Thursday, September 15, 2016

For the Love of English


For The Love of English by A.M. Hargrove Release Date: September 15th, 2016


From USA Today Bestselling Author, A.M. Hargrove, comes a New Adult, Single Dad, Sexy, Stand Alone Romance.

Single dad, Beckley Bridges, is sexy as hell. No, really, he’s the hottest thing since the sun was created. Honest to God, crack an egg on him and the thing will sizzle. So what’s the problem? He’s also a gigantic jerk. I hate the bastard. I try to avoid him at all costs. But for some reason, everywhere I go he seems to show up. Only the real issue is his daughter, English. She’s an adorable quirky first-grader who’s the sweetest thing since iced tea. And she’s one of my students but also the love of his life. So I have to deal with him on a professional level. It’s not easy. On a scale of easy to hard, dealing with Beckley Bridges is like nails screeching across a blackboard. But when English’s mother tries to gain custody after abandoning her on Beckley’s doorstep as an infant, he’ll do anything possible to keep English under his roof. That’s how he ends up propositioning me. And crazy as it sounds? I find myself considering it. This is a full-length novel that includes mature content not suitable younger readers.

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Sheridan is a brand new teacher and excited to teach her young students the wonders of the world. She loved her job, just not the part that includes the parents, especially not a particular single dad. She and Beck, the dad of one her happiest students, do not get off on the right foot. But she loved his little girl, English, and just can't seem to say no to her when she tries to get her and Beck together. Sheridan slowly learns that there's a lot more to Beck than brooding looks and single word responses...and that she likes those hidden depths. 

Beck and Sheridan's end up forming a friendship over their shared love for English. But when Englishes mom comes back into the picture and starts to fight for custody of the bubbly little girl, he needs more than just friendship from Sheridan. A lot more. 

When I started this book and saw "Part One" I got nervous because I've had bad experiences with books that have multiple parts. But with this book I actually really liked how the author split it up. There were no large time jumps or anything like that, the different parts mostly just separated where Beck and Sheridan were in their relationship. And I actually loved how there was a lot of time and pages in the book about before their arrangement came up. We got to see from when they first met, to when the proposition happened, and to what came after. Was there a lot that was told in this story? Yes, but it never got boring or too slow. 

I really enjoyed these characters, especially English! Beck and Sheridan were both young but I loved the maturity that they had. But that definitely doesn't mean that there characters acted too old for their age or anything like that. Actually AM Hargrove wrote their characters perfectly because we got to see them being responsible adults, but there were also moments that we got to see them going out and having fun as if care free. I liked how she did that and thought it was great the way we were reminded that both Beck and Sheridan had responsibilities that most people their age don't have to worry about. 

English was a sweetheart and I wish all six year old could be like her. Any scene with her in it was instantly turned into something fun and loving, and it was wonderful how her presence added such a lightheartedness to the story. 

There wasn't any over the top baby mama drama, and the story flowed really well between each part. The bottom line is that this was an adorably sweet story, with some sexiness thrown in, that was thoroughly enjoyable. 
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About the Author:

One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, USA Today bestselling author, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So she made a quick decision to quit her job and reinvented herself as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.
She fancies herself all of the following: Reader, Writer, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Coffee Drinker (swears the coffee, chocolate, and ice cream should be added as part of the USDA food groups), Lover of Grey Goose (and an extra dirty martini), #WalterThePuppy Lover, and if you’re ever around her for more than five minutes, you’ll find out she’s a non-stop talker.

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