Too Much of a Good Thing? (Harlequin Kiss Series #43)

Too Much of a Good Thing? (Harlequin Kiss Series #43)

by Joss Wood
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Too Much of a Good Thing? 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
HarlequinJunkie_ More than 1 year ago
Rating: 4.5 Stars Too Much of a Good Thing? by Joss Wood: Lu Sheppard is on the edge of a new chapter in her life. When she was 19, her parents died unexpectedly and she was left in charge of her 8-year old twin brothers. Now they're off to University, and she's left in a huge house with two cats and two dogs - and no idea what to do with herself. Will Scott is in Durban because he owes Kelby big time. Kelby put Will's life back on track and now that the 'Rays are without a head coach, stepping in to help in the interim is the least he can do. He's retired from Rugby, but maybe coaching, even just for three months, will give him an idea of whether he'd be good at the job long-term. When Lu's brothers challenge her to live for herself, she reluctantly decides to try a few new things. Going clubbing with her life-long friend, Mak - is just a first step. But it's *so* not for her. In fact, she's so unaware of the scene that she has to be rescued by another patron. Namely, Will Scott. He wanted to resist talking to her, even though he could sense sparks between them standing one story up. The choice was taken out of his hands when he notices she's gotten into trouble, and her companion is nowhere to be found. Stupid Kelby put the notion in Will's brain to be friends with someone BEFORE sleeping with them, so that's what he decides to do once he realizes he feels comfortable around Lu. Unfortunately, they both want more - even though they start off agreeing that sleeping together would be a disaster. She needs someone to ease her back in to living in the real world, and he needs someone to hang out with to prove that he's changed. So... they're off to cooking demonstrations, pottery classes, surfing lessons, and a ton of other things they'd never do alone. Lu steadfastly refuses to try skydiving, but Will is still trying to convince her. They have an amazing friendship... until they actually do decide to have 'one night' together. One night, no strings, no regrets, forget it in the morning and go back to normal sex. Yeah, right. When it comes time for Will to go back to New Zealand, can they open up enough to be honest with each other? Love on a deadline - it just never works out that way. I LOVED this book. The hero and heroine had an attraction I could absolutely feel. The secondary characters were just crackling with life. I believed everything that happened in this story would be real if the people existed, and that's an amazing thing. When a book draws me in like this one, I hesitate to remove it from my tablet - just to remind myself to read it again later.
CherylM-M More than 1 year ago
Most parents wonder what would happen to their children if anything happened to them. I wonder how many times older siblings think about their responsibility towards their siblings if their parents died. Such a heavy burden to carry if you're barely an adult yourself. Lu slipped into the role of both mother and father to ensure her brothers were kept safe and happy at home. In doing so she forfeited an plans of her own that she might have had. I was actually torn when it came to that sub-plot. Being a parent is a 24/7 job, but it doesn't mean you have give up everything to be in that role. Women have careers and children, despite the fact it is hard to find an equal balance between the two paths. Lu seems to shift a lot of blame onto her own choice. She chose not to pursue a career in photography and make her brothers the sole focus of her life. Choosing to be a full time parent isn't a bad thing, but you need to own that decision and not wallow in the what-ifs of Christmas past. Lu also spends an unhealthy amount of time debating the cobwebs in her private parts, and that includes her brothers (not her brothers cobwebs, her brothers contemplating her cobwebs), which I thought was a tad rude.  Sorry but no sibling or child of mine gets to discuss whether my nether regions are gathering dust and webs due to lack of use and rotation. I liked the introduction of Will and Lu. It might not have been intentional on the authors part, but that scenario was and is a constant threat in our society. It would be great if more people both men and women could be more vigilant in their observations when it comes to their fellow humans. If you see something dodgy then act on it and don't brush your gut instinct away. After the two main characters are introduced the reader is privy to their own style of mating dance. The come hither now and go away samba, which leaves them both frustrated and their 'friendship only' relationship doesn't do anything to alleviate the pressure. This is a fun heartwarming read with quite a few funny moments.  I received a copy of this book courtesy of Harlequin UK & Mills&Boon.