My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This second novel from Morningstar Ashley, the start of a new series, is a delight. Although it has a serious act of trauma as a teenager as the fulcrum point, it’s surprisingly light in tone and has a lot of humour.
I loved both Bennett and Mac for different reasons. Bennett’s uptight science nerd may have played to stereotypes but it made sense given his experience as a 16-year-old.
But Mac, he may have looked like the typical tattooed motorcycle riding bad boy, but that was all surface. He was a hard working, humorous and caring soul with a heart that had never stopped beating for his geeky childhood neighbour.
I liked the time and care given to the relationship development between these two. They didn’t rush into bed, there wasn’t an insta love, more Bennett’s realisation of what sat at the heart of Mac’s teasing.
A good setting and secondary characters gave this book a great grounding and I’d like to find out more about them all.
#ARC received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.