About the Book:
Divorce attorney Harper James can't catch a break. Bad enough that she runs into her ex-hubby, Nick, at her sister's destination wedding, but now, by a cruel twist of fate, she's being forced to make a cross-country road trip with him. And her almost-fiancé back at home is not likely to be sympathetic.
Harper can't help that Nick has come blazing back into her life in all of his frustratingly appealing, gorgeous architect glory. But in Nick's eyes, Harper's always been the one. If they can only get it right this time, forever might be waiting—just around the bend.
What happens when ex-spouses are "forced" into taking a cross-country trip together? Guess? They are either going to kill each other or.... and in this case they do a little of both.
I liked the characters in this book. Harper's mom abandoned the family when Harper was thirteen, and she's kept people at arm's length since them. Nick fell in love with Harper when they first met, and is the all-around good guy everyone wants, except that Harper gave up her life and dreams to marry him, and he worked all the time. Dennis is the blue-collar boyfriend, all around nice guy that everyone likes--but he hasn't shown any inclination to take the relationship to the next level. BeverLee is the step-mother who wears her clothes cut too low and hair poofed too high. Willa is the step-sister who goes from one disaster to the next. Father Bruce is the community Catholic priest, and a friend of Harper.
One thing that comes out in this book is how much our childhood affects who we are as adults, particularly in relationships.
One thing I didn't like about this book was Harper's favorite expletive. While better than some of the alternatives, I guess, I got tired of reading her say "Crotch".
While the book is mass-market romance and it clear that unmarried people are intimate, we aren't invited into the bedroom.
I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley. I was not obligated to write any review, much less a favorable one. Grade: B.