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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Michael by Karla Sorensen
A Bachelors of the Ridge Series Standalone
Author: Karla Sorensen
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: July 26, 2017
Brooke Rossi knows
how stay in control.
After all, finding herself a single mother to twins after her ‘allergic
to responsibility’ ex-boyfriend left town
has kinda set the bar for whatever might come her way. Except
the day-to-day realities of single motherhood has her juggling in a
way that she couldn’t anticipate, which is why she's one sleepless night away
from a padded cell.
Her unexpected help comes in the form of Michael
Whitfield, unrepentant flirt and alleged manwhore. Michael isn’t
allergic to responsibility, but he does have a healthy aversion
to commitment, until his relationship with Brooke. Their friendship is
easy, until it’s not. They learn to walk a tight rope of restraint,
choosing not to act on their attraction out of respect for the friendship
One scorching, clothes-free visit past the boundaries they put in
place, and Brooke finds herself facing the most uncontrollable situation of
all: risking her heart to a man who’s never had to take care of
Oh this book really hit me hard on a personal level because I can relate so much to what Brooke went through with her ex. Been there, done that, I did not want that t-shirt but I wear it proud now. Anyway, this book is a really great friends to lovers tale. Well sorta friends I guess. It was such a chance moment that Michael took and l adored their chemistry right from the start. How Brooke is sassy with him and everything.
There are a lot of bumps in their road but they were necessary ones for them I think. Dealing with Michael’s past reputation to dealing with the heartache that Brooke had to endure thanks to the douche ex of hers.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story and had a really hard time putting it down. I wanted to know more. It flowed amazingly. This is the first book I have read by this author but I know I will be checking the rest out. I really loved the writing style and character build and the input from side characters. This whole story felt very real and I look for that in books of this nature. Makes you feel like you are watching it play out in front of you. Very much recommend this one!
“Michael,” I said dumbly, like a big dumb idiot. “Wh-what
are you doing here?”
Michael Whitfield was the kind of handsome that made me
twitchy. It was easier to ignore when I’d been a whale of a pregnant person and
he oh-so-kindly informed me that I held no appeal whatsoever to him because I
was on the verge of single motherhood. Okay, fine, that wasn’t exactly what he
said, but he’d been pretty clear that our relationship was platonic.
He smiled down at me, all straight blinding teeth and dark,
scruffy face, the white t-shirt he wore underneath a dark gray hoodie stretched
across his leanly muscular chest in a way that made me feel a little sweaty.
“I’m the cavalry.”
“You are not.”
His eyebrows lifted at my snappish response, but no, no,
nope, all the no in all the world. “I was with Julia when she got your text and
they already had plans.”
I shifted Jacob in my arms and he peered around me at the
tall, handsome man currently annoying his mommy. Well, he wasn’t annoying me,
exactly. But I was annoyed in general and now Michael got to be my scapegoat.
Yay for him. “Why didn’t she tell me that?”
Piper waddled over and gripped her chubby hands into
Michael’s dark jeans. I was just about to apologize when he leaned over and
picked her up with the kind of ease that had me speechless.
Well, let’s see ... I’m a wife and a mother. I’m a writer who wants to make people smile when they read my words. I own a dog that sheds roughly eighteen pounds of hair every day. I am obsessed with Outlander (both the books and the show). I’m almost exclusively a romance reader, which means some people will never consider me a literary snob. If I could meet one historical figure, it would be Jane Austen. I received my Bachelors in Public Relations and worked in health care marketing before I had my babies. I hate Twitter. I do it, but I hate it. Also, if you want to get on my good side, bring me wine and I'll love you forever.