My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I liked this retro re-release of one of L. A. Witt’s earlier romances. It’s an unusual meet/cute and it works really well.
Scott is a bit of a saint for a lot of the book, perhaps a tad unrealistic, but it works within the context of the narrative and his job as a funeral director would have given him all the empathy and understanding he gives Jay, so that felt real.
Jay, on the other hand, came across as very believable, it took me a while to warm to him as he had a bit of a guilt ridden martyr vibe for quite a lot of the book.
The way his wife’s death and the aftermath of that was dealt with worked really well though. She wasn’t a perfect being, she wasn’t a bitch, I think I would have liked Misty.
Killing off a partner to make one of the love interests have a bit more baggage is a fairly common trope, but it brings its own issues on executing it right and I think Lori hit the tone well.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.