Saturday, December 24, 2016

Along Came Love by Tracey Livesay

Author: Tracey Livesay
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Date of publication: October 2016

When a silly, impulsive decision lands free-spirited India Shaw behind bars in San Francisco, she has no choice but to call the only person she knows in the unfamiliar city—the very man she abandoned after a steamy two-day fling. The fact that she’s pregnant with his child is something she’d rather not divulge.

Tech executive Michael Black never thought he’d hear from the quirky beauty after she left his bed four months ago, much less be called upon to post bail. He’s got his hands full with a corporate merger that could make or break his career, but his honorable nature—and an overwhelming need to see her again—means he can’t just leave her in jail. And when India reveals the truth about her pregnancy, Mike insists she stay with him until the baby is born.

India doesn’t want to depend on him for anything, but their constant proximity stirs up feelings she can’t ignore. She’s never desired a family before and she knows a future with Mike isn’t possible . . . but then along came love to shake up all her plans.

Along Came Love is the second book in the Shades of Love series.  I enjoyed the first book, Love on my Mind, so I was hoping that I would like this one.  In the end, I was sadly underwhelmed by the book.  We met India and Mike in the first book.  India is Chelsea's foster sister and Mike is Adam's best friend and business partner.

While I did like the ending, I had a few issues with the story.  First, the whole arrest and burglary charge thing could have been easily cleared up with a phone call to the resort.  They must have a phone even if the vacationers don't have WiFi access. So, that was all kind of unnecessary drama for nothing.  Second, it only takes place over the span of 2 weeks.  I didn't really feel like I really got to know the couple at all.  We are giving glimpses to their one weekend together, but those are mostly sex scenes.  It was all way too fast for me.  Finally, and the thing that bothered me the most, was Mike taking so long to break things off with his girlfriend.  He should have told her about the baby right away and should have ended things before the first kiss with Indi.  It really didn't sit well with me that he kind of strung her along.  

It's not a bad story, I just wanted more.  In fact, this felt like a novella instead of a full story.  I'll probably pick up the next book, because I would love to read Sully's story.  That one looks to be promising.

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