts provide the story with multiple storylines that connect together and overlap nicely. There are also lots of mini-conclusions where you think the story may end but it doesn’t. There are no quick solutions or resolutions and Ferguson wraps up loose ends skilfully while not making it feel rushed or unrealistic. I quite liked the construction side of the story actually. Ferguson describes the day to day processes knowledgeably and realistically, but we aren’t bogged down by jargon and step by step processes or exact details. It flows naturally into the story which helps us understand how construction works and the steps involved while progressing the story and not feeling out of place. Overall I think I enjoyed the construction storyline more than the romance, it was just so interesting and Charlee was a great character to get to know, but the way Ferguson has woven it all together made the romance sweet and filled the story with the right amount of drama. There are no perfect endings but there is hard work and determination surrounded by likeable characters that are all unique and complicated in their own right, and with a nice teaser to pique your interest not only in book one but also book three there is an incentive to keep reading. A longer version of this review was published on my blog
AnnadelC-Dye More than 1 year ago
Love Under Construction by Danyelle Ferguson is a delightful clean romance that will help you escape your life for a few hours. It is the kind of book that you want to read on a lazy day with a cool drink in the summer or a hot cocoa in the winter. Either way you will find it a great escape from your everyday life. The ending will make you say "Ohhhhhhhhh" and sigh. Love Under Construction is a great story about two normal people that need to sort out their feelings for each other and their personal ghosts. It is fun to see how Charlee, the main character grows and the different things she learns and the progress she had during the telling. Peter also has some growing to do, and they need to learn how to relate to each other. Being her own boss means a lot of pressure falls on Charlee's shoulders. This is a pressure that heightens when she discovers that Peter, her brother's best friend, may have feelings for her. However, the problem only arises when Peter's father comes between them, out of revenge, and pandemonium breaks loose. Love Under Construction is a clean book for YA, but it is intended for adults. Enjoy...
JewelsLVIUTAH More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much! It was snowing the day I read it and I just wanted to stay under a warm blanket and read all day. I couldn't put it down. I am falling in love with the people on indulgence row. It made me want to go back and read the first one again because it has been so long. I loved Charlee's story and how she struggles to feel like she fits in with other women when she is a tomboy. I love how patient and loving Peter is with her and how perfect they are for each other. I love that it wasn't all fairy tale and that there were obstacles they had to over come to get to their happily ever! I am super excited about a book 3 and Mari's story. Great job Danyelle! Note: I was given an ARC copy of this book by the Author in exchange for an honest review!