***I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% my own.***
We met John Davenport before. He’s Mike Crown’s best friend. Mike from Crown’s Chance at Love. He and Sabrina play a really active role in this story where as Parker and Liz, from Etched in Stone, get a bare mention. That’s ok though because this IS the Six Degrees Series. John isn’t a very nice man. He doesn’t do soft and gentle. He’d rather pay his partners than develop a rapport with them. So when he was on his way home in the rain one night, he wasn’t the kindest of men to Anne. She was broken down on his road and he helped her get her flat fixed so that he could get home. Only on his way back down his road, she was still there, but this time, she was unconscious and she had a baby in the car. And this is the beginning of the rebuilding of both John and Anne.
These two characters are amazing. When we meet Anne she’s literally black and blue and scared of her own shadow. John could do little more than snarl and snap at people. They transformations that they wrought in each other through the course of the book is amazing. John comes to crave proximity and Anne grows a backbone and takes back herself.
The side characters are also amazing. Mike and Sabrina and their three children, Nick, who was Sabrina’s friend from her story. Belle, who we’ve seen periodically throughout the series, makes a showing here as well. We also get to know Patrick, Mike’s brother, better. I’ll be honest, I’m really interested in his story. We’re also introduced to a new character, Birdie. I love her. I also wonder Anne’s reaction to meeting her favorite author.
I also wanted to mention the epilogue. Normally I don’t point out a particular part of a book and go GAH! And I won’t spoil it for any of you who’ve not read it, but I will tell you that it was an AMAZING chapter. GAH! I don’t know if I could have imagined a better end to this book. I mean this is what all us readers DIE to know when we read a book that ends with the first “I love you”. JUST GAH! Good fat happy tears I tell you! And I thought Parker was the IT boy for this series….well, John MIGHT edge him out….I dunno…but maybe!
Ms. Davenport’s writing is improving with each book. Though we really didn’t move around in locations in this story as much as others, but the environments and reactions from the characters felt so real-to-life. THIS is a book hangover book for me. So the question begs to be asked….Would I recommend this book? Well, if you REALLY need me to answer it, the answer is. OH GOSH YES! You should have one clicked it a week ago!