I'm finicky when it comes to reading. I lose interest easily and I have a ton of pet peeves when it comes to writing styles, plotlines and don't even get me started on how picky I am when it comes to sex scenes in a romance novel. I'm not a huge fan of the typical asshole alpha male either. So you can only imagine how many books I DNF these days. For many of these reasons, I have almost fallen out of love with romance novels. Maybe I'm just burned out? I don't know. I just know how much I hate to buy a book with excitement only to give up on it before the 50% mark. I guess that's why I get so incredibly happy when I find a book that holds my attention and calls my name when I have no choice but to put it down.
So Much More by Kim Holden did that for me. It held me captive. I missed the characters when I didn't have time to read. When I was too exhausted to stay up reading. When I was cooking dinner or doing laundry. LIFE GOT IN MY WAY so many times while reading this book. But when I finally was able to sit down and devote my time to finishing it I was warmed from the inside out.
Chicken Soup. That's what this book was for me. When I'm sick and it's cold outside I always want my mom's chicken soup. It gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling from the inside out. It kind of hugs my soul just like Seamus and Faith did. Just like Kim Holden does every single time I'm with her.
Did this book anger me? Yes. There's a character in this book who will most likely have your blood boiling. Especially if you're a parent. On the flipside, you'll fall deeply in love with Seamus. His love for his children made my cup runneth over. His devotion and faithfulness to being a dad were one of the biggest turn-ons about him. This man loves hard. Unconditionally. Completely. You'll want your very own Seamus after finishing this book. I promise. He's the kind of man I love to read.
I won't give away the details of the storyline but I will tell you how much I loved these characters. (Except the one I hated.) Seamus and Faith taught me why I fell for romance novels in the first place. Kim Holden wrote me back in love with love stories. So Much More than I even thought possible.
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