“I could care less.”
So you do care?
“Do you mind helping me?”
I never quite know how to answer this one. Is the correct answer “no” meaning I don’t mind, or “yes” I will help you? I actually tend to answer this one with “I’ll help” so I’m not meaning something I didn’t intend.
I blame my upbringing for this, but I mentally cringe and correct people when they make grammatical errors when they speak. And I’m happy to say that I haven’t corrected anyone (other than those who actually want to be corrected and have told me that) since I was in grade school. Yeah, I actually thought that when someone used a word incorrectly that it was expected that they get corrected by someone who knew better. Thanks, mom.
Are there phrases people use incorrectly which get under your skin? Or do people like me drive you crazy?!
Series: Home In You #4
Publication Date October 1, 2018
Genres: Clean Romance
Setting: North Carolina Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
A country boy looking to win his best friend's heart. A waitress afraid of giving hers away. And one crazy, impromptu dating plan that's about to change everything.
Ex-model Livy Hensley has exactly three talents: making coffee, landing herself in the most awkward moments known to man, and failing miserably at relationships. But when the sweetest southern boy on the planet offers to be your dating coach, who could say no? Between struggling to open a café and trying to atone for a consequence of her past, Livy can use all the help she can get. Besides, what could possibly go wrong on a few practice dates with your best friend?
Chase Thompson's no stranger to hard work. If that's what it takes to prove to Livy they should be together, then he's all in. He can handle pretending he's not hopelessly in love with her. Sort of. Almost. Okay, nowhere close. But with a conflicting solution to his family's greatest trial on the line, the stakes of keeping his dating coach plan from backfiring have never been higher.
Up against the countdown of choices, Chase and Livy must find the courage to risk what they fear most for the someday they've always hoped for.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Also in this series: Just Maybe
If you read Just Maybe, you may remember that Quinn is rather obsessed with grammar. Her brother, Chase, the hero in this book, is a riot as he antagonizes her by intentionally mispronouncing words and using clichés incorrectly. Talk about knowing how to push someone’s buttons!
So Chase is a type of endearing hero who drives me crazy. He is the best friend who would do anything for Livy. Always putting her needs above his own. He is protective and strong and able to fix things. He says the sweetest and most swoony things! Yet he is so afraid of exposing his heart; fearful that he will lose Livy if he does.
Livy has some secrets and honestly doesn’t feel that she is worth the kind of guy Chase tells her she deserves. She volunteers to try to atone for a choice she made that causes her great guilt. She is afraid to dream. She was so funny, too, when she got nervous and would just say whatever came to mind. And then continued to talk in an attempt to fix what she said only to make things even worse!
I enjoyed this tender romance. The “practice” dates that Chase took Livy on were sweet and humorous. Challenges of dealing with aging parents, insecure teens and a dead-end job added to the interest of the story. And I love/hated the way that the author would hint at something terrible happening at the end of a chapter and then abruptly switch the point of view in the next chapter and make me wait, impatiently, to find out what happened!