Double Mocha, Heavy on Your Phone Number
4 Star Review
A sweet fast paced love story, well written and entertaining. The reason I only gave the story four stars is that it lost its momentum in the last few chapters.
The two Noelle and Bix met when Bix's motorcycle died on the road and she helped him. Her love for fast engines established as the author pointed out her four red Honda vehicles each ready in his own right for any terrain and I really expected some fast action with this knowledge. Like a fast chase in snow while fleeing from the villain, Shawn Teidelman. But at the end the beauties just stood still and was not mention again. But then this was not a action novel but a sweet love story as I already pointed out in the beginning. Smile. ( I am a sucker for fast cars, even the Stingray, Corvette and Comaro that was mentioned later on as part of Bix's inheritance made my own heart race)
Both characters were complementing each other. Although struggling with the death of her fiance she allowed Bix, a computer geek to court her and love her which at the end make the story a winner.
At first sparks flew when these two met and then just a chapter later ended up in a secluded farmhouse which belonged to Gramps, Bix grandfather. A sweet older man with a calm and patient character breaking the walls even further.
Under his watchful eyes these two got the time to know each other and fell in love. The light banter and caring from Bix during her illness breaking the ice walls Noelle so carefully build around her.
I was really impressed with this young man with the unusual name. His patience stood out throughout the story as he helped her getting over the death of her fiance and parents accepting him and later on mending the gap between the two sisters. Together with her lively brothers Nick and Nathan they protected her when Shawn mistook Nancy for Noelle/Ellie since they are identical twins coming after Noelle at the end.
The two sisters consistent feud, living in each others shadows and no love was lost between them. Nancy that tried to break up every relationship Ellie was in, being the mistress of a Duke.
But at the end she needed Ellie to safe her life, needing a kidney transplant which she agreed upon. Because they are family.
Every character played their part in building the plot to a entertaining novel with their quirky attitudes smoothing the path between the two lovers bringing them together and settling into their lives.
The blossoming romance between Bart and Sue, Bix parents after years of separation and the healing that took place between father and son was also a highlight in the book.
At the end a good book that I can recommend to romance lovers.