Geronimo by Melissa Pearl

Blurb:
31118847.jpgJane is on a mission of self-discovery. Having lost the love of her life in a horrific motorcycle accident on their wedding day, she’s been a shell of the woman she once was. Learning to live without Blake is going to take more than just waking up each morning. So, she leaves for England to return to the place it all ended, in the hopes of figuring out how to negotiate life on her own. What she doesn’t expect, is to meet Harry Tindal, and for the hunky Brit to present her with a surprising proposition.

Harry never intended to approach the red-haired beauty when she stepped into the pub, but the music drew his feet her way and before he knew it, he’d struck up a conversation with the fascinating woman, only to discover they were on similar missions. Trying to escape his painful past, Harry decides to step out of his comfort zone and invite Jane to join him for a fortnight of no regrets.

“No sex. No histories. No awkward conversations. Just two people living life to the max for two weeks. Then we say adios, thanks for a good time, and go our separate ways.”

Jane can’t resist, and the couple embark on a journey of faith, that soon turns into something neither of them expected. As hearts unfurl, truths rise to the surface and the couple must decide if they’re able to risk love once more and hand their hearts to someone new.

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My Review:
4.5 stars — I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.

Wow!  I’ve been enjoying these later Songbird novels, but haven’t been blown away like I was with Fever (though again, I still haven’t read books 2-4 yet, need to get on that).  But Geronimo brought back all the magic for me.  And a good deal of that magic was Harry.  Harry was just everything I love in a book boy.  Like Jane, I just could not help but fall in love with him right from the first moment (and it doesn’t hurt that the Ms. Pearl has said that Sam Claflin is her inspiration for Harry, so I kept picturing him in the role).  He was adorable, funny, sweet, caring, kind of dorky, just…I don’t think I’m doing him justice, but he was perfection.

And it wasn’t just a Harry show, Jane was pretty endearing herself.  And having read Rough Waters, I knew her backstory in detail, but I don’t think you’d be lost if you dove right into this one without reading the previous book.  You really get that sense of grief and fear from her.  I can tell you I was crying right in that first chapter, Ms. Pearl really knows how to aim for the heart at the beginning.  But I didn’t cry nearly as much as I’d expected to in this novel, b/c there are lot of light moments and love moments in this book.

I’d expected a lot of this novel to be about the trip and the pact, but that was really just the first section.  So you get to see the relationship between Harry and Jane develop.  I really loved that. A lot more happens in their story.  I will say I was kind of sad that I actually saw the twist coming from quite early in the book, not sure if that was the intention…it just kind of reduced the emotional impact of that part for me (though that could also do with everything else that broke up my reading of this book too).  It’s why not full 5 stars from me on this one.

I really felt the music in this one a lot more than in the previous few books…and it wasn’t as though it was the choice of songs, b/c I actually didn’t know quite a few of them (and will have to look them up), but I felt like they just really fit into the story and where they were placed.  They were impactful.

There was also a great side story with a student of Jane’s that I felt really put Harry’s family history into perspective.  I loved the way that story played out.  And can I just say that I’m excited for the next story?  Troy is Jimmy’s brother right??  I like him…

So yeah, this one was a hit for me.  I can see coming back to it when I just want a sweet love story that has some trials but also a lot of great love moments.  Plus, Harry…;)

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