Prejudice Meets Pride (Meet Your Match, book 1)

Prejudice Meets Pride (Meet Your Match, book 1)

by Rachael Anderson

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Overview

After years of pinching pennies and struggling to get through art school, Emma Makie's hard work finally pays off with the offer of a dream job. But when tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to make a cross-country move to Colorado Springs to take temporary custody of her two nieces. She has no money, no job prospects, and no idea how to be a mother to two little girls, but she isn't about to let that stop her. Nor is she about to accept the help of Kevin Grantham, her handsome neighbor, who seems to think she's incapable of doing anything on her own.

Prejudice Meets Pride is the story of a guy who thinks he has it all figured out and a girl who isn't afraid to show him that he doesn't. It's about learning what it means to trust, figuring out how to give and to take, and realizing that not everyone gets to pick the person they fall in love with. Sometimes, love picks them.

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ISBN-13: 9781941363072
Publisher: HEA Publishing
Publication date: 04/18/2014
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)

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Prejudice Meets Pride (Meet Your Match, book 1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
Pride and Prejudice is one of my all-time favorite books. Like, ever. It is the book by which all books should be judged. So, obviously, I am very critical of any book that uses P&P as its inspiration. Generally, they’re not that great. I did, however, think this book was great. Emma has agreed to help her brother out with his two children while he takes a job in another state. She is trying desperately to look like she has it all under control (the pride) when inside, she really has no idea what she’s doing. Enter the neighbor, Kevin. A pediatric dentist who makes snap judgments about Emma (the prejudice). He attempts to help Emma, but she wants none of it. Constantly turning him down, they both spiral further and further into their prideful and prejudiced natures. Will she let him in and take his help? Will he take the time to discover who she really is? First off, this book – while borrowing loosely from Pride and Prejudice – manages to tell its own unique story. I thought the best part about the book was how hilarious the situations Emma and Kevin find themselves in. The pie and lawnmower debacles were especially funny, and made me laugh out loud. It’s just all so funny! I liked the characters in this book as well. Emma is strong, but under all of it is a lot of vulnerability, which I thought made her very relatable. I don’t know many people who wouldn’t do the things she did in the situations presented in this book. She has a very Lucille Ball flair to her, I thought she was great. Kevin was great too; my only complaint about him is that he seemed to be the save the day go-to character for everyone else in the book. That got a little predictable and unrealistic for me at a certain point. It’s great that he’s willing to help, score one for the Kev-ster, but it got to be a bit much for me. Overall, I liked this book. It is a “clean” romance, so no super descriptive sexy time. I figure it good to cleanse my smut palette from time to time with a good, clean romance. This is a great book to do it with. 4 stars. Reviewed by Sara Squared for Crystal’s Many Reviewers *Copy Provided for review*
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
I really connected to the characters in this book since they are so genuine in their feelings and expressing them to each other. There is some humor in the first impressions they form which are not the best, but become inexplicably drawn to each other. It was interesting to see the transition from foe to friendship. Even though the title implies that it's a contemporary Austen adaptation, it doesn't follow the original plot lines closely at all- in fact, the only similarity I felt was that the main characters start off with too much prejudice and pride, which they learn to overcome as they see beneath the surface of each others personalities and stretch beyond the comfort zone. Emma's sacrifice for her brother and nieces is the heart of this novel and brought some tears during the emotional parts. There is definitely chemistry between Kevin and Emma and I enjoyed their banter and conversations. (Thank you to Ebooks For Review for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)
mara1108 More than 1 year ago
