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Touch of Fondness (Stay in Touch, #1)

  

Touch of Fondness
Stay in Touch #1
Joy Penny
May 2nd 2017

 

Four friends. Four college grads. Four people figuring out that life doesn’t always turn out the way you expected.

Brielle Reyes may not have post-college life planned out like some of her friends do, but she figures she’ll work for her mother’s home cleaning service while job hunting for something that makes use of her history and philosophy degrees. It’ll work out as long as she doesn’t fall in love. Her last relationship was a disaster and she has no idea where she’ll be in a few weeks, let alone the rest of her life. Since the only guy in her age range she sees now on a regular basis is cantankerous if handsome client Archer Ward, she probably won’t have a hard time sticking to that vow. Probably.

Archer Ward likes very few things: illustrating as a somewhat-celebrated comic artist and his privacy. When his meddling mother hires him a cleaning service on an almost daily basis because she doesn’t fully trust her son to live on his own with his disability, he’s at first annoyed—even if his house cleaner is the most beautiful woman he’s ever spent more than a few minutes with. When he realizes her dreams may take her far outside of his restricted orbit, he has to decide whether to stifle his interest in her or risk messing up her plans to explore if there’s something more between them.

Neither can deny they’re growing a little fond of each other, even if falling in love just now makes no sense whatsoever. But how often does love ever make perfect sense?

 

 

 

This book left me undecided to be honest. I liked the plot and the characters basically. The writing was also good …

BUT

I think the leads both were acting to young and immature for their age. Especially Archer, which made me wonder if he had other issues than the ones that were the obvious subject of the plot. But if so they were never mentioned so I felt like the age of both characters was chosen wrong for their behaviour.

But worse was actually his mother – it seemed like the character was developed to have a son that had an accident lately that left him with a disability when in fact he had it all his life. Also her moodswings made me feel like she might be unstable in a way.

 

 

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