Rachael Anderson is a fairly new author to me but I've really liked the couple of books that I've read and have several more in my TBR pile. If you can't tell from the title, this is a modern take of Pride and Prejudice, but with a different storyline and characters. Emma has just moved to Colorado Springs with her two young nieces to help out their recently widowed father (her brother). Her car is 30 yrs old, she's out of money and getting by on her credit card, and needs a job but none of the schools are in need of an art teacher. She's always gotten by on her own and is determined to continue to do so. To say she's a little prideful would be an understatement. Kevin, her next door neighbor, is a pediatric dentist who tends to quickly judge on appearances. Thankfully Emma has other neighbors besides Kevin, who seems to get on her wrong side every time he tries to help her. Becky, her husband Justin and their teenage daughter Samantha live across the street and become friends right away. Samantha babysits Emma's nieces in exchange for private art lessons. I understand wanting to prove that you can do things by yourself but I felt that sometimes Emma refused help just to spite Kevin, like when he had his lawn service cut her yard since her old lawnmower didn't work. There were a few times I yelled "are you kidding me?!" at her while reading. Poor Kevin put his foot in his mouth several times which didn't help his situation with Emma. As you read you find out from their childhoods and upbringing why Emma is so prideful and Kevin tends to be prejudiced. Luckily people can adapt and change because Emma helped Kevin see the positive side of things instead of zeroing in on the negative, and Kevin helped Emma understand that you can let people help you without keeping score. In the end he helped her realize her dream of having a job she could love in art which she loved. This book has many funny moments, one involves a chocolate mud pie. Emma is one spunky lady who's not afraid to voice her thoughts or opinions. I loved how Kevin won her back with the notes. This is a clean romance with some toe curling kisses towards the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reallly enjoyed this and learned a bit about art.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love a book that makes me laugh and cry. Great read
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Samantha23 More than 1 year ago
I received this ebook through ebooksforreview  in exchange for an honest review. I absolutely loved this book. It is a sweet love story, funny at times and sad at other times. The story is about Emma, who moves to Colorado Springs with her two nieces. They lost their mother in a car accident and their father had to take a job away from his home to get by. This arrangement is suppose to only last about a year.  The other main character of the story is her new neighbour Kevin. When she first moves in, he judges her by her car and the condition of the house. He is a pediatric dentist. When they meet, he tries to help her since she doesn’t have any money and well he have a little to spare. But he doesn’t understand why Emma doesn’t want his help. She simply doesn’t want to be in his debt and wants to get by on her own. Eventually though, they grow fond to each other and try to develop a relationship. I really like this other. This was the second book I read of her and I love how she develops her love stories. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to read a sweet and clean romance novel.
dutcheja More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. kevin is a pediatric dentist that has lived his life too long making snap judgements about people and Emma is an extremely prideful woman that struggles with every little bit of help that is offered to her. Boy did this couple have some struggles getting it together. They both had the best of intentions but just didn't know how to express it. Emma is raising her brother's two little girls while he works to get his life together. Kevin is a successful pediatric dentist that is doing his best to find the "right" kind of girl to settle down with. Becky and Sam are the neighbors across the street they come through in a big way for both Kevin and Emma and Janice is the trouble making office manager at Kevin's practice. This story flows really well. I didn't want to put it down once I had started. I definitely recommend this book for classic romance fans. I have also found a new author to follow.
RachelD4 More than 1 year ago
This story follows Emma who moves out of state to take care of her nieces and moves next door to Kevin-the man who keeps trying to help her. It was a great story even though I'm not sure why Emma was being so stubborn and prideful with not accepting help from others. I guess that's where the title of the book makes sense! Emma finds herself struggling to take care of her nieces and wonders who she can count on and finds love and joy along the way.  I read this book in one sitting because I wanted to know how it would end. I loved the last sentence in this book: "...he was the sugar in her lemonade. And because of him, and the man he was, life had never tasted so sweet."   I would consider "Prejudice Meets Pride" a lighthearted, romantic, clean book. You won't be disappointed! I can't wait to read book 2 in this series!   I received a copy of this ebook complimentary in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 
Koalabear3 More than 1 year ago
Wow what an amazing Clean Romance Story! I loved every minute of it! It will make you laugh and cry. Emma tries to help out her brother after his wife dies in a car accident. He takes a construction job in Michigan with long hours and Emma moves to Colorado Springs with his two little girl's. Their mom had inherited the aunt's home after she passed away. Emma is determined to everything on her own and not be in debt to anyone. Kevin the next door neighbor who appears to be uppity is determined to help her out but she refuses. Sparks start to fly. Can they get past all of their differences and find true love? Read the story today you will not be sorry!
JAB4422 More than 1 year ago
Emma was so happy to finally be finished school and about to start a job as an art teacher when her brother, Noah, asks for her help. He wanted Emma to take care of his two daughters for a year while he worked on a construction crew. Emma agreed and immediately left everything to take care of the girls.  She moved them into an old house she had inherited in Colorado Springs but never lived in. Nobody had lived in the house for about a year so it was very dirty and the lawn a disaster. Emma was worried about how she was going to take care of her nieces with no job or money. Kevin was her new neighbor and the complete opposite of Emma. He was a successful dentist with a perfect house and lawn and was even dating a woman his mother approved of.  He was not happy when Emma moved in next door with her beat up old car and ruined the neighborhood. Kevin thinks the worst of everything so he believed that Emma was a single mom with no skills and that's why she is in such a mess. The differences in this couple's personalities is vast.  Emma always looks on the good side and makes the best of things.  Kevin always looks at the bad in everything and everybody thanks to his upbringing. They sure didn't hit it off when they first met.  It took time, but they both started to see the good in each other.  I liked it when Kevin started being kind to Emma and cutting her grass, among other things.  I didn't like Emma much at the beginning when she wouldn't accept Kevin's help because she didn't want to be a charity case. If he offered to do something for her, she also took it as he was saying she wasn't capable which irritated me.  She definitely had issues with this.  On the other hand, she was a very kind and loving woman who put aside her own dreams to take care of her nieces for her brother. I liked that she finally agreed to take a job she didn't want to do, just so she could afford to look after her nieces. It was nice to see Kevin grow throughout the book. At first he was critical of everything, except the girls, but then he realized what he was doing so changed and started seeing the good in things and helping others.  He became a different person once he realized he loved Emma. I liked the writing style of the author very much. She made it so I could clearly picture the scenes as the story progressed. The secondary characters really helped make the story.  The little girls were so cute you couldn't help but love them. Sam and her mom were good neighbors and helped Emma fit into the neighborhood and make friends. Please note I received a complementary copy of Prejudice Meets Pride in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book.  I loved the characters and how likeable and "normal" they were.  I felt that I knew them. Very quick read and clean for a romance novel.  I read it in a few hours.  I liked that there was conflict with Emma and Kevin  and that it was resolved well.  I liked that there was no ridiculous DRAMA that seems to accompany romance  novels.  Emma and Kevin are a cute couple and I actually found myself wishing, when I was single, that I would have come  across a neighbor like Kevin.  Both Characters were strong and yet sympathetic at times.  I loved the two neices that Emma took care of.   I really liked Becky and her daughter Samantha also.  Great story and very entertaining. 
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
Prejudice Meets Pride is the first book in the Meet Your Match series by Rachael Anderson. This was a super cute romance, and the name couldn't be more perfect. Emma and Kevin both have a lot of pride along with prejudices against each other when they first meet. Plus, they are so darn stubborn. It was very funny how they handled each other and worked through these issues as the story progressed. I absolutely love the romances Rachael Anderson writes. They are clean and fun and always keep me anticipating the next batch of trouble her characters will find themselves in. Stories like Pride Meets Prejudice are my favorite kinds of romances! Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS I enjoyed reading Prejudice Meets Pride. It was a quick romance story. The two little girls were so cute. I liked the other characters too. This is a clean read. Emma Makie is single and she has moved into her great Aunt's house in Colorado Springs with her two nieces. Emma does not like to take charity or help. She is full of pride. She also does not see how turning her life inside out to help take care of her nieces is helping and giving to her family. Emma does not have a job and has credit cards. She does have a house that has not been lived in for a year. Emma is a talented artist. She hopes she can get a teaching art at a local school. I would love to have the girls room when she got it done. Kajsa is six and a half. Adelynn is fourteen months younger. They are good friends and miss their dad. Kevin lives next door. He is a children's dentist. He likes order but is willing to help when he can. Kevin's idea of helping and Emma's idea of not taking help crash into each other. This is a charming read. As Kevin, Emma, Kajsa and Adelynn get to know each other better. They draw closer and closer. Noah is the girl's father. He was a Mr. Mom while his wife finished school and became a lawyer. Then she died. Noah found a construction job away from home that had long hours. Becky and her daughter Sam welcomed Emma and the girls into the neighborhood. Sam volunteered to baby sit the girls when Emma needed her to. Their are going to be two other books in this series that I can't wait to read and see what happens next. The setting for the book is Colorado Springs neighborhood. I liked all the giggling in this story. I was given this book to read for purpose of giving honest review of it and being part of its blog tour.
MommyBookworm More than 1 year ago
Mommy Bookworm's Thoughts: (I received an ebook copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.) I love, love, love clean romance stories and this one definitely fits the bill!! I really enjoy the switch of the classic, where Kevin equals Prejudice and Emma equals Pride. It is also the telltale story of "opposites attract" and although it was a little predictable that they would end up together, it was fun to read their story and all the little quirks along the way. Kevin and Emma definitely know how to push each others' buttons, but I feel they bring out the best in each other as well. I love the sweet, gentle, subtle hits of their attraction to each other at the beginning of the book, and loved watching them grow together along the way. I look forward to the rest of the series and more from this author. 
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
In Prejudice Meets Pride, author Rachael Anderson creates a fresh retelling of the classic Jane Austen novel, Pride and Prejudice. Emma Makie puts her dream job as an art teacher on hold when her brother Noah's wife dies and he is struggling to take care of his two young daughters. Driving cross country to Colorado Springs, Emma takes temporary custody of her two nieces and moves into her grandmother's ramshackle house. With no job, no money and only a thirty year old rundown car to her name, Emma is determined to be independent and make it on her own. Kevin Grantham is a successful pediatric dentist who likes to live an orderly and well maintained life. When a new neighbor with children moves into the rundown house next door with an eyesore of an old car, he makes a snap snobby judgement about Emma's abilities and tries to help her out but is thwarted every time. Can two opposites attract, can they overcome their pride and prejudice, learn to trust, and let love in the door? Prejudice Meets Pride is a wonderful contemporary take on the classic Jane Austen novel. This is a clean romantic tale that has a great mixture of romance, humor, family dynamics, and life lessons. The author easily draws the reader into Emma and Kevin's story, you can't help but embrace them and enjoy the development of their relationship: from their awkward meeting, to gradually forming a friendship and overcoming their differences, to discovering that there is something more growing between them. It was fun to watch how they learned to overcome their pride (Emma) and prejudice (Kevin), and discover that their differences actually make them so perfect together. There is a nice mixture of humor and sweetness that will simply make you smile. I also enjoyed the author's thoughtful message within the story about the life lessons that Emma and Kevin learned: the importance of family values, accepting the differences in people and not being judgmental, and learning to accept help and not run away from your problems. I look forward to reading the next two books in the series. If you are looking for a fun, flirty, and lighthearted romantic story, then look no further, Prejudice Meets Pride is the book for you. Prejudice Meets Pride is the first book in the Meet Your Match Series.
LAWonder More than 1 year ago
  This is such a fun, light drama! Do opposites really attract? Find out for yourself in this refreshingly whimsical novel by Rachael Anderson! Emma has just graduated from college but when tragedy hits, she places her plans on hold to help her brother out of difficult circumstances. When she arrives at her new destination, what she feared was an awkward situation, only kept getting worse! Kevin was successful in his profession and a "good guy" ...that is until the neighbor across the street moved in! This was fairly predictable to a point but it was so cleverly written, it didn't matter!  The Title fit the story quite well but the book cover is not in sync with the meat of the story. The  "browser" looking for a book can easily be misled. It was refreshingly clean and yet was largely realistic. The characters were genuine and well defined. The supporting scenes were depicted clearly and was easily visualized. I could barely put it down to even get some sleep! Because of the book cover and the predictability, my review of this book offers a Four and a Half Stars rating. *I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, of which I have given.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a very fun book. In a way, I could relate to Emma quite well. She is taking care of these two darling little girls and bad luck seems to follow her. She hates feeling like a charity case more than anything. She hates having to ask for help or for a loan or for...well...anything. I get that. I hate having to rely on other people and to have to ask for help. I'm not good at delegating because of that pride. Sometimes pride gets in the way of letting people help a person out. In Emma's case, she sometimes took things too far, but I thought it came off across as almost funny, especially when she started realizing that. Things all become clear later on in the book. I loved the way she came off across as being very right brained--creative and artistic. My heart melted at the way she handled the girls, especially the neighbor girl, Sam. Kevin. Could two people be more opposite? Possibly, but I loved the way he was so straight-laced and...almost boring, living his life almost exactly the way he was expected to. His left brain definitely loosened up and responded to Emma's way of life and he just couldn't help finding himself in the middle of trying to be her white knight. I loved the sparks of attraction. Both of them tried so desperately to avoid them, yet, like a moth to the flame, it was nearly impossible to do. I love a good, clean, fun, funny romance and this one was perfect for my mood! Content: no language or violence; lots of sweet, romantic kisses. Clean! **I received a copy in exchange for an honest review**
Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It was a quick read that kept me interested. Prejudice Meets Pride was a fun retelling of the Jane Austen classic. It is very clear who is prideful and who is prejudiced. At first, I didn’t quite understand Emma’s chip. She was really against allowing anyone who tried to help her. It was kind of annoying. I didn’t find out the reason behind those feelings until about halfway through the book. Once I learned the reason, it made it a little easier to understand, but not quite.  Kevin was a decent guy. He definitely had preconceived ideas about Emma. And he was easily frustrated by her constant refusals of his help. I can see why he would be upset and see her as being ungrateful. It was one of those classic “men just don’t get it” moments. But he genuinely wanted to help her out — at first for himself, then for her and the girls. Prejudice Meets Pride is a sweet story. It had some really great moments that had me smiling and chuckling. Would I recommend it: Sure! Especially if you like Pride & Prejudice retellings. (I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)
lovingthebooks More than 1 year ago
A DEFINITE MUST READ! CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE AT ITS FINEST! SO MANY FUN, WONDERFUL MOMENTS! DREAMS COMING TRUE! TENDER ROMANCE ALL AROUND! Emma is strong and brave, and broke! But she has two little girls to take care of...they are her nieces and she will do anything for them... Kevin just found a beat-up car in front of the ill-kept house that sits next door to his. He hopes they are there only to fix it up and put out the for sale sign. And now, to top it all off, the woman in front of him with the two unhappy girls just told the cashier she forgot her wallet. He quickly offers to pay just to get her going so he can make it to the office on time. Her pride is strong and she runs out... He recognizes THAT car and follows her home. She still refuses the groceries... And now Kevin finds himself wanting more than anything else to help her. Can Emma swallow her pride...in order to take care of the girls? SO! SO! SO! GOOD! AMAZING IMAGERY IN MANY OF THE SCENES! CAN NOT WAIT FOR BOOKS 2 AND 3!
itsraymarie More than 1 year ago
This one definitely caught my attention with that summary, although I wasn't sure what to expect when reading it. However, this turned out to be a hilarious, fun, cute story. Everything was going perfect for Emma, until she had to take guardianship of her two nieces, and move to Colorado Springs with no job, no money, nothing. Everything was going perfect for Kevin, with his dental practice, quiet neighborhood, and mother-approved girlfriend...until Emma and her two nieces move in right next door. I definitely loved the characters in this one. They are perfectly flawed, although I was a bit more forgiving of Kevin's flaws than Emma's. Emma seemed a bit much, and it came off quite annoying at times. I definitely understand not wanting to take charity, or hating when someone else thinks you're not capable, but she had to pick a fight about every. single. thing. and sometimes, it just wasn't worth it. At the same time, she was a very strong woman, and has a very willing and caring heart, as seen by the fact that she agreed to care for her nieces for a year. She just wants to do the best she can, but do it herself. As an independent woman myself, I can appreciate that. But she also learned when she just needed to ask for help, and I think her character underwent a lot of growth as the story progressed. Although Kevin came off a bit presumptuous and arrogant at the beginning, his character went through a change too. Kevin is a very uptight, orderly person. This isn't a bad thing, but throughout the book, he also learned to loosen up and go with the flow. Seeing him fumble trying to keep his cool around Emma was adorable, and the way he was with her nieces was the cutest. I loved how Kevin and Emma were together as well. It wasn't a fast, unrealistic, insta-love type thing. Instead, there was actual chemistry that made the relationship enjoyable to read about. The secondary characters really helped bring another layer to this book as well, with Sam and her mother, and especially the two nieces. They were SO cute and will definitely bring a smile to your face while reading. The writing was also very well-done. The pacing was right, and the writing style will make you want to read more. Anderson does a lovely job with descriptions, especially of Emma's artwork (jealous! I want a room like that!).  This is a genuine, fun, cute story with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. If you're looking for a good clean romance, then this is the one for you. I received an ecopy of this book for the blog tour in exchange for my honest review.
Old_Tome More than 1 year ago
My Five Favorite Things about this book: 5. I got slightly misty-eyed at the end--and that rarely happens! 4. Mud pies! Yum! 3. I liked finding out the reasons behind the relationship issues between the mom and child and how those problems get on the road to healing. I'm not going to go into detail about it (I'm a no-spoiler kind of reviewer), but I liked it as a twist on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice characters. Well designed! 4. Speaking of Jane Austen, any great re-imagining of P&P makes me happy. This take was like a fresh coat of paint--and not just some solid, one-color boring job of it, either. (Read the book...you'll understand!) 5. Flirty dialogue done right!! Love the couple! Wait...do I have to stop at five?? I also loved the formatting--the chapter titles were amazing and the cover adorable! I need to find that font. :) Yeah, I'm geeky like that!
cclblue More than 1 year ago
Delightfully light and fun. This play on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice left me smiling and wanting more. Lucky for me Rachel has two more books coming up about characters from this book. The connection to Jane Austin's book is somewhat loose and I like it that way. The characters are memorable and strong. Playful and fun. I could really picture the magical rooms that were painted and wished I could take my kids to see them. Looking forward to more in this series!!!!!
Wanda_Barefoot More than 1 year ago
Present Day - Colorado Springs ~But, as her mother always said, "If life gives you lemons, heap on the sugar and make sweet lemonade."~ Emma Mackie's brother was struggling to raise his two daughters after his wife's death so Emma put her career as an art teacher on hold in order to take care of them until Noah could get back on his feet. She turned down her coveted job offer and moved into her grandmother 's old house in Colorado determined to make her own way. She didn't count on Kevin, her upscale next door neighbor, always offering a helping hand which, in her eyes, was simply charity in disguise. She is chaos. He is perfection. Will she let her pride keep her from the best thing that's ever happened to her? Kevin Grantham's life is pretty much on course. He has a thriving business as a pediatric dentist, bought his first new car and owns his own home in a great neighborhood. That is until the new next door neighbor moves in with two kids and a rundown car named Sunshine that's an eyesore parked next to his beautiful new home. Kevin doesn't like messy and tends to make snap judgements based on first appearances. Emma is messy in full bloom. Once Kevin gets to know the real Emma can he forget his initial prejudice and follow his heart? I loved this book so much I will read it many times over!! The title fit the story perfectly. Emma's one downfall was her pride. She was a warm, generous and caring woman who put her nieces welfare before her own. She made great sacrifices and, although she worried about the future, she never regretted the choice to raise her nieces until her brother could be a daddy again. Raising two little girls was a struggle but she refused any and all help because she didn't want to feel like a charity case. She had deep rooted issues with accepting aid of any kind and it took awhile for her to work through them. She was determined and strong and I love that in a lead character. Kevin had a very bad habit of judging people by appearances. When Emma first moved in next door he took one look at her junk heap of a car and the yard strewn with kids toys and sidewalk chalk and immediately formed a bad opinion of her. Kevin's bad habit came from years of being around his mom who thought appearances were of the utmost importance. I didn't like Kevin too much in those beginning pages but I very soon came to adore him. He was so good with Emma's nieces, Kajsa and Adelynn. He always seemed to know just how to handle their fights and tantrums and he was always the first to offer Emma help. He was very endearing by the time I was one third into the book. All of the characters were special in their own way. Kajsa and Adelynn were too adorable for words. I found myself laughing at almost every scene they were in. Talk about sibling rivalry. Those girls made everything they did a competition. I loved it. I also loved it when Emma and Kevin had sparring matches. Their sense of humor in those scenes was contagious and I laughed out loud a few times. But it wasn't all lighthearted. There were some very serious moments, too, and they both came together to make one great story. I believe Emma's habit of self-doubt will speak to the heart of many readers and Kevin's habit of being judgmental will open the eyes of others. It was such a delightful story that gave me a real sense of coming home. The private moments between Emma and Kevin were clean but, at the same time, you could feel the sparks flying between the two of them. They were passionate without going too far. In other words, they were beautifully done. I can't think of a single thing I didn't like about this book. The titles of the books in this series are enough to draw you in and once you're in, you're hooked! I highly recommend this book to anyone that likes good clean contemporary romance! Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher for my honest review. The opinions expressed are mine alone. I received no monetary compensation for this review